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Fluffy
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Qin in terracota

Post by Fluffy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:42 am

Good morning.

I'll be painting a Qin army in a rush at some point and I thought the fastest would be to base coat them all terracotta, base and make them pretty later.

Obviously I can't just leave it at that, but I like the idea.

So any ideas on how to leave the figures terracotta (or some other variety brown) but to make them look good (or at least like they are painted).

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Re: Qin in terracota

Post by ravenflight » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Fluffy wrote:Good morning.

I'll be painting a Qin army in a rush at some point and I thought the fastest would be to base coat them all terracotta, base and make them pretty later.

Obviously I can't just leave it at that, but I like the idea.

So any ideas on how to leave the figures terracotta (or some other variety brown) but to make them look good (or at least like they are painted).
Paint them Terracotta colour.

Wash them slightly darker.

Base them.

In fact, Base them THEN paint them (base and all) Terracotta.

titanu
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Re: Qin in terracota

Post by titanu » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:37 pm

Fluffy wrote:Good morning.

I'll be painting a Qin army in a rush at some point and I thought the fastest would be to base coat them all terracotta...

So long as you don't base them on Ruddock's army you'll be OK :D

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Re: Qin in terracota

Post by IanB3406 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:31 am

Better to paint them..the originals where all painted which faded when exposed to the atmosphere. So,much for the clearcoat. Better to use a gloss finish for over a thousand years.

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