Cancon 2013 DBA – Koguryo Koreans – 5

The next step in the painting process is to work on the bases. When painting with the figures already based it is actually easier to slop the base paint around before painting the figure rather than having to dry-brush carefully after the figure has been painted and stuck to the base.

Last night was a simple production line process then using three highlight colours on the burnt umber over black base colour. You can see the progress of the base colours below:

2012-12-03 22.19.11 A reddish brown acrylic is dry-brushed here over the bases giving a ferrite look to everything.
2012-12-03 23.43.47 Next yellow ochre is applied to lighten it further. Note that some of the reddish brown will still show through and that is what we are trying for – shades on the rocks.
2012-12-03 23.59.47 Lastly a cream colour is applied over the top of it all to lighten it further. Note that the bases that appear to have a heavier amount of cream on are still drying and as the paint dries, so it colour softens.

Once the figures themselves are painted then I will apply some static grass to the bases as well and we should have a pretty little Korean DBA Army.

2 thoughts on “Cancon 2013 DBA – Koguryo Koreans – 5

  1. Doug 4 December 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Making good progress there mate, I assume you saw the latest close-ups of the Sui Heavy Cavalry. I also sorted out some ‘Mongolian Cavalry’ types from my lead-pile, which look to actually be ‘Khitan Liao’ types.. which I am going to use for ‘Bodyguard Cavalry’ for my generals. Ironically, these ones I am painting separately, while you are using my ‘base first and paint later’ style.


    • thomo the lost 5 December 2012 / 12:34 pm

      Yeah – I saw the Sui – nice work and I like the colour shades.

      I’m enjoying the base and paint method although I’ll let you know how much tomorrow as I need to get into some tight corners tonight 😆


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