Monday, 1 September 2014

Painting Yellow

There's been a recent thread on WD3.4 on the basics of painting with acrylics using a black undercoat. My contribution was my favourite recipe for yellow. This is a very common problem and I thought I'd post the details here too.

It's a two stage process (at least):

  • Base coat - Vallejo Light Brown (929) which is actually an orange brown.
  • Highlight - add Vallejo Light Yellow (949) to taste for as many layers you fancy.

Both are very highly pigmented paints which cover well and, when mixed, produce a very deep and vibrant yellow which is great for small areas on 15 mm figures. It really pops. In contrast, Vallejo Light Yellow (949) looks too stark being essentially a lemon yellow.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Reader Survey - Last Few Days

Just a quick note to let you know that the reader survey will close at the end of the month. The response so far has been very interetsing and I will be posting a summary early next month.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Recent Books

I've mainly been reading non-fiction for the last few weeks and I finally got round to yet more of the my "to be read sometime" pile. Since June I have read:

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Here are my one sentence reviews:

  1. "The Longest Siege" reads very well indeed covering the encirclement as well as the siege were the author never spurns an opportunity to praise the fighting prowess of the Australians. 7/10.
  2. "Rifles" uses an interesting literary device to provide a wonderful book on the Napoleonic wars painting a vivid picture of how the wars were fought. 9/10.
  3. "The Desert Generals" is the revised edition from 1983 were the the author provides further evidence for his devastating 1960 critique of the British campaign in North Africa and Montgomery in particular. 10/10.

The images are linked to Amazon if you want to buy a new copy but if you just want a reading copy then my used copies are yours for the cost of the postage. To arrange this just email me using the contact form in the page footer.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Reader Survey

On Sunday I added a link to a quick survey as an afterthoight to the end of an article celebrating my 300th post. So far I've had quite few interesting replies:

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I intend to run the survey until a week on Sunday when I will publish a summary of the feedback. In the meantime I thought I ought to give it a post of its own to boost the response a little.

As it says above "all feedbak welcome".