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Miniatures Adventure => Age of Myths, Gods and Empires => Topic started by: Captain Blood on April 27, 2014, 05:27:24 PM

Title: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 27, 2014, 05:27:24 PM
Here are my Romano-British / Arthurian figures from the last round of the LPL. They are Musketeer Miniatures.

I’ve bought pretty much the whole Musketeer Early Saxon / Arthurian range, including the new ‘Arthur’s Knights’ cavalry packs, with a view to – eventually – setting up a couple of rival forces for Saga. (Although interestingly, I don’t think there are battle boards for Sub Romans or Early Saxons in Saga yet. Ah well, perhaps I’ll use them for Dux Britanniarum instead).
Anyway, I reckon I need to paint about 60 – 70 figures. Goodness knows how long that will take.

These shields are hand-painted, but I must say, having sworn never to use transfers, I have succumbed to some of the sublime LBMS transfers for the Arthurian / sub-Roman cavalry - when I get round to them…
Meanwhile, there’s another batch of these characterful figures to come from me later in the LPL.

I'm going to chart my progress in this thread. Mainly to give me the incentive to keep up the momentum!
I'm parking it here in the 'Age of Myths, Gods and Empires', because to my mind, sub-Roman Britain and the coming of the Saxons, C5th AD, is the tail end of the ancient period, not 'medieval' as I think of it. But each to his own...  :)

Here they are...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_15_56_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_15_56_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_14_41_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_14_42_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_14_42_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_14_42_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_27_04_14_7_14_41_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Mark Backhouse on April 27, 2014, 05:32:18 PM
Very very nice! Adding a bit of colour to the Dark Ages. I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Chesh on April 27, 2014, 05:37:31 PM
I picked up Dux at salute and think Ill pick some minis later this year to go with it.  Very inspiring minis above
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Post by: Bugsda on April 27, 2014, 06:06:49 PM
Excellent Richard, I'm looking forward to this. I think Cornwell's Arthur kicks Martin's GOT into touch  :D
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Post by: rumacara on April 27, 2014, 06:07:28 PM
Hello all

Once more a lovelly pictures set of lovelly painted miniatures. :-* :-*
Superb work Captain.
Keep them coming.

Cheers

Rui
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Post by: guitarheroandy on April 27, 2014, 06:12:42 PM
Outstanding as always!!  :o :o  The colours you chose work very well on those.
I have all the Musketeer Arthurian heroes and the Arthur's 'knights' packs in the painting queue and they are great models!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the 'knights'...
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Post by: Cubs on April 27, 2014, 06:20:30 PM
Just glorious.
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Post by: Silent Invader on April 27, 2014, 07:17:53 PM
Most definitely glorious!
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Post by: shadowking1957 on April 27, 2014, 07:34:42 PM
beautiful
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Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on April 27, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
Nice to meet you here, on this board, Richard. Fanatastic paintwork, very clean, very crisp. I'm very looking forward to see more of them!
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 27, 2014, 08:24:39 PM
Spiffy  :-* :-*

cheers

James
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Post by: Mason on April 27, 2014, 08:27:21 PM
Exquisite!
Bleedin gorgeous paintin', Captain.
Love 'em!
 :-* :-* :-*

Gotta be Myths, Gods and Empires for me, as they are certainly not Dark....
 ;)


Excellent Richard, I'm looking forward to this. I think Cornwell's Arthur kicks Martin's GOT into touch  :D

I am with you, Bugsda.
Gotta love Cornwell's Arfur.
 :D

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Post by: Phil Robinson on April 27, 2014, 08:29:07 PM
Nice :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: delbruck on April 27, 2014, 11:22:22 PM
Captain, fantastic as usual.
Your colors are always so vibrant.
Have you ever revealed your secret?
Do you base coat white? Have you ever put up a tutorial?
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Post by: marcusluis on April 27, 2014, 11:38:46 PM
 :o :o :-*
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Post by: Driscoles on April 28, 2014, 05:00:06 AM
I always love your Color choice. Fits perfectly and looks real.
Björn
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Post by: Keith on April 28, 2014, 07:35:00 AM
Phwooar!  :-*
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Post by: Steve F on April 28, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
The painting and photography are both so vibrant and so precise at the same time.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Argonor on April 28, 2014, 09:25:31 AM
Hmmm... now, where's my Brytenwalda rules....  lol

Stop jumping periods - you give me an itch to follow every time!

I absolutely adore those - and if you havent already, you should do a step-by-step guide to painting horses - I know you're 'just' layering, but it really works!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Captain Blood on April 28, 2014, 09:38:25 AM
Thanks  :)

Captain, fantastic as usual.
Your colors are always so vibrant.
Have you ever revealed your secret?
Do you base coat white? Have you ever put up a tutorial?

There's no cunning secret I'm afraid. I paint in bold colours. I take pictures under a bright light. I use a dark brown undercoat.

There's a tutorial of sorts here: http://www.sdean-forum.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25706
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: nervisfr on April 28, 2014, 10:43:11 AM
The painting and photography are both so vibrant and so precise at the same time.

as you say, professional on painting and photography.   o_o
Bravo l'ami
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Vanvlak on April 28, 2014, 10:48:19 AM
Good grief, the colours are brilliant. If I could paint just the dragon banner a third as well I'd be happy  :D 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Hu Rhu on April 28, 2014, 03:57:19 PM
They looked excellent on the LPL but close up  :o :o
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: delbruck on April 28, 2014, 04:31:56 PM
Thank you for the link Captain. I have only been painting for 40 years, I have much to learn. One color I really have difficulty doing to my satifaction is dark red. Yours are great. Would you mind giving your formula for this?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Captain Blood on April 28, 2014, 05:33:41 PM
Certainly :)

My current red of choice is GW 'Evil Sunz Scarlet' (yes, really... )

I darken it with a touch of black for a base coat, and lighten it with a touch of Vallejo Deep Yellow for the highlight coat. Gradually adding yellow for the topmost highlights. Possibly even a tiny bit of white (heresy I know, because too much white just makes your red look pink).
That's what I used for the reds on these chaps. It's what I always use actually. When I find a recipe that works, I stick to it.

For a darker red, I guess just more black and less yellow :)
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Post by: Orctrader on April 28, 2014, 06:01:43 PM
Outstanding paintwork.   :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: gamer Mac on April 28, 2014, 06:33:20 PM
You have me looking at these figures now :-[
Lovely work :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: warburton on April 29, 2014, 05:37:29 AM
Excellent figures, and especially great paintwork, and - to my mind at least - appropriate for this section of the forum.

Also, that tutorial on Steve Dean's forum has been quite useful to me in the past. I'm not a member there though, so it has taken until now to be able to thank for posting it!

I look forward to seeing more. I have many Foundry and some musketeer late Romans. Yours will be quite inspiring as I also intend to paint them in quite bold colours like these. It is often a forgotten or little known fact, as far as I know, but the Romans painted everything bright gaudy, colours; the temples buildings and statues, and togas and most likely arms and armour were not just red and cream, but painted all sorts of colours; it is just the white stonework that has survived!

Also, I have been told that Evil Sunz Scarlet is the bee's knees; I must try it sometime.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Argonor on April 29, 2014, 05:51:34 AM
It is often a forgotten or little known fact, as far as I know, but the Romans painted everything bright gaudy, colours; the temples buildings and statues, and togas and most likely arms and armour were not just red and cream, but painted all sorts of colours; it is just the white stonework that has survived!

Also, I have been told that Evil Sunz Scarlet is the bee's knees; I must try it sometime.

Just like rune stones of the Dark Age.

For bright,solid reds, also try Mephiston Red - it has many of the properties of the OOP Blood Red (but is a tiny bit deeper).
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Post by: Dr Mathias on April 29, 2014, 06:06:54 PM
That was a pretty stunning LPL entry, I'm glad to know there's more that might be coming along. Beautiful painting!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Axebreaker on April 29, 2014, 08:25:22 PM
Absolutely superb is what comes to mind. :-* :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: moiterei_1984 on April 29, 2014, 08:44:32 PM
Great painting! I really love your vibrant colours.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Captain Blood on April 29, 2014, 08:55:58 PM
Thank you fellows  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Eric the Shed on April 29, 2014, 09:25:52 PM
I think you need to put more tufts of grass on the bases... :D

Gorgeous painting
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Post by: Blackwolf on April 30, 2014, 05:42:51 AM
Lovely work :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: Hidalgo on May 04, 2014, 04:23:12 PM
After watching your last photos I think that I will start hating you  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia...
Post by: bigredbat on May 04, 2014, 05:28:34 PM
Those are a bit bl00dy good!  Very vibrant colours.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... SAXONS!
Post by: Captain Blood on May 18, 2014, 05:53:06 PM
Thanks  :)

After watching your last photos I think that I will start hating you  :D

I say, steady on  ;)

Part 2...

Here are some more shots of my first Early Saxons from the last round of the LPL...

They are all Musketeer Miniatures. Hand painted shields.

I have 42 of these figures (only 36 to go!), which I intend to use for Saga, or maybe Dux Brit-etc... We shall see. There's a lot of paint between here and then, particularly as they are third in the queue behind 20 more Napoleonic sailors and 10 more Game of Thrones plastic conversions...

Anyway, here they are.

I must say, I bloody love these Musketeer figures. They are made for painting. Thanks Bill :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_30_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_30_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_31_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_31_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_31_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_42_21.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 18, 2014, 06:13:49 PM
Loverly, they get my vote  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 18, 2014, 06:39:08 PM
That's not half bad!!!  :-* :-* lol lol

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: gamer Mac on May 18, 2014, 06:39:57 PM
Hand painted shields :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
They got my vote too.
Lovely stuff :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Jeff965 on May 18, 2014, 07:59:17 PM
Fantastic Richard, something to aspire to I think. I am looking forward to seeing this project flourish.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: rumacara on May 18, 2014, 08:08:05 PM
Hello all

Richard, once more great painting. :-* :-*
Keep it coming.

Cheers

Rui
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: philhendry on May 18, 2014, 08:11:17 PM
Superb!!!!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Mason on May 18, 2014, 08:21:55 PM
Saxons???

These aint no Saxons that I have ever imagined.
Far too crisp and clean and bright.
Where's the mud and filth and crap and everything else that comes with filthy dirty Saxons???
 ???

They look like Captain Blood's version of Saxons, I tell ya, all bright and colourful and perfectly chipper looking......oh. hold on a minute.....erm....


Bloody gorgeous, as usual, Richard.
So bloody gorgeous that I had to vote for them.
Striking a blow for the long-lost, fashion-conscious, well heeled and clean Saxon.
Hats off to you, man.
Bloody lovely.
 :-* :-* :-*

Now lets see the other 36 as we could all do with a good dose of Dux Brit/SAGA goodness from the hands of a brushman like yourself.
 :D



Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Argonor on May 18, 2014, 08:41:34 PM
Wot he said ^

I'm almost ripe to get Dux Brit (already have SAGA, and love it!)... almost...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... SAXONS!
Post by: Hidalgo on May 19, 2014, 09:52:37 AM
I my gosh, the minaitures are great, but the painting is again superb!!

I am really impressed with the face of this guy at the left: he even has perfect teeth and lips!!!  :o

Did you do any tutorial explaining how you paint the skin? That could be a way to stop hating you  :D




(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/17/577_18_05_14_7_40_30_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Plynkes on May 19, 2014, 10:01:28 AM
On the 'Recent Posts' sidebar all you can see of the title of this thread is "Captain Blood's Twilight."

I had resisted clicking on it because I had no desire to look at a bunch of sissy vampires mooning about and falling in love with schoolgirls, however well-painted.

I'm very glad that curiosity finally got the better of me, though, because this is even more magnificent than Blood's usual fare, if such a thing is even possible.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... SAXONS!
Post by: Captain Blood on May 19, 2014, 10:12:19 AM
On the 'Recent Posts' sidebar all you can see of the title of this thread is "Captain Blood's Twilight."

I had resisted clicking on it because I had no desire to look at a bunch of sissy vampires mooning about and falling in love with schoolgirls, however well-painted.

I'm very glad that curiosity finally got the better of me, though, because this is even more magnificent than Blood's usual fare, if such a thing is even possible.

