Try it yourself, it is by far not so difficult, as maybe expected. Also beginners oftenly get impressive results after short times. The contours of the figures lead the brush and painting faults are correctible for many times. Nearly all types of colours available in store can be used – acryl-
The grounding can be done in white or black and is finished with a coarse brush in one minute. By now, please use brushes with size “1”. Start the painting by covering the larger, not connected areas. Later on, you will correct subsided colour automatically through painting of the bordering regions. With my fusiliers of the Prussian Regiment no. 40 “Alt-
Then, I continued with the black of plait, shoes and catridge box, followed by the brown of hairs, musket, knapsack and sheath of the sabre. The next step was using gold for sabre handle, sabre tip and catridge box plate.
After that, I used glowing pink, which was the trade-
Then, I emphasized the white of leather gear, belt, gaiters and marked with the same colour the buttons of coat, cuffs, waist coat and shoulder flap (polished silver buttons look like white from a distance of two meters). After using skin colour for face and hands, I marked the eyeball with white ovals and let follow the pupils as black points. A pink line became the mouth, the similar in brown showed eyebrows and moustache, before I took silver for the metal pieces of the musket.
Experienced painters shades the skin parts with pale pink and draw division lines at the fingers and the fabric edges of the clothes. Camouflage on the foot-