How to Paint The Baron for "In Her Majesty's Name"
Last post we showed you how we painted the core of our company of adventurers "The Bucharest Brigade" for In Her Majesty's Name. Today we'll show you how we put together and painted their fearless captain, The Baron.
Using some of the circuitry components shown in the previous post, we built a "Tesla-Phelps Generator" for his lightning gun.
We then attached a cable to the gun and ran it around to the generator. The barrel needed to be something unique and after trying several options none of them seemed to work. Finally, a tiny screw from another piece of electronics fit the bill.
Here you see the screw attached to the barrel of the Baron's lightning gun. It makes a great coil for the lightning! OK, he was primed with black and his trousers were painted the same "Soldier Blue" as the rest of the company.
Using a warm brown, we painted his gloves, belt and skull cap.
His goggles, buttons and part of the gun were painted with "Pure Bronze". The inner lenses of the goggles were painted "Clover Green".
The goggles were given highlights of "Kiwi Green". The gun received a coat of "Gunmetal" and then "Copper" accents
The wire coils and tubing on his generator were painted "Copper" too.
Next the Baron's collar was painted "Brick Red". Accents on his gloves and belt also received some red.
Final highlights of "Tomato Red" were added to the edges of the gloves, belt and collar.
For flesh we used "Mink Tan" and a dark grey for the mustache and eyebrows. Dark Grey accents were painted on the seams of his coat and on highlight areas.
His belt buckle was finished off in "Antique Gold" and his gun barrel coils received a light touch of "Winter Blue". The mustache was highlighted in "Light Grey".
The backpack generator received a "Gunmetal Grey" base-coat and the top and bottom of the coil were then painted with "Metallic Aluminium". The energy tank was given a "Pure Bronze" top ad bottom and the center was painted in shades of blue to simulate a glowing center.
Final touches included "Flesh" highlights on his face, trouser shading and a wash to tone down the grey highlights on the coat.
And there you have Baron, AKA "the Dark One" Of Moldavian descent Baron Măcelar Intuneric hails from the Romanian Kingdom and is Captain of the Bucharest Brigade, otherwise known as the Baron's Brigade. Their opponents call them as the "Immortals" due to their fearless and resilient nature. The Baron is feared as a ruthless leader bent on completing any mission for the glory of the Kingdom!
Here is a parting shot of the Baron's secret headquarters somewhere in Romania.