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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.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

28mm Norman Skirmishers

They've been up on Curt's blog for a couple of days now, so time to show them here - the 28mm Norman skirmishers from Conquest Games.


Ray and Fran have been submitting big loads, which means I'm lagging behind them a bit. I doubt I'll catch Ray, but I might be able to overhaul Fran on the table!

I didn't finish the 30YW horse or get any painting done yesterday - not long after I got to work I started feeling cold to the bone, achey and could feel a cough building. Not a cold for once, but my first "cough" for several years. I've managed to do the tufting & flocking on the 30YW horse today and a little bit of painting on some Swiss- just the undercoat and dry-brush of the metalwork and the flesh. Hopefully I'll be in a better state physically tomorrow and will be able to crack on with them.



28mm Normans from Conquest Games

These were great to paint up. I tried a couple of things different to the Vikings and Saxons:
1) Basing was a mix of ballast and modeling paste. This proved much easier to deal with than PVA/ballast.
2) I primed them black then gave a heavy dry-brush of Iraqi Sand and a light dry-brush of Pale Sand to provide some pre-highlighting.

The pre-highlighting seems to have worked quite well, much better than pre-shading (dark wash over white primer) that I've tried before.














12 comments:

  1. Lovely looking Normans Tamsin!

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  2. Yes I still like the work you did on these. Hope you get back in order so you can chase Fran down. Ray is right behind me, I know he will pass me at some point, it's just timing that's all

    Ian

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  3. These came out really well, interesting technique.

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  4. Really nice, I like the way you tied the units together with a little color on the quivers.

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  5. These look great. I haven't seen the foot figures painted before. It looks like they have sorted out the issue with the boss-less kite shields on the mounted figures.

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  6. Great looking figures...
    Phil.

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  7. Nicely done Tamsin, love the uniformity of the quivers to help link the unit.

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  8. Great looking figures there Tamsin

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  9. Cheers guys!

    @ Sean and Michael - the quivers were done like that to make it easier to split them into two units of 6 for games.

    @ Legatus - these are the metal figures. I've checked my sprues of the plastic knights and they still have boss-less shields, but it seems to have been sorted out of the plastic infantry.

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  10. Nice painting ! I have played normans with and without archers and my opponents prefered without... 12 archers with 8 crossbowmen...

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