Friday, November 20, 2009

Trojan combined Spearmen /archer unit


Well folks here they are!This is my Trojans using the dip method.When you factor in time spent vs results then I must say I'm quite happy.I wasn't able to time myself,but it sure did speed up the process.The thought of painting all the flesh in my normal method makes my heart skip a beat!
The dip was brushed on and will require a few more practice runs before I get it just where I want it.
Army painter was brushed on everything except the shield cow hide patterns in which I hand painted this.The reason I hand painted the shields is I wanted the shields to look nice, because this is largely why I collected a Trojan army as I really like the cow hide on a large shield pattern and think of it as the hallmark of a Trojan army.I tried to achieve the hair like appearance these shields would have.
As far as highlights,I only applied a few light highlights to the clothes and spear tips.I applied no highlights to the skin,bone,leather or wood as that would have been very time consuming and thus defeating the purpose of using army painter.
The spears are very long as I've seen in some depictions.They run close to looking like pikes,but I like this look and choose to go with it.
The concept behind my army is a Trojan army close to the time of the Trojan war itself and therefore I will be mixing in early and late style equipment which many historians and the Iliad itself imply.
I personally don't care for light bases,but I cannot have a dark brown one for the Middle East/Asia and so I did some viewing on the internet and saw areas of a reddish desert color and I liked it and went with this tone as a compromise.I decided also to keep the grass dried and sparse in keeping with the region.
I also went with a very wide frontage as I both like the wide look and also to prepare for the soon to come updated rules(WAB2).
I hope some of you like it and I'm curious to hear what you think.:-)
Miniatures:Wargames Foundry



13 comments:

  1. They look really nice, As a finished unit very eye catching and love the shields. I have still to try the Army Painter and I am painting up a few companies of 28mm Austrians to see how it works with white. I know there are different types for different shades. What type did you use?
    Cheers
    Paul

    ReplyDelete
  2. It must take a lot of patience to paint

    ReplyDelete
  3. @Paulalba

    If you mean what white did I use ,then I used Foundry Artic grey which starts at grey with A and ends at White with C.

    @Aneliya

    Yes,it takes some patience,but is quite relaxing and enjoyable as it releases some creativity.
    There are not very many women wargamers(there are some),however in regards to painting several top miniature painters are in fact women.Even if you don't like wargaming,you should try miniature painting.You might just find you have a talent for it.:-)
    As a father of a little girl,I'm curious to see if she will follow in her papa's footsteps.:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
  4. Christopher, they look fantastic. The shields really stand out and help draw the unit together. Great scenery in the backgroound too!

    Best wishes

    Giles

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Axebreak,
    It was actually the dip I was meaning, I believe there are a few type for dark colours, light colours etc? Maybe I'm mistaken. Thanks for the tip with whites though. I've never tried the Foundry paints out yet. Will have to try some.
    Cheers
    Paul

    ReplyDelete
  6. @Giles

    Thank you Giles,I appreciate it.

    @Paulalba

    Ahh,I understand your question now.I used a white undercoat.The army painter(dip)tone that I used was strong tone.This is the middle tone.I hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a massive unit! Very well executed, AP seems to turn out as a stable solution.
    Reminds me of tons of Mycenean lead stored in my drawers...

    Cheers
    SG

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey Christopher! Great looking unit! I am absolutely loving the shields and in such a unit these element can make or break it in terms of looks. Well, you have aced it.

    Would you mind posting a close up of some of the guys? I am curious whether or not I detect a slight shine on the flesh, or if your highlights are giving that impression.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks guys and yes there is a slight shine on the mini's either from the lighting or I need to add another dull coat.Bear in mind I use a satin finish as it's not shiny,but also not too dull.
    Some close ups are on the way.:-)

    Cheers
    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great unit!! Outstanding result for the "dip". I wish I had patience to finish something. Some day I will paint a whole army.

    Regards.
    Andrés.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you and when you do complete any army,then make sure and show it as your a fantastic painter.

    Cheers
    Christopher

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails