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  • #139104
    fairoaks024
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    I’m a long time 1/72nd scale plastics collector and painter.

    The periods I concentrate this interest on are napoleonics, ACW, ww2 and  ancients. Thought I’d document my ancients painting in this thread.


    I use them for DBA and Hordes of the things.

    this is Robin Hood and maid Marian from Airfix. It’s a hero stand in HotT or a general in ‘historical’ lists.

    i use the 25mm basing, and when I play against club mates, some use 25mm figures and it weirdly looks ok.  I would have expected it to not work.

    #139110
    ian pillay
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    Beautiful brush work. I love that style of painting. Alas I haven’t mastered it yet. Looking forward to seeing the rest!

    Tally-Ho!

    #139189
    fairoaks024
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    @ian pillay thanks.


    a base of medieval spear men from strelets.

    #139200
    willz
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    Stop it Fairoaks, you are spoiling me with so much retro eye candy.  Stunning painting.

    #139281
    fairoaks024
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    @willz very glad you like them


    a hero or cleric stand for HotT which doubles as priests for other games. Hat figures druids from their Celt command, the cauldron is from a strelets medieval set.

    #139288
    willz
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    Very nice fairoaks, the Druids look like a Glastonbury festival wheat grass and lemon health drinks stand.

    #139391
    fairoaks024
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    mire from the airfix Robin Hood set:- friar tuck, Will scarlet & little John. Based as heroes for HotT

    #139522
    fairoaks024
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    a base of numidian skirmishing cavalry. Hat miniatures.

    #139632
    fairoaks024
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    strelets norman infantry

    #139634
    Norm S
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    Nice done, you have the contrast thing off to a fine art.

    #139686
    fairoaks024
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    @Norm S thanks!


    a base of Caesar miniatures ninja, ideal for sneakers or lurkers in HotT as well.

    #139753
    fairoaks024
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    strelets medievals.

    #139869
    fairoaks024
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    a hat Sumerian 4 onager chariot.

    lovely little kit.

    #139936
    fairoaks024
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    another base of strelets medieval spear men.

    #140022
    fairoaks024
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    A spear element of thebans from hat miniatures.

    #145920
    fairoaks024
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    some hat Greek spearman

    #145925
    Gone Fishing
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    Excellent work!

    #145929
    ian pillay
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    Amazing brush work as always. What do you use to undercoat the minis? I’ve washed, dried and used spray paint to undercoat but it seems to always crack. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks Ian

    Tally-Ho!

    #145943
    fairoaks024
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    @Gone Fishing thanks!

    @ian pillay thanks, I undercoat with vallejo brush on acrylic primer, paint with acrylics and finish with two coats of brush on acrylic varnish ( galleria from Windsor & Newton).

    the only problem I had with paint cracking was a stand of ACW troops who I dropped and they hit several things on the way down. Some of the bayonets lost their paint.

    for hordes of the things and DBA, ninjas!

    #145957
    ian pillay
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    Thanks FairoaksO24 I will give that a try.

    Tally-Ho!

    #145969
    fairoaks024
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    @ian pillay no problem, hope it works.

    a second sneaky ninja base

    #146025
    fairoaks024
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    strelets medieval men at arms

    #146076
    fairoaks024
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    some Greek spear men, zvezda models.

    apologies for repeat posts above, for some reason the original puctures weren’t showing up so I’ve double posted them, but when I Try to delete them it won’t let me

    #146092
    ian pillay
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    Please keep posting these lovely models. Managed to pick up three boxes of various Zevada minis today in Lincoln for my little lad. I must say they are brilliant sculpts.

    Tally-Ho!

    #146188
    fairoaks024
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    @ian pillay the zvezda models are probably the best sculpted 1/72sever produced.


    An Aztec command stand. Old revel miniatures.

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