Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday Night Painting Desk

 

I’m trying to keep up the lovely idea that Sofie started recently.

Three 28mm Spahis of the Porte from the renaissance range of The Assault Group.   Lovely figures.   Going slow on them since each demands his own colour scheme and I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to freehand painting.

I’m planning to add small red flowers (blobs, really) to the vines on the shield and caparison of the fellow on the left.

11 comments:

  1. I certainly don't consider that freehand rubbish - those vines are great.

    I'd like to give some heraldic figures a go at some stage. These ones look really nice.

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  2. Nice work Michael and the free hand is good

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  3. Mike
    Well done on the Spahis. The free hand looks very good close up and will look really spiffy on the table. I am a big believer in the 2 foot rule. The detail has to look good from 2 feet away since my troops will be on table.
    Cheers
    PD

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  4. Good stuff, Padre. I'll be interested to see the end result. By the way, how do you afix your figures to the bottle top?

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    1. Hi John:
      I use white carpenter's glue. Most of the time it works, though metal cavalry and horse combos tend to fell off from time to time, so I try to keep a finger on the base, pushing it down against the bottle cap, when I'm painting it.

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    2. Thank, Mike. That makes sense. I use the same stuff, but for different things. I often "mix" it with super-glue to make a crazy strong bond that also fills. Sometimes I use the white glue to fill badly fitting joints. (Elmer's - which, odd to relate, is a milk product! That always amazes me.)

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  5. I endorse those earlier comments: these fellows look fine to me in close up - they will look superb on the table, especially 'en masse', but even as individuals (I don't recall whether you are building a Turkish army, or some more 'skirmish level' project - if the former... Wow!). I was particularly taken with the 'vines vert on a field argent' as it is - don't know that I'd have the heart to add blossoms! The result will be colourful, but!

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  6. Thank you all. Ion, the plan is for them to augment my Turkish army, though I am also considering using bits of it for some skirmish battles along the Don between Russians, Tartars, Cossacks and Turks, using the Sharpe Practice rules from Too Fat Lardies.

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  7. totally assume! Very nice looking paint jobs! The colors pop out at you, like they should! Nice targets as they say in the jousting world!

    Tom

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    1. Thanks Tom. I figured that you, as a knight errant in the lists, would appreciate these guys. :)

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