British Engineers 28mm
Finally finished painting my British Engineers, its the first time I've painted 28 mm miniatures and its been a big learning curve for me, working out what paints to use and how to apply them. After a number of attempts at painting I finally ended up with the following results.
HOW I MADE THE FLAME THROWER FLAME
- Cut a suitable length of brass wire.
- Drill a hole into the front of flame thrower gun, allow sufficient deep to anchor the brass wire.
- Place super glue into the drilled hole and insert the wire.
- Paint figure
- Use any type of polystyrene fiber (pillow filler, aquarium filler cotton etc) for the flame.
- Cut small pieces of fiber and use the super glue to fix onto the wire, do this step until the wire is covered with fiber.
- Apply small amounts of super glue over parts of the fiber, using a carving instrument dabbed in water to start push and pull the fiber into the desired shape, I used a photo as a reference for shaping the flame.
- Allow to dry, you can further shape the fiber by using scissors or any cutting instrument.
- If you are happy with the desired shape apply super glue over all the fiber to seal it and allow to dry.
- Paint the flame using the colors in the picture, the flame sequence is white to yellow to orange to red and black. This stage was done over a couple of days, hint: it helps to blend the paints while they are still wet .
- Seal with a matt varnish.