“On The Edge of No Man’s Land” – Part 2

“On The Edge of No Man’s Land” – Part 2

So I think I’ve got my energy back a bit for painting now which is nice. I’ve spend some time today working on the poor soldiers face trying to add a bit more color to it so it doesn’t look so damn pale and after a bunch of glazes it’s starting to look better.

I’m quite happy with how it’s turning out. I still need to blend the layers together more and add some more highlighting and make some parts cooler and some a bit warmer but there won’t be a lot more highlights as his head is bend down so the face doesn’t get much light.

The first thing I did was to paint the eyes, something I’ve always been nervous about. At 28mm I rarely bother to paint the eyes and I haven’t had much experience painting them on larger scaled miniatures either so it was a good experience.

I’m not 100% happy with them and I think I’m going to go over them with some glazes and make the white spot slightly bigger.







  • Eyes terrify me. It’s a constant battle. One of the reasons I gravitate towards orks, is that they are just forgiving. Aliens are always easier then humans. Bust looks really good. I’d weather that helmet a bit though, and possibly dull the color on the lips slightly. I think the eyes look good, and agree you could probably go slightly brighter on that spot highlight to draw the attention.

  • Yea it took quite
    some time before I tried my hands on human eyes and skin, I still
    can’t do it very well at 28mm. The lips and helmet still have a long
    way to go, I’m definitely going to try to do some weathering on it,
    not sure how yet, I haven’t tried that at this scale before.