Aww. Thanks Plynkes  :)

I've never watched Twilight. But you've got me thinking about sissy Early Saxon vampires falling in love with sub-Roman Vestal virgins... I think that might work  ;)


Did you do any tutorial explaining how you paint the skin? That could be a way to stop hating you  :D

Here: http://www.sdean-forum.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25706
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Ragnar on May 19, 2014, 10:21:18 AM
Absolutey brilliant.  I may as well chuck my early Saxons in the bin.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... SAXONS!
Post by: Plynkes on May 19, 2014, 11:06:56 AM
...sub-Roman Vestal virgins.

Would that make them vestigial virgins, then?



(I'll get me coat.)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 20, 2014, 06:14:32 PM
Unbelievable, Richard. What a smooth painting job, I'm highly impressed!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: WillieB on May 20, 2014, 08:21:36 PM
These are probably the best painted figures I ever saw.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: redzed on May 29, 2014, 02:28:26 AM
missed these :?

they're really nice ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: nikko on June 03, 2014, 09:55:15 PM
Stunning early saxons !!! :o
Nikko
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: syrinx0 on June 04, 2014, 02:31:33 AM
Magnificent as always. I'm looking forward to seeing the complete force.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Blackwolf on June 04, 2014, 03:22:40 AM
Not bad old bean,not bad at all :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Captain Blood on June 04, 2014, 07:15:37 AM
Thanks - the next batch are very nearly done  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Silent Invader on June 04, 2014, 07:23:28 AM
All round absolutely lovely.  8) :-*

The hair really stands out for me, both in its sculpting and painting.  :-*

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Malamute on June 04, 2014, 07:34:25 AM
All round absolutely lovely.  8) :-*

The hair really stands out for me, both in its sculpting and painting.  :-*



Yep, they look a bit windswept :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Captain Blood on June 04, 2014, 09:45:56 AM
Wait until you see the archers - it's the return of the BeeGees!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Eric the Shed on June 04, 2014, 10:17:55 AM
Gorgeous :D
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Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 04, 2014, 12:47:46 PM
Holy crap Mate!  STUNNING!  May I ask, what's your technique for the blond hair?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Bugsda on June 04, 2014, 01:43:44 PM
Total gorgeousness  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Captain Blood on June 04, 2014, 03:15:23 PM
Thanks  :)

Holy crap Mate!  STUNNING!  May I ask, what's your technique for the blond hair?

It's four stage...
Stage 1: Inscribe / Palmer Prism Caramel darkened with 25% Vallejo Flat Earth
Stage 2: Go over the 'hairs' with neat Caramel, leaving the darker base shade in the recesses
Stage 3: mix 25% white into the Caramel for highlights, and overlay these
Stage 4: mix some more white in and use this final highlight mix to pick out the tips of the beard, moustache and hair, and especially any 'feature' strands of hair blowing around the face or coming down from the hairline...

If you want to blend the whole thing in a little more, you can run a very thin wash of Flat Earth (like 1% paint, 99% water) over the lot, and repeat this step as many times as you like (allowing it to dry between each wash) to subdue the brightness of the hairdo...  ;)

I should say that (tragically) the Inscribe / Palmer prism range of 'craft acrylics' has been discontinued and is very hard to get hard of now. They had some great colours - Caramel being one of them. Any yellowy-brown colour is probably a good enough base.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Mason on June 04, 2014, 03:45:52 PM
Next time we meet up I shall let you paint my grey hairs using this recipe.
It should work well.
 :D

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Silent Invader on June 04, 2014, 03:49:14 PM
Perhaps you could paint Nick's head while you are doing Paul's hair.  lol

Back OT they really are the nicest flowing locks.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Bugsda on June 04, 2014, 04:35:11 PM


I should say that (tragically) the Inscribe / Palmer prism range of 'craft acrylics' has been discontinued

 :'( I'm still crying over that.

I've never thought of using Caramel for hair :o So I'm nicking that, cheers Richard  ;)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 04, 2014, 04:53:16 PM
:'( I'm still crying over that.

I've never thought of using Caramel for hair :o So I'm nicking that, cheers Richard  ;)



FYI, Blick Arts in the States has them on clearance for about $1.00, so if you guys split the shipping...  But in a pinch it looks close to VMC Goldbrown, so I'll give that a go first.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Admiral Benbow on June 04, 2014, 05:04:25 PM
Great figures, brilliant painting as always!
 :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Mitch K on June 05, 2014, 02:06:35 PM
Quite simply stunning work!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Duke Donald on June 06, 2014, 04:14:40 PM
These are extraordinarily well painted!  I haven't seem such amazing minis for a while.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Twin Cities Gamer on June 07, 2014, 02:16:54 PM
Magnificent, and thanks for the link to the tutorial!  If I were the Brits, I'd throw in the towel to these lovely invaders.  I mean, look at the teeth on the one fellow.  Perfect!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 07, 2014, 03:25:49 PM
Thanks  :)

It's four stage...
Stage 1: Inscribe / Palmer Prism Caramel darkened with 25% Vallejo Flat Earth
Stage 2: Go over the 'hairs' with neat Caramel, leaving the darker base shade in the recesses
Stage 3: mix 25% white into the Caramel for highlights, and overlay these
Stage 4: mix some more white in and use this final highlight mix to pick out the tips of the beard, moustache and hair, and especially any 'feature' strands of hair blowing around the face or coming down from the hairline...

If you want to blend the whole thing in a little more, you can run a very thin wash of Flat Earth (like 1% paint, 99% water) over the lot, and repeat this step as many times as you like (allowing it to dry between each wash) to subdue the brightness of the hairdo...  ;)

I should say that (tragically) the Inscribe / Palmer prism range of 'craft acrylics' has been discontinued and is very hard to get hard of now. They had some great colours - Caramel being one of them. Any yellowy-brown colour is probably a good enough base.

Thanks Capt!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... THE SAXON INCOMERS!
Post by: Captain Blood on June 08, 2014, 07:05:41 PM
Thanks friends, for the positive feedback  :)

Should have quite a few more figures finished over the next few days... First up, the first of my bow armed levies...

Musketeer Miniatures only have one early Saxon bow armed pack, so I thought I'd have a go at supplementing them with some plastics.

The figure pulling his arrow from the quiver is a Musketeer metal figure.
The other two are plastic Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors, with Perry longbow arms and a generous application of Green Stuff hair - to bring them to the same level of hairiness as the Musketeer metals...

Unfortunately, I think I might have overdone the coiffure a bit, and they now resemble the Bee Gees... Or Benny and Bjorn from Abba ;)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_08_06_14_8_55_37_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_08_06_14_8_55_37_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_08_06_14_8_55_37_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_08_06_14_8_55_37_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED!
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 08, 2014, 07:15:57 PM
Not too bad mate!!!  ;D :-* :-*

Good to see some proper blonde Saxons.  lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Hu Rhu on June 08, 2014, 07:23:14 PM
Excellent figures.  Perhaps they were ABBAs ancestors.  lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 08, 2014, 07:36:00 PM
Lovely!  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Argonor on June 08, 2014, 08:06:27 PM
Excellent figures.  Perhaps they were ABBAs ancestors.  lol

Or BeeGee's... The guy without beard actually LOOKS like Robin Gibb...  lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: rumacara on June 09, 2014, 12:19:51 AM
 :-* :-* :-*

Abba´s or BeeGee´s it doesnt matter.

Lovelly figures, lovely painting.

Cheers

Rui
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on June 09, 2014, 08:19:41 AM
Outstanding painting once again  :-*
Really good job on the conversions.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Phil Robinson on June 09, 2014, 09:06:46 AM
More great stuff there Richard, I can see them firing away to strains of "More Than A WRoman"
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 09, 2014, 09:13:26 AM
More great stuff there Richard, I can see them firing away to strains of "More Than A WRoman"

 lol lol lol
Ah, you card, Phil...  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Malamute on June 09, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
More goodness. ;D

Very, very nice, up to your usual Wicked Kewl standard :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 8 June: SAXON ARCHERS ADDED! (P.5)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 09, 2014, 10:34:48 AM
Thanks  :)

Another addition to the ranks - a rash geoguth or young warrior.

I've been dabbling with LBMS shield transfers for the first time on this project. Mainly because I've bought the 'Arthurian Knights' set, which look spectacularly beautiful.
So I thought I might try out a few on the Saxons too.
Not sure I like them.
a/ They're not transfers in the old Airfix / Tamiya sense of the word... They're actually printed on sticky plastic film, which makes them quite hard to shape to the shield - especially around the edges. And b/ You then have to spend so much time blending in the edges and 'weathering in' the design, that you may as well just paint the blinking thing in the first place!
So although this figure has a transfer on his shield, it's covered with so much paint, I'm not sure you can really make out the transfer...

Anyway, I'm hoping they will come into their own with more complex shield designs... We shall see :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_09_06_14_12_21_18_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_09_06_14_12_21_18_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_09_06_14_12_21_18_2.JPG)

And here amongst his bow-armed ceorls...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_09_06_14_12_21_18_3.JPG)

Next up, hopefully in a day or two, a unit of heavily armoured Gedriht (the 'Hearthguard' in Saga terms), plus the army standard bearer...  :)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 9 June: SAXON SPEARMAN ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: warburton on June 09, 2014, 10:59:00 AM
Nice. Never used the transfers myself but your thoughts echo the reasons I have not tried. The Celtic knot designs and so on might be a good reason to try though when I get around to doing Gauls....
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 9 June: SAXON SPEARMAN ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Hu Rhu on June 09, 2014, 11:11:05 AM
Let me guess.  Little Jimmy Osmond?  Great paint job.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 9 June: SAXON SPEARMAN ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2014, 01:52:33 PM
Let me guess.  Little Jimmy Osmond?

lol - there is a passing resemblance, I must admit...


Here are the next figures: three more 'Gedriht' or sworn warriors.
In 'Saga' terms, they are 'Hearthguard'. Just the standard bearer to add and they will be my second unit of four well-armoured and dedicated professional warriors, sworn to defend their warlord, or die trying...

I'm employing figures from across the Musketeer Miniatures range to build my warband - these three are technically a Goth, a Romano-Brit hero, and a Saxon. Truthfully, they are all dressed and armed pretty much the same, so I'm just counting them as interchangeable. A spangelhelm is a spangelhelm, more or less... It's only the small early Saxon shields that were distinctive, but I'm mixing a few larger shields in as well anyway for a bit of visual variety...

I've tried again with the shield transfers on a couple of these, and managed slightly better results this time. I guess they're probably worth it for more complex motifs, which even I'd find way too fiddly to paint - and I'm pretty patient. For block colour shield patterns though, like on the third figure here, I think it's just as quick and easy to stick to freehand...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_10_06_14_3_41_30_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_10_06_14_3_41_30_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_10_06_14_3_41_30_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_10_06_14_3_41_30_3.JPG)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Mason on June 10, 2014, 01:57:47 PM
Looking good, Cap'n,
 :-*

Some of those colour choices will have Chris calling them camp, though, I reckon.
 ;)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Phil Robinson on June 10, 2014, 02:26:27 PM
Very nice and vying with the Sassanids in the colourful clothing stakes.
 
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 10, 2014, 02:30:01 PM
Very nice. I'm impressed at how crisp and contrasty you manage to keep the chain mail. :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 10, 2014, 02:58:01 PM
Very nice. I'm impressed at how crisp and contrasty you manage to keep the chain mail. :)

Me too!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: gamer Mac on June 10, 2014, 03:06:32 PM
You have really got your painting hat on this weather. Some more cracking figures. Have you tried the game yet?
What's it like?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2014, 03:55:22 PM
Saga?
Yes, had a couple of games courtesy of Eric the Shed.
I really like it.
The basic game mechanics are simple, but there's a lot of flavour, intrigue and tactical variety provided by the special abilities customised to the various Dark Age nations. Plus the fact that you can only do so many things in one turn - not everything at once. Which introduces a great degree of tension into the game. Working out how to get the best out of these two factors is quite a learning curve, but I'm sure after a few more games I'll have mastered it to a reasonable level... Possibly  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Jeff965 on June 10, 2014, 06:42:50 PM
Beautiful work Richard, are we likely to see photographs of these in action?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2014, 08:37:00 PM
You will once I've got 37 of them done - which is the required minimum force size for a medium scale Saga game  :)

Give me a few more weeks...  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Jeff965 on June 10, 2014, 08:53:47 PM
Excellent I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Elk101 on June 10, 2014, 08:55:26 PM
I'd missed this thread until now as like Plynkes I misunderstood ' Captain Blood's Twilight' for something else, though unlike Plynkes I thought it was some sort of retirement thing. He's far too young for that, I thought!  ;)

Lovely colours aside, do you wet blend to get that lovely smoothness? I struggle to get the sort of depth your painting does, though that may be because you are very, very good and I am not!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2014, 10:09:44 PM
:) don't do yourself down Steve. It's just technique and practice.

