Starting Over

A few months back I posted photos of a 28mm Sash & Saber Russian infantryman I had been working on.  I picked the figures back up this week for the first time in a while and decided I was unhappy with the paintjobs.   I had been experimenting with trying to find ways to shade the white trousers with little success.  The paint was too thick and the shades did not compliment each other very well.

After thinking about how to correct things for a few minutes I popped all 24 figures off their painting bases and dumped them into an old pickle jar and coverd them with Simple Green.  24 hours later a quick wash in hot water and a little scrubbing with an old toothbrush and the figs are more or less bare metal again.

This time I’ll start from my trusted black primer and work in smaller batches of figures.  With the larger models I seem to get lazy/bored/nonchalant after a dozen or so figures, so I’m going to try working on just 8 figures in a batch and see how that goes.


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