I was happily working on with more models and preparing my West Bonus Round entry, when Monday morning I realized, the next Bonus round is Home Terrain, not West. So I had to drop everything else and focus on the Terrain. I hope I can finish it and then finish some more stuff for next week, which isn't easy: From Friday to Sunday I'm in the cabin in the middle of nowhere next to a frozen lake with friends, beer, boardgames and sauna.
But let's focus for a while on things that I have actually managed to do. Three nazis this week from Crooked Dice. I painted the same sculpts late last year for other painting challenge, theme was Contrast. There are different ways of doing contrast, but I decided to make the contrast between the white collar shirt and camouflage trousers. Looks a bit stupid maybe, but I think that's exactly something an alternative history nazi might do. The camouflage pattern is based on my imagination and the idea was to show, that there is a camouflage and at the same time keep the model and details visible.
There has been some discussion about painting white during this (and past) challenge. This time I started with white. Then I gave the shirts a thinned down blue ink wash. Then layering with white again trying to leave a bit blue in the recesses. Idea here is to get some coldness on the shirts, a small blue hint like being outside under the sky. The white paint was a bit too thick on some areas, but in general it worked quite well.
|Closeup, better light|
ByronM: Good stuff Teemu and the eyes came our really well, which is hard to do, too often they look cartoony, these look good though. Many people don't paint eyes, and it's an opinion thing, but to me without eyes (well painted or poorly painted) a figure just doesn't look finished. The blue definitely gives a cold look, and I like the face of the closeup a lot and would not say it looks flat at all, good work.