Just a couple more of the command stands from the Julian Wates stable.
I have watched Julian work and it really is a labour of love, each figure takes an average of ten hours painting. He uses a palette for his colour and mixes all his own highlights, building the colour from a base colour to the finished item.
He used a base coat of white on these figures, which lends to the richness of colour I believe, although it can make it harder for the novice in covering up the initial undercoat with colour.
These are certainly some of the best command figures I have seen for a very long time. Julian undertakes very few commissions as he does this more out of interest than a necessity, however, if you have some old lead you want to convert into masterpieces, just ask me or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have the Salamanca game on this weekend, so expect a report on that in a short while.
In the meantime, I have been working on the Leipzig report, the first instalment will be Monday.
See you then……