Sunday, August 16, 2020

Artizan Design 2nd Afghan war british Infantry

  This will be 2 part posting the first being the standard infantry and the second will be the 92 highlanders. The figures are not based as I have painted these for another individual who will provide the basing. The range offered from Artizan is quite extensive and the figures are nicely done. Its unfortunate that their website does not offer better painted pics of their miniatures for this range. Khaki of course is the color of choice for their uniforms and I opted for the P3 range of paints from privateer press. Though they do make a designated color of khaki....I went with their color jack bone as I wanted a lighter more bleached appearance look. For shading I mixed in a dark greenish brown color and for highlighting I added a light cream color their Menoth white highlight color paint. For the lower leggings wrap I chose brown though I'm not really certain which is the more correct look for the wraps....brown or khaki? I liked the contrast of the brown myself. A couple of the officers are wearing the Poshteen (a jacket of Afghan origin) and went with a brownish leather look to it. I used a mix blood tracker brown and added meaty ochre (p3 paints again) to it to achieve the look I wanted for those interested in colors used. The one officers blouse I chose a whitish grey color. As always I just choose a sampling of different figures painted of various poses for all angles for those interested to garner the appearance of the range of miniatures if looking to purchase some or for those looking for ideas to incorporate for painting up this period. I did choose to add some eyes for these figures....something I often dont do. The reasoning is my own personal armies and for some individuals I paint for cater to large forces (200 plus models) and leaving a darkened impression I feel is enough to recreate large forces and can be a necessary time saver. For smaller forces sometimes adding some additional detail is worth the effort and I chose to do so for these models.

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