Friday, 30 October 2009
Numidian Horse III
Essentially, I paint them with acrylics as described in the previous post, then lighly varnish them to protect the paint. Over the varnish I paint a mixture of oil paints (brown and Paynes's grey) and Linseed oil. I then selectively rub this off with the little foam sqaures that come as packing with miniatures; I have plenty of them! This is similar to the method described in the Foundry Painting and Modelling Guide, except I do more painting of detail up front, and use acrylics rather than enamels.
The oil paint settles into the lower areas of the horses. It takes a week or so for the linseed to evaporate.
When thoroughly dry, I'll return to the horses to add white socks, on some, and paint in the metal bits.
The observant will note that quite a few of my Numidian horses have bridles; this is because I have rather more riders than horses, and had to steal a bunch of Native American horses. Bridles and feathers aside, they look great!