Up the Nile- More Beja Added Today- 22/07/20

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Atheling
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Up the Nile- More Beja Added Today- 22/07/20

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Hi,

I managed to get seven more Beja varnished yesterday and experienced my very first problems with Windsor and Newton Professional Matt Varnish where some speckling had occurred. This took me by surprise as I have never had any problems with Windsor and Newton Professional Matt Varnish Spray until yesterday. The mystery was compounded by the fact that the humidity in my part of the country was quite low yesterday.

I gave the mini's another coat of Windsor and Newton Professional Matt Varnish last evening, skipping the stage where I would immediately add a brush on acrylic gloss over the speckling (much more of a problem when I was using HMG Matt varnish adopted prior to finding Windsor and Newton many years ago), I simply applied the W&N Matt varnish again and the mini's have come out well. In effect, an experiment on speed painted models so less of a 'loss' if missing the re-glossing stage was missed out and it all went pair shaped.

In the meantime, the Beja painting frenzy continues on my painting desk :)

As usual more information and 360 degree pics can be found on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2020/07/more-beja.html


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Re: Up the Nile- More Beja Added Today- 22/07/20

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Lovely stuff.
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Lovely work on the skin tones and those clothing folds and generaly adding depth with washes / dry brushing (it appears).
I didn't manage this level of detail, I am afraid, when I painted up a couple of hundred of the lovely Newline Sudanese warriors.
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CarlL wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:34 am
Lovely work on the skin tones and those clothing folds and generaly adding depth with washes / dry brushing (it appears).
I didn't manage this level of detail, I am afraid, when I painted up a couple of hundred of the lovely Newline Sudanese warriors.
CarlL
Were the Newline Sudanese warriors in 20mm or perhaps one of their 28mm ranges they sold off a while back?

i'm always up for adding more depth to forces provided that the mini's fit together reasonably well.

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I bought 20mm. They do have 28mm colonials but no Sudanese currently.
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CarlL wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:00 pm
I bought 20mm. They do have 28mm colonials but no Sudanese currently.
CarlL
Thanks, that's a bit of a shame as any variation that might be added to an army, provided the miniatures match is a good thing.

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