I have also been ill, which would normally mean more posts, but vertigo isn't like that... damn it.
So on to this update.
Continuing my experiments in painting, filters and washes here are two brute from the legion army of heretics.
Very simple techniques were employed here, one colour spray undercoat, one in red one in light brown, wash in dark brown acrylic on both, allow to dry. pick out the skin tones, one flat colour, allow to dry. Then add oil based filters, these were applied quite heavily, allowed to dry for a bit, with oils this is a substantial time, and something acrylics wouldn't allow. Then with a damp brush, with some turpentine, reverse dry brush, this removes some of the overly heavy wash/filter, as can been seen on the armour plates quite easily.
Next I picked out the blue sashes, this was done with the filter still 'damp' and allows for wet blending I think, but I'm not sure, the effect achieved was with one thin layer of acrylic, over the oil filter. No acrylic blending was used. I then fixed that layer with a matt varnish, and picked out the metal details and leathers.
Very pleased with the over all effect.
Same techniques applied here, washes filters and anti-dry-brushing. Not bad for a mornings work :)
So glad to have a team ready for our groups revisiting of this great game.
(Not biased at all, wasn't a national finalist, nope :D)