Now I move on to the main color. Some people call this highlighting, and sometimes I do too, but it's not really. On rare occasions I will apply an actual highlight of a third color, but these shades do not really need that.
First the uniform coat gets a main shade of fairly bright green.
Then I use a straight red.
I do not use a straight white, but Oyster White, which has a slight cream tone.
I mixed my own main color for the blanket rolls. It is about one part Dark Chocolate (my shade color) to two parts Territorial Beige.
The flesh comes nearly last. This is Delta's Medium Flesh.
The leather work gets a main shade of autumn brown.
Here is the drum in the shade colors.
Below the drum head gets a highlight of Latte.
Finally the drum sticks get a main tone of Toffee Brown.
Here are the finished figures. Compare these with the previous post. These figures should "pop" off the table. By starting with the shade tone and building the main shade above it, I can accentuate the natural relief of the figures.
I started painting this eight man unit today. I probably put in four hours in painting these, and that includes time spent photographing and blogging.