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I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Bertie Smethington the Third

So, without further ado, I can reveal my first painted figure in 2013 in my first blog post of 2013! Here is Capt Bertie Smethington III who is a Kingdom of Britannia officer for Dystopian Legions. For this figure I used Foundry British Royal Blue for the tunic and trousers and VMC Leather Brown for the coat. I used VMC Red Leather for his belt and straps and VMC German Grey for his boots (washed with Badab Black and then re-highlighted). For his badge and piping I went with NMM gold rather than a metallic paint, despite using metallics on the other DL figures. In the end, it actually just looks like yellow piping, but that's OK. The belt and badge look a bit more metallic, though.

He's still to get varnished and his base finished, but I'm going to do all the DL figures from the starter set at once. I always find basing a bit onerous, so I'll get it out the way in one go. Which brings me on to one of my 2013 resolutions. I'm going to try making my bases a bit more interesting this year. For the DL figures, this will likely just mean a bit of dressing, but for Malifaux and Infinity, where there are fewer miniatures, I'll try out some resin bases and such-like.


  1. The Foundry triad is nice, although I should add that I highlighted a bit further than the triad by adding some VMC Dark Blue to the highlight colour.

  2. Splendidly done! Mind you, the man looks like a bit of a bounder, if you ask me...


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