Monday, October 18, 2010
A small post to supp. last nights. While painting up the first Russians, I noticed that the bayonets on the rifles really looked crappy. The Russians had a spiked bayonet for the Mosin Nagant and it looed nothing like the one modeled. So being the perfectionist I am, I tried paring it down and thats when I discovered why it was modelled that way - durability. The scale one I carved was simply too fragile to withstand any handling.
I overcame this with a painting trick. I painted black all of the bayonet and then added a thin metal highlight to the edge only. It gives the appearance of a spike with the rest being its shadow but is still strong enough to wargame with.