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Lord Brooke’s Purple Coats [Part V]

1.Painting slate wall. After painting the miniatures we still pending painted scenery. We begin with the slate wall we created in a previous post (Preparing the base). First paint the entire wall slate in black to apply the basic colors and then rise as we see necessary. After apply German Grey (70.995) to the wall and Flat Brown (70.984) to the rest of stones. The next step is apply a dry brush of Neutral Grey (70.992) to the wall and Flat Earth (70.983) to the rest of the stones. Finally apply a dry brush of Neutral Grey (70.992) and White in 1:2 ratio, and Iraqui Sand (70.819) to the rest of the stones as long as we get the final result. 2.Painting base and placement miniatures. It's time for the preparation of the ground texture and the placement of miniatures on it. We encountered a first problem, the placement of all models prevents a comfortable placement of texture and decoration. So we have to place the figures slowly and one by one decorating and painting the base around them. Leaving some areas dry until we can continue this process. It may seem tedious, but as we make and paint the ground on one area, another opposite area can dry. The first is to apply a layer of texture Vandal and adding stones of different sizes. We will mold some of them with putty to suit pose of some miniatures. Then aplly black paint across the surface. We apply the basic colors: Citadel Brown Mournfang mixed with black 1:1 to the groung, German Grey (70.995) for the larger rocks, and Flat Brown (70.984) for smaller stones. Then the first lights. Drybrush of Beige Brown (70.875) to the groung and then another very slight of Pale Sand (70.837). Neutral Grey (70.992) for large rocks and Flat Earth (70.983) for smaller stones. And the final climb, Neutral Grey (70.992) with a 1:1 ratio mixed white for rocks and Iraqui Sand (70.819) for small stones. It doesn´t matter the final result as the ground will be covered with most varied vegetation. That's it, the next step you will see published in Diorama section of the website where you can view a complete gallery of the final result and the latest explanation of the final details, all in this link. See you!

Lord Brooke’s Purple Coats [Part II]

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!

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