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Offline Justin Buck

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Ancient German (pic heavy)
« on: September 08, 2013, 09:37:48 PM »
After seeing some excellently painted figures here, I decided to pull some figures out of the lead mountain and throw some paint around.  The figures are from Black Tree Miniatures with 2 Foundry Ancient Germans thrown in that I've had forever.  They were to be my warlord and his retune for my ancient German army that never got off the ground.  I decided to use them as barbarians for my Greek adventurers to fight.  They are not as glossy as they appear, might have to hit them with another coat of matt.  Hope you like them, C/C always welcome.











Justin

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 09:51:35 PM »
Put some serious matt varnish on them and you'll have a great collection  8)

cheers

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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 10:25:44 PM »
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Put some serious matt varnish on them and you'll have a great collection

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Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 06:53:30 AM »
Despite the "shine issue" (which, of course, isn't one, if you prefer the figures that way) these are fabulous! Great choice and variety of colours. And those BT minis are nice, aren't they?

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 07:30:34 AM »
Great to see nicely painted BTD Germans! I like these miniatures a lot and also still have got some to paint on my desk.

Online Lowtardog

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 07:44:24 AM »
THey look great, sort of agree about matting the colours as you can see the skill and shading you have used but is masked a bit in the photos owing to the gloss 8)

Offline Bugsda

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 06:39:12 PM »
Excellent! I kinda like the gloss but then I'm getting old  8)
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Offline einarolafson

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 08:54:57 PM »
They are fantastic!! :o :o I should try those Black Tree Germans before!!

Offline DoctorPete

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 09:11:08 PM »
Very nicely done!  I also like matt finish better than gloss but it doesn't detract from the quality paintwork.   :)
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Offline Justin Buck

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 03:00:36 AM »
Thanks for the comments.  I agree about the shiny issue. The "matt" varnish I used obviously didn't work out the way I hoped and today I went and got a new bottle of Testor matt varnish and reapplying that.  So far so good.  The BTD miniatures were a blast to paint and I'm thinking of getting more of their figures.

Justin

Offline mikeygees

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 10:23:03 PM »
Very nice. Would like some of those champions to lead my OG Ancient German Horde.

Offline ErikB

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 03:24:09 PM »
Awesome!  You make my ancestors look great!  Well done!

I think a tiny bit of highlighting on the tunic folds and a matte varnish and they'll be perfect.

Offline bigredbat

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2013, 04:13:51 PM »
Yes very nice painting.  Show 'em again, matt!

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Ancient German (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 08:56:28 PM »
Lovely. Even with the shine.

 

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