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Lord Brooke’s Purple Coats [Part II]

13 August, 2013

1-Preparing the base.

Second part about the development of our diorama of the Purple Coats. While I’m finishing the painting, the following is to rearrange the miniatures to select a suitable base. After several placement tests I chose a rectangular base of 16cm long by 11cm wide. Adequate space for miniatures that are not scattered or close together.

The next step is to define the elements of scenery and start developing them. I will place the Purple Coats behind a parapet that could be in any town at the time, I decided to do with slate. The plates of this material are very natural superimposed. After several tests I chose to do with real slate, and then I will paint it. Fortunately in my town I could find this material, but in large pieces.


WIth a resilient metal tweezers I was leaving the edges of the larger boards, in some cases it was necessary tapped with a small hammer or similar. Creating smaller pieces to make the wall.

The next step is to create a structure on which to mount the pieces of slate to shape more easily. As this structure will be covered I did it with cardboard with some adhesive tapetape to give consistency.


After cutting the wall a bit to give a more natural shape, I proceeded to go sticking with a precision tweezers small pieces of slate with glue. Also interspersed some other type of stone and a wooden pole made with a stick ??for realism.


And here the final result before painting of another section of the wall:


Up here the second part. See you!

Lord Brooke’s Purple Coats [Part I] Arqueros Hispanos
Lord Brooke’s Purple Coats [Part I]
Arqueros Hispanos


Fotografía: Carlos Fernández
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