Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Paint Monkey again

Yes still painting for  my mate Matt. These finish the latest batch but I have said I will get some  more on Sunday.  So maybe I will be busy next week as well. It's quite good as I never know what he wants me to paint until the time he asks me to do them. I really like the surprise of it.








 First off we have two Indian Flag bearers. All for the Northwest Frontier. The flags have come from Body's Banners at Redoubt and are not for an Indian regiment, But Matt wanted them on these figures and who am I to argue. At least these flags will be able to easy identify the unit on the tabletop and that  is the idea.




 While I did find the tutorials on how to paint Tartan that various people either posted or emailed me both useful and interesting They did not look right when I came to it on the figure. Therefore for my third attempt I went for something a little easier. Using the 2 foot rule I think It works well enough. It all comes down to ability and personal choice. This Tartan was created by first painting a cream grid on the Kilt. Followed by a green grid next to the cream. And Lastly a yellow grid slightly thinner through the centre of the green grid. Ok so It will not win any prises but from a distance I think It looks pretty good.

So that's it for today. Thanks for looking and I will either start on my Queen Anne's War (Donnybrook) project or get some zombies done for Thursday. Thanks for looking and have a good couple of days.

All the best Clint

28 comments:

  1. Tartan looks good to me Clint!

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  2. The highlanders look great, I thiink you've cracked the tartan painting thing.
    How many highlaners have you actually completed ? There are six in the top pic but only four of them in their second shot. I presuming you'll have to paint more than just six for a reasonable sized unit.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Yes there are six finished at the moment and Matt has promised me more to do in the future. But not just yet. So the short answer Is that I do not know how many I will need to do in all.

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  3. From a distance they look very good, and surely that is the point. As you say, if they can pass the two feet test then job's a good 'un. The flags look good as well and I certainly would not have known that they were not historically accurate.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. The only reason I know the flags are not accurate is that They were identified on the packet. Obviously we all see our own mistakes clearly, They jump out at us. So here's one for free (But Painted it now) I forgot to paint the tartan on the bagpipes!

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  4. Lovely work, Clint. Scotsmen in kilts area always a treat!

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    1. Thank you Dean As models on the wargames Table I agree. In real life I am not so sure!

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  5. Matt is a very lucky chap! We'll done on the tartan Clint,great result.

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  6. I do like the Highlanders. Bagpipes and drums! You've done yourself proud Paint Monkey!

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    1. Kind words indeed Anne, Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Fran. I have sorted out the BMP1's I promised.

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  8. Great painting Clint, tho!e tartan looks spot on to me!! thanks for the email to

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    1. Thank you Ray. As for the Email you are more than welcome.

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  9. Did painting tartan drive the monkey bananas? Lol.
    It looks great dude. Very nice sporrans too.

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    1. Yes Bob I am quite bananas now. Thank you.

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  10. Excellent job mate. I have me a Big Tam to try tartan on now! Crivens!

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    1. Thank you Simon. it did take me more than one attempt But you don't get it right every time.

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  11. Ah the dreaded tartan. I have to say your method uses all the colors found in the highland tartan, most tutorials suggest a two color approach I like yours better.

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    1. Thank you Robert that means a lot.

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  12. Very nice mate, excellently done.

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  13. Nice work mate! Anyone who paints tartan deserves medals and sympathy in equal measures IMHO.

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    1. Thank you Millsy I would settle for Money beer and chocolate and be quite happy.

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  14. I agree with you Clint.. Re the two foot rule. It is possible to go too over the top on super detail shading etc on things like tartan. Fine if that's your bag.. But he'll once they are on a table you ain't going to see it!

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    1. Totally agree, these are gaming pieces not painting competition pieces. Thank you Dave.

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