Wargaming the English Civil War, American War of Independence and Sudanese campaigns in 28mm

Monday, 21 June 2010

British 6pdr WIP (2)

Here's the completed British 6pdr. It's been painted and varnished, no dip this time on the advice of Giles Allison. I'm fairly pleased with it but I have to say, the metal seems a little too light (not sure whether the dip would have made it darker and shaded it).

What do you think? Do you think I should leave it like it is or try and dip it to shade down the very light coloured metal (not sure if the latter will work though)?

It might look better once it's been based and the crew added but I'm not entirely happy.


AD said...

The wood looks great. However, the metal parts should be black, or at least nearly so.

Consul said...

AD - thank you so much for your comment and I'm glad you like the look of the wood. As you will see in my latest post, I've tried to darken the metal by adding a wash of Army Painter's 'Dark Tone', opting to do this rather than attempt a re-paint.

I've also posted a link to your site in the AWI Blogs section of my page.

Thanks again for the comment,