I undercoated the whole kit in black post assembly and then painted with several washes of Foundry Drab. I then went over all the seams with my permanent black 0.1mm micro pen and dry brushed with the light drab. If you don't own one of these pens I strongly recommend getting one. For years I have undercoated in black as I find it gives depth to the figures but means using many coats of flesh and white. However I have been adding shadow lines with the pen and it works really well, especially on webbing and straps. From now on I will be undercoating in the predominant colour and using the pen The whip aerial and tools are from my bits box.
Then there is the ubiquitous ACW regiment, the 7th Louisiana. The strap edges have been done with the pen and I used all my shades of grey to paint these (sounds like a mucky book). I'm also starting to get the hang of washes now, not something I do normally. I am so old school.
From Curt:Brilliant! I look forward to trying to thwart Mr. Plissken's nefarious mission. Thank you very much Martin!
I've been wondering how that Empress Rolls AC measures up. You've made it look very good indeed. I'd like to see how it compares to the new one from Trenchworx.
I like your painting station (great natural light) but those curtains just HAVE to go. ;)
AND congratulations on meeting your points target. I'll get you logged in for 2K - good luck!