Friday, 28 July 2017

SOLDIER, SAILOR & HORSE - Back of Beyond - The Reds.




My friend Steve Lygo will be pleased that I have just finished painting some Reds for his Back of Beyond collection. I will be going back to WW2 plus some terrain and buildings next, before painting his Whites and Chinese Warlord collections, sorry Steve but you will have to wait a little while

 I will show the colours I have used for painting the bases for these figures, as Steve also has someone else painting Back of Beyond figures for him and he wants the bases to match.


 
If you live in the UK then we have Do It Yourself stores named B&Q. They sell water based household paint that come in test pots for about £2 and you get a lot more paint than you would for the same money from your hobby paints. This makes them ideal for painting the bases on your figures and also your terrain. B&Q do a range called Valspar Collections, The Bookcase.
 
They have a good range of earthy colours which make them ideal for any groundwork and they have a nice matt finish. 
    
 After basing and priming the figure I paint the first layer of ground colour onto the base, before I actually paint the figure. I find this quicker as you can just slap it on with a big brush and not worry if it goes over the feet and legs of the unpainted figure.


 The colours I use are as follows -

Start with the darkest colour and then drybrush with the lighter shades, finishing off with Vallejo Ivory.
 
On with the Reds. I have painted five units of foot and two horse.





 
And the usual action shots.
 












 










 















My apologies for the delay with getting 'Setting The Scene' published, everything is done apart from the graphic design hurdle, hopefully it will be worth the wait.
 
That's it for now folks. 







30 comments:

  1. Lovely work as usual Pat. I like the base colour choices ... must have a look for those

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  2. Impressive miniatures. I may copy the scheme for a fantasy force.

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  3. Wonderfully superb stuff Pat!! It's a period I've thought about trying someday and this does give inspiration and looking forward to the book!

    Christopher

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  4. Splendid...love the Back of Beyond!

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  5. That's some wonderful work Pat! You're really cranking out high quality armies in no time.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful work and truly inspirational!

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  7. Amazing painting!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Excellent painting and the action pictures are truly inspiring. Thanks for the basing info.

    Cheers, Ross

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  9. Excellent!
    Odd names those B&Q paints :-) ...mind you, better than some of the GW ones.

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  10. Excellent work on those models. BoB is such a cool theme for wargaming and the Copplestone figures are so good I'm bound to start collecting it sooner or later!

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  11. Just wonderful painting und very nicely done pictures!

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  12. Exellent paintwork and stunni g pictures!

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  13. Absolutely amazing looking figures! They really pop, even in the muted tones. Love the flags as well.

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  14. Lovely looking figures and of course your scenery is second to none!
    Best Iain

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  15. Beautifully painted figures Pat and as others have mentioned, the standard of the photography really does your brushwork justice too!

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  16. Beautiful! Stunning work Pat. A collection to be proud of.

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  17. the wait for this book is killing me! :p i need it so i can start on my winter table=D do you have any ideas regarding pricing? will it be available as an E-book?
    That's quite an impressive russian collection!

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    1. Sorry for the delay with the book, I am looking at all options to try and keep the price down. I am not sure about going down the E-book path and will probably go for a high quality finish magazine.

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  18. Amazing as always. Superb+.

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  19. Love the flags...gotta ask; home made or store bought? Thanks.

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  20. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Greg, the flags are made by FLAG DUDE.

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  21. Awesome! Thank you. BTW - your site is very inspirational and have turned on many gamers and modelers on your creation you share with us on your blog.

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  22. Wonderful figures and scenery (and flags), inspiring stuff Pat!

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  23. Beautiful post as always Pat. The figures and terrain again at the top shelf standard.

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  24. Superb work Pat! I have a real soft spot for Back of Beyond stuff and this is just terrific. Well done.

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