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Offline Ragnar

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2020, 10:33:39 AM »
thanks for the compliments.  :)
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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2020, 11:43:27 AM »
Lovely wood details (chariots and spears). Well, lovely overall.
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Offline Ragnar

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2020, 10:31:48 AM »
Cheers mate.  :)

Offline Corso

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2020, 01:39:25 PM »
Really like this project :-*

Love the painting especially the animal hide - looks so natural!

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2020, 08:31:47 PM »
Thanks Corso.

Offline Eoin OCnaimhsi

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2020, 10:07:34 AM »
Fantastic painting.

The redoubt spearmen seem really nice.

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2021, 11:36:17 PM »
Thanks Eoin.

The latest addition to the Mycenaean/Achaean warband.  28mm minis by Eureka and Redoubt Enterprises.
And a photo of the warband.



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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2021, 01:45:43 PM »
Very nice painting.

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2021, 07:55:04 PM »
Ah, glad you asked.  :)  It's standard copy paper cut into thin strips, super glued in place.  I then run super glue over all of the reins, so it soaks in.  I *hope* this will be provide a strong enough model if used with care.

I like these, well done.
As for reins of working game figures. My old solution was to cut up old lead paint tubes. Flatten then cut into strips. But now that is harder to find.
Now I use foil from wine bottle covers, flattened and burnished. But now I don't do wine, so that's out.
I'm looking for a hobby solution since I need to do some reins.
In my area paper infused with glue always breaks down over time to the coastal climate and super dry periods. I have tried white glue, super glue, and various clear coats with limited success. The metal one stay around. They may come unattached but they don't dissolve entirely.

Linked is an example of lead sheet reins.




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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2021, 09:01:30 AM »
Thanks for the comments chaps.

Jjonas; thanks for the tips, some more to think about.

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2021, 05:36:44 PM »
Just a quick photo of the process:

Burnish the wine bottle foil.
Tape an edge and cut into 1mm (or so) strips.

The end result is a bendable strap that can be placed, glued, and holds its shape.

I prime with gloss white to give these real solid base.

I intend to write this up fo the website soon. But this is about as complicated as it gets. The great part is one can glue the ends on the blind sides, you don't need knots, and they stay stuck. Also a good technique for adding sword straps and flaps to figures. There I like to fill in with white glue to give it paintable depth.




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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2021, 07:05:57 PM »
I was just thinking about doing some horse reins and weapon straps, so this is good timing for me! :D I was thinking of trying bread ties.
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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2021, 05:26:12 PM »
Great looking warband there!

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Re: Achaean - Mycenaean project
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2021, 07:52:38 PM »
Thanks Nic!