Saturday, March 29, 2014

Foot Sergeant Update 1

These are the first 4 Fireforge Foot Sergeants I completed to test out the color scheme I had in mind for them.  I deliberately chose muted colors to really differentiate them from the brightly colored elves.  The skin color I tried is new to me and I really liked the results.  I used cork brown, washed with brown ink, when back over them with cork brown, washed with tanned flesh, and finally added more highlights of just cork brown.  I am pleased with the results.  My plan is to add Templars eventually, and they will have a variety of shield designs.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ioviani seniores

 These are 1/72 Late Romans from Tumbling Dice Miniatures that I painted as Ioviani seniores for a commission.  I have 12 other miniatures I am working on as Herculiani seniores.  I think the bearer carrying the Eagle is my favorite out of this unit of figures.  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Human Element

I just received a box Foot Sergeants from Fireforge Games in the post today.  I put together 24 of them to represent the household guard of a rich family.  They're armed with spears, swords, and crossbows.  The other half will represent a less wealthy family and will be armed with spears, axes and maces, and bows or I will use them all in zombie conversions....I haven't decided yet.  I have previously assembled a box of Fireforge Templars on foot and these Foot Sergeants are a much better kit.  The weapons are better size and the arms do not go out at crazy angles.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mud and Blood - French in Indochina

I completed these 10 French paratroopers from Redstar Miniatures for a commission.  The picture is extremely washed out, I think the dark uniforms against the fair skin did it in.  I painted the uniforms with Reaper Miniatures Military Green and Vallejo Beige Brown and then washed the uniform with Army Painters' Dark wash.