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Offline Charlie_

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Hello, this thread is for me to show off my 15th century project, in bits and pieces as I get units completed or particularly cool models I feel are worth showing.

It is supposed to represent 'generic' European armies, or perhaps set somewhere in Germany, small scale warfare between neighbouring lords, with room for lots of mercenaries (English, Italians, Swiss).

June 2017

Just trying out my new camera : )





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Offline ErikB

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 11:02:52 PM »
Very nice.

I need to ask, what are you using for the edging on the horses' barding (not sure if that's what it's called)?

That wavy section with the dots in the middle is especially nice.

Do you use a flat brush?  Something with a perfect and new tip? 

I have a hard time with that particular kind of detailing and would sure like to know how you did it.

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 11:30:32 PM »
They look excellent!  :-*

Especially the markings on the horses.

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 12:07:48 AM »
Thanks!

I need to ask, what are you using for the edging on the horses' barding (not sure if that's what it's called)?

Well the 'dots' are actually part of the sculpt, intricate little studs. Everyone moans about painting these Perry Miniatures horses, but I don't bother painting the studs metal, I just keep them the same colour as the rest of the horse harness :) Keep things a bit easier and looks fine to me, especially on the tabletop. And I've also shaved them off on some horses, like the chestnut one here as you can see.
Admittedly horses can be a real chore to do, so I have recently honed it down to quite a simple method to get through them quickly. All the harness is done in the same colour, and the horse flesh is usually just some brown or another with a dark wash or two over it. On these examples, the middle one has a re-highlight in the original colour, but the other two are just basecoats and washes. The black leg markings are also several more coats of dark wash, rather than actually painting them black.

Especially the markings on the horses.

Yes, I'm quite pleased with how the white leg markings have photographed...

Offline Phil Portway

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 10:02:24 AM »
great paint jobs. The horses look fab, especially  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
Great work on those minis  :)


Offline Breazer

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 11:49:13 AM »
excellent minis charlie. Great stuff.

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 04:38:53 PM »
Yes nice work on those!  :)
The science of war at the beginning of a war is a strict science like astronomy, but that at the end of the war it is more like astrology. - Rebecca West

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
Fantastic - well done :-*

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 05:24:40 PM »
Thanks everyone, glad you like them!

I'm particularly pleased with how they've photographed. This is pretty much the default settings on my new camera, with just two lamps with daylight bulbs placed either side. Seems to do the trick! I'll probably post more up here as I experiment.... I've got loads more cavalry, these are just some of my favourites.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 07:01:26 PM »
That's a good camera Charlie. They look great  8)

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 07:05:32 PM »
Lovely  :)

cheers

James

Offline Mr.J

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 07:18:25 PM »
Ooh very nice. The horses are particularly good.
Out of curiosity what kind of camera are you using?

Offline painterman

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2017, 07:33:56 PM »
Very neat and useful figures.

Offline henryv

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Re: Some Germanic men-at-arms....
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2017, 08:50:30 PM »
Great stuff, but the horses really are superb.

 

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