Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fluro Trees

Some years ago I found a rather cheap source of trees from China, so in true form I purchased a number of them. In hindsight they are cheap and BRIGHT, especially the fruit trees but they are slowly growing on me  .........over time. I need to base them up, as I need trees so I was thinking maybe spraying them with a little dark green to tone them down.


Speaking of bright colours - I am also pottering around with my old Minifig Guard units. I recently picked uo some spare figures to replace some losses and recently painted them up. However, the close up photo has me hissing as they look rough at guts. Lovely colours though, I really like the blue, green and reds I use these days (Vallejo and Citadel).

I did think of replacing them with new plastics but considering my army is made up of Hinchcliffe, Hotspur, Front Rank, Perry and Redoubt then I guess they fit in well enough ! Looking at the closeups I am amazed at some of the horrid lines and blotches, though I have started wearing glasses for driving I wonder if I need them for every day things (Or just better light).

3 comments:

Sean Gewecke said...

I like the trees. Sometimes some bright colors can add interest to a table.

I think the models look good. I'm a firm believer in painting a model to look good sitting on the table among other models. I'm less worried how it looks when you pick it up and take a close look.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Considering just how close up you photographed these fellows, I can't see your problem, Paul. Those guardsmen look fine to me in the picture, and can't be looking too bad on the table. I like them as they are...

Jacko said...

Thanks for the comments !