Yes, I do tend to wet blend within the highlight layers, although not always. The real secret to smooth transitions is building up the highlights using several thin layers of paint rather than a couple of layers straight from the pot.

The other secret is patience. It takes a long time to apply several layers of paint! So you need to be resigned to the fact that you're only going to turn out a few figures at a time, not 20-strong units finished after a couple of painting sessions.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Mithridates1 on June 10, 2014, 11:13:55 PM
Superb job on these guys.  I do like the work you have done on these Musketeers.  And the advice is very good as well - patience!   I keep thinking the same and doing the opposite.......
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Elk101 on June 11, 2014, 06:25:44 AM
Thanks Richard! Practice and actually building up a bit of momentum with painting is my issue as it is very stop-start (partly work, mainly small children). It's good to have something to aim for though!

Cheers
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: nikko on June 11, 2014, 08:23:22 AM
Hello,
impressive painting on excellent Musketeer miniatures !!
Nikko
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on June 11, 2014, 12:48:01 PM
Lovely additions, Richard, I especially like the geoguth , very dynamic figure and kind of dynamic painting, looks just great. And I noticed you are finally painting eyes  ;)  Great performance, can't wait to see all the 37 guys.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Hu Rhu on June 11, 2014, 01:50:11 PM
Excellent as always.  I am thinking of investing in these models myself to replace the rather lack lustre Gripping Beast Saxons that form my current SAGA warband.

Hadn't noticed the eyes until the Prof pointed it out.  But only one figure or is my eyesight failing me?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Bugsda on June 11, 2014, 02:23:05 PM
:-*

Some of those colour choices will have Chris calling them camp, though, I reckon.
 ;)



They're only camp if they beat me in a comp, otherwise they're theatrical excellence.  lol

 :-* Theatrically excellent work Richard.  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: verd on June 11, 2014, 03:04:31 PM
I'm enjoying watching these come together. Great painting!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on June 11, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
What an amazing painting once again!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 12, 2014, 07:29:14 AM
very very nice painting indeed I copied your method of not painting Eyes by the way I think that brings much better results!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Furt on June 12, 2014, 07:59:17 AM
Wow - so very, very nice!  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 June: GEDRIHT WARRIORS ADDED! (P.6)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 12, 2014, 07:22:57 PM
Thanks all  :)

And I noticed you are finally painting eyes  ;) 

I think that's a trick of the light, Alex. I promise you I am not painting eyes any more than I ever have done - just dark slits with eyelids :)

(One day maybe...  ;))


Meanwhile, here's the standard bearer to complete my second 'hearthguard' unit.

The totem of a giant aurochs' skull mounted as a standard is a straight steal from Lt.Hazel's excellent idea here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=42171.165

Sorry Jan, but you know in England we say 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' :D (and your thread provided me with a lot of inspiration).

I sculpted the skull from Green Stuff.

I have a few more Musketeer early Saxon figures in prep or on the painting desk already. But there will probably be a bit of a break on this project for a while, as I have a couple of other batches of figures I really have to paint first...  ::)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_12_06_14_9_10_18_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_12_06_14_9_10_19_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_12_06_14_9_10_19_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_12_06_14_9_10_19_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_12_06_14_9_10_19_4.JPG)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 12, 2014, 07:28:11 PM
oooh, more wargames porn, excellent!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 12, 2014, 08:00:12 PM
Much loveliness!  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Mason on June 12, 2014, 08:04:32 PM
Ooooh!

That's a bit good!
 :-* :-* :-*


I sculpted the skull from Green Stuff.

And so is that.
 8)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: LeadAsbestos on June 12, 2014, 08:21:10 PM
Gorgeous!

This thread reminds me, I still have that Salute06 Arthur waiting for you to relent... ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: elysium64 on June 12, 2014, 08:34:35 PM
Absolutely beautiful, almost tempting to resurrect my Arthurian project.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 12, 2014, 09:11:50 PM
Do it Simon  ;)

Gorgeous!

This thread reminds me, I still have that Salute06 Arthur waiting for you to relent... ;)

lol

Yes, by co-incidence, I found my one the other day...
Glad I hung onto it now... Think I will be incorporating the two figures into this project - finally found a use for them  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: syrinx0 on June 13, 2014, 02:59:22 AM
Beautiful work.  The bright crisp clean colors really pop off the screen.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Nysse on June 13, 2014, 07:04:52 AM
Amazing stuff! Are those shields done with decals or are you just insanely good at freehanding tiny details? :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Malamute on June 13, 2014, 07:09:19 AM
That skull is very impressive, you are becoming quite a sculptor. You really need to try your hand at a complete figure soon  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 13, 2014, 08:47:48 AM
That skull is very impressive, you are becoming quite a sculptor. You really need to try your hand at a complete figure soon  :)

lol
Sculpting is not a problem. I have no doubt at all that I could turn out passable looking 28mm figure sculpts. The problem at the moment is finding the right armatures...  ;)

Amazing stuff! Are those shields done with decals or are you just insanely good at freehanding tiny details? :D

Thanks :)

As mentioned a little higher up the thread. The shileds on the last few figures are a mix of freehand and LBMS decals.
The standard bearer's shield has a decal on it, which I have overpainted and weathered quite a bit to blend the decal into the rest of the shield.

I remain agnostic about decals. For very detailed, intricate or tiny patterns, they are worth the effort for the result.
For block coloured shields or simple patterns with a few bashes and slashes here and there, I actually think it's quicker and more effective to paint your own.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Malamute on June 13, 2014, 09:07:15 AM
The problem at the moment is finding the right armatures...  ;)


No problem, I'll let you have some when we next meet :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 13, 2014, 02:27:49 PM
No problem, I'll let you have some when we next meet :)

Just ordered that Caramel paint from the States!  Blick still has them in stock, I got 2.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 13, 2014, 03:02:42 PM
No problem, I'll let you have some when we next meet :)

Well alright then... I like a challenge  ;)

Just ordered that Caramel paint from the States!  Blick still has them in stock, I got 2.

Good man. I don't think you'll be sorry. It's a very versatile colour and a very nice paint. Just a great shame they've stopped making it

I'm assuming you had to pay a great deal more for the Transatlantic shipping than for the paint itself?

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 13, 2014, 03:20:28 PM
I really like that standard bearer, gorgeous work  :-* :-* :-*

The painted skull is a very nice touch and not one that I think I've seen before  8)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 13, 2014, 04:53:37 PM
Regarding your warband Richard, presumably the banner man is to take the role defined by the additional rule that was introduced in Ravens Shadow?

Did you buy the supplement as well or can you get by without it?


Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 13, 2014, 04:58:32 PM
Well alright then... I like a challenge  ;)

Good man. I don't think you'll be sorry. It's a very versatile colour and a very nice paint. Just a great shame they've stopped making it

I'm assuming you had to pay a great deal more for the Transatlantic shipping than for the paint itself?



No my sister is visiting me in August and so she'll bring it then with some spare needles for my badger.  It was WAY too expensive otherwise.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on June 13, 2014, 05:01:26 PM
Woll done on the standart bearer, Richard, like the skull and the colours.

Sculpting is not a problem. I have no doubt at all that I could turn out passable looking 28mm figure sculpts. The problem at the moment is finding the right armatures...  ;)

I hope you're going to find the armatures, really looking forward to see your sculpting efforts.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 13, 2014, 05:30:40 PM
No my sister is visiting me in August and so she'll bring it then with some spare needles for my badger.  It was WAY too expensive otherwise.

You've got a pet badger?  What does it use the needles for?

 ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 13, 2014, 07:45:31 PM
You've got a pet badger?  What does it use the needles for?

 ;)

Mark, have you been taking your medication?  ;)

Regarding your warband Richard, presumably the banner man is to take the role defined by the additional rule that was introduced in Ravens Shadow?

Did you buy the supplement as well or can you get by without it?


Yes Steve, I have all the supplements, but would like to master the basics before progressing tp advanced rules like army banners... I expect to make a few standard bearers, mainly 'cos I like them  :)

I hope you're going to find the armatures, really looking forward to see your sculpting efforts.

Thanks Alex. I've thought about having a try for a while now, so will be interesting to see what I can manage  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 13, 2014, 08:03:37 PM
Ah right so you'll play him as a hearthguard (or whatever) without penalty or advantage for the banner.  Makes sense.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: rumacara on June 13, 2014, 08:16:02 PM
Huummm...
And its me who is getting better at sculping!!! ;D
Well done Richard. Love the painting and love the sculp. :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 19, 2014, 09:44:25 PM
Thanks Rui  ;)

The next lot will have a horse skull standard. I'm liking doing skulls...  :D

Meanwhile, a couple of people have told me which battle boards in Saga lend themselves best to adaptation for Germanic incomers vs Romano-Celtic defenders of Britannia. (Pending the official 'Arthurian' supplement for Saga, which I've been told is next on the schedule... Although as a latecomer to Saga, I've also been told they've been promising that for three years!)

Unfortunately, I now can't find the threads or PMs which had those suggestions for proxy factions in... Anyone care to remind me? Thanks  :)

I'm over halfway through the Saxons. 24 either finished or in progress.
Once they're done I'll turn my attention to the British, who will be composed of 16 cavalry (8 x 'hearthguards' and 8 x 'warriors') plus 8 x 'warriors' on foot, 12 missile armed 'levy', plus a mounted warlord.
(In fact, I'll probably paint 16 warriors on foot, so I don't always have to use the mounted option quite so heavily... )



Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Mason on June 19, 2014, 09:53:15 PM
I assume that have read the Cornwell Arthur books, Richard...?
If not, they may provide some inspiration.
 ;)

I have some armatures that I can send you.
I only used them for the first four figures that I attempted.
I didn't really get on with them and prefer to make my own from wire now.
It is fairly simple and I find it easier to add the wire for the arms at a later date.

Horses for courses and all that...



Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: redzed on June 20, 2014, 10:20:55 AM

Good man. I don't think you'll be sorry. It's a very versatile colour and a very nice paint. Just a great shame they've stopped making it
I have two unopened bottles.............
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 20, 2014, 11:04:03 AM
I have two unopened bottles.............

You can still get some of the colours in the UK by sculling around on eBay and elsehwere, but it's a case of buying up what's left before it disappears forever :(
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Eric the Shed on June 20, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
No problem, I'll let you have some when we next meet :)

Name a date boys for your revenge match...as of Thursday next week I seem to have a bit of time on my hands - in fact the whole of July and most of August
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 20, 2014, 02:48:50 PM
I'm game  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Eric the Shed on June 20, 2014, 03:04:30 PM
Where's mama?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Malamute on June 20, 2014, 03:17:23 PM
Surely not Saga???????????????????????????????????

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

 lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Eric the Shed on June 20, 2014, 03:22:13 PM
We will keep it nice and short this time....
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 12 June: GEDRIHT STANDARD ADDED! (P.8)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 21, 2014, 03:54:22 PM
Oh come on Nick, don't be a pussy...  Giles has even learned the rules now ;)


Meanwhile, back on the beach... The next family of Saxon invaders wade ashore to claim their little slice of Britannia...

I've decided this chap will be my warlord.
Almost any of the Musketeer Miniature personality figures (and there are a lot of them, all lovely) would do as C-in-C. But this fellow looks like he's giving orders, so it may as well be him.
His son is with him - he'll be fighting in the levy with his sling until he can grow a beard.
Plus his trusty horn bearer, so the big chief can issue orders to his followers around the field of battle...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_21_06_14_5_41_36_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_21_06_14_5_41_36_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_21_06_14_5_41_36_1.JPG)


By incorporating a couple of the more Romano-Brit looking types (I think they're all pretty interchangeable really), that takes me to 19 painted warriors, which is over halfway to my first Saga-force - yay! Here is a pic of the whole clan so far, by way of celebration...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_21_06_14_5_41_37_3.JPG)

I've got six more in prep, and after that, only a dozen more figures will take me to the minimum necessary establishment.

