Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Warden, Aug 17, 2016.
Very very very good work on the herald!
The next batch of 28 men-at-arms is good for now, enough to show pictures before I complete them all. I really enjoy painting these guys, even if they are peasants!
Spoiler: Unit pics
Some of the more characterful models- the Jester:
And a new unit champion:
Paint looks a tad thick on the heralds shield
Just a tad that's one way to put it... personally I would have just said "buckets and buckets" as I don't really thin my paints... at all. Surprisingly the yellow paint is one of the few GW paints I still use (that and the metallic paint) but I have noticed that "averland sunset" tends to clump really badly when it is applied .
What is the secret to thinning yellow paint?
Have a rammikin partially filled with water on your desk. Drop of paint in pallet, occasional drop of water from rammikib
You could always buy airbrush paint, they are already thinned down for you.
Wet Palette works well. Better than applying water directly IMO.
I had to look up what this word meant
Thank you for the tips gentlemen! Work continues on the next batch of men-at-arms, this should be the final group of Lustrian Bretonnian infantry for a while, unless I make more archers.
My men-at-arms are all painted up finally. I attempted to "thin" my paints for the rest of the heraldry I painted ("thin" in quotes because I have more experimenting to do with future models... ), but overall I am pleased with the results.
And a group shot with all 80 men-at-arms!
I will post the grail pilgrims when the King is complete, still got more work to do with him. Also I need to go through and add more jungle plants to really finish these guys off completely.
My jungle-trebuchet crews are painted as well!
All are just equipped with some scratch-built weaponry. If I really wanted too I could probably skip the trebuchets and run them as a group of x16 men-at-arms just armed with hand weapons.
Individual trebuchet weapons and their crews. Each trebuchet is painted in a different heraldry scheme, one for each unit of men-at-arms:
And here is another big group shot:
Definitely fun to make, one of the best experiments I have attempted in the warhammer hobby so far. Only 38 of the models here are actually completely plastic; the rest have custom resin parts. The quality isn't as good of course, but good enough for grubby peasants!
Those look good!
They look fantastic @Warden
What they said ^
Updates on the Lustrian Bretonnians! I painted up a small unit of archers recently, my own custom Merry-Men (Bretonnian peasant-archers) to join the force.
They don't necessarily fit into the army's "Lustrian theme" anymore as they were constructed before I had a clear view of what I wanted to do with my Bretonnians, but they are green so they will have to be close enough!
Here are some of the characters in the unit: conversions of Guy le Grois (Friar Tuck), Betrand le Brigand (Robin Hood), Hugo le Petit (Little John):
I am not very happy with not-Robin Hood's face but I am not going to spend more time on it now. If I find a replacement bit I will replace it.
Also my custom Alan-a-Dale (with a clay-sculpted instrument) and Will Scarlet (not very red, just his headband and part of his quiver):
Spoiler: Merry Men
Here they are still on the painting desk, along with another mini (long time in the making) that is essentially finished! Pics to follow soon
Test to make sure they actually fit in their movement tray. You can see the difference in the mud-shading in some of them, and between the mini-bases and the movement tray itself. Always more work to do
Final group shot of the Merry-Men hunting down a jungle road.
Good job on those Merry-Men!
Love the job you did on those - I think Bertrand's face does look similar to the original model. My concern is with Petit Jean - Little John had a quarterstaff, not a mace...
Apart from that, love them!
Yeah I know what you mean... Little John's shield-on-a-standard was originally a quarterstaff, then I converted him into a standard bearer so I just gave him an ax too. Sorta reminiscent of Kevin Durand's Little John, but I agree it is a bit of poor artistic license on my part.
Since all my archer units are at a state of being mostly complete I took some group shots both on their movement trays and with their siege mantlets:
You can't see them very well, but I have some unit-filler rottweilers on the corners of the front two archer units as stand-ins until I cast two more archers. Originally their spots were taken up by standard bearers, but they have since been recruited into my two new units of men-at-arms instead. The peasant archers don't really need the standards as much, considering they will fold even faster than the men-at-arms will in combat.
I also set up a quick Archer Tournament diorama! Pics to prove it:
Not sure if there are rules out there for a tabletop Robin Hood-style archery tournament, but I have enough pieces for it now!
Spoiler: peasant archers more pics
I approve of that!
Being an archer myself I think archers are something I miss most in both of my AoS armies.
I like how you did all the heraldry and such little details like that equipment on the table and so on.
Thanks! I do wish skink archers were still a thing longer range comes in handy during siege scenarios.
I finally have my pictures up for King Baldwin the Leper King (my grail reliaque)! He and his grail pilgrims are way more colorful than I would have expected thanks to their heraldry, but I think it adds to there charm.
Spoiler: back of unit
Very glad I was able to cast/convert all these guys, it was a long time in the making.
A few more pictures of the Leper King himself and his unit:
I experimented with a little bit of a black wash on his face to give it more shine and depth, too scared to try highlighting right now though. More experiments scheduled for the future
And with some men-at-arms backup:
With the grail pilgrims finished I now have all 4 units of 20 men-at-arms painted, plus these 18 gives me a sizeable infantry force. As much as the Bretonnians are known for their cavalry, I just really love these guys and hope they come to good use in future siege scenarios.
Edit: also added a thread index to the first page to find my stuff easier!
That's a wonderful job! Your imagination continues to astound me @Warden