Here we go again.
Day 3 of our Qin-army-construction-marathon and my 100th post on this blog!
Isn't that charming?! - and again I made some progress.
But one at a time. When we stopped yesterday, there was still some work that had to be done.
That's the state we left our forces in yesterday. And that's the state we found them in this morning.
First a few more washes were applied, which are thought to soften the edges of the different highlights and shadows. At the same time some last highlights were painted on the faces, weapons and uniforms.
But that didn't end the work process ...
... using my own tutorial I washed the ground to apply earth colours later on. I guess I am getting old not to remember the way I originally made my bases :-D
As the infantrymen had to dry after that, I continued with the cavalrymen. Thanks to the help of my comrade all colours were painted to their legs in almost no time.
Aren't they adorable? Han Chinese cavalrymen, eager to mount their horses.
After having painted these, we went over to the rest of the infantrymen, applying base colours to their legs and feet ...
… just to return to the nearly finished infantry unit, which had dried in the meantime and was ready to receive the final highlights to their bases.
Following this the miniatures were sealed with mat laquer.
After that the unit had to dry again. So I went over to one of the other units and started painting parts of the miniatures which weren't that easy to reach and took some time to correct mistakes.
For example the feet were painted.
Then I applied a wash to the feet to make the painting of the shoes easier for me later on.
After that was done, I went back to the cavalrymen. As our last cavalryman made some unfortunate moves while being glued to his horse, my friend and I decided to take care of this problem and "marry" the cavalrymen to their horses. Therefore they now all have got a vertical member.
Anyway ... They are now ready to mount their animals. 'Miniature porn', as my friend said.
At around 3 o'clock in the morning I finally reached the last phase of the days work plan: Putting some gras on the bases of the finished infantrymen. And that concluded my work. The next group of infantrymen is finished! Yeah. 12 man. Another 12 men are ready to join my army. I am proud. And while I am proud, you may enjoy the pictures:
And that brings me one step closer to owning my own little Qin army.
See you on the next update!