Well a little delay in posting but I have now finished this test figure. So here it is the painted 40mm Front Rank AWI British Guardsman.
I am happy overall not having used a white undercoat for a long time. But I still think there is a lot that can be improved on when I paint the other 17 figures for the battalion. More contrast in the red coat for a start. I want it even deeper and richer looking.
The face is another area. I have been reading a lot at painting richer flesh tones. Using things like washes and glazes including a green,yes you heard right, a green glaze.