Monday, April 22, 2019

Saxons...FootSore and Crusader Miniatures

        Semi large project of a commission project of mainly Saxons with some Sub Roman
figures mixed in. I will be posting a group of the cavalry later.....there are also a group
of archers, slingers, and peasant infantry....but I have chosen to post the heavier Saxon
infantry along with the character type figures including one of Merlin. All the character
figures are from Footsore and very nice miniatures....they do stand a head taller than the
Crusader line and have included comparison pics. However; the crusader line of dark
age figures are also a quite pleasant bunch. Side note all shields hand painted which
I prefer to do on dark age figures.









these miniatures are all Footsore including one of Merlin

comparison pic of size with Crusader in between of the Footsore




another comparison pic with Crusader in between of the Footsore

Copplestone Castings Bolshevik Cavalry

    Though this blog is mainly dedicated to ancient and dark age time frame....I have been
quite busy with painting for others. My comfort level with painting other time frames is
fine as long as I can be given a vision from the owner of the miniatures on how they want
them to appear. With that in mind these are Copplestone Castings Bolshevik line of
cavalry armed with lances. First time I have ever seen these miniatures in person and
favorable detail in both the faces and the uniform for pain free painting



















Monday, March 25, 2019

Foundry Spanish Cavalry

  These are from foundry's range of Caesarian Romans Spanish figures. I painted up
12 of them as part of a commission project and opted for a colorful portrait with these
miniatures of a variety of colors.














Sunday, January 27, 2019

Minas Tirith veterans

  These miniatures not exactly historical but I wanted to put these up as I know there
are people who enjoy LOTR genre. I'm not an expert on these items I only paint to general requests of the customer I'm doing the work for. As I understand he wanted these figures
to have a weathered look to the armor and dress so that is what I did. One of the figures
did not have a shield emboss so I hand painted the tree design on his shield. Side note
to get the look on the armor after using a dark metallic color for a base I dry brushed
on P3 radian platinum....then washed over a mix of of army paint soft tone and MSP
stone wash....I was happy with the results.





Crusader Spanish Caetrati

   The following comprise the bulk of 80 Spanish lights I painted as a commission project.
Hardest part was working out so many different shield designs.....and feel overall I
accomplished my goal. So I've included as many shield pics and side pics for anyone
who intends to paint a similar force for inspiration/shield ideas for their own miniatures.
I do recommend putting time in on your figures of adding in stripes and embroidery
designs within the trim it adds flair to the figures and captures the nature of the
Iberian look. Side note customer will base these figures...just mounted on stands
for ease of pics.





















Sunday, January 13, 2019

Crusader Byzantine Cavalry (for sale)

   I have a bunch of Byzantine Miniatures that I intend to paint through and post for sale.
If any one like this period....and is need of painted miniatures please let me know I
would to have someone to pass some of these on to. For starter I'm posting 12
of these I would unbase before shipping. 4 of the 12 figures are bow armed which is  roughly how the Byzantine mounted arm was deployed in lance to bow armed proportion.
145 dollars includes shipping to the lower 48.










Foundry Scythians (for sale)

 These are older miniatures painted years ago by me and are no longer reflective of my
current paint style or ability so therefore looking to send these off to a new home. I'm open
to price  so send me an offer if interested and sure we can agree to something.
These have been sold