Sunday, August 30, 2020

Crusaders....The crossbow men

     These figures comprise another project (actually commission work) for someone who asked if I could paint up some 100 era crusaders. Needless to say as always he will provide the actual basing I just temp mount the figures for ease of taking pics. There are some 36 crossbows that I painted in total and these are a random sampling of them. I added as much variety in the colors as possible (A portion of the crusades I will paint will be in an uniform blue coat as per his request to be posted later) but aiming for some brighter colors as the crusaders were reported to wear such as reds, greens, yellows.....though black was common also. I believe many of these figures are Perrys Miniatures (if not all) I seem to recall he chose to use both Perrys and Footsore to comprise his crusader force. 

I prefer brighter over dark pics...the one downside is on darker colors 
such as the figure on the far over emphasizes the contrast in colors
showing the shade on both the blue and green leggings as almost black.
In regular lighting the highlight from the deepest shade is not nearly as stark.

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