Sunday, July 06, 2014

Aztecs, part 2 + orcs?

Some small progress:


Aztec eagle suits, from Eureka.  For eagle suits, of all the different factions, I am going to stay with natural colors, i.e. browns of various sorts.  Some sources list eagle suits as being in the brighter colors, blue, red, etc. but I am choosing to ignore them!  Besides, there are plenty of brightly-hued suits in the armies...


Here is the start of the Huaxtec-style suits.  These suits will be brightly colored.  Also in the pic:  a pair of Old Glory orc archers!  On a whim, I started to work on their skin color, just as a change of pace, even though those conquistadors are patiently waiting...


Another little project:


Here are some examples of my attempt to organize my painting choices - file cards with details on units.  These are for my first Aztec suits; as I am not too particular about specific paint choices they are not listed here, but I can see that other units, my Tékumel and Half Continent units especially, will also list the specific brand and type of paint used.
 

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6 comments:

Jonathan Freitag said...

Very good idea on the painting file cards. I do this only occasionally since while painting I always think that remembering the colors used will be easy.

I have lost count of the number of times I have had to "reinvent the wheel" so to speak.

I should get into the habit of this...

El Grego said...

Thanks, Jon. The file box has been in front of me for a long time, and I thought that I should start using it finally...

DeanM said...

Oh, I missed these earlier. The sculpts look fantastic. I think I have one Eureka figures - a Sea Peoples musician. Nice range. Best, Dean

Monty said...

Very interesting!

kokigami said...

oh.. using writing to keep records.. Brilliant.. I must learn to do that..

El Grego said...

Yes indeed!

Thanks for all of the comments