Yesterday I promised to post some pictures of the finished camp scene here. Et voilà:
The figures are from Perry Miniatures. An excellent set the twins published last year. It contains of six figures and a camp fire piece. Two of the figures are combined to a woman combing a man's hair. The miniatures are as good as all miniatures from the Perrys I know. There was rather little flash and the were easy to prepare.
These figures are some of the first figures I primed black for a long time. Surprisingly the colours turned out as brilliant as they usually do on white primer. I didn't expect that since my black primer experience is based on Citadel colours which seem to be far less pigmented than Vallejo Model Coulour.
As usual I used Vallejo Model Colours and a film of Armypainter Quickshade for shades. Once againi I was surprised by the brilliance of a colour. Obviously the Quickshade stays fresh in the plastic bottles I decanted it in and it was much darker than I presumed. Apparently I was used to stale Quikshade with less free pigments.
Anyway for my humble skills and the temporal pressure I painted the vignette under I'm really satisfied. Together with some tents, some trees or something like that it'll give a nice touch to the battlefield.
The vignette shall represent a couple of soldiers of the 3rd Regiment of Foot "The Buffs" whose 3rd bataillon fought during the American War of Independence from 1781 in Cornwallis forces. They stayed in the colonies until the bitter end at Yorktown and were sent to Jamaica afterwards. Anyway just now the boys are having some nice tea and a chat while two of their wives shepherd them devotedly.