Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Monday, October 1, 2018

WIP: Touching up older figures

Back in July I posted about a shipment of various already painted Italian and Greek figures I'd received from the USA.

It's taken longer than I thought (doesn't it always?!), but I've been slowly working on getting them ship-shape and based. I've been out of a painting rhythm, so it's been a bit of a struggle, even though there's not a lot to do. First step was to touch up the paint jobs so that no bare metal would be showing through. I've then given them a little brush with my magic wash, and will come back to do a few highlights here and there.

     Before                              after
 the dip treatment
I should have taken proper before shots to see whether my tinkering is going to actually make them look better!

They'll be handy figures to have around, anyway. These are from the Donnington's Italian States range, codes IT32 and IT48.


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    1. Yes - it's not very obvious in my terrible photos, but you know in your heart that it is making all the difference!

  2. A simple wash can make a big difference to the appearance of figures.

  3. ....It's taken longer than I thought (doesn't it always?!)...

    Oh hell yes!!! Sometimes I think I paint miniatures just to torture myself;)


    1. Ha, yes! Sometimes it's easy and fun, other times the opposite!


  4. Wash/dip followed by highlights works quick wonders!


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