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Specialist Games General Discussion => Modeling & painting => Warmonger Miniatures => Topic started by: forbes on December 28, 2015, 07:52:22 PM

Title: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on December 28, 2015, 07:52:22 PM
Finally made a start on some of these figures.

I have cut them apart from the 2-up strips to give singles, mainly so that I can offset the two ranks slightly.

I have gone with a grey undercoat, which seems to work well with the bright colours of the Landsknecht clothing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PCs0PF-zA7g/VoGcFdnmN8I/AAAAAAAAFY0/Qwi4SQD1Hfc/s1024-Ic42/IMG_0354.JPG)

Most of the clothing colours are now done, with perhaps some more detailing to add. I have gone with the more random look as I want to use these as historical figures, rather than the more uniform look I have used for previous troops for Fantasy armies.

Still a fair bit of work to do, particularly flesh, weapons and some hats.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: David Wasilewski on December 28, 2015, 07:56:34 PM
They're looking good so far Forbes.
Not intending to use them as Empire proxies? Sacrilege!!!!

Who are they going to fight? Does Glynn have 10mm historicals from a suitable period?

Dave
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on December 28, 2015, 08:00:56 PM
Oh, I'm sure they will end up in a Empire stylee army.

But I'm going for proper Landsknechts to be part of Imperial forces (aka Holy Roman Empire) - I got some new rules, Irregular Wars, which are about small scale battles are the fringes of Europe in the 16th & 17th Century. So a few more shooters round out my Empire forces to act as Imperial forces.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on December 29, 2015, 08:11:19 PM
Pretty much there now, just the basing left to do

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nvDVh9i23kc/VoL2Ix3IhyI/AAAAAAAAFaI/D7yEIBRTLck/s1024-Ic42/IMG_0359.JPG)
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: mlkr on December 29, 2015, 09:05:54 PM
Looking good ^_^
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: David Wasilewski on January 01, 2016, 01:45:43 PM
I'd put a thinned down brown or black wash over them, just to blend all the colours together and tone down the contrast on some of the brighter colours myself. But they do look good.

Dave
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on January 01, 2016, 01:47:30 PM
Yep - that's the intention.

Though having seen some 28mm ones over on LAF, I tempted to keep the colours pretty bright.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: Geep on January 02, 2016, 01:23:55 AM
I don't know how well it works, but I've heard that adding a small amount of soap to the wash breaks up the surface tension, so the wash settles in the cracks without dulling the raised areas. You probably want to test it first though!
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: David Wasilewski on January 02, 2016, 12:10:12 PM
Or just buy a pot of lahmian medium from your local GW store. (the safer but more expensive option).
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: Geep on January 02, 2016, 01:20:11 PM
Or buy any acrylic paint medium (clear bottle). It's exactly the same stuff, but much, much cheaper. It doesn't really change the flow ability of the paint though- it's basically paint without the pigment.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on January 02, 2016, 02:41:49 PM
I've tried the soap idea in the past - but struggled to get it to work - just ended up with a lot of bubbles.

The best wash I have used in the past was 50% pledge floor polish, diluted with water, with a few drops of dark brown ink. Pledge is essentially acrylic medium. Unfortunately they have changed their formulation when I got the last bottle - perhaps not too surprising as a bottle lasts for years when used for painting, not cleaning floors.

I think I will need to get some artists acrylic medium, and mix up another big batch of wash.

Having medium (or pledge!) to dilute paint works well, even for normal painting.

Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: empireaddict on January 04, 2016, 08:31:30 AM
Really nice.  The snipping down to single minis and the multi-colours really works well.  Thanks for the peek.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: kyussinchains on January 04, 2016, 09:44:46 PM
if you really want the wash to run off the raised areas, gloss coat the minis first, wash with soap-thinned ink/wash then spray with dullcote to get rid of the gloss shine
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: Dave on January 05, 2016, 02:52:38 AM
Soap or floor wax is going to loosen the wash's cohesion but it's also going to dilute the pigment in it as well. I'd go with a flow improver and acrylic medium instead, not that anyone asked though :P.

They look good though forbes, I really need to finish mine for the store.
Title: Re: Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Post by: forbes on March 28, 2016, 10:03:51 PM
Finally got these chaps based up today

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-81n70NM1_2E/VvmYmJac0uI/AAAAAAAAGB0/844J19VJSqQue6i6tBk1m2SNVD_8nG0uwCCo/s1152-Ic42/IMG_0689.JPG)


and have made a start on some more - this time going for a more uniform yellow and black paint scheme

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j0LfoYXTXZ4/VvmYmIpcIFI/AAAAAAAAGB0/6ZccxuNUm-kZGbqPcBqOC9wuZaTgNXMQQCCo/s1152-Ic42/IMG_0691.JPG)

Which is simpler in some ways, as I don't need to worry about which colours to use. But with the need to put a base layer of golden brown, before putting the yellow on, makes the slashed sleeves tricky.