Friday, August 13, 2010

What's Up with those Pathans???

Pathan rifleman stained with Army Painter Quickshade Strong Tone (aka The Dip)

2 Pathan swordsmen that have had "THE DIP!" (I really just paint it on).

One of the above figures that has now been sprayed with clear Matt spray
The rifleman with the same treatment
The other swordsman also sprayed with matt clear coat. All figures are Old Glory.
So how has things been going with my mass Pathan painting? OK I guess. The photos above show some of the first batch of figures after they have been painted and then had a coat of "The Army Painter" Quickshade applied. I use the "Strong" color, which is brown, as you can see. I tried a test figure with the "Strong" shade, which is black, but it was too dark for my tastes on the mostly white clothes on the Pathans. The Quickshade gives the figures a strong glossy coat which, IMHO, looks alot better after a coat of clear matt spray (in this case, it was GW). I am happy with the look. The first 20 are done, as well as all the Sikhs and the Pathan gun & crew.
I had decided to give each Pathan clan a different color on part of their clothes, as this make it easier during game play to know what figures belong to what clan. The "Red" clan is the first to be finished, the blue, green and purple are coming along. However, I need two more colors as I have to do 6 clans (20 figs/clan). I should (HA) have 40 more figures done in a couple of days, barring any delays (like my dentist appt. Friday afternoon...)
Almost forgot! The figures for the 3 British sergeants are also done. However, they are getting a promotion and I am using Officer figures for them in this scenario. This also allows me to use the same figures for later North-West Frontier games.
More photos to follow!~

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