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Romeo Anglo Saxon Huscarle 1066
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 06:47 AM UTC

Evening Folks, this is my first ever 54mm historical miniature, in the past i have painted 1/q48 and 1/35 ww2 figures only. For the mail i will be using the massive voodoo blog bare metal techniq4ue with oils, and the rest will be acrylic.
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/painting-metal-with-oils.html
The Metallic parts have been masked, and the figure primed.
I have been taking care to use thin coats so as not to let the paint soak though the tape



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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 07:03 AM UTC
Hi Mate!
Wouldn't you like to join Through The Ages campaign with this one? It would fit perfectly since XIc is not covered yet.

BTW, I do like this figure!
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 07:13 AM UTC
Sure, is it running now? I have just started it, and I saw it on MAssive Voodoo's leather tutorial, and it was a insta buy. the pose is quite dramatic, he looks thoughtful and meanacing.
:) heh
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 07:21 AM UTC
It's on (just click on my banner).
Since it is going to be quite big campaign there is plenty of time for you to finish this figure.
It would be great to see you there!
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 07:38 AM UTC
already there! thanks for the invite, I'll see you in the 11th century
lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 03:21 AM UTC
I have started washing the Mail(oil), and based the edging(Acryl).




to battered? Oils will tone it down.
J

the back ( you wont see this really, but it needed to be done, any tips???)
lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:23 PM UTC
Hey fellas, I have basecoated most of the colours,
I'm not to happy with the green undergarment. any suggestions?.

shield and cloak ( vallejo dark seagreen)


and from the front.
lespauljames
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:40 AM UTC
more!




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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 07:28 PM UTC
Very nice work! Keep us posted.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 - 08:46 PM UTC
I missed this one... good to see you painting historical miniatures.

I have to say the shield looks really good. Was the lion cast as a raised detail on the shield? Looks impressive. The entire paintjob is very nice, the only thing that pops out in my opinion is the hair... it is too yellow. Perhaps you can try subduing the color brightness a bit?

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - 01:12 AM UTC
Great work James!
How would you compare the historical miniatures painting with our good old military vehicles? I personally have found figure painting even more addictive than vehicles.
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 05:00 AM UTC
Mario, It is all a wip, so the hair will soon be fixed!
Marcin, Thankyou! im enjoying this...

Andrzej, I feel more free to use my imagination when painting a miniature, and to be honest that's proving a challenge, I'm used to being spoon fed my rough colour choices, and this is a breath of fresh air, being able to improvise, and flex my creativity, although i a far from the standard i would like to be at, i feel a lot more purchases coming along from the figure world. my paint drawer is very limited, so i may get a vallejo folkstone set, or base colour set so i have a generic colour base from which to use, Currently I am using for my unobtainable colours a 2 set of 12 acrylics from a supermarket, Ha, well its working for now.



A little more work, I'm really taking my time on this, one thing I'm not to happy with is the colour palette used. seems too pasty.



lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 05:02 AM UTC
damn its quiet in here..


more work done.
photo taken with a app called hdr camera, really helps photos pop a bit more.



and something recently finished..
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 08:08 PM UTC
Any progress mate? This figure looks promising.
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 03:21 AM UTC
In the Dark Ages and early Medieval period embroidered bands and strips were usually added at the neck, cuffs, and bottom hemline. The strips were in colorful patterns, looking to be a couple of inches wide. This was a pretty universal style found throughout Europe. Sometimes fabrics could also be patterned, but very simply and subdued. The Scots and Irish of the same period were the exception, with colorful plaids, tartans, and checkerboard designs.