Monday, 12 January 2015

From BrendonW - Crossbowmen and a Drummer (50 points)

9 Crossbow armed fellas and 1 drummer. 28mm Perry Plastics from the War of the Roses line. In Lion Rampant for extra points you can add Pavises to the unit. 12 of these came in the set so I thought why not. My advice though is to consider gluing them on after painting and not try and paint around them like I did as I assembled them as you see them prior to painting. These are the most complex of the figures to build and paint in this series. One thing I realised is that the end cross piece on the bow may supposed to be metal. Let me know if that is true. Easy enough to fix. I went for mostly brimmed helmets to give them one more thing in common.





Next we have by request a group photo of the force painted so far during the challenge.


Another request was our work areas so here is a shot of that. I acquired a half decent chair during the last challenge and it was an excellent purchase. It's not as dark as this picture makes out.

Cheers for now.


34 comments:

  1. Continuing your great looking models for this army. Looking at the curve and structure of the bows I would say they are supposed to be wood, so you are good to go. Nice work.

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    1. That's good news. Cheers and thanks

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  2. Looking good, Brendon - quite the retinue there!

    Now, which King will they be supporting today...?

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    1. Thanks Evan. The beer king of course. Cheers

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  3. These are great additions to your force Brendon. I may have to try some of these with a second man moving/setting the pavise.

    I also really like your painting setup - great natural light. (and I envy the green outside your window!)

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    1. Great idea Curt and thanks. I will likely make some more with a pavise in the ground. Cheers

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  4. Well done and I do like that red and black together. Your painting space is in the perfect spot I think. How is the new patio you installed suiting your family?

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    1. The backyard is rebranded 'The Tiki Bar' and it's awesome even it's now often too wet to use as the Monsoons have arrived at last. Perfect painting weather