PAINTING GREERSON'S GROWLERS Sir Corbett Greerson
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PAINTING The figure painting follows my well known method of  working from dark to light shaded form a black undercoat,  the method is explained in full detail in Foundry Miniatures  Painting & Modelling Guide, and Kevin Dallimore’s  Painting & Modelling Guide: Master Class. This three or  more colour painting method uses successive tones of  colour (shade, middle and light) which are added to the  model in layers, working up from dark to light. This  creates a bold three-dimensional effect of shadows and  highlights, the layers of colour giving greater depth and  subtlety to the model. For the facial detail and for the eyes  I used an Insane Detail brush. For the rest of the model I  used a Warpaints Detail brush.  I paint the eyes first so I can get them right before doing  the rest of the model, as if the eyes are not good it will  spoil the rest of the paint job! Then I paint the flesh, and  then the rest of the model.   Lastly don’t get too much paint on your brush, less than a  third of the way up the hairs on the brush in the paint is  plenty, never dip the brush all the way up to the metal  ferrule, or you will ruin that brush in short order. 
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SIR CORBETT GREERSON As the roguish leader of his company he needed a  stylish paint job. It is nice to have a picture to work from,  very much what I used to do with my old Osprey books  in the past painting more historical models!  UNDERCOATING Undercoating is essential as it provides a consistent  surface on which to apply the next coats of paint, and it  shows up the detail on a model much more clearly than  shiny bare metal. For the undercoat I used Humbrol  enamel matt black. THE PAINT I used Army Painter War Paints to paint Sir Corbett  Greerson, mixing up colours to suit my style and  preferences. The Mega Paint Set provides an adequate  range of colours for almost all needs, but you will often  need to mix colours to get the desired results, however I  have tried to work out colour combinations to reduce  mixing a somewhat. Don't be afraid to try out other combinations than the  ones I have listed here.