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  • #33788
    paintpig
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    Three bases worth of infantry being wip’d into shape

    batch 1 just about there

    batch2 close

    batch3 getting there

    Milites showing off cause they can

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    #33789
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ooooh those are a bit tasty.

    #33792
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wrong size/scale for me, but damn fine painting !!!

    #33793
    paintpig
    Participant

    Cheers chaps, it is about time I posted up some of the work that is pestering my painting table.

     

    Wrong size/scale for me, but damn fine painting !!!

    No 15th Guards Motorized dismounted Norman Knights Division in 15mm?

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    #33796
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    Great work on the shield and helms! Did you ever finish your Great Heathen Army?

    #33797
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    LOL.

    #33799
    paintpig
    Participant

    Great work on the shield and helms! Did you ever finish your Great Heathen Army?

    Ongoing, I have a shed load of Normans (2nd hand), I’m painting these up to sell so I have some jingle in my pocket (dont do much commission work any more). There are always a handful of Saxons on the edge of the table for a quick daub while waiting for paint to dry on the Norman thuggery.

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    #33803
    Rod Robertson
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    Paintpig:

    Those are lovely Norman foot and knights you have painted there. I really like the skin tones and shadowing that you have created on the faces. Beautiful work that, so well done. Also as others have pointed out fine shields and armour/helmets.  Thank you for posting these and please post more. I can learn a lot from studying your work.

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

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    #33826
    paintpig
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    Paintpig:

    Those are lovely Norman foot and knights you have painted there. I really like the skin tones and shadowing that you have created on the faces. Beautiful work that, so well done. Also as others have pointed out fine shields and armour/helmets. Thank you for posting these and please post more. I can learn a lot from studying your work.

    Cheers Rod, not so brilliant but they will do. I didn’t have any contemporaries to learn painting from but I did study what I saw in the magazines (MW and Mil Mod in those days) and although I didn’t know exactly how the painters did it I had the images engraved in my mind, so when I lucked across something that gave the right outcome I knew straight away what was going on, so I heartily recommend your approach. Unfortunately I still experiment every time I sit down to paint which slows me down and is a bit of a pain, but I just cant help myself.

    The faces here are a very basic technique which gives a good outcome without tons of layering or jiggery pokery, it really is dead simple. I will take some photos next time and try and write a short tute to accompany them.

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    #33934
    Rod Robertson
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    Paintpig:

    I’ve been painting minis for years and am reasonably capable of doing a decent job but for faces. They are the bane of my hobby experience. This was not a difficult problem in 6mm and 15mm minis and 54mm and 70mm models/display miniatures but the evil War Pamda has lured me into the realm of 28mm gaming minis for Saga skirmish games and I am a bit intimidated about how to go about painting many figures’ faces well in a reasonable amount of time. I recently bought some Wargames Foundry fantasy Greeks for a Ray Harryhausen inspired game to run at my club. These figures include Dark-age Greeks, Centuars, Satyrs, Minotaurs, Manticores, Chimera, a Bronze Bull, Harpies, Skeletons (the Teeth of the Hydra),a Hydra, Soldiers of Colchis, Trojans, Amazons, etc. I have been  practicing on these poor, hapless figures in preparation for when the Saga armies arrive and can be prepared for painting. So far I am not pleased with the results of my facial forays, despite the Wargames Foundry and Mirliton figures being excellent castings with fine detail.

    So, I really do appreciate it when I can see others’ work and especially when that work is of very good quality. Thus, thanks again for posting and I will look forward to your future posts.

    Cheers and keep up the great work.

    Rod Robertson.

    #34136
    paintpig
    Participant

    Here you go Rod, did it real quick without touch ups to show how basic my Table Top face painting is, the Pig Method

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/face-painting-quick-and-dirty/

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