29/06/2020 at 13:07 #139104
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.29/06/2020 at 14:11 #139110
Beautiful brush work. I love that style of painting. Alas I haven’t mastered it yet. Looking forward to seeing the rest!
Tally-Ho!30/06/2020 at 09:54 #139189
@ian pillay thanks.
a base of medieval spear men from strelets.30/06/2020 at 11:35 #139200willzParticipant
Stop it Fairoaks, you are spoiling me with so much retro eye candy. Stunning painting.01/07/2020 at 10:28 #139281
@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.01/07/2020 at 11:31 #139288willzParticipant
Very nice fairoaks, the Druids look like a Glastonbury festival wheat grass and lemon health drinks stand.02/07/2020 at 09:45 #139391
mire from the airfix Robin Hood set:- friar tuck, Will scarlet & little John. Based as heroes for HotT03/07/2020 at 11:13 #139522
a base of numidian skirmishing cavalry. Hat miniatures.04/07/2020 at 10:10 #139632
strelets norman infantry04/07/2020 at 11:00 #139634Norm SParticipant
Nice done, you have the contrast thing off to a fine art.05/07/2020 at 11:26 #139686
@Norm S thanks!
a base of Caesar miniatures ninja, ideal for sneakers or lurkers in HotT as well.06/07/2020 at 11:22 #139753
strelets medievals.07/07/2020 at 11:47 #139869
a hat Sumerian 4 onager chariot.
lovely little kit.08/07/2020 at 10:30 #139936
another base of strelets medieval spear men.09/07/2020 at 15:47 #140022
A spear element of thebans from hat miniatures.24/10/2020 at 18:42 #145920
some hat Greek spearman24/10/2020 at 19:00 #145925Gone FishingParticipant
Excellent work!24/10/2020 at 20:57 #145929
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.
Tally-Ho!25/10/2020 at 11:00 #145943
@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!25/10/2020 at 19:27 #145957
Thanks FairoaksO24 I will give that a try.
Tally-Ho!26/10/2020 at 11:07 #145969
@ian pillay no problem, hope it works.
a second sneaky ninja base27/10/2020 at 11:59 #146025
strelets medieval men at arms28/10/2020 at 11:02 #146076
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 me28/10/2020 at 21:58 #146092
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!31/10/2020 at 09:54 #146188
@ian pillay the zvezda models are probably the best sculpted 1/72sever produced.
An Aztec command stand. Old revel miniatures.
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