A blog donated to the process of collecting and painting 28mm war gaming miniatures with a special
emphasis on the ancient and dark age periods.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Indian Mughal infantry miniatures by wargames foundry. As part of an ongoing commision project i have added some infantry to go with the Mugal cavalry. In total i painted 36 of these miniatures. They are grouped into 3 groups of 12. The first group have a common red turban and sash to unify them as a unit and they are armed with sword. The second group are unified with a blue turban and sash and armed with muskets. The last group have no unifying color are armed with muskets and are actually supposed to be afgans. I am not an expert on on this period, for flesh tone i used vallejo flat brown (984) +orange brown (981) to establish a base color. I added more orange brown to lighten the flesh and finished off with lt. brown (929) mixed in for a final highlight. I was pretty happy with the result. As a general rule i make up my own triads from various paint manufacturers to achieve the results that i want. The vallejo works well for various flesh tones in my opinion. For white the options are many from using foundry (i prefer the austrian white triad over their artic white triad), to using reaper paints graveyard bone (9272) and splintered bone (9273) and add white. Another option is vallejo white grey and mix in hair of their light grey (990) or P3 underbelly blue for a base color. Then use the white grey and then in white. Blues and red most people im certain have found those colors easier to pick out sufficient triad colors that will work for them but am always willing to share combos i use for those if interested. For yellow like the turbans as pictured i tend to go with P3 paints using the ember orange + a hair of light red for a base coat. I then chose heartfire and finished with yellow as the last color