Friday, 22 April 2011

Great Scot, I think I have it!

I hung the cloth on the clothes line again today and added another four tins of spray paint to the mix. These included, three quarters of a tin of  caramel; a third of a tin of desert sand; three more tins of yellow. Each tin was 300ml.

To remind you of how I left the cloth last time, here is a photo.
Here is how it looks now - much, much better, I think.

Finally, the cloth with an off cut (even I will never need a 23 foot long cloth) to show the overall change of shade.

This job is now done. Next on the 'terrain to do list' will be the hill shapes and lake shore for The Battle of Lake Trasimene. This will be The Ilkley Lads demo game for Sheffield Triples next month. Time is pressing and running out fast; and I still have another 150 figures to paint and base.


5 comments:

Jiminho said...

Hey, that is splendid. The final colours look quite sharp now; the patches of paler and more tan/brown colours really made a great difference. I suspect that there will be a small run on green felt in some quarters now!

BigRedBat said...

Just the ticket! Looks very good.

Hold onto the offcut, you might find you need a 23' table sometime. I needed an 18' one, last year.

Gonsalvo said...

Yes, that's more the appearance you (and I) are looking for. I used 2 shades of yellow, four of brown, some dark red, black, and off white, plus 2 shades of green (very light and very dark) in tota on mine!

Alanus, Dux Homunculorum said...

Nice one! The contrast of the two shows the amount of work you put into it.

A J said...

Very effective result. I've yet to attack my table cloth with paint, but your example shows just what can be achieved.