Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Airfix Waterloo Highland Infantry

One of the bods showing the great effect which can be achieved when you use Thistle Tartan Paint    
Painted by stirring the paint anti.clockwise and then putting it on from right to left.
Hello Don Suratos (from twitter? )and Ron Hamilton. Ron´s  Blog, One72ndfantasyfigures  shows his latest work, Project Hobbit, where he creates a great looking hobbit from a Caesers Goblin and shows the steps involved.

17 comments:

  1. Paul - you must mix me a tin of that Tartan Paint I have some Highlanders to paint. You seem to have acheived a rather better finish than I managed in 1977 (red tunic, green kilt, black musket - done!)

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  2. Tartan paint? Surely you don't mean... No... Patterned paint?

    Great job - your highlighting especially works wonders.

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  3. I bought the last three pots of that paint in town, you've really gotta mix it up otherwise you get that god awful paisley pattern, like my old pyjamas my mum used to make me where, when I was little!

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  4. Thanks chaps :-)
    @Ray...you poor sod...you had those awefull things as well? The ones with the string around the waist to do em up and used to hang out of the front in an embarrasing thin white string sort of way. Mind you...they would probably be very popular now...combined with tiger skin pattern slippers, "VERY 60´s Baby ..YEAH!!" :-D
    Cheers
    Paul

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  5. Excellent work Paul and Ray I need a pot of that paint.

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  6. Purdy darned good, where do I place my order for that paint!

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  7. I rather liked Paisley - used to have several shirts & ties etc back in the 60s....
    Would look pretty cool on Achaemenid Persians!

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  8. Magic!!!
    Show us how it's done Paul!!
    T.

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  9. Great stuff mate.A very steady hand needed for tartan,did you stay of the red for this job?

    Cheers Rich.

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  10. Good stuff Paul.
    I still have in a box of some of my old Arfix Scots which I re-found when clearing out my dads shed after he had passed away.

    Seems when I was throwing out my toys, he was then digging them out of the bin and keeping them.

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  11. Brings back lots of memories seeing this one! got to start my Airfix 54's some time soon :)

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  12. Good job with the tartan-very tricky to paint!

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  13. This was a special set of Airfix figures for me. I have just put up photos of my collection of them on my blog, which you can find here: http://onesidedminiaturewargamingdiscourse.blogspot.com/2011/02/airfix-waterloo-highlanders.html

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  14. Thanks :-D
    I´ll get the rst put up when I´ve got the "skateboarding" bod finished.
    @Rich...me!? Stay off the red? Never!! :-D
    The tartan wasn´t that difficult really...the Thistle paint really works wonders ;-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  15. That's a great paint job - I think that was the very first figure I ever painted circa 1969. Of course back then we didn't have all these modern gadgets like tartan paint we had to make do by removing the lid from a tin of shortbread and carefully crafting a tiny bit into the shape of a kilt before glueing it on.

    Ian

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