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So I dry brushed the figures in Deck Tan and then found I had some Liquitex burnt umber so used this to give the horses a wash. I’m waiting for more inks to arrive so this it till then


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As I mentioned in episode one I using a technique I found on facebook and here it is


BASE COAT = Slate Grey or I even just used a very light Grey – could use white.

BLACK WASH = 2 parts black ink (Vallejo) + 2 parts Glaze Medium (Vallejo) + 1 part water (Faucet).

WHITE DRY-BRUSH = (NOTE ON WHITE DRY-BRUSH: do only when dry of course. The Black Wash will dry a bit glossy so may be hard to tell. I let them sit overnight but a couple hours or so could work. Results may vary)
-Make sure almost ALL THE PAINT is off the brush before doing this part.
– Brush from the TOP OF THE MODEL, DOWN.
– You may have to do some light side-ways brushing, or if the brush is stiff enough – do some light dabbing.

PAINT WITH INK = I’m using Vallejo’s “Game Ink” from a set I bought on Amazon. I also have some from Liquitex, available at craft/art supply stores.
– Vallejo and Liquitex colors (not black) are transparent enough to let the pre-shading you did show through – creating instant contrast.


So I have the first stages done but have used vajello shade instead of ink wash recipe but I think it will give the same result

So here we go



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Hopefully I haven’t made the wash too dark but we shall see

On a final note I bought a pair of these after seeing them on the 40k weekend and I have to say are absolutely brilliant

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So this is an experiment.  The object is to paint quickly some 3mm ancients using a painting technique  told to be by a lovely chap called Mark Williamson on the 3mm\1/600 facebook page.


The Oddzil Ozmy  figures arrived today ia Magister Militum and cost £4.00 for 15  Celtic chariots


I will get figures cleaned up and based then describe the techniques that will be attempted in episode 2

But to get started here a picture of them still in their packing


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