Monday, November 23, 2009
Taking a closer look at dipped Trojan spearmen
Here a a few closer looks for those that asked and that I haven't had time to put in.However,they are not to close,because pictures to close up can appear distorted.
There is a slight shine on the mini's that isn't very noticeable in person,so I think the lighting is doing some of it.I also use GW satin purity seal on my mini's as it doesn't come out shiny if your careful and offers nice protection in addition to not dulling a model down to much.I need to give a further inspection on the models and tone down any that are still to shiny.It was late when I applied the protective coat and took pictures.(My excuse at any rate):-)
I painted the skin tone a bit darker to reflect their Mediterranean background and choose some pretty bright colors for the clothes as this seems to really work for biblical period miniatures in my view.
I only added quick highlights to the speartips,crest,and clothes.I did not highlight the flesh,bone,leather and wood as this would have been very time consuming and defeating the purpose of army painter to produce units quicker then normal.
The shield cow hide patterns do not have army painter used on them and are hand painted to look like cow hide(I tried anyways).I wanted this hallmark of the Trojans to look nice and put a good foot forwrd here.:-)
A special thanks to Saxon Dog for the tips and advice on using army painter.:-)
I need more practice as I'm still leaving pools here and there on the mini's and I'm still unsure of just how much to use on them.Next up are some skirmishers where I can get some more practice.I'm hoping to be comfortable with the process before tackling any chariots as they are the center piece of Biblical armies.