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Author Topic: The slippery slope of WOTR - foot knights pg 2  (Read 3081 times)

Offline James Morris

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2021, 07:56:10 PM »
Got my second unit and a couple of commanders finished off last night. I decided to do a pair of command stands, one each for Lancastrian (Sir Nicholas Latimer) and Yorkist (Sir Roger Vaughan).  With both having a red livery, they should be swappable with the troops.

Background is a download from Jon Hodgsonís Patreon page; flags are Freezywater.

Offline Atheling

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2021, 08:49:42 PM »
Lovely work James  :-*

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2021, 08:51:51 PM »
Corking. Very bold  8)

Offline RR

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2021, 11:00:45 PM »
Great work. I love the idea of swapping commander's in that way. What rules are you going to use?

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2021, 07:50:15 AM »
nice restart and the use of Contrast Colors seems to work quite well.
In hoc signo vinces

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2021, 10:37:05 PM »
Great work. I love the idea of swapping commander's in that way. What rules are you going to use?

Thank you!  Rules...not sure yet...probably Never Mind The Billhooks, Lion Rampant or my own homebrew rules. 

Offline Atheling

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2021, 09:10:03 AM »
Thank you!  Rules...not sure yet...probably Never Mind The Billhooks, Lion Rampant or my own homebrew rules.

Jon Hodgson, the age of Arthur illustrator right? It's taken me a while to put two and two together  o_o

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2021, 09:11:12 AM »
EDIT: Double post. The gremlins are out and about again. :)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2021, 09:13:10 AM by Atheling »

Offline James Morris

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2021, 07:44:13 PM »
Jon Hodgson, the age of Arthur illustrator right? It's taken me a while to put two and two together  o_o

Yes, thatís him, now runs his own company called Handiwork Games.

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2021, 08:45:57 PM »
Yes, thatís him, now runs his own company called Handiwork Games.

I need to check that out then. For some reason I didn't make the connection when I've noticed you mention his background paintings before.

Offline James Morris

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR - Foot knights page 3
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2021, 04:03:03 PM »
On with the show... channelling the spirit of Towton, and the snow that hit the UK last week, here's my first foot knights unit.  Faced with wall-to-wall plate armour, I dug out a can of Humbrol silver spray for an undercoat, then gave them all a wash of thinned down GW Contrast Black Templar (I like the blue undertones of this one) before highlighting with acrylic silver.  I was having slight pangs of nostalgia for the old Perry WOTR Citadel figures while painting these, but the plastics are a pretty fine substitute.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 04:52:19 PM by James Morris »

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR - foot knights pg 2
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2021, 09:11:32 PM »
Nicely done James. Damn but they are shiny!  8)

Offline Charlie_

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR - foot knights pg 2
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2021, 09:27:39 PM »
Very nice work - your armour technique has worked really well!

Good assembly of poses too. Often I see this foot knight kit assembled a bit too 'randomly', but each one of these looks good!

Offline James Morris

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR - foot knights pg 2
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2021, 09:37:57 PM »
Nicely done James. Damn but they are shiny!  8)

Cheers, Richard.  That silver spray saved their squires a lot of polishing!  (These didn't get the usual spray of Testors Dullcote).

Offline James Morris

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Re: The slippery slope of WOTR - foot knights pg 2
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2021, 09:39:30 PM »
Very nice work - your armour technique has worked really well!

Good assembly of poses too. Often I see this foot knight kit assembled a bit too 'randomly', but each one of these looks good!

Thank you!  I found it took longer to put together than the other kits - needed a bit of care and attention with the poses and checking the fit of arms.  It's probably because of the greater number of two-handed weapons in two pieces.

 

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