very glad for your interest. Personally, I feel still in a learning process. I am quite satisfied with my painting - not so good as other atists, but good enough, well, to create a feel of the uniforms and a good overall impression when massed. There are many discussions on quality of Strelets figures - proportions mainly. I feel very pertinent. However, the big plus of little Streltsis are their faces - very varied and very expressive. The english faces look English, Russian,French all very characteristic.
Now I try more dios temporary ones - here the challenge is to get a good photogenic disposition. I found this is another new skill. I start really appreciating the work of Juan Carlos.
Some of your questions on the dio
- colours are simple paste acrylic and natural colours, such as different clays (not Garrison Clay, he is not French and therefore too big ;-). I've also found that different coloured barks, finely grond, make excellent earth
- base and forteress in styroform