After that - onto the Arthurians, which I have all lined up and ready to go. I'm looking forward to doing them even more than the Saxons... Lovely, lovely cavalry :-*

Then there's the small matter of 20 more Napoleonic British sailors and Royal Marines in the queue... Plus 10 Game of Thrones plastic conversions... And so it goes on... So many figures, so little time...  :?
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Post by: LeadAsbestos on June 21, 2014, 04:07:22 PM
Very nice! :-*
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Post by: Eric the Shed on June 21, 2014, 04:27:04 PM
Oh come on Nick, don't be a pussy...  Giles has even learned the rules now ;)



Sorry....I merely forgot that you cant double the number of attacks a unit may have..

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 21, 2014, 05:37:32 PM
Excellent update Richard  :-* :-*

I really like the expression you've captured of the leaders son  8)

A dagger in the dark soon  ??? ;)

cheers

James
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Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 21, 2014, 05:44:56 PM
Holy Bloody Hell!  Those are wonderful!   :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Mason on June 21, 2014, 05:56:35 PM
Lovely brushwork, Richard.
 :-* :-*

Seriously flash buggers, these Saxons.
 8)


I really like the expression you've captured of the leaders son  8)

A dagger in the dark soon  ??? ;)

 lol
Yep, a shifty looking scheister, that one.
 ;)

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Post by: Centaur_Seducer on June 21, 2014, 06:27:25 PM
I was hoping for vampire! :(

Looking good though Cap ;)
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Post by: Totleben on June 21, 2014, 06:49:41 PM
Bright ages.  :-*
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 21, 2014, 07:40:32 PM
Such loveliness!   :-*

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Post by: rumacara on June 21, 2014, 08:12:05 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Happy SAGA games
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Post by: Phil Robinson on June 21, 2014, 11:11:50 PM
Great stuff, looking forward to seeing Arthur and his cavalry
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on June 22, 2014, 04:39:05 AM
Absolutely amazing work! Your choice of colours is awesome and the results the more. I'm pretty sure they'll tell those pesky Romano-British who's the boss in town.
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Post by: Axebreaker on June 23, 2014, 10:27:19 PM
Simply superb painting Captain! :-* :-*

Christopher
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Post by: Doomsdave on June 28, 2014, 12:38:22 AM
Gorgeous figures as usual. 
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Post by: Dr Mathias on June 28, 2014, 01:54:31 AM
That's a great looking warband, fantastic work. Probably the brightest dark ages figures the world has seen, and you can certainly pull it off.  :-*
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Post by: Anderson Collection on June 28, 2014, 07:47:20 PM
I had missed this but now I have caught up that is fantastic work :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 28, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
Thanks  :)
Bit of a lull now, as I really have to paint some other figures for a promised magazine article.
Back with the Saxons and some Arthurians in a week or two...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: FramFramson on June 30, 2014, 06:29:59 PM
A bit late, but these gents are to your usual colourful standard!
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Post by: Yankeepedlar01 on June 30, 2014, 10:08:35 PM
Those are really nice, Richard, and not plastic either! :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Lt. Hazel on July 01, 2014, 04:22:07 AM
Have not visited your thread for too long Richard! Great additions you have made, the warband looks incredibly gorgeous!
Cheers
Jan
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Post by: valleyboy on July 01, 2014, 08:59:22 AM
Wow Richard
how come I missed this thread?
I must get out more

Musketeeer Miniatures are superb sculpts and lovely to paint
However I must say I've not seen them painted as well as this before :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Captain Blood on July 01, 2014, 09:00:58 AM
Thank you. Plenty more to come over the next few weeks and months I hope :)
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Post by: Bugsda on July 01, 2014, 10:30:06 AM
Those are really nice, Richard, and not plastic either! :D

"God loves a sinner returneth to his understanding"   :D

Sublime Richard  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Yankeepedlar01 on July 01, 2014, 06:35:25 PM
"God loves a sinner returneth to his understanding"   :D

Sublime Richard  :-*
Indeed,there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents. We may yet not have to burn you... :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Phil Robinson on July 01, 2014, 06:41:34 PM
Indeed,there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents. We may yet not have to burn you... :D

But alas! what temptation awaits the repentant

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=68021.0

 :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Captain Blood on July 01, 2014, 09:50:03 PM
Fear not Phil. I am firmly a mixed media man these days ;)
I like nice metal figures, I like nice plastic figures.
But I'm glad David won't be calling round quite yet with the mob armed with flaming torches...  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: twrchtrwyth on July 01, 2014, 09:51:09 PM
These are lovely.  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: HvM on July 12, 2014, 08:31:37 PM
Gorgeous paintjobs!

I really love those miniatures by Musketeer
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: commissarmoody on July 15, 2014, 12:06:30 AM
They are pretty bad ass aren't the? I need to get some next time I get some free cash.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Remington on August 09, 2014, 12:11:56 AM
Beautiful work, Richard. Absolutely gorgeous and inspirational.

Not sure if this was mentioned before but I wouldn't get too hung up with the shield sizes. The large Musketeer shields correspond to about a 60-70 cm diameter shield which is in the mid field of Saxon shield sizes anyway. Large, later shields were around 1 - 1.2 m in diameter. That would be a 1.7 - 2 cm miniature shield.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: skip on August 09, 2014, 09:04:47 AM
truly inspirational painting, makes me want to up my painting standard :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Too Bo Coo on August 09, 2014, 09:59:45 AM
I've been trying your blond hair technique, I love it!  :D 
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 09, 2014, 11:45:06 AM
Beautiful work, Richard. Absolutely gorgeous and inspirational.

Not sure if this was mentioned before but I wouldn't get too hung up with the shield sizes. The large Musketeer shields correspond to about a 60-70 cm diameter shield which is in the mid field of Saxon shield sizes anyway. Large, later shields were around 1 - 1.2 m in diameter. That would be a 1.7 - 2 cm miniature shield.

Thanks Dimi  :)
So the very small shields aren't particularly characteristic of the early Saxon migration era then? I could mix in a few of the larger round shields?

truly inspirational painting, makes me want to up my painting standard :)

Good man  :) The more you do, and the more time you take, the better you get.

I've been trying your blond hair technique, I love it!  :D 

Great! Glad it works for you :)

I've got a few more Saxons half-done. I hope to finish them in the next few days before I disappear off to the furthest tip of Brittany for 3 weeks - where no painting is allowed ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: guitarheroandy on August 09, 2014, 12:31:26 PM
There is some debate about exactly how small and 'buckler-like' these shields were. I think the point is to avoid the really large round shields of the later Saxons as, in this early era, the fighting styles of most post-Roman force in the West were more open and fluid, so shields were therefore smaller and lighter and the bosses were designed to catch and deflect enemy blades - 'disc terminals' is what they are called and 'rather like a golf tee' is how author Guy Halsall describes them in his book 'Warfare & Society in the Barbarian West' which is a key work for anyone into this period and highly recommended (although it tends to be very pricey).

So as long as you avoid the really big shields, you can mix and match sizes a bit and not worry if some are bigger than others, in my opinion, as I'm sure getting exactly equal measurement wasn't an exact science for Saxon armourers when building shields...

I'm currently having very interesting discussions with the author of War & Conquest ancients rules about how to represent the effect of these smaller shields in his rules (I'm helping to write Arthurian and other Late or post Roman era lists for him) as they are clearly not like the classical skirmisher buckler but are also a bit more than just a typical shield that you'd find in a later Saxon shield wall!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Remington on August 09, 2014, 01:46:46 PM
Well the thing is that we seem to have shield sizes between 45cm and 1.20m attested one way or the other. The literature seems to suggest that the small, easier to wield shield ranges typically between 65 and 90 cm and the later shields were around 1m in diameter. What I am missing, aus usual in such discussions, is the irrevocable proof of this. Sadly a lot of that kind of conclusions are also a result of ideas that formed in scientint's' minds even before the finds have had the chance to give us a proper answer.

For my early Saxons I went only for the large Musketeer shields till now. First of all they look cooler and as a second point they fit better with the Foundry and GB shields for their respective lines. No plate wielding Saxons in my troop! :) they're not Greeks after all
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 09, 2014, 02:36:54 PM
I reckon the bigger blokes would carry the bigger shields  :D

cheers

James
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Post by: Elk101 on August 09, 2014, 04:18:25 PM
I reckon the bigger blokes would carry the bigger shields  :D

cheers

James

That works for me!  lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Remington on August 09, 2014, 05:01:54 PM
I reckon the bigger blokes would carry the bigger shields  :D

cheers

James

It's only logical! ;) :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: guitarheroandy on August 09, 2014, 05:09:33 PM
Well the thing is that we seem to have shield sizes between 45cm and 1.20m attested one way or the other. The literature seems to suggest that the small, easier to wield shield ranges typically between 65 and 90 cm and the later shields were around 1m in diameter. What I am missing, aus usual in such discussions, is the irrevocable proof of this. Sadly a lot of that kind of conclusions are also a result of ideas that formed in scientint's' minds even before the finds have had the chance to give us a proper answer.

Irrevocable proof is way beyond the scope of this kind of period, unfortunately. That's part of the fun  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 10, 2014, 10:42:11 AM
...shields were therefore smaller and lighter and the bosses were designed to catch and deflect enemy blades - 'disc terminals' is what they are called and 'rather like a golf tee' is how author Guy Halsall describes them in his book 'Warfare & Society in the Barbarian West'...

Oh dear, I thought those spiky bits on the bosses were random casting mistakes - like the 'worms' you find on so many metal castings. So I have been dilligently sanding them off... :D

Luckily I subscribe to this theory too:

For my early Saxons I went only for the large Musketeer shields till now. First of all they look cooler...

Sad to say, this tends to be my primary consideration with most wargames figures...  ;)
 
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 10, 2014, 10:52:51 AM
Sad to say, this tends to be my primary consideration with most wargames figures...  ;)

You should be glad that we are such a forgiving bunch  :D

cheers

James
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Post by: Captain Blood on August 15, 2014, 11:19:07 AM
Right then. Sorry for the rather long hiatus... Here we go with the next batch (finally!)

Grimbold the younger and his dad, Grimbold the elder.
Musketeer Miniatures.
I've started using the shield transfers a bit more assiduously now. I still think you have to faff around with them so much to blend and weather them in, that they don't actually save much time. But I guess for fiddly patterns they're worth the effort.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_02_18_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_02_18_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_02_18_2.JPG)

Next, two more bowmen for my 'levy'.
These are concocted from Gripping Beast plastic bodies and heads, Perry WOTR bow arms, and quite a bit of green stuff for added hairiness. I see these as old codgers who are past it for fighting in the shield wall, but who have hung onto the mail shirts of their glorious youth...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_02_18_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_02_18_4.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_03_55_0.JPG)

And finally, a couple more 'hearthguard' types. Again, Musketeer Miniatures and LBM shield transfers.
The horse skull and mane standard, I fashioned from green stuff...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_03_56_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_03_56_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_03_55_1.JPG)

And here they are together.

Here come the lads - English hooligans of all ages...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/577_15_08_14_1_03_56_4.JPG)

That's 25 of the little blighters down and done.
12 more to go to perfect my starter 6 point Saga-force.
I have the 12 lucky figures already selected. Now to clean them up and prep them. That's this weekend's job :)






Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Mason on August 15, 2014, 11:22:27 AM
Stunning!

English hooligans have never looked so fine.

 :-* :-* :-*


Loving the work on that skull too.
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on August 15, 2014, 11:24:20 AM
Brilliant captin!  ;D ;D

I am especially pleased to see that you agree that there's no such thing as too much purple!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Malamute on August 15, 2014, 11:27:15 AM
Splendid stuff and again, great Greenstuffing. ;D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 15, 2014, 11:28:07 AM
Loverly jubberly  8) 8) 8)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Silent Invader on August 15, 2014, 11:40:55 AM
I especially like the old codgers!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: pocoloco on August 15, 2014, 11:42:19 AM
Happy to jump on board, even though this late to the party.

