As I near the bottom of my lead-mountain during the Covid lock-down, I have been doing the modelling equivalent of doodling. I’ve been filling time by painting miscellaneous miniatures that will serve absolutely no purpose at all in my wargaming armies.
My two latest figures have been a couple of freebies that came with my Black Powder rule books, depicting the characters on the front covers.
First up is a Scot serving in an 18th century British army. I used GW Contrast paints entirely, with no additional shading or highlighting, other than that provided by a coating of Army Painter’s Quickshade pigmented varnish.
The other figure depicts another Scot, this time from the Crimean War. I don’t have any Crimean armies, so he will be my sole representative for that period!
Here they both are again. You can see that the GW Contrast paint gives some interesting variations of colour.
Overall, the effect is a wee bit impressionistic. For example, I only hinted at the tartan design. They won’t withstand the same close scrutiny that a carefully painted figure with lots of blending, shading and highlighting can. But they are very quick to paint (each figure took only about an hour) and will work well on the tabletop – if they had any comrades to be on the tabletop with, that is!