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Offline Atheling

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2020, 05:46:25 PM »
Great stuff  :-*


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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2020, 05:03:56 PM »
Some more from the last couple of weeks - I've been focusing on individual characters recently for a change of scenery before I start building up my next retinue. Here's a captain for my Burgundian contingent. I tried out 'non metallic metal' and some glazing. Just experimenting really with things I'd not done before.   
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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2020, 05:08:38 PM »
And here's a Yorkist drummer (Foundry) and Henry VI and Burgundian drummer (both Perry). It was nice to experiment a bit with single models. I'm probably going to tinker a bit with flock and tufts rather than static grass in future. I'm going off static grass on bases a bit......

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2020, 08:03:55 AM »
The non-metal-metal's turned out really well! Mind if I ask how you did it?

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2020, 08:32:31 AM »
Lovely job on that Burgundian captain  8)

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2020, 05:38:35 PM »
Lovely job on that Burgundian captain  8)

Cheers - he took AGES but I'm glad I tried it!

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2020, 05:45:13 PM »
The non-metal-metal's turned out really well! Mind if I ask how you did it?

Sure - basically - using a wet pallet, get a good mixture going of very dark grey, almost black, right the way through to white.

Pick a single light angle - here it's as if you are looking at the mini head on and the light is coming more or less straight down on him.

Now think carefully about all the points of reflection on the armour - the tiny brightest points will be white, the dullest bits grey. Mix a tiny bit of very dark blue into the mid tones to create a steel effect.

Layer up as normal - I think there's something like 6-7 tones/layers in this dark grey to white.

Use a really thin glaze of the most middle tone to smooth over the blends between colours.

It sounds intimidating if you've not tried it before - but I was amazed at the result.

There's a good video by Vince Venturella on this - obviously he can do it much better than me, but the principle is the same;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-UJLegD1_4





Offline dan97526

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2020, 04:33:29 AM »
And here's a Yorkist drummer (Foundry) and Henry VI and Burgundian drummer (both Perry). It was nice to experiment a bit with single models. I'm probably going to tinker a bit with flock and tufts rather than static grass in future. I'm going off static grass on bases a bit......

Those faces are just about the most realistic I've ever seen at this scale. Well done that man!

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2020, 12:29:00 PM »
Great thread - lots of inspiration for my own WOTR project - keep it coming

Offline Stuart H

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2020, 08:14:40 PM »
These are some excellently painted figures.

I love the idea of using a non-metallic palette. I will give it a try on my Perry WoRs.

Its a big thing among flat/zinnfiguren painters. Mike Taylor 's the Art of Painting Flat Tin Figure has an excellent  technical section on this. It well worth a read and the images are outstanding. I had a stab at the approach with a flat of Joan of Arc, with oils. I didn't nail it at all but it was fun to do and am on the look for another flat to have a second attempt on.



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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2020, 04:40:15 AM »
These are some excellently painted figures.

I love the idea of using a non-metallic palette. I will give it a try on my Perry WoRs.

Its a big thing among flat/zinnfiguren painters. Mike Taylor 's the Art of Painting Flat Tin Figure has an excellent  technical section on this. It well worth a read and the images are outstanding. I had a stab at the approach with a flat of Joan of Arc, with oils. I didn't nail it at all but it was fun to do and am on the look for another flat to have a second attempt on.


Thanks and I think you did a GREAT job. I’ll look this up. It’s something I really want to try to master for the odd command fig. But no more!…

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2020, 08:01:17 AM »
Super brushwork,

I have put it in the to hard basket for me to attempt non metallics -metallic, in awe of those that can, I am too busy pumping out troops to try I think.

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2020, 12:33:40 PM »
A few more from the last few weeks. Also apologies if anyone has already seen these given I post most stuff of note also to Twitter and Instagram @winston_ab_rees accounts. Also sometimes in medieval wargames group on Facebook, but here seems best place for proper tips and feedback.

These are Audley retinue for Blore Heath. Using Vallejo steel metal colour, with some black mixed in.

Last one is Perry metal Irish gallowglass. I experimented with flock on base for this instead of static grass. Rather like it.

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2020, 02:29:14 PM »
Great painting. Love the Irish gallowglass.

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Re: Winston Ab Rees's big, long Wars of the Roses project
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2020, 12:50:21 AM »
Lots of great work on this thread. Nice touch on the cannon wheel marks. I have been thinking of switching over to more flock and less static grass on my bases as well. It certainly looks good on your Gallowglasses.
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