Lovely brushwork on fine minis  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 June: WARLORD ADDED! (P.10)
Post by: Phil Robinson on August 15, 2014, 12:17:46 PM
I've started using the shield transfers a bit more assiduously now. I still think you have to faff around with them so much to blend and weather them in, that they don't actually save much time. But I guess for fiddly patterns they're worth the effort.

When your doing 20 Imperial Romans they do :) Corking stuff as usual Richard, great work with the horses head, I may steal that idea for my Goths.








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Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: rumacara on August 15, 2014, 01:46:59 PM
So who´s having fun with the green stuff, heh?   ;)

Lovelly conversions and paintings. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Thunderchicken on August 15, 2014, 02:42:05 PM
One of the good things about reading this thread for the first time is seeing four months of marvellous work in one hit!

Bravo Capt. B! Stunning work.  :-* :-* 
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 15, 2014, 04:16:52 PM
These are very good looking like the bowmen especially nice conversion idear might lent it for some Stark bowmen. Really nice painting like always
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 15, 2014, 04:41:24 PM
Thanks Tom, and all.
Yes, they'd be perfect for Stark bowmen  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: skip on August 15, 2014, 06:06:49 PM
simply gorgeous painting :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Yankeepedlar01 on August 15, 2014, 07:15:36 PM
Excellent stuff, Richard! I shall douse the torches ~ for now anyway... ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Centaur_Seducer on August 15, 2014, 07:35:01 PM
Love em cap!

And there's a Tuft factory working hard to supply your ever need for more tufts ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Axebreaker on August 15, 2014, 08:00:29 PM
Excellent painting as always Captain!! :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Lt. Hazel on August 15, 2014, 08:06:58 PM
Really cool. The skull you sculpted is so much better than mine...shame on you!!
 ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Dolmot on August 15, 2014, 08:32:13 PM
I heard GW already hired him.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 16, 2014, 06:06:45 PM
lol
That'll be the day...

;)

There's a Tuft factory working hard to supply your ever need for more tufts ;)

Many tufts died to bring us this base...
I've given up on static grass altogether these days. It's tufts all the way for me! :)

Really cool. The skull you sculpted is so much better than mine...

Thanks Jan, but I don't think so really. Besides, it was your idea, so I'm definitely claiming no credit for them  ;)

The next six Saxons are prepped and undercoated!  o_o
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Lt. Hazel on August 16, 2014, 07:57:24 PM
Can't claim any credits either, I have the idea from Cornwells warlord chronicles.  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on August 17, 2014, 07:16:07 PM
Amazing choice of colours! Your Saxons definitely are from one of the more colourfull tribes...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 18, 2014, 01:10:30 AM
Beautiful painting. Seems like you're outdoing yourself with these, which hardly seemed possible :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: redzed on August 20, 2014, 07:06:48 AM
lovin' all of these :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Blackwolf on August 20, 2014, 07:15:56 AM
Richard these are rather beautiful,well done :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: HvM on August 20, 2014, 01:30:46 PM
I really love those bowmen conversions! Very creative! :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 20, 2014, 03:02:04 PM
Thanks lads  :)
Just arrived in la belle France for a week or three, so no more updates for a while I'm sad to say...
The entire warband will be finished in September though.
Hopefully  ::)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 15 August: Many more Saxons! (P.13)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 10, 2015, 07:53:09 PM
Well, the entire warband wasn't finished in September...  ::)

However, it's finally getting there now...

Here are the latest additions fresh from the LPL...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/21/577_10_05_15_9_40_19_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/21/577_10_05_15_9_40_19_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/21/577_10_05_15_9_40_19_1.JPG)

And here's the early Saxon force so far - 31 figures down, plus I have another 9 prepped.
40 should be plenty for Saga :)
(Having said that, I am sorely tempted to add the new Saxon Miniatures early Saxon set when it's released... )

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/21/577_10_05_15_9_45_14_0.JPG)

Once they're finished (after the current caveman painting marathon has been completed), it'll be onto the Romano-Brit-Arthurians...

:)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: NurgleHH on May 10, 2015, 07:57:09 PM
Thy are beautiful and the shields are excellent. Very nice for SAGA.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 10, 2015, 08:09:58 PM
Thy are beautiful and the shields are excellent. Very nice for SAGA.

Thanks Dirk.
The shields, I must confess, are mostly transfers :)

Having maintained for many a long year, that real men paint their own shields, I finally succumbed to decals for this lot - mainly because I wanted to use the excellent, intricate and beautiful LBM transfers on the mounted Arthurians...
Actually - as I think I said somewhere earlier in this thread - I find the decals damned fiddly. Some of them don't unstick from the carrier sheet and end up getting thrown away. And once you have applied them, you have to do quite a lot of overpainting and making good to blend them in.
So overall, I'm not sure they're truly worth the bother... But I guess I shall perservere with them for this collection.

But I'm sticking to hand-painted heraldry for WoTR and GoT  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: guitarheroandy on May 10, 2015, 08:50:32 PM
Good grief!! Simply stunning collection. Can't wait to see what you do with the Romano-Brits!! 
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: Mason on May 10, 2015, 09:10:41 PM
Beautiful!
They really are the most splendid and colourful Saxons that I have ever seen.
Vivienne Westwood would be most proud of them, I am sure, darling.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: Phil Robinson on May 10, 2015, 10:05:05 PM
Bloody wonderful, my good man.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: verd on May 11, 2015, 12:48:59 PM
Really nice stuff!!
So Inspiring. It's hard to resist to get my late roman stuff back on the painting table!!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 11, 2015, 02:24:07 PM
looking very good indeed :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: Mad Doc Morris on May 11, 2015, 10:08:24 PM
That's quite a colorful bunch. Makes for a nice change, nothing 'Dark Age' about them. Me likes, good Captain. :)
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Post by: Mason on May 11, 2015, 10:30:50 PM
That's quite a colorful bunch. Makes for a nice change, nothing 'Dark Age' about them. Me likes, good Captain. :)

It is a phenomena that is now known as the 'Everage Effect'.
 ;)

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Post by: Duke Donald on May 12, 2015, 06:00:53 AM
These are fantastic ... must resist the urge to start a dak ages project  ... must resist!
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Post by: Garanhir on May 18, 2015, 07:57:19 AM
Don't fight. It's so much easier if you don't fight!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 10 May: More Saxons! (P.14)
Post by: Treebeard on June 10, 2015, 03:40:16 PM
I somehow missed this thread prior today.
Awesome work as usual C'ptain
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2015, 04:07:54 PM
Merci  :)
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Post by: moiterei_1984 on June 10, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
Great painting! Your choice of bright colours fits them nicely.
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Post by: Aventine on June 10, 2015, 05:01:30 PM
Lovely stuff, a real feast for the eyes.
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Post by: Jeff965 on June 10, 2015, 08:45:26 PM
Fantastic inspirational stuff as always Cap'n.
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2015, 10:38:20 PM
Thanks gents  :)
This project is on the back burner for a while, but i hope to finish the Saxons in the not too distant future, then it's onto the Arthurians / Romano-Brits.
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Post by: tomrommel1 on June 11, 2015, 06:36:20 AM
very nice figures indeed
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Post by: nikko on June 29, 2015, 07:23:08 PM
Hello,
Wonderful painting !!! An inspiration for my Goth !!!
Nikko
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Post by: Painter_Dan on September 15, 2015, 02:10:39 AM
Very beautiful models indeed :-*

I hope to see more of these in the near future, they are very,very inspiring. Also, how do you get the lovely matt finish on your models?

Cheers,
Dan
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Post by: Captain Blood on September 15, 2015, 06:34:17 AM
Thanks Dan. It's just Winsor & Newton Galeria matt varnish, brushed on liberally  :)
It does give a very good flat matt finish.
I then varnish the metal parts and helmets with a thinned down acrylic gloss varnish, to restore their shine.
That's it. Hope that helps  :)
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Post by: rumacara on September 15, 2015, 09:08:45 AM
Again a very nice force of early saxons and a beautifull painting Richard. :-* :-*
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Post by: Axebreaker on September 16, 2015, 01:23:56 AM
Excellent work Captain! :-* :-*

Quote
It's just Winsor & Newton Galeria matt varnish, brushed on liberally  Smiley
It does give a very good flat matt finish.

I agree and it's what I use as well and gives a superb smooth matt finish.

Christopher
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Post by: Painter_Dan on September 16, 2015, 01:27:17 AM
Looks like I'll need to invest in some of that then. Where do you recommend getting it from? And do you just apply it straight out of the pot? And also do you varnish the model first and then apply the matt finish?

Thanks again,

Dan
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Post by: Captain Blood on September 16, 2015, 06:29:03 AM
It's pretty widely available from art shops and stationers in the UK and online of course. Think you can buy it most places globally too.
No, I know a lot of people swear by the 'gloss first, matt afterwards' approach to varnishing miniatures, but I've never found it necessary. Then again, my figures don't get heavy use. I only play occasionally, not week in, week out, with the same figures.
And yes, straight from the bottle. It's a pretty reliably matt product.
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Post by: redzed on September 16, 2015, 03:21:51 PM
HERESY!!!!!    BURN THE WITCH!!!!

most important thing when varnishing figures is .................

make sure they are primed correctly.

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Post by: Harry Faversham on September 17, 2015, 05:39:44 AM
It's pretty widely available from art shops and stationers in the UK and online of course. Think you can buy it most places globally too.
No, I know a lot of people swear by the 'gloss first, matt afterwards' approach to varnishing miniatures, but I've never found it necessary. Then again, my figures don't get heavy use. I only play occasionally, not week in, week out, with the same figures.
And yes, straight from the bottle. It's a pretty reliably matt product.

Cap'n you say your figures don't get heavy use, in your experience would you say that figures matted with Winsor & Newton Galeria matt varnish would stand up to normal use? So far I've been happy with a gloss varnish on my ancients, but the matt finish you get looks too excellent to pass on, but only if it won't kind of rub off a gloss varnished bunch of figures with normal usage.

???
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Post by: Captain Blood on September 17, 2015, 07:02:17 AM
I don't believe it rubs off, any more than matt acrylic paint rubs off. But what you do find is that the natural grease in people's fingertips will inevitably put a slight shine on some of the raised detail of matt varnished figures, if they get a lot of regular handling. Obviously this doesn't show on gloss varnished figures.

This, by the way, is why – much as I enjoy a beer and some tasty nosh as part of an evening’s wargaming – I NEVER provide pizza.

In fact, serving any kind of greasy finger food to wargaming chums who are about to handle your lovingly-painted, matt-varnished miniatures, is the fastest way I can think of to ruin them. Only a doner kebab could possibly do worse damage.
 
Even seemingly ‘dry’ foods like pork pies or samosas will leave a residual film of grease on the fingers. And however much you wipe them, this will inevitably transfer onto your figures: unless you force people to wash their hands in hot, soapy water after eating – which of course, most people wouldn’t.

So if I’m feeding people during or before a wargame, I’ll always go for chilli, curry, shepherd’s pie, or suchlike. Anything you like, in fact, as long as it can be eaten with a fork and not with fingers. That’ll certainly help keep your figures nice and matt-looking  :)
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Post by: von Lucky on September 17, 2015, 10:31:34 AM
Amen. I too can't stand finger food and wargaming.
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 08, 2016, 07:10:12 PM
Bit of a hiatus there, sorry about that. Back with my last lot of early Saxons (apart from a couple more bowmen) fresh from the LPL.
All Footsore Miniatures, apart from the slinger who is a Gripping Beast plastic figure with a bit of Green Stuff titivation...

