Monday, 2 April 2012

Gordons on Imperial Service 1.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, here are the six variants from the Great War Miniatures Highlanders pack (B105) with Woodbine headswaps and a khaki drill paint scheme to create some Gordon Highlanders on Imperial Service, somewhere hot and dusty, c1920.







8 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Wonderful done again Mark; I love the details, like the actual kilt just visible from the back in the second photograph. Splendid work.

Bedford said...

Brushwork to die for Mark!

Darrell.

Rodger said...

These are excellent Mark. Wonderful work.

oldschool said...

Fantastic brushmanship, perfect! Love the basing, the texture seems a bit finer than some of your other bases, have you changed the sand/ballast?

Matt said...

Wonderful! Well done! :o)

Mark Hargreaves said...

Oldschool, what excellent eyes you have! Indeed, the ballast is the fine grit available from Antenociti's Workshop http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/

Added a few lumps of coarser talus into the mix for variety and effect. Started using this when my beloved GF9 fine grit ran out and I found Antenociti's grit was cheaper! I've also started using used coffee grounds for dark earth textures. This is a seemingly limitless supply... and free... although my colleagues at work think I'm mad as I secret away the filth from the coffee filter.

oldschool said...

Thanks for the tip on the Antenociti grit. Two questions if it's okay.

Do you use filler on the base before adding the grit and do you dip your bases in the grit or sprinkle it on. Apologies, I know they are real dumb questions.

Mark Hargreaves said...

Oldschool, not a dumb question at all. The arcane and deeply mysterious world of basing is explained here: http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/basing-walkthrough.html

No filler! Slap the PVA on the base and then plunge it into the grit.