The Independent Wargames Group.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Thursday, 3 March 2022
When is red not red?
My theme today is the colour RED. I used the final bits of a bottle of Vallejo Flat Red to paint these two units and opened a new one to start the next, only to discover Vallejo had changed the red into a poor facsimile of red. I then quickly opened a second bottle I had bought during the first lockdown to discover that not only had the red changed to an insipid orangey wash. It was also virtually translucent? Basically no use for anything except the bin.
Now I like red, and use my tried and trusted method of a base colour followed by Flat Red and then a wash of my trusted GW Agrax earthshade. I then repaint the red with various mixes of flat red and bright orange. But now? Im hoping that the two bottles I have are mistakes and when I go to Hammerhead this weekend I will be able to get my old Flat Red as it was.
Anyway, these two units are part of a new Wars of the Roses ward Im painting for the up and coming Billhooks challenge weekend. I cannot recommend the weekend highly enough. Its a full day of wargaming in a very friendly atmosphere for a mere £15.00. I understand there are still a couple of places left to fill. Check it out on the Billhooks Facebook site.