Daily Archives: September 14, 2015

Deadeye Slim: Figure 170 of 265

Chris Palmer

This week I ended up being very busy, so I chose the simple Deadeye Slim figure from the Chronoscope Set to paint.
       I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying.   I then glued the figure to a 1" black-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s White Glue.

      I began by painting his coat, hat, pants, shoes and belt all Black.  I then drybrushed all the Black with Duncan “Salem Blue”.    Then I painted his shirt with Folk Art “Porcelain White”

      Next, I painted his head and hands with Americana “Shading Flesh”. I then painted his pistol grips with Americana “Asphaltum”.  After they had time to dry, I washed his head and hands with Winsor Newton “Peat Brown” Ink using a wet brush.

      When the wash was dry, I painted his hair, mustache, and eyepatch all Black.  I then painted his  other eye, followed with adding some grey highlights to his hair and mustache with Folk Art “Dark Grey”. I then highlighted his skin with a mix of the “Shading Flesh” and some Crafters Acrylic “Flesh”. Then I moved to his shirt, highlighting that with plain “White”.  I painted the metal parts of his pistols with Accent “Princely Pewter”. I then painted the belt buckles with Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”, and then used this color to add highlights to the guns’ metal parts.  Lastly, I painted the bullets in his holster belt with  Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.  I wrapped up by painting the white base with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
     After the figure had the afternoon to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” in the evening.  The next morning I flocked the base, using both a sand mixture and regular green flock; and later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote.

    I’m pleased with how he turned out.  Sometimes the simple path is the most effective. 🙂

Figure 170 of 265: Complete

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HAWKs Complete Barrage Armies For Kids Project

Chris Palmer    This past Saturday, several of the HAWKs got together to do the final basing and organizing for the BARRAGE Armies For Kids Project.   Six lucky kids who take part in a special game that will be run at BARRAGE on October 10th will walk away with both an Allied and a German army, complete with tanks, infantry and machine guns as well as a bag of goodies such as terrain and playing aids.

    This project was made possible by Ed Mohrmann who donated a large box of 20mm WWII figures, and John Acar who donated four  20mm tank models.  A couple of the HAWKs also chipped in items from their own collections to fill out the units.

      The HAWKs also finalized their plans for next year’s Historicon Armies for Kids project, which will be 20mm ACW; based on the personal collections of HAWKs members Buck Surdu and myself.  If anyone has painted 20mm ACW to donateto the project, please contact me at CNJPalmer at aol dot com.

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