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Author Topic: Thematic's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Wrap Up- PAGE 7. 26-03-23  (Read 17015 times)

Offline Atheling

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It has been in my dreams for years. To put together a Nikephorian/Macedonian Dynasty Byzantine Army. The why etc will become apparent as the story of expeditious hand and brush movements become more apparent. Suffice to say, for now, that it goes back to the early 2000's and the games of Warhammer Ancient Battles we used to play with faithful devotion every week. It was Andrew Eason's Thematic Byzantine army, stunningly and lovingly painted, which drew my eye then and ever since, I have craved such an army. Gripping Beast's Black Friday sale made it an irresistible opportunity!

For more information and many more pictures of the individual miniatures and bases please feel free to pop over to my Just Add Water Blog here:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2023/01/thematic-byzantine-heavy-tagmata.html








Cheers
« Last Edit: March 26, 2023, 07:06:50 PM by Atheling »

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 01:05:35 AM »
Brilliant work! 👍
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Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 01:24:23 AM »
Beautiful work, and definitely eye-catching!  :)

Offline LouieN

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 03:51:57 AM »
Those are Epic.

Offline Old Hob

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2023, 08:17:43 AM »
Oh my. They're the stuff of wargamers' dreams. Gorgeous.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 09:08:09 AM »
Thanks guys- appreciated :)

Much more to come, a whole army in fact!  o_o

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2023, 09:50:31 AM »
Well - that's one way to pass on the infection of inspiration.

Look forward to more, but not another project for me ::)

Well not yet anyway - let the inspiration/envy sink in more :D

Stunning as ever

Offline David H

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2023, 09:53:27 AM »
Truly beautiful  :-*

The whole army will look amazing - I cant wait to see it.

I assume you have solved your varnishing issues?

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2023, 11:53:29 AM »
Well - that's one way to pass on the infection of inspiration.

Look forward to more, but not another project for me ::)

Well not yet anyway - let the inspiration/envy sink in more :D

Stunning as ever

Many thanks Tactalvanic :)

Truly beautiful  :-*

The whole army will look amazing - I cant wait to see it.

Thanks David. It's a dream project so that combined with the challenge myself part of The Analogue hobbies Painting Challenge I should progress quite quickly (at least that's the plan!  lol )

I assume you have solved your varnishing issues?

Yeah, quite some time ago. The varnishing issues were the result of a certain vendor either being radically mistaken about one of their products or, and I hate to say it, just plain lying about one of their products! I was assured that the varnish was a dead flat matt, in fact it was more of a gloss(!). I had no other option than to spray my matt over the top to try to rescue the miniatures which reacted with the gloss varnish underneath and ruined the figures.

Overall, very bad form on the part of the vendor.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2023, 12:10:35 PM »
Nice  8)
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Offline David H

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2023, 12:18:43 PM »

Yeah, quite some time ago. The varnishing issues were the result of a certain vendor either being radically mistaken about one of their products or, and I hate to say it, just plain lying about one of their products! I was assured that the varnish was a dead flat matt, in fact it was more of a gloss(!). I had no other option than to spray my matt over the top to try to rescue the miniatures which reacted with the gloss varnish underneath and ruined the figures.

Overall, very bad form on the part of the vendor.

Glad its sorted. I have moved over to AK Interactive Ultra Matt varnish - its easy to brush on and have had no issues at all, and it is the mattest varnish I have ever used.

Offline WorkShy

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2023, 12:20:52 PM »
Very impressive.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2023, 04:19:56 PM »
Thanks chaps :)

AK Interactive Ultra Matt varnish - its easy to brush on and have had no issues at all, and it is the mattest varnish I have ever used.

Agreed, AK Interactive is fabulous and I do occasionally use it where I've missed spots with the W&N Pro Matt Spray. I mostly use a Humbrol DIY Enamel Gloss before matting down and even the AK Interactive won't take on top of the gloss thus the W&N Pro Matt Spray first.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2023, 05:48:52 PM »
Beautiful painting! :-*

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2023, 08:57:03 AM »
Beautiful painting! :-*

Thank you Tonhel  :)

 

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