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Unit of Victrix Iberian Warriors. Shield transfers by Little Big Men.
Tried two paint plans for the tunic.
- Ghoul Skin by Reaper produced a green/grey with good coverage
- Foundry linen triad. Spotty coverage with poor layers. End result is a sickly yellow color. Had better luck just using the green shade color.
A pair of Foundry Elephants for Hannibal’s army.
Base is a rather small 50mm square. I may build out a larger tray that I can drop this smaller base into for games where a bigger base would work better.
Elephant: Espresso primer (dark, dark brown) worked up with Dusky skin (Reaper) (which is actually grey)
Howda: Bastion grey, desert stone, desert stone + yellowed bone
Blanket: Terracotta (Foundry), gory red, rach red
Troops: White armor with red tunics. Tried Reapers Grey Liner as a line filler, worked as a black ink.
Mahout: Started skin with dark brown, worked up with Ruddy Brown (R)
My (old) favorite horse color: Rife Butt (Howard Hues) + Tanned Flesh (GW). This combination produces a Chestnut color which varies from a dark brown up to a warm brown/red. Adding Graveyard Bone (Reaper), creates a chalky brown/grey which could be roan or grey.
I think both my Rife Butt and Tanned Flesh have both dried to mud at this point. Ruddy Brown (Reaper) is the base for my most recent unit of cavalry. Also from Reaper, Heartwood Brown for dun, Fair Skin for tails/mains, and Dusky Skin for grey. Foundry triad Chestnut and TerraCotta have joined my painting table. Expect to see them used in the future.
I’ve often tried to answer the question – what would horses of the ancient period look like. Appears my solid chestnuts are all wrong….
An international research team under the direction of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany is sorting out the millennia by using horse color. The ancients loved spots, they tell us. Spotted and “diluted” horses were more populous from the beginning of domestication until the end of the Roman Empire, whereas solid colors (bay, black and chestnut) were dominant in the Middle Ages. Source: https://equusmagazine.com/blog-equus/coats-many-colors-dna-ancient-horses-54695
A pair of handy reference pages.
Unit of Gripping Beast Scutarii primed black (by a previous owner….)
- P3 Hammerfall Khaki
- P3 Traitor Green
- Vallejo Khaki
- Reaper Stained Olive (brighten as needed)
- Vallejo German Red Brown
- Reaper Gory Red
- (R) Rach Red
- P3 Hammerfall Khaki + Red accepts
- (R) Stained Olive + (R) Ruddy Brown w/ (R) Saddle Brown highlights
- (R) Suntan Flesh + Army Painter Soft Tone
- (V) Chainmail
- (R) Tarnished Brass
- (SW) Armor Wash
- (R) Ruddy Brown w/ P3 Gun Corps Brown highlights + (SW) Dark Sepia
- (V) Leather Brown
- (R) Witchcraft Purple
More Saxon troops. I believe the figures are all by Gripping Beast.
Anyone familiar with this guy? Its a promo figure from Gripping Beast (?) that I picked up in an ebay lot.
A unit of Saxon Huscarls by Saxon Miniatures. Lovely figures with lots of character, the figures scale well with Gripping Beast.
Four Panzers ready for Kursk. Panther by Rubicon. PZ IV by Warlord.
I followed a tuturial to learn how to apply the camo scheme.
- Spray base color of Bronze Yellow (Liquitex)
- Two coats of Middlestone (Flames of War)
- Wash of Dark Sepia
- Reflective Green (Vallejo) and Ruddy Brown (Reaper) mixed with Terrain Khaki (Reaper) used for Cammo
- Top coat of Middlestone/Terrain Khaki
- Wallnut Brown (Reaper) with Oily Steel (Vallejo) used for the tracks
- Rust effects created with Wallnut base followed by Rust (Vallejo) and Orange Rust (Vallejo)
Same PzKpfw IV from a few days ago, this time with a muddy under carriage.
Vallejo Pigments (Rust and Oil) applied with a mix of Matt Medium, White Glue and water. Applying the pigments was an interesting experience. First I coated the area to make muddy with the medium mix, then applied Burnt Umber from the pot. After letting it dry for 30 minutes, I applied spots of Dark Yellow Ochre. The amount of fluid on the brush is important. A wet brush makes for a smooth smear not unlike paint. A dry brush applies the pigments with the the grain intact.
Panzer 4 with cammo pattern.