"I tell you it's the latest in siege work - everyone is going earth tones this year!"
~ Marshal Vauban
|A British officer waves from behind painted and unpainted gabions.|
|Side-ish view. Oh, I've made barrels, too!|
|WIP pike defend the WIP redoubt. This battle will go quickly!|
|More WIP guns showing off gabions.|
|A troop of cavalry inspect the defenses. Cav painted by Stanley Stinnett.|
I've only painted one gabion so far, and took the approach of a tinted print - a period look. This was more or less achieved by staining the shadows with Citadel gryphonne sepia wash for the shadowing, leaving the mid-tone wood the actual wood, and then adding a bit of white for highlights. Dirt is painted with Vallejo flat earth (my go-to "ground" - see what I did there!) with a bit of tan earth and white mixed.
One Last Bit - For the Heart
It is February and I totally enjoy the challenge of Valentines. I used to do a unit of 14 figures incorporating a heart motif back in the day, but now that I'm happily married I focus my artistic endeavors of the holiday towards the Mrs. This being the year of Richard III, I kinda went with that theme and made this.
|Nothing says love like attempting gilding with 22k gold leaf (at 2am).|
|Finished and framed.|