Three Gunners, a Paint Test & Terrain
I bought three chain gun units to fill out a Seige Big Guns list, and started right away with a paint test on one set. I ended up redoing some work on the grunt, while the gunner’s primary base colors looked pretty good. Initially, I felt that setting up some terrain on the bases would help differentiate the three groups, but decided against doing terrain on the grunts.
Base Colors (Metal & Cloth)
Next came a mix of Vallejo Black, Dark Prussian Blue and Gunmetal Blue in a 1:2:4 ratio. This mix gives it a metallic base with the deep pigments almost automatically collecting in the recesses while the gunmetal blue stretches out in an almost wash-like fashion.
The boys (and girls? – It’s hard to see under their armor, so they could be anyone) needed something for their cloth, and I’ve had success with USA Olive Drab before, so once again it became a base for my leather and cloth.
Base Colors – Trencher Leathers & Great Coats
Of course, the cloth needed to be separated from the leathers. The armored great coats received a stroke of Vallejo German Camo Beige WWII.
The leathers needed their own touch of color, and why not use Vallejo Leather Brown?
All in all, not a bad day. Tomorrow, I’ll start adding details.