Dec 5, 2012

Nolisium high command

  

Three figures from the Italeri HYW French set. I found these rather interesting so used them as characters, two representing the Golden Prince of Nolisium (fighting on foot / on horse) and his, yet unnamed, female paladin sidekick. They were lovely to paint but very different from the Zvezda medievals. With these it is six figs painted this weekend, which is one of the lowest so far, to my excuse I was playing a lot of Mount&Blade and studying :( 


First thing I've noticed after completing them is I could finally paint metal parts well. 


A close-up on each fig. The faces aren't so bright but not the worst I did. The horses turned out well. Final shading on the pally had gone a little bit wrong but nothing horrible.


The Prince on foot, nice engravings on his armor.


Rear view, see the metal parts again.


I thought by the helmet and sceptre he'd make a very good CIC for any army and then immediately placed him in this role. This version has a piece of clothing with long sleeves and an eagle engraved on it. The bases are coins again.

25 comments:

  1. very good painting job, Andrew !
    I love the clear purple (violet?) !
    I've seen this colour many times but never used it... I think that I must try!

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    1. Thank you. It's a generic purple paint from a hobby store (purple is very hard to mix from basic colors).

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    2. I'm having trouble working with purples period. They get "dusty" looking when I try to highlight them.

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    3. Hi Anne, rather than highlight too much try shading nearing the creases with ink washes.

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    4. This one isn't a proper gaming/modelling paint so maybe that's why it reacts well when thinned and covers the surface evenly. I just used the double highlight version here, one undercoat with black pigment added, then one with the original color, and the higher areas with some white added.

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  2. These came out very nice, Sir.

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  3. Well done all the way around Andrew!

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  4. Very impressive! Looking forward to seeing more - good luck with the study!

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  5. Very good work on paint ,and horses .

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  6. I love these Andrew, particularly the heraldic devices on the horses.

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  7. Wow they do look good the metal works well also. the shade of the metal is nice and different between the three which is nice and realistic

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  8. Excellent work Andrew! I'm pleased for you that you found a way to paint the metal parts like you want them to be!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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