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Author Topic: Thematic's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Wrap Up- PAGE 7. 26-03-23  (Read 17014 times)

Offline Andrew66

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2023, 02:05:24 PM »
Absolutely my favourite army , what a beautiful job you’ve done

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2023, 03:23:33 PM »
Absolutely my favourite army , what a beautiful job you’ve done

Thank you Andrew, it's always great to hear words of encouragement, especially with a project of this magnitude!  o_o

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2023, 08:46:24 AM »
Thank you Tonhel  :)

You are welcome. You really bring those units to life!

Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2023, 01:43:49 PM »
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.
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As Humbrol Gloss is becoming difficult to obtain here in Canada, I have switched to the AK Interactive Gloss varnish. Goes on easily with a brush and although it requires a 12 hour cure time, I have been leaving it for 24 hours before applying a second gloss coat - the first seems so thin when compared to polyurethane varnish.

Another 24 hour cure and then brush on the AK Interactive Ultra Matte Varnish.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2023, 03:21:05 PM »
You are welcome. You really bring those units to life!

Methinks I owe you a pint  lol

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.


As Humbrol Gloss is becoming difficult to obtain here in Canada, I have switched to the AK Interactive Gloss varnish. Goes on easily with a brush and although it requires a 12 hour cure time, I have been leaving it for 24 hours before applying a second gloss coat - the first seems so thin when compared to polyurethane varnish.

Another 24 hour cure and then brush on the AK Interactive Ultra Matte Varnish.

Ah, I never thought of Humbrol being difficult to buy abroad. Bummer!

I have used Acrylic varnish in the past, yet even on acrylic canvases it is far inferior to polyurethane varnish in terms of protection and durability. I dare not gloss varnish my miniatures with a good enamel polyurethane varnish as I've had paint chip off various models where I had just used acrylic varnish in the past.... it's just so damn depressing.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2023, 10:07:26 PM »
Beautiful stuff.
Show us more..
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Offline batu

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2023, 11:06:56 PM »
MORE!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2023, 09:14:14 AM »
Beautiful stuff.
Show us more..

I'm painting like the clappers at as it is Tim  lol

MORE!

More next Monday- I have to leave the gloss varnish to go off about a week to get the best results.

Offline chema1986

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2023, 10:28:47 AM »
Wonderfully painted! I love your Byzantines :D

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2023, 11:54:38 AM »
Wonderfully painted! I love your Byzantines :D

Thank you. I'm becoming a bit obsessed by the entire span of Byzantium!  lol lol lol

This is my first foray into a later/Thematic army but you can see my Early Byzantines here (if you haven't already?):
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=126483.0


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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2023, 07:51:36 PM »
Got to have this, too.  :-*

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2023, 07:56:41 PM »
Superb work, those are beautifully done, as has been said above, inspiring!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2023, 09:05:37 PM »
Totleben, Vanvlak et al.... thank you very much guys :)

Offline Arche Seleukeia

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2023, 09:35:25 AM »
A very beautiful unit, looking forward to seeing more!  :-*

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2023, 05:05:47 PM »
A very beautiful unit, looking forward to seeing more!  :-*

Thanks Archie. More 48 hours after the next unit has been posted on The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, which I try to do every year.

 

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