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.:-)
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