Sunday, July 7, 2013

Touching-up done (x2)

I busted out my 10/0 and touched up the black edges that I tried to leave at the edges found on my Scots test levy. Naturally that meant touching up my touch-up as well! Here are some shots. Maybe you can tell, but I busted out the proper light box-thingy I got from Amazon for $40. I think it makes a big difference.


I used my Humbrol Matt Black. It worked better with a little Gamsol to thin it. In a couple of spots my brush strayed and I had to go back and hit it with the tunic and cape base colors again. That said, I'm pretty happy with the outcome overall. My brushwork is a little wobbly and I'm slow as molasses, but that will come in time. I'm going to work on basing him tonight and then I'll post up some comparisons with the "dipped" levy I did previously.


  1. Cool. Can't wait for the comparisons. This looks good.

  2. he looks like the work of a vet at this style cant believe it is you first attempt. I think in a year or so you will be the man to watch.
    Peace James

  3. Thanks for kind words, all. Looking forward to trying to scale up my production. Thirty-three more little men await!

  4. this is a very good painting! good facepainting. the tunic is very well painted - well colorchoice and smooth blending!!! on the greatcoat i would suggest to use a thinner highlight-color. the shadows you achieve very well. perhaps you could do a extra highlight on the edges of the coat to get more highlight-effect. use the bright side of the brush and draw the brush over the edges (i hope i could explain it in the correct words - english it's not my native language :-) ). perhaps i can find a youtube-video or a pic, than i send you a link.
    but all i all it's a very fine test-levy - it's more than a test-mini!!!

    1. Thanks, Alex. I will try to hit the cloak with another highlight. I've been struggling with thinning the paints a bit. I either forget to water them down as I paint and they get goopy or I dilute them and get frustrated that it's taking so many strokes. At this point every stroke is a calculated effort still... =]

    2. Thinning paint can really be a pain in the a... i can only say, it's a matter of experience. perhaps, try the paint, before you will apply it on the figure, on your back of your thumb. then you can see if the paint is well thinned or not. it's a trial and error-game. :-) but with each figure you paint, you will be better!!!