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Atheling

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Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« on: August 18, 2022, 05:13:05 PM »
Hi,

I'm not entirely certain of where to put this so please feel free to move to a more apt fora.

I've been looking into using oil washes on 28mm Historical miniatures and have found a ton of stuff on Fantasy/Sci Fi stuff in terms of tutorials/vids. Either my google foo is very off or the tutorials/vids simply do not exist.

I'm aiming to use them for The Crimean War, Ancients, Dark Ages and Late Medieval mini's.

Does anyone know of any such tutorials/vids using Oil Washes on 28mm Historical miniatures?

Thanks.

nikgaukroger

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Re: Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 05:47:25 PM »
Only thing I can recall is something about painting horses with oil paints rather than washes.
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Atheling

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Re: Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 06:01:56 PM »
Only thing I can recall is something about painting horses with oil paints rather than washes.

No, that's almost the opposite of what I'm thinking of Nik :)

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Re: Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 06:14:01 PM »
Indeed  ;D
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Re: Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2022, 07:59:36 AM »
i spray paint the miniature usualy in white.
Only use oil color
i paint frirst colors, then white then black.
putting on the main color either pure from to tube or mixed with a bit of raw umber,
using the same color with white i highlight the parts that need to stand out

and it is all painted in a nice way, no need to wash
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Re: Oil Washes on Historical Miniatures?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 08:28:34 AM »
i spray paint the miniature usualy in white.
Only use oil color
i paint frirst colors, then white then black.
putting on the main color either pure from to tube or mixed with a bit of raw umber,
using the same color with white i highlight the parts that need to stand out

and it is all painted in a nice way, no need to wash

Please refer to the Grimdark videos below:
https://www.youtube.com/c/GrimdarkCompendium


I am trying to do something very similar but with 28mm historical miniatures thus is would have to be done with more finesse and more subtlety.