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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

WIP: Lorraine Knights #5

I've got a heck of a lot done this evening, and the painting is finally finished. Heraldic motifs have been hand-painted

Note to self: never, ever paint silly kerniggets again!

I've remembered to take pics before doing the Klear/ink coat. I've decided to avoid my normal mix which has brown ink as well as black, and will use a mix of Klear with black only. I'll do a test figure first to see how it looks.

Anyway, pics for you:





13 comments:

  1. What? No one with this CoA? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grenville_Diptych_edit2.jpg

    Seriously, I think they look great.

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  2. Very nice work! That cannot be easy...

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  3. @ Brummie - cheers!

    @ Joseph - bleedin' 'eck, how on earth would someone paint that freehand? I'm not even sure you could really do it as a decal....

    @ Jonathan - it wasn't easy, which is why I put that "note to self"

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  4. these look very nice. can't wait to see them done

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  5. There is something I find so wonderfully attractive about this period; perhaps the colour and spectacle of it all. Fabulous work Tamsin, particularly the hand painted motifs.

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  6. Looking good. The colour combination works.

    If you want a couple more, go to this site;
    http://www.earlyblazon.com/
    Click France and then Lorraine on the map.
    It shows the vassels to lorraine
    It´s early crusades but the Heraldry holds in all cases until at least the 1700´s.
    No-one would use the coat of arms in Josephs link..not on the battlefield..
    Cheers
    paul
    PS..which canton for the swiss gunners? Uri? Do you need flags for them?

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    1. Paul - the yellow and black are the basecoats for the armour and clothing. I'll be doing up 1 base in the colours of each of the 8 early cantons. When I get round to completing the army for FoG, there will be 20 bases (same for Xbows) so larger cantons will get extra bases and I may do a couple of bases in the colours of cantons which fought alongside but didn't join the confederation until later

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  7. Beautiful!!! Truely awesome looking troops Tamsin. Very well done.

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  8. Brilliantly detailed painting. In a previous existence I catalogued the heraldic library of a lately deceased Garter King of Arms and know all too well what a tangled extravaganza some continental achievements can be. Tremendous job of work by you there!

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  9. Splendid stuff, they really do look the part, Tamsin!

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  10. Very nice Tamsin. We should play a game once you're done.

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  11. Thanks all - I'm pleased with the results and also pleased that I've finished painting them!

    @ AllanR - to be honest I think I went a bit OTT with the heraldry and would have been better off just doing a basic scheme. I did have to simplify the heraldry for Rene II though as there was no way I could get it all in at 15mm.

    That must have been a very interesting estate to catalogue.

    @ Seb - sure thing, once I've got my tourney games out of the way (or while I'm waiting for Simon F to become available).

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