Sunday, September 27, 2020

Artizan Design Vikings

      The following are all Artizan Design viking figures. I have been painting up quite a large force of Vikings for another individual and these are the last of the group. Though I have plenty of viking pictures of various miniatures these are the first of Artizan Design I have posted and thought I would post them for anyone who like a look at some of them painted up. I have also altered from a white backdrop to darker colors and continued experimentation with the camera to help preserve better pictures....as I have found it difficult to balance being too dark and yet going to light/bright which over emphasizes color contrast. As a general rule I layer from a dark color with well thinned paint....I do not use triads per se....simply add a highlight color in increasing amounts from the original dark base coat to avoid hard contrast lines. But too much brightness added to pictures over intensifies that appearance beyond what they appear in normal lighting. 














Crusader Knights

      All of the following miniatures have been painted (with the crossbow figures of an earlier post) for another individual who will provide his own basing. I believe many of these miniatures are from the Perry line of figures. Some of the figures he requested I paint in blue to represent the Knights of Jerusalem. For those miniatures I used some transfers from Battle Flag which I have never used before but found them quite convenient and easy to do. The other foot knights I simply painted their shields free hand. The crossbow figures also used a standard blue coat as they will serve as part of the Knights of Jerusalem force.