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Offline Breazer

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2017, 12:51:01 PM »
very cool. I also love the footsore miniatures. they are absolutely stunning.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2017, 04:08:11 PM »
Queen Guinevere arrived in the post yesterday.  The model is made by Dragon Bait Miniatures, which sells several lines of quirky minis.  I am very pleased with my purchase.  Both the sculpt and the quality of the cast are quite good and my order arrived fairly quickly. It's hard to make out in the photo, but her wrists are manacled and connected by long chains.

The Bishop, who is extolling Mordred's virtues and trying to convince Guinevere that her impending marriage to Briton's new king is certainly no reason to cry, is made by Gripping Beast.   The guard is a Footsore mini. 





The other two baggage models include a bird (the owl and the two headed eagle banner topper), so I added a feathered friend to this model as well.  The bird reminds me of this little fellow:



"Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durinís Day will shine upon the key-hole."

« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 07:07:04 PM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 06:52:54 PM »
Another fine looking vignette and story.

Offline ErikB

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2017, 07:16:18 PM »
Brilliant!  Footsore makes some of my favorite minis! 

I have that same group of minis and have been trying to make interesting 2-3 figure bases, including the druid, dogs, and so on.

I love what you're doing.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2017, 04:31:47 AM »
I finished my test model.  I think it turned out ok.

Painting eyes is always challenging, but painting them in the recesses of a helm is even harder.

I tried something new. I added a light red wash to the models lower lip.

As always, I am very pleased with the LBM shield transfers.  I went with the iconic white and red motif that you see in many modern illustrations of shields from this period.  I also have the same design in white and black. I haven't decided if I'm going to mix them or use the colors to distinguish different units or just stick with the red.

I tried using some of my Skull Craft Autumn Mix Leaf Scatter to add some fall leaves to the base, but it just didn't look right, so I removed it.  More experimentation needed.






About a month ago, I ordered a set of very cool mastiff mins from Sgt Major Miniatures, but after receiving the order confirmation I haven't heard a peep.  No minis. No notice of shipment.  Nothing.  He won't respond to my email so I opened up a dispute with PayPal.  It's too bad, because the set included a mastiff posed perfectly for my Mordred display base.  Oh well, Sgt Major Minis' loss is Footsore Minis' gain.  Looks like I now have an excuse to order Footsore's new wolfhound minis.  Oh darn.

In the meantime, to give you a better idea of what I have planned, I have place a proxy war hound on the base along with the Saxon casualties.  The doggy is one of the Dog Companions from Zombicide.

So I can play this warband as either Britons or Romans, I purchased Gripping Beasts' Late Roman Manubalista kit.  I question its effectiveness, but how could I resist trying out SAGA's first war machine.



« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 04:44:38 AM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »
Very nicely painted and yet another fine vignette, one wounded man v man on a horse and a big dog, I think he will need more than a six :)

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2017, 09:09:38 AM »
Wow! Love this thread some really nice stuff 👍🏻
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2017, 10:48:07 AM »
nice paintjob on the first one. The dog issue is always sucky but Footsore makes fine miniatures so that is a nice win!

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2017, 01:17:19 AM »
I'm really enjoying watching following your project. Thanks for taking the time to share it.
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2017, 04:18:07 AM »
I really like the leather on the test model. What did you use there?
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Offline ErikB

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2017, 06:07:17 AM »
I really like the leather on the test model. What did you use there?
I'd like to know, too.  It looks fantastic.

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2017, 06:20:20 AM »
I'd like to know, too.  It looks fantastic.
GW's Doombull Brown washed washed with Agrax Earthshade and then highlighted with Doombull and then with an 80/20 mix of Doombull + Karak Stone.

In general, if you find that your bands of highlights are a bit too distinct and don't blend well, you can do what I call a 'cheat-blend' to smooth the transition of color. I do this by spot washing just the transition areas with a watered down mix of whatever wash I am using on the color.   

« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 06:30:44 AM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2017, 10:20:44 AM »
Looks fantastic!
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Offline ErikB

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2017, 05:51:46 PM »
GW's Doombull Brown washed washed with Agrax Earthshade and then highlighted with Doombull and then with an 80/20 mix of Doombull + Karak Stone.
In general, if you find that your bands of highlights are a bit too distinct and don't blend well, you can do what I call a 'cheat-blend' to smooth the transition of color. I do this by spot washing just the transition areas with a watered down mix of whatever wash I am using on the color. 
That's it?  You make it sound so... doable.  :)

Offline Sitric Caech

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2017, 03:49:29 PM »
Love this thread.

 

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