Now I have to start on the Arthurians - including a lot of cavalry  :o

The ruin is another one by Manor House Workshop. Think it just about works okay as a derelict villa...  :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/24/577_08_05_16_9_04_47.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/24/577_08_05_16_9_04_12_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/24/577_08_05_16_9_04_12_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/24/577_08_05_16_9_04_12_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/24/577_08_05_16_9_04_12_0.jpg)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 08, 2016, 07:16:43 PM
Lovely  :-* :-* :-*

cheers

James
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Post by: Silent Invader on May 08, 2016, 07:27:18 PM
Lovely  :-*

When I look at the old geezer I can't help but think 'Merlin'
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Post by: DonVoss on May 08, 2016, 07:28:31 PM
Outstanding... :o

Love it... :-* :-* :-*

Cheers,
Don
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Post by: Malamute on May 08, 2016, 07:51:09 PM
Nicely done.  ;D
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Post by: Phil Robinson on May 08, 2016, 07:52:14 PM
Saxalicious :-*
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Post by: Mason on May 09, 2016, 09:29:39 AM
More of the 'beautiful Saxons'.
Lovely!
 :-*


When I look at the old geezer I can't help but think 'Merlin'

The geezer next to him reminds me of someone I know, but I just cant seem to think of why..... ;D
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Post by: Silent Invader on May 09, 2016, 09:52:05 AM
More of the 'beautiful Saxons'.
Lovely!
 :-*


The geezer next to him reminds me of someone I know, but I just cant seem to think of why..... ;D

 lol

Btw Richard, a most impressive blonde beard on the slinger. I do admire the way you manage to vary the hair colour. It's something I struggle with so I usually go brunette.
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Post by: Axebreaker on May 09, 2016, 12:07:14 PM
Absolutely stunning looking Saxon force you have created! :-* :-*

Christopher
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Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 09, 2016, 12:47:23 PM
Beautiful, Richard, just beautiful! :-*
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Post by: tomrommel1 on May 09, 2016, 01:33:39 PM
 :-* :-*
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Post by: moiterei_1984 on May 09, 2016, 03:14:38 PM
Absolutely stunning work Captain! With your painting the Dark Ages don't look so dark any more. Love it!  :-*
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Post by: gamer Mac on May 09, 2016, 03:42:23 PM
lovely Stuff :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: tancrede on May 09, 2016, 04:46:18 PM
Once again, wonderful painting, sir !  :-*
Bright, colorful and very well painted, just the way I like...
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Post by: Hu Rhu on May 11, 2016, 09:58:31 AM
Beautiful painting Richard.  I have to say that those Footsore miniatures are fantastic and even more so when painted so well.  Any chance of seeing them in the flesh so to speak at BLAM?
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 11, 2016, 05:06:19 PM
Thanks all.

Beautiful painting Richard.  I have to say that those Footsore miniatures are fantastic and even more so when painted so well.  Any chance of seeing them in the flesh so to speak at BLAM?

I can certainly bring them along for a little static display, Gary :)
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Post by: bigredbat on May 11, 2016, 06:30:44 PM
Lovely painting!
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Post by: THE CID on May 11, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
Very inspirational paintwork as usual. I'm going to stop doing my under gloss varnishing and just stick with my Galeria matt. I've used Galeria for years, but I find on top of a gloss you still sometimes get a slight shine.
You certainly have brought colour to a dark period in history.
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Post by: Dr De'Ath on May 11, 2016, 07:34:33 PM
Superb! :-*
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Post by: Jeff965 on May 11, 2016, 07:51:10 PM
Beautiful stuff Richard, I use the same varnish when varnishing individual figures but when working on a half dozen or more may I also recommend W&N Professional Matt Spray. I've used it for years and never had any problems with it, it's a little more expensive but well worth it in my opinion.
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 11, 2016, 11:08:26 PM
Thanks chaps, and cheers Jeff. I may well give that a try. Never come across it before. Thanks for the tip.
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Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 12, 2016, 01:31:34 PM
Sooo good!

Makes me want to revisit the Arthurians
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Post by: A Lot of Gaul on May 12, 2016, 03:01:34 PM
Very nice, indeed!  :)
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 29, 2016, 10:09:32 AM
Finally got around to painting Arthur... :)

It's Bill T's Musketeer (now Footsore) version. A one piece casting, fabulously dynamic figure, albeit very slightly flat when viewed from the front or back! But apart from that - a beauty. Shield design is an LBM transfer, with a bit of weathering added by me. There have been a couple of these shown here recently, which prompted me to get on with mine!

The downside, is that I now have 14 more of these mounted Arthurians to paint... Ho hum...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_2.JPG)



This is how we ride down the Saxons...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_3.JPG)

With a couple of friends (I'm going to press a few Goth cavalry into service as additional Romano-Arthurians - I think they make more convincing companions to Arthur than the regular Late Roman cavalry... )

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_50_4.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_58_03.JPG)

Up close and personal with the once and future king...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_0.jpg)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 29 May: King Arthur rides! (P.18)
Post by: Romark on May 29, 2016, 10:23:22 AM
Lovely work on those Richard,I'm no expert on the period but I agree,the Goths would look great,to my eye, as Arthur's companions. :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 29 May: King Arthur rides! (P.18)
Post by: Phil Robinson on May 29, 2016, 10:28:41 AM
Top stuff Richard, a very regal looking Arthur. Good call on the Goth cavalry.
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Post by: gamer Mac on May 29, 2016, 10:33:58 AM
Lovely work on that Richard  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
the purple is great
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Post by: rumacara on May 29, 2016, 10:36:57 AM
No comments needed. :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Silent Invader on May 29, 2016, 10:51:33 AM
Lovely  :-*

I also really like the accompanying Goths as Arthurians. I like to think of Arthurian 'late roman' cavalry being somewhat less homegenous in appearance than true 'late roman' cavalry.  8)
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Post by: Lt. Hazel on May 29, 2016, 11:11:36 AM
Bloody hell...these are awesome. The gold looks so cool and The purple..please tell me which colour you used!
Cheers
Jan
P.s.: you know LPL is over, don't you?  ;)
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Post by: LeadAsbestos on May 29, 2016, 12:18:57 PM
Gorgeous!😃
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Post by: tomrommel1 on May 29, 2016, 04:23:30 PM
 :-* :-*very nice indeed
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Post by: Too Bo Coo on May 29, 2016, 06:07:14 PM
I just do not understand.... how the hell can you crank out so many awesome models to this degree of quality!?!?!   Just amazing....
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Post by: commissarmoody on May 29, 2016, 06:26:12 PM
That should put the fear of god in any Saxon raiders he comes barring down on.
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Post by: Calimero on May 29, 2016, 06:31:34 PM

Amazing work!

Was the color purple only wear by noble, knights, kings, etc. in those days?
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 29, 2016, 06:50:52 PM
Top job  :D

cheers

James
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Post by: Jeff965 on May 29, 2016, 06:53:12 PM
Beautiful work Richard :-*
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Post by: moiterei_1984 on May 29, 2016, 07:09:45 PM
Bloody brilliant I say  :o
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 30, 2016, 09:01:24 AM
Thanks chaps  :)

The gold looks so cool and The purple..please tell me which colour you used!

Jan, I'm afraid it's out of production now. It's Inscribe brand / Palmer Prism 'Red Violet' (basically mauve-purple) 59Ml. craft acrylic.
Sadly they've stopped making this paint range now...  :(

EDIT: Although interestingly, having just looked at the manufacturer's website in the US, they seem to have started making them again:
http://www.palmerpaint.com/#/-2-Ounce-Bottles/
Will have to work out how to get my hands on some fresh supplies of this excellent range of paints...
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Post by: Axebreaker on May 30, 2016, 08:47:01 PM
Absolutely fantastic! :-* :-*

Chriostopher
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Post by: archiduque on June 04, 2016, 11:20:16 AM
Fantastic work! :-*
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 21, 2017, 09:23:42 AM
Well, after a rather long hiatus, I've returned to this project with a vengeance, prompted by the arrival - finally! - of the Saga Arthurian supplement. So I have now painted rather a lot of Late-Romano-British-Arthurian types...

This was my entry in the last round of the LPL

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_21_05_17_11_19_08_0.JPG)

And here are the figures that were newly painted for that...

The shields are LBM decals - although with a significant amount of over-painting and weathering in order to blend in the edges and make them look a little more battered.

They're all Footsore (although they were still Musketeer when I bought most of them!) with the exception of the hornblower, which is a Drabant miniature.

The draco is a plastic Gripping Beast item.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_21_05_17_11_19_08_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_21_05_17_11_19_09_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_21_05_17_11_19_09_3.JPG)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 May 17. Arthurians! (P.19)
Post by: SABOT on May 21, 2017, 09:27:25 AM
Terrific work - very inspiring to see great use of colour.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 May 17. Arthurians! (P.19)
Post by: Jeff965 on May 21, 2017, 09:27:43 AM
Very inspirational Richard and to your normal high standard, my favourite is the muscled cuirass and the shields which are sublime.
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Post by: rumacara on May 21, 2017, 09:42:53 AM
Awfull painting Richard. ;D
They should be at my home so that people couldnt see so awfull miniatures. ::)

Seriously, keep them coming. They are great. :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: guitarheroandy on May 21, 2017, 10:48:47 AM
Those are up to your usual astronomically high standard! Love 'em!!!!!
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Post by: Plynkes on May 21, 2017, 10:57:53 AM
I've never been all that keen on the late Roman fashion sense (I mean, a muscle cuirass and pajama bottoms just don't go together, seriously), but boy, have you done them justice!

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Post by: Ray Rivers on May 21, 2017, 11:25:21 AM
Well, after a rather long hiatus, I've returned to this project with a vengeance...

Fantastic minis and a great project.

Hope to see lots more.
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Post by: Duke Donald on May 21, 2017, 11:51:01 AM
Wonderful painting! Every time you post on this thread, you weaken my resolve not to start a Dark Ages project in the near future.
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Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on May 21, 2017, 01:22:57 PM
Capt. Blood - your painting continues to fill me with a mixture of envy, misery and delight! Beautiful!
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Post by: Too Bo Coo on May 21, 2017, 08:33:21 PM
WOW.... Just amazing work!
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Post by: Romark on May 21, 2017, 08:48:55 PM
More terrific paint jobs Richard,the lamellar armour especially catches the eye,lovely  :-*
Cheers
Keith
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Post by: Maxromek on May 21, 2017, 09:17:29 PM
Man... simply gorgeous!
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Post by: Phil Robinson on May 21, 2017, 10:36:20 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: tomrommel1 on May 22, 2017, 05:59:34 AM
very nicely done indeed
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Post by: tancrede on May 22, 2017, 06:54:05 AM
As always, great painting, Captain !  :-*
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 22, 2017, 09:21:44 PM
Thanks  :)
About 20 more to come over the next couple of weeks  8)
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Post by: Corso on May 23, 2017, 04:18:11 AM
Terrific :-*

I really like the use of colours - many movies nowadays are a bit disappointing in this sense because clothing is always shown drab and threadbare.
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Post by: Larry R on May 24, 2017, 12:51:24 PM
Just gorgeous!
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Post by: Dags on May 24, 2017, 01:38:51 PM
Great stuff  8)
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Post by: nikko on May 26, 2017, 09:18:55 PM
Hello,

Excellent project and superb paintjob !!! (as usual)

Nikko
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Post by: chema1986 on May 27, 2017, 09:16:18 AM
Wonderful minis!!
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Post by: Silent Invader on May 27, 2017, 09:21:10 AM
They're are the stuff of legend  :D

 :-* :-*  :-*
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Post by: Captain Blood on May 27, 2017, 09:23:39 AM
Ha ha! Good punning Steve  ;)

I'll upload the next batch later today...  :)
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Post by: Silent Invader on May 27, 2017, 10:39:02 AM
Ha ha! Good punning Steve  ;)

I'll upload the next batch later today...  :)

 :D I'm disappointed no one else beat me to it!  ;)

Looking forward to seeing more later.  8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 21 May 17. Arthurians! (P.19)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 27, 2017, 12:08:43 PM
Thanks Steve.

Here we go then. The figures painted for the last round of the LPL, now closed for voting. (But plenty more to come in the next round, which starts tomorrow!)

These are all Footsore (ex-Musketeer) miniatures.

The cavalry are a mix of Late Roman and Arthurian / Romano-British and possibly one or two Goth types. The infantry are Late Roman / Romano-British.

The shield decals are by LBM, but fairly heavily over-painted by me to blend and weather them in...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_00_55_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_00_55_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_00_55_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_00_55_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_00_55_4.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_27_05_17_2_01_30.JPG)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on May 27, 2017, 12:10:08 PM
Richard

These are excellent :-* Fantastic Work.

