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I finally had the opportunity to get to a pending fun project this weekend.  I heard about the Zorn palette, a limited set of four colors, a while back, and wanted to try this.

 

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So, this is the set of hobby paints I chose.  The key is that the black has to be a blue-black, that will give a sort of faded denim when mixed with white.  Here’s some playing around on the wet palette.

 

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Considering that the only brilliant color you’ll get is red, I thought that the best fit would be something medieval, where the subdued colors would look natural.

 

I removed a batch of Strelets Medieval City Levy from the sprues a couple of weeks ago, because I needed some spearmen for my fantasy campaign, and they seemed like a good choice.

 

So, yesterday morning I started.

 

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Knowing that these were going to end in a group, I didn’t worry too much about the occasional stray mold line.

 

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After I finished up the 8th figure, I posed them on the stand.

 

I gave them my usual base treatment of sand and white glue, followed by a tuft and some flock.  When all of that was dry, a coat of spray varnish:

 

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All of these pictures represent a much closer view that would be seen on the table.  

 

Anyway, an interesting exercise, and one that I will repeat.  For travel painting, a four palette would be handy…

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m recovering after a stressing work week by getting started on Militia II: The Return to Zorn. ::D: Separate show-off when ready …

 

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I’m finding the whole limited Zorn palette experiment to be weirdly calming.  I wonder why?

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