Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thunderous charge!

Here we go!  Al five of the Tharn Cavalry together at last!

Seeing them all in a group really tells me that these are pretty active poses.

The javelin quivers were always an extra tidbit that I tended to forget about, thinking I was done with each one, only to remember in frustration. :-)

It would be interesting to try one of these without the need to match previously painted versions... I think some fun combinations could be done on the wolves!

In terms of non horse related cavalry, these were very fun to paint.

After trying these, I am even more interested in painting the Legion Raptor cavalry figures.

Who knows... perhaps some day.  Stay tuned!

We Are Back!

Hey folks!!  An old favorite returns with this Sidhe figure from the Celtos range, sculpted by Kev White.

The Celtos figures were some of the first 'high level' figures that we ever attempted back in 2002-03 when we began to replace 2D art with miniature painting.

They were ideal sculpts, as the lines were very clean, with a few armor surfaces as well.  That allowed us to practice some flesh tones, freehand tattoos, and NMM techniques.

Of course, my approach to all of these techniques has changed immensely over the years.  If I can find some old sets of images of those early figures, I will try to make some "Then and Now" side by side images for you.

Since there were not lots of backpacks, straps, buckles and more, we could just focus on the figure itself.

The base was created as part of my How to Make Snow Bases video.  I added a few things this time around, such as the Secret Weapon crushed glass technique, and even using some acrylic gel medium for the icicles.

She's also here: