davidb wrote:johnlewis wrote:Most of the available colours from the likes of Vallejo Game, Reaper Master, GamesWorkshop etc. are aimed at painting of fantastical or military figures so hardly suitable for our Edwardian figures.
Why do you say this, John? These paints work extremely well and are used successfully by many modellers on their figures whatever the period. Vallejo in particular have a very wide range of shades and colours. I think the Citadel range from the Games Workshop particularly good. All are acrylics.
It is probably the names they give to colours that put me off. Looking again the the Vallejo colour chart for their Game Colour range there aren't as many 'gory red' or 'dead flesh' type names as I remember seeing in the GW ranges. So I should look at the actual colours rather than the names they are given
Would you be willing to suggest which colours I should get as a starter set?
There are references to some techniques on posts further up this page. Have a look at this one by Northern Maiden, referred to on RM Web: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/1306-northern-maidens-paint-shed/ Look at the 8th post down for her description. She uses Vallejo and Railmatch.
There is a photo of 3 ladies that have already been painted here on RM Web. Look about 3/4 way down the page.
Thanks for those two links David, the RM web one especially as it shows 'our' figurines, whilst I do look at RM web from time to time I hadn't spotted that thread.