Mick
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 27, 2017, 12:18:53 PM
Thanks Mick.
Not much use for your WW2 German uniform book I'm afraid, but I've finished with the Afrika Korps for the time being  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Jeff965 on May 27, 2017, 01:16:16 PM
Fair play, top notch figures with first class painting :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Plynkes on May 27, 2017, 01:35:31 PM
Yummy! I think they actually look somehow nicer against the stark white background than in their scene, and I don't usually find that to be the case. Brings out the colours and makes them look richer or something, I guess. I have no idea...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Silent Invader on May 27, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
I really like the 'roman red' that hints at their roots  8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: rumacara on May 27, 2017, 06:28:12 PM
Excelent painting as usual. :-* :-* :-*
Tempted to enter this period/theme. ;D

Can i call you dad? :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Mason on May 27, 2017, 06:31:08 PM
They look bloody gorgeous!
In fact, they look so nice there should a rule that the opposition have to stand and gawp at them as they get run down by those cavalry.
Superb work.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Dags on May 28, 2017, 08:25:51 AM
More good stuff 8)

One, very minor, crit; spears should always be held, roughly​, in the middle. I got a rollicking from BillT for doing the same thing  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 28, 2017, 09:06:31 AM
Thanks Jon  :)

Well, in my defence, all I can say is that based on my (admittedly limited) spear-throwing experience, I'd agree one normally holds a spear in the middle for jabbing etc. But for extra heft when throwing, you naturally tend to let your hand slide a little towards the head end to deliver that extra bit of 'push' and thus weight and accuracy to the throw. Not sure of the physics, but instinct makes you do that. It does depend on the relative materials and weights of the spearshaft and spearhead of course - a heavy shaft with a negligible weight from the spearhead would let you throw from the centre of the shaft perfectly well. But with a hefty spearhead on a lightweight shaft, if I threw from the middle of the shaft, my thrown spear would take a definite nosedive...

There again, my re-enactment career lasted only a few weeks and took place 25 years ago!  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Richard in Sachsen on May 28, 2017, 02:07:04 PM
Extremely well done, thank you for posting this thread, your minis are beautiful.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Bugsda on May 28, 2017, 10:34:01 PM
High contrast and bold colour, sumptuous paintwork Richard  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 29, 2017, 06:17:30 AM
vibrant colors as to be expected by you. Very very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Phil Robinson on May 29, 2017, 07:13:26 AM
Toy soldiers at their finest, top stuff again, Richard.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Dr. Zombie on May 29, 2017, 07:18:49 AM
I don't think I have ever commented on this thread. But that does not mean I have not been following from the very start.

As always with you it is pure uncencored wargaming porn.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 29, 2017, 08:48:05 AM
Thanks all.
They are, as many people have attested before. simply lovely and easy miniatures to paint.

Truth be told, the only thing I don't like about them, is having to drill out the hands to take a spear - which is a considerable pain in the butt, and usually results in the loss of a finger or two (the miniature's - not mine ;) ) or other slight inadvertent mangling. Not so good...

There again, I'm not a fan of the 'lobster claw' open hand approach to sculpting either.

If someone could work out a way of doing it that involved casting the fist with hole in situ, they'd be onto a winner  ::)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Andym on May 29, 2017, 09:34:02 AM
Lovely wee bunch Capt! Great colours! :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Codsticker on May 29, 2017, 02:08:27 PM
Quote
Truth be told, the only thing I don't like about them, is having to drill out the hands to take a spear - which is a considerable pain in the butt...
You know, I actually prefer that to open hands. Although time consuming, I like the look and the solid fit.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: cram on May 29, 2017, 09:25:34 PM
Stunning stuff!!!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Mindenbrush on May 30, 2017, 08:47:46 PM
Excellent work as usual  8) 8) 8)

Almost got me looking at Footsore Late Romans/Arthurians again.............

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Utgaard on May 31, 2017, 07:11:08 AM
What can one say about these amazing stuff - I´m still stunned  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Breazer on May 31, 2017, 10:24:09 AM
This is so cool to see. Really nice stuff man. I love the footsore miniatures and I love the work you did on them.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Anderson Collection on June 01, 2017, 06:58:15 AM
Those look fantastic I really like the over painted shields top work as per usual :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 01, 2017, 07:00:43 AM
Thanks all :)
Quite a lot more to come...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: pocoloco on June 01, 2017, 07:55:27 AM
Awesome work with all of these!  :-*

I was going to make a half-witty remark about the thread title referring more to modern times but...  :P

Have you made lots of dedicated terrain for this project alone?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 01, 2017, 07:50:29 PM

I was going to make a half-witty remark about the thread title referring more to modern times but...  :P


That would be the twiglet of Britannia...  ;)



Have you made lots of dedicated terrain for this project alone?


No, just reusing existing boards and scenery. I keep meaning to get some Dark Age buildings, but can't make up my mind on which ones to go for...  ::)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 01, 2017, 08:41:42 PM
Your fault and that of a mate I have taken the plunge on the new saxon miniatures and old GB miniatures for a Romano British army for playing Sword and Spear :D ;D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 01, 2017, 10:01:40 PM
 lol don't blame me Karl.
Those Saxon Minatures Arturians are stunning. If I didn't already a have a full complement of Footsore cavalry, I'd definitely get the Saxon Miniatures ones. In fact, I suspect I'll get a few of them anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 01, 2017, 10:26:06 PM
They are nice, I had the original range but sold all my dark ages armies a while ago but these coupled with your eye candy and a fellow gamer bringing out Sword and Spear at the club had me trawling the web again. I have even dug out my copy of the winter king to get in the mood  ;D

I will likely get some footsore to fill out units but have around 100+ to paint on their way :o trying to suss out which LBM transfers to go for as the shields are a real mix of oval, and large and small round shields, most without steel rims so could be trial and error think I may wait until the minis are in my hand. :D

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 02, 2017, 09:14:35 AM
Karl, there are basically three shield types - the large, oval, Late Roman scuta; the large, round early Saxon shield; and a small, round Saxon 'buckler'.
The round shield is the same exact item supplied for both Arthurians and Saxons (or at least it is with Gripping Beast and Footsore. I'd be surprised if it wasn't for Saxon Miniatures too).

LBMS does glorious transfers for all three types, and these are scaled to exact size across all the main manufacturers - including Saxon Miniatures (e.g. http://www.littlebigmenstudios.com/product-category/28mm-transfers/saxon-miniatures/arthurian-saxon-miniatures/)
The transfers come with a hole for the shield boss pre-punched, so you don't need to worry about that.

I just bought a selection of Footsore-sized transfer packs for the three different shield sizes, and intermixed them. They're all extremely well done.

(Edit: In fact, rather annoyingly, I notice he makes an additional pack of very nice mixed oval and round Arthurian shield decals which are available scaled for Saxon Miniatures, but not for Footsore for some reason...  >:()

The main issue I've found is that occasionally it's tricky to actually separate the transfer from the plastic film sheet once you've cut out the individual transfer. I have ruined several trying to get the sticky plastic film off the transfer and its backing paper.
My advice is to peel the plastic film right off the ENTIRE sheet of transfers once you're ready to start applying a few. Then LIGHTLY replace the plastic film before cutting out individual decals for application.
The other very definite problem is that the decals do actually shrink slightly within a few weeks of application. So if you've used paint to cunningly blend in the edges of the transfer with the shield rim, you will find a tiny white line appears right around the transfer a few weeks later. Which then needs to be retouched. After that, it seems to stabilise. Annoying, but not the end of the world...
The artwork on the transfers really is wonderful and brings these figures to life.

As you can see, on my figures I have not gone for steel shield rims. I've assumed that the shields are covered in stretched, painted fabric, and therefore extended the colours / patterns in each transfer, right over the shield rim. Weathering also covers up a multitude of sins  ;)

Cheers.

Richard
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 02, 2017, 04:02:47 PM
Fantastic feedback Richard, I missed the size reference first read through. Off for a shifty and having taken n board the fiddly nature of the transfer will take care  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 02, 2017, 04:12:19 PM
A goodly mix has been ordered  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 02, 2017, 04:21:01 PM
A goodly mix has been ordered  :D

Hurray!  :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Axebreaker on June 02, 2017, 04:53:58 PM
If this thread doesn't inspire people to collect the Arthurian period then nothing will! :o

Christopher
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 03, 2017, 10:36:14 AM
Footsore order arrived this morning itching to get started but must go out  ;D cracking minis too
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 04, 2017, 07:29:10 PM
Good luck Karl. They are lovely figures to paint.
Speaking of which...

Here's the round up of my Arthurian/Romano-British from the LPL...

My round 9 entry was 'Ad Coit Celidon' - 'In Celidon Forest' (being one of the legendary 12 Battles of Arthur)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_0.JPG)

The figure of Arthur himself has been shown before, earlier in this thread...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/577_29_05_16_11_56_49_2.JPG)

The other six figures to the foreground were all newly painted for the LPL however. Here in a bit more detail...
The shield decals are LBMS as before, but with a considerable amount of overpainting and weathering to blend in the shield rims with the transfer on the shield face...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_1.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_3.JPG)

The foot figures painted for the LPL all together...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_4.JPG)

This also brings to 12, my 'Equites Britanniarum' - and I have 3 more on the painting table right now.
I am just trying to resist buying a few of the spectacular looking new Saxon Miniatures Arthurian Knights... That would probably give me way too many cavalry for Saga...  ::)

Anyway, here are the horse-boys so far...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_19_23_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_19_23_0.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_19_23_1.JPG)

And the whole Arthurian-Romano-British-Celtic collective so far...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_19_23_3.JPG)

Think I'm nearly there in terms of assembling the requisite force for Saga.
Just need to decide on some suitable skirmishers / bowmen. I'm not greatly taken with the bow-armed options from Footsore.
Wondering whether I can get away with conscripting some Pictish skirmish types...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Phil Robinson on June 04, 2017, 08:57:09 PM
Super duper stuff, splendid photography too I may add.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Lowtardog on June 04, 2017, 09:01:15 PM
Stunning Richard, just finishing off my first 10 Romans, workman like skill compared to yours, but you give me inspiration :D :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Romark on June 04, 2017, 09:44:59 PM
The ensemble looks great Richard,shields look terrific too,been enjoying the drip feed of these minis In the current Lpl.
Cheers
Keith.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: rumacara on June 04, 2017, 09:48:29 PM
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Axebreaker on June 05, 2017, 10:33:56 AM
Epic!!!! :o

Christopher
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Post by: Mason on June 05, 2017, 11:09:42 AM
Epic!!!! :o

Yep...or ''Kin Epic!'
Love 'em all, they look bloody amazing.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Overlord on June 05, 2017, 11:38:44 AM
Brilliant stuff Richard. 8) :-*

Beautifully painted miniatures shown off to maximum effect by great photography.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Malamute on June 05, 2017, 02:39:03 PM
Awesome brushwork, some of your finest me thinks. ;D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Larry R on June 05, 2017, 02:53:18 PM
Just WOW! :o
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Mad Doc Morris on June 05, 2017, 02:58:25 PM
That's an array to be proud of. So hats off to you!
May we look forward to a full game report once you've established a SAGA list?
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Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on June 05, 2017, 03:08:22 PM
Fantastic as usual :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 05, 2017, 04:40:21 PM
Thanks everybody  :)

That's an array to be proud of. So hats off to you!
May we look forward to a full game report once you've established a SAGA list?

Indeed. Although I don't know that Saga game reports make particularly interesting reading, being somewhat formulaic in nature - it being a very formulaic game. But I can promise some more nice pictures  ;)

Just need to decide what skirmishers to get for the Arthurians...
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Romark on June 05, 2017, 06:07:12 PM


Just need to decide what skirmishers to get for the Arthurians...
Hi Richard,how about pinching Koyote's idea and using Footsore Picts/Scot javlinmen as Cymry Guides,a simple shield swop should transform them ?
Not that I know anything about the period mind  lol
Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 05, 2017, 09:29:36 PM
Not a bad idea Keith. I might just do that  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Dr Mathias on June 06, 2017, 02:01:27 AM
Quote
Anyway, I reckon I need to paint about 60 – 70 figures. Goodness knows how long that will take.

