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New year, new paint work and decided to kick start 2019 with a bust of “La Meridiana Miniatures” named “Uomo d’Arme Sforzesco” (https://www.meridianaitalia.com/Pages/prodotto.php?idp=134&idcat=1&idscat=4) which represents a man at arms of the Sforza family (Milan, Italy) in the second half of the XV century.

The primed bust has been sitting on my desk for a long time, but yesterday I started the paint work starting, as usual, from the face. I used the Andrea acrylic colours from their paint set, starting with the brighter base flesh tone, then I added multiple glazes with brighter and darker colours to create lights and shadows. This time I am particularly pleased of the overall outcome and for this I have to thanks Vince Venturella and his outstanding glazing tutorial available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N88NtHNmz1Q.

The helmet is painted using the fantastic Vallejo Metal Colours (again, thanks to Vince for his review about them) which I discovered are vey easy to work with and create lights and shadows. Visit this link https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/categoria/hobby/metal-color-en if you want to know more about the available colour range. To simulate the dirty around the edges I have also used oil colours with a mix of black and indigo. I also simulated some scratches using a silver printer’s ink.

To paint the feather I have used the Andrea paint set for red, crating multiple shadows and lights. For the extreme lights I also had to add a bit of yellow and white.

Below you can find a photo gallery with some photos of the process, I hope you will like them

This time I have also recorded a quick video just to get a 360 degree view of the head:

That’s all! The next one will be about the torso which is going to be quite challenging as I want to paint some heraldry and I still have to decide which one…

Luciano

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