Sunday, February 14, 2010

Aventine Allied/Etruscan General & Spearmen

Aventine allied/Etruscan general, spearmen, and musician. Litko bases and Little Big Men Studios decals. The LBM decals do not reach the brim of the hoplon, which required me to fill in paint/design...more hoplons to follow at some point illustrating this in more detail. As mentioned on a previous post, sword is filed down...bared metal polished with gloss coat. When possible, I prefer to polish bare metal silver parts and coat with gloss acrylic. I know that some painters use a more "scale-realistic" approach to painting their figures (i.e., believing that only details evident to the eye in viewing a real person to scale should be portrayed, or that colors should be quite dull). This would leave details such as the eyes and hair indistinguishable. Although I don't want to portray a cartoonish caricature, highlighting such small details and using brighter colors gives the perception of a more realistic image at smaller scales. Hence, the same reason wargaming figures are typically portrayed as having exaggerated features (e.g., bigger heads, hands, etc.), to give the brain more information so that it perceives the image more realistically.

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