It was one of the hardest things to do...imagine having worked a couple of weeks on a single model, thinking about fine tuning your vision, looking at old warpictures for inspiration and then painting the model up in a dark and grimy way. And then my wife pushed me to paint the light, coming from a little bulb, making it shine on the ground and against one of the guys.
After all the weathering and drybrushing to get it just right, I started putting bright yellow blobs of paint on. At first it looked like a chemical spill, but with many (lighter) highlights and a bit of belief I finished it off as good as I can at this point. Let me rephrase: if you want to believe it, it looks like light!
You can give me me tips if you have any; here's the finished mode (you can click on the images for a better view):
You can see, I tried to have light come through his legs and also create shadows, created by his legs. That whole side of the base I darkened with watered down black paint. Next is the reflection on the legs from behind. It looks a little warm and if I had known about doing this stuff before I painted the model, I probably should have painted the whole model a lot darker, to make the light stand out more. That is a serious challenge.
On the weathering: I added mud to the elbows of the guys as well, making it look like they had been laying down a bit and then getting up again.
on the layout: at first I envisioned having them shoot into the bunker, but there just wasn't enough room.
On the models: painting Krieg models is a great experience: the models are so detailed and fine, its really a joy to work on them.
Here are the previous parts in this series
Hope you enjoyed this little side tour.