THE COUNT When he takes to the field himself, the Count wears elaborate Prussian military uniform including the classic spiked “pickelhaube” helmet and (of course) a monocle. The Count lost his left arm in Istanbul when it was shot off by Lord Curr’s elephant gun; the missing limb has now been replaced by a remarkable electro-mechanical prosthesis.
PAINTING THE SOCIETY The Count
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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 the Count,  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.   PAINTING The figure painting follows my well known method of  working from dark to light shaded up from a black  undercoat. 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. 
North Star Military Figures The Society, painted by Dave Woodward 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. North Star Steampunk