Saturday, 10 July 2010

First Athurian Figures Painted!

As promised ... here are some pics of my first complete (apart from the bases!) Arthurian figures. These are from the Gripping Beast Arthurian range link. Pack ABR04 to be precise. I haven't completed the bases as I'd like to try out something slightly different from my usual recipe of GW Bestial/Vomit/Bleached Bone.

I've really enjoyed painting these. The colours were mostly Foundry apart from the metallics which are GW.


AoA Romano-British from GB

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I've kept the shields plain as I see these as lower status warriors who wouldn't spend a lot of time decorating their shields, perhaps just leaving the leather cover unpainted or painting them in plain colours.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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The cloaks were a bit tricky to start with but just letting your brush follow the natural contours seems to work fine.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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The backs of the shields are simplay painted GW Scorched Brown followed by GW Bestial Brown (thinned slightly) painted in stripes to give the impression of wooden boards.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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For plain shields I found that painting the colours on in a "circular" style works much better than "up and down". Leave more of the darker base and mid coat showing near the centre.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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The spear poles are just painted in one colour as I find the wood grain effect really tricky to get just right, plus it takes ages. I'll be painting the poles in a variety of browns, from the pale brown of a newly made spear to the darker brown of a trusty heirloom.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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Hair and beards were mostly done by drybrushing greys and browns.

AoA Romano-British from GB

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AoA Romano-British from GB

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AoA Romano-British from GB

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AoA Romano-British from GB

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Next up will be a group of more heavily armed and equipped Romano-British Commanipulares.

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