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Author Topic: Thematic's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Wrap Up- PAGE 7. 26-03-23  (Read 16487 times)

Offline .:Gunslinger:.

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Absolutely stunning painting and choice of colours! The vibrant rich tones work really well with the super smooth light leather tones :-*

Offline Atheling

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Beautiful array Byzantines Darrell. Lovely smooth painting. :-*

Christopher

Thanks Christopher mate  :)

Offline Atheling

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Absolutely stunning painting and choice of colours! The vibrant rich tones work really well with the super smooth light leather tones :-*

Sorry Gunslinger, I missed your post. Thank you for the very kind words  :)

Offline Atheling

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Close of of Thematic Light Cavalry:





































Cheers :)

Offline Tonhel

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I am not 100% a fan of those metals, but your painting absolutly incredible! :-* Very beautiful!

Offline Atheling

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I am not 100% a fan of those metals, but your painting absolutly incredible! :-* Very beautiful!

Thanks mate. After spending what seemed like an age cleaning them up I can feel what you're saying. Still, a nice paintjob can work wonders :)

Offline tancrede

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As always, your minis are a real pleasure for the eys !  :-*
My blog, for personnal and commission work, and sometimes other things too => http://studiocaillou.blogspot.fr/

Offline Atheling

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As always, your minis are a real pleasure for the eys !  :-*

Thank you for your googly words Tancred.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Atheling's Thematic Byzantines- Kataphractoi- PAGE 6- 17-03.23
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2023, 11:30:37 AM »


For many more pictures and a detailed description of the arms and armour plus tactical use of the Nikephorian) Kataphractoi please feel free to pop over to my Just Add Water blog here
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2023/03/byzantinetagmatic-nikephorian.html:


Almost certainly the most attractive of all the units in an early 10th CE Thematic Byzantine army are, of course, the Kataphractoi. Fully enclosed in many layers of armour, invincible like a middle ages version of the battle tank. Well, not quite but that is certainly the impression they were meant to have on the enemy. One Arab soldier poet described the Byzantine horses as having no legs!











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Offline Old Hob

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Oh wow. They really are spectacular. The detailed light and shade on the armour of both horses and riders is pure class. I also choose to believe that you free-hand painted all the shields.  ;)
Like you say, having this lot rumble towards you back in the day must have been pant-wettingly terrifying.

Offline David H

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Amazing use of colour on these - they are just beautiful!

Offline Atheling

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Amazing use of colour on these - they are just beautiful!

Thanks David, appreciated :)

Oh wow. They really are spectacular. The detailed light and shade on the armour of both horses and riders is pure class.

Thanks Old Hob.

I also choose to believe that you free-hand painted all the shields.  ;)

If you're willing to suspend belief then I will do so also!  lol Not too sure about Steve at LBMS Transfers though!

Like you say, having this lot rumble towards you back in the day must have been pant-wettingly terrifying.

Although limited in numbers, they must have been an awesome sight as they moved as one toward you!

Offline Atheling

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Close ups of the bases etc:
















































Cheers

Offline trev

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I look at the close ups and see how you've done the techniques, thinking though the brush strokes required.  Then I remember how small all this is in real life and how I have trouble staying in the lines at all.   lol

Lovely art D.

Offline Atheling

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I look at the close ups and see how you've done the techniques, thinking though the brush strokes required.

Careful mate- that way madness lies- trust me, I'm there  lol

Then I remember how small all this is in real life and how I have trouble staying in the lines at all.   lol

It is honestly just practice mate - with a  bit of obsessiveness thrown in  o_o

Lovely art D.

Thanks mate, appreciated old bean  :)

 

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