Hastings Demo 2016; Baggage Vignette Added 14.012.16

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
Post Reply
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Hastings Demo 2016; Baggage Vignette Added 14.012.16

Post by Atheling » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:19 pm

Please Scroll Down Page For Pic of Whole Unit

Got this base finished a few hours ago. It's the first of many- a great many! :)

There's a good mix of miniatures, some old some new on the base and I'm quite pleased at how everything has gelled together; nothing looks out of place which is very pleasing as I did have a little anxiety that they may not fit well.

You can read all about my thinking behind the construction and painting and see many more pics on my Just Add Water Blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... ase-i.html

Here's a few tasters:

Image

Image

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Last edited by Atheling on Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:08 am, edited 5 times in total.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Huscarls Base II complete 06.01

Post by Atheling » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:20 pm

Base No. II complete:

You can read all about it and see many more pics from different angles etc on my Just Add Water Blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... se-ii.html

A few tasters:

Image

Image

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
obriendavid
General of the Army
General of the Army
Posts: 2557
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Huscarls Base II complete 06.01

Post by obriendavid » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:51 pm

These look fantastic Darrell, looking forward to seeing more.
Cheers
Dave
Gunfreak
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 836
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:35 am
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Huscarls Base II complete 06.01

Post by Gunfreak » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Absolutely beautiful painting there! And wonderful basing!
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Huscarls Base II complete 06.01

Post by Atheling » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:35 am

Thank you guys- mucho appreciated :)

And now Base III of the Huscarls.

Again, a good mix of manufacturers- just goes to show that a paint job can remedy some size differences as long as it's not too severe.

You can as usual read all about my ideas and see many more pics on my Just Add Water Blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... e-iii.html

Some teasers:

Image

Image

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; whole Huscarls Unit Pic Added 10.01.

Post by Atheling » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:37 am

I've taken some pics of the whole front rank, I guess you would call it a unit although it will be backed with a rank of Ceorl bases of which I'll take a pic of when I have found a background big enough to manage both units- any suggestions? I do need to take some larger pics too!

Overall I'm quite pleased with the animated look that I've managed- reminds me a little of the strip of the Bayeux Tapestry with the Huscarls thrusting their spears and axes which was what I was looking for.

You can see more pics and read the gumph on my Just Add Water Blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... -unit.html

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; whole Huscarls Unit Pic Added 10.01.

Post by Atheling » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:16 pm

Larger Pics:

Hopefully these pics will prove to be more satisfying to view:

Image

Image

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
janner
Colonel
Colonel
Posts: 336
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:37 am
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Whole Huscarl Unit Larger Pics Added

Post by janner » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:25 am

Ah, I can enjoy the larger piccies here :D
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Whole Huscarl Unit Larger Pics Added

Post by Atheling » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:08 am

I was up very early this morning and had the time to get this vignette finished off. In truth all I did was to add the extra grass tufts, wait for the glue to dry and dry brush then a little. The painting styles are a mix of ten years ago and now (more about that on my blog) so they may appear somewhat different to my usual stuff nowadays.

As usual you can read all about my thinking and see more pics on my Just Add Water Blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... nette.html

A few tasters:

Image

Image

Image

Cheers,
Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
dashing blade
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 221
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:34 pm
Location: The Red Rose County

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Baggage Vignette Added 14.012.16

Post by dashing blade » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:55 pm

Top job mate, love the tones and shading .
(The historical evidence that God comes from Lancashire is slim, however he's definitely not from Yorkshire)
User avatar
Atheling
Major General
Major General
Posts: 678
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Contact:

Re: Hastings Demo 2016; Baggage Vignette Added 14.012.16

Post by Atheling » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:55 am

Thanks Dashing Blade :)

Darrell.
Just Add Water High Quality Painting Service:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Gawalthaufen Blog (Late 15C Warfare):
http://gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk/
La Journee Blog (Early 15thC Warfare):
http://lajourney-bedford.blogspot.co.uk/
Post Reply