Post is picture heavy.
I've been working on these for three days straight - the masterpiece of my armies. At some places the painting could have been better but I am extremely proud of the outcome.
- Assembly, cleaning; black undercoat, white on the pennants and standard.
- Vallejo gunmetal on the armor pieces with black added, highlighted with standard gunmetal. Black wash on the armor, 2nd highlight with gunmetal/silver 1:1 mix. Gold ornaments added where I felt necessary.
- First white drybrush on the wings followed by Vallejo Umber wash. On some I added a Pale Grey wash but it wasn't such a good choice. Second drybrush with white followed by black+dark grey on the tips. The wooden parts are 1:1 Revell Leather Brown and Dark Earth with some Buff added into the highlights.
- Pennants and lances. Red and white block painting, Umber wash, 1st highlight, Red&Pale wash, 2nd highlight.
- Boots blocked with Revell Yellow + Vallejo Buff, washed with Sepia, highlighted with Buff. Spurs and stirrups painted with various metallics, highlighted with silver.
- Main clothing pieces painted, washed with Umber, highlighted.
- Sheathed swords, scabbards, belts painted, washed, highlighted.
- Faces with Revell Flesh tone, Umber wash again, highlight, minor corrections around the faceguards. Facial hair with Revell Polish Mustache Brown (hehe).
- Decoration on the lances, last corrections.
- Work on the horses begins, block painting, Umber wash, highlights. 2nd highlight on the blue tacks, red wash on the gold ornaments.
- Gently quickshade/varnish the figures and horses separately.
- Basing on 4x1,5cm cardboard slices, painted Dark Earth, highlighted with white+Dark Earth and grey. Flocking added, drybrushed with yellow.
2x5 + 1x6 movement trays.
See their pennants flying.
These were quite obviously taken on the sunlight. Good weather is a blessing but 40°C at 11am isn't so much.
I felt most of the pictures above crowded so here are some 'open order' shots with better detail.
The flag turned out well.
Just love this one with double wings and three quarter armor.
Poor trumpeter is the only one who doesn't have any plate.
A three metres long pennant on a five metres long lance, must have been heavy as hell.
Bit more distant open order shots.
I'm awaiting your feedback now if I should change anything or do something better. The figures are possibly the best in 1/72 scale - this is why painting all the details took so long. Looking at the end result all that time was well spent.