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    Anthony Miles
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    Back in late 2015 or early 2016 after some talk about Lion Rampant at a club night I decided to build a retinue. Well I have just recently completed it, other projects had higher priorities.

    I decided to go for late C13th English around the reigns of Henry III and Edward I, purely so I could base the retinue on Sir Richard de Holbrook or his son Sir John de Holbrook as these may have been ancestors.

    Fireforge plastic box sets were my figures of choice with the delay in the completion of the project allowing the purchase of their Medieval Archers set to provide my missile troops. Crossbows seemed too Frankish for this period English.

    The initial burst of production saw the mounted troops completed plus six foot sergeants at arms.

    And that’s as far as I got until recently. Renewed talk at the club led me to complete my retinue with the aforementioned archers being purchased and a sustained build and paint effort. Sabot bases were acquired from Warbases to allow for faster movement once on the table.

    The completed retinue with a dismounted version of the leader if required.

    More on this project at my blog Jabba’s Wargaming at Medieval Diversion and Medieval Update

    #103238
    Darkest Star Games
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    That yellow really pops!  Very nicely done.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #103278
    Jim Jackaman
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    Yes indeed. They won’t be hard to spot. Lovely painting.

    #103340
    Anthony Miles
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    Thanks. Used Vallejo Game Color ” Gold Yellow” over a yellow ocre base coat.

    #103356
    Darkest Star Games
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    Thanks. Used Vallejo Game Color ” Gold Yellow” over a yellow ocre base coat.

      Works really well!  How many layers?  I have yet to achieve such excellent results without airbrushing 3 to 4 layers.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #103431
    Anthony Miles
    Participant

    Base coat, then two or three top coats of the yellow brushed on. Don’t have an airbrush.

    #103433
    Steve Johnson
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    Yellow is such a thin pigment, that several thin layers are required to get a good, solid and bright colour.  A yellow ochre basecoat really helps thought. We hate having to spray yellow at work for these very reasons!

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