Quote from the first post :)

It's pretty cool to see projects like this develop over time. Lots of work, but when a few groups here and there add up and turn into a viable force on the tabletop (and painted to this amazing level) it provides and impressive sight :)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: tomrommel1 on June 06, 2017, 01:53:08 PM
These are stunning indeed, Richard :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Bugsda on June 06, 2017, 02:51:19 PM

I am just trying to resist buying a few of the spectacular looking new Saxon Miniatures Arthurian Knights... That would probably give me way too many cavalry for Saga...  ::)


No such thing, get 'em  8)

You're best work ever Richard, superb!  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: westwaller on June 06, 2017, 02:58:11 PM
They truly are treat for the eyes, Captain Blood. I spent a few hours looking at Romano British/Late Romans recently because of your figures but I have managed to resist for the time being...

I noticed that the Westwind Arthurian range do several packs of bowmen, that to my eye look a little better than the Footsore ones - the Westwind pict bowmen,caught my eye in particular.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: nikko on June 09, 2017, 04:15:23 PM
Hello,

Absolutely superb !! It makes me want to paint some late romans Footsore Miniatures .....

Nikko
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 09, 2017, 07:25:07 PM
Thanks  :)

I noticed that the Westwind Arthurian range do several packs of bowmen, that to my eye look a little better than the Footsore ones - the Westwind pict bowmen,caught my eye in particular.

Thank you - I shall check them out  8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: armchairgeneral on June 09, 2017, 08:17:52 PM
Top drawer painting  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: cram on June 09, 2017, 09:59:59 PM
Absolutely first rate brush work!!!  :-* :-* :-*

I really love the look of your scenery as well.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: pbjunky1 on June 10, 2017, 12:15:13 AM
As others have said fantastic brushwork, you manage to use bright vibrant colours without allowing them to be guady, something  I struggle with when  using brighter colours.
As someone suggested Westwind are a possible for bow armed skirmishers and also BTD. Westwind aren't great at showing their Arthurian stuff off on their website but it is nice. They do a seperate heads arrangement for the Arthurians though the bowmen all come as bare headed. You could buy a  pack of helmeted heads for variety but I did some head swaps with the BTD ones wearing caps.
There's a pic here of the 12 I did.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3782/33377082162_9f077e527b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Ray Rivers on June 13, 2017, 03:01:21 AM
Such a lovely force!  :-*

They seem to really enjoy your painting style.

Hope you continue and do more.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 27 May 17. More Arthurians! (P.21)
Post by: Koyote on June 22, 2017, 09:57:52 PM

Here's the round up of my Arthurian/Romano-British from the LPL...

My round 9 entry was 'Ad Coit Celidon' - 'In Celidon Forest' (being one of the legendary 12 Battles of Arthur)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/28/577_04_06_17_9_12_26_0.JPG)


Stunning warband!  I love the bold colors.  You are a gifted painter.  (http://z6.ifrm.com/8152/110/0/e14094//e14094.gif)

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Jeff965 on June 23, 2017, 04:26:32 PM
Salivating loveliness Richard :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 23, 2017, 05:37:34 PM
Thanks lads  :)

Stunning warband!  I love the bold colors.  You are a gifted painter.  (http://z6.ifrm.com/8152/110/0/e14094//e14094.gif)



You are no slouch yourself. I am full of admiration for your take on these same figures.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Too Bo Coo on June 23, 2017, 07:34:38 PM
LOVE them!!!!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: moiterei_1984 on June 24, 2017, 07:47:23 PM
They're an absolut treat to look at Richard!
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Post by: Ragnar on June 24, 2017, 10:17:29 PM
Stunning stuff Captain!
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Post by: Byblos on July 08, 2017, 08:41:53 AM
Hi Captain !

Wich colors do you use for yours horses !?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on July 08, 2017, 10:49:38 AM
Hi Captain !

Wich colors do you use for yours horses !?

Bonjour Byblos.

The colours I use on my horses are:

Spray-paint matt dark brown undercoat, then...

Red-brown horses = Inscribe/Palmer Prism (craft paint) 'Burnt Sienna' with VMC bright orange mixed in for highlights (VMC 'Red Leather' as a base would give a similar finish, but not quite as deep a colour)
Mid-brown horses = GW 'Mournfang Brown'
Light brown horses = VMC 'Flat Earth'
Dark brown horses = GW 'Rhinox Hide'
Grey / white / black horses = Inscribe/Palmer Prism (craft paint) black and white mixed in various proportions.

For the highlights on all the brown colours, I just gradually mix small additional amounts of white into the base colour.
Occasionally, for tonal variation, I mix in another very light brown colour instead of white - like VMC 'Iraqi Sand' or VMC 'Desert Yellow'.

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Post by: Byblos on July 08, 2017, 01:47:43 PM
Thank you Captain !
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Breazer on July 09, 2017, 06:43:12 PM
Woah I love the new additions.  I love your painting and I hope there will be even more.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on July 11, 2017, 06:38:48 AM
Wow! This is amazing stuff!

One of the things I like most of this thread -and Koyote's!- is how inspiring they are for my own painting. It's not just the painting, but the motivation. I am one of those slow painters that struggles to finish a project, as I become bored easily. Thanks to threads like this, I find the inspiration to go on.

Thank you very much, sir!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on July 11, 2017, 06:55:34 AM
Thank you  :)

Long running projects that I come back to and keep adding to, seem to be the way most of my stuff goes these days...

Even when you think you've finished a particular collection for a particular project, there's always so much new stuff coming out, that you can always keep coming back and adding to it... I think of all my current / recent projects (WW2 N Africa, Wars of the Roses, Twilight of Britannia, A Game of Thrones, Napoleonic naval landing parties, late C17th, and early feudal) all as very much alive. I have stuff ready to paint for all of them, and I dip in and out of all of them - a little bit here, a little bit there.
Keeps things interesting...  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: tancrede on July 11, 2017, 07:54:07 AM
Lovely painting, sir !  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Furt on July 11, 2017, 08:02:16 AM
Just caught up with this.  :o

What amazing vibrant colors - these are truly fantastic pieces - but if these were mine - ain't NO one playing with these puppies!!

Truly magnificent Richard  :-*  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Sitric Caech on September 25, 2017, 01:33:27 AM
Just caught this..Unreal fantastic panting..
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... 4 June. Many many Arthurians! (P.23)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 12, 2019, 02:35:09 PM
Well, after a break of a couple of years on this one, I've painted some additions...

This was my entry in last week's round of the Lead Painters League. 'Mordred and Morgana'

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119150919-42338707.jpeg)

The figures are all Footsore except for:
- Morgana, who is a Lucid Eye 'Celt Witch', and
- The figures blowing a horn and with flowing orange cape respectively... Those two are from what was the short-lived Saxon Miniatures, now owned by Warlord Games.

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151403-423422330.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151403-423391647.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151403-42341653.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119150918-423352083.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119150918-423331506.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119150918-423371045.jpeg)

As you can see, I actually painted some of the Saxon Miniatures mounted figures to take part originally, but honestly, hate to say it (mainly because I bought a shitload of these) I just don't like them.
The castings were pretty terrible with horrible mould lines down the faces on some. And stylistically they just don't go well with the Footsore figures. It's a totally different look. So apart from the couple of foot figures, I left them out of the LPL photo :?

It has, however, meant that my Romano-British cavalry arm numbers a substantial 18... Here are some en masse pics...

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151738-42347405.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151738-42344352.jpeg)

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151404-423431868.jpeg)

And just for the hell of it, the Saxon incomer enemy...

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151738-423451917.jpeg)

The thin red(dish) line...

(https://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/42/577-121119151739-423481266.jpeg)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: rumacara on November 12, 2019, 02:55:59 PM
Just lovely, Richard. :-* :-* :-*
Always a pleasure to see your painting.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Swordisdrawn on November 12, 2019, 03:01:28 PM
Gobsmackingly good!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: BaronVonJ on November 12, 2019, 03:09:15 PM
Wowwwy-wow-wow!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Calimero on November 12, 2019, 04:06:24 PM

Very nice work, Richard!  8) :-* 8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Marine0846 on November 12, 2019, 09:05:24 PM
I love them, Captain.
Lovely. :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: emosbur on November 12, 2019, 09:11:58 PM
Awesome work!!!   :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: gamer Mac on November 12, 2019, 09:55:23 PM
Lovely work even on the ones you don't like :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: syrinx0 on November 13, 2019, 03:38:47 AM
The figures may be flawed but your painting is not!  The horses are excellent and your painting style is vibrant and makes the figures come alive.   
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Blackwolf on November 13, 2019, 05:05:54 AM
Outstanding! Your colours are always spot on,and your photography,my goodness. Talented so and so :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: redzed on November 13, 2019, 05:07:24 AM
Beautiful and lovely rich colours, like they light coloured horses to stop the drab look, I'll be nicking that :D
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Hu Rhu on November 13, 2019, 08:29:50 PM
Wonderful painting as always. A real treat for the eyes.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Cubs on November 13, 2019, 08:53:49 PM
Candy for the peepers as always.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Bloggard on November 14, 2019, 12:58:06 PM
oh my word - just stunning  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: nervisfr on November 14, 2019, 05:36:44 PM
Richard , i hate you !

You take the level of painting wargame figurines to high  o_o o_o o_o o_o for us, the people of the common painters.

Never see so wonderful Arthurian 's figurines  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: aircav on November 14, 2019, 07:56:09 PM
Superb work Richard  :o 8) :o 8) :o 8)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Dr Mathias on November 16, 2019, 05:51:18 PM
Truly spectacular :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Silent Invader on November 16, 2019, 06:00:52 PM
I believe “Lush” to be an appropriate response  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Mason on November 17, 2019, 10:24:21 AM
Holy Feck!
They are sight to behold.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: nikkobourges on November 17, 2019, 02:08:53 PM
Hello,

Superb paintjob !!! (As always)

Nikkobourges
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Mindenbrush on November 18, 2019, 12:23:16 PM
Top class work  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Axebreaker on November 18, 2019, 09:18:16 PM
Wow! That is beautiful work!! :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 18, 2019, 11:01:03 PM
Thanks gents  :)
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: bluewillow on November 23, 2019, 07:07:38 AM
Beautiful brushwork Richard, the witch is a lovely model, must pick that one up for my Bretons.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: gibby64 on November 25, 2019, 09:25:05 PM
Beautiful painting, and of course beautiful photography.... which without we could not see the beautiful paintwork... if you don't have any sons, I would be a willing volunteer to take the collection as inheritance! It would be in very good hands!....
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Jeff965 on November 25, 2019, 09:47:49 PM
Absolutely stunning work Richard, inspirational :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Flinty on November 26, 2019, 12:04:29 AM
Bloody hell, the thread that keeps on giving!

Inspired me to excavate my Footsore cavalry out from the Lead Pile, but with the niggling worm that I won't ever be able to get anywhere close to this level of crispness, tone, depth, shading, etc, etc, etc.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: steders on November 26, 2019, 09:19:19 PM
How did I miss this thread?
Incredibly brilliant and truly annoying!
Great stuff. I need to dig out my Arthurians again
What make are your saxons?
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 26, 2019, 10:53:49 PM
How did I miss this thread?
Incredibly brilliant and truly annoying!
Great stuff. I need to dig out my Arthurians again
What make are your saxons?

Thanks  lol
They’re all Footsore ex-Musketeer  :)
Except for a few GB plastic kitbashes amongst the bowmen.
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: levied troop on November 27, 2019, 08:19:27 AM
I’ll echo what everyone else said, especially the ‘annoying’ bit lol

I really want try that bright and vivid approach you do so well, it really suits these figures and the mythos  :-*
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 27, 2019, 12:53:50 PM
Thanks LT  :)

Always eager to annoy  lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: Bugsda on November 27, 2019, 03:09:37 PM
 :-* Excellent! Morgana's fucking brilliant  :o
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: syrinx0 on November 28, 2019, 02:07:50 AM
Thanks LT  :)

Always eager to annoy  lol

I think you need to do a how to video to make it up to us.     lol
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: War In 15MM on December 04, 2019, 06:09:07 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Captain Blood's Twilight of Britannia... More Arthurians! (P.26)
Post by: FierceKitty on December 04, 2019, 06:29:22 AM
:-* Excellent! Morgana's fucking brilliant  :o

BrilliantLY. Try to get it right.  ;)