I have finally settled on a pallet and painting style which I think best enhances the figure (Foundry Prussian) and describes the Kreis contingents of the smaller Germanic states.
To my mind the figures had a very Munchausian look to them and the painting had to reflect that charicature-ish nature of not only the figures, but also the somewhat haphazard nature of the Kreis contingents in general. Plans are also underway to ensure the battalion as a whole maintains the theme, more on that later.
What do you think?
I found on this figure the face (multiple variants) had a very interesting look about it so I decided to explore this further and came up with this old warrior.
I have decided that to compliment the theme I would use non metallic paint for the metallic elements of the figures, something of a comic book/illustration feel if you like.
Hope you enjoyed these.
thanks for looking
Reaper Master Series, base is Ritterlich Blue (09115) mid was a mix of base plus Cyan Blue (09117), highlight was Cyan Blue lightly dry brushed. I glazed the jacket with a very thin Ritterlich Blue, glaze only no pooling of paint.
The Reaper paints come in dropper bottles similar to Vallejo and are reasonably priced I buy mine direct, from the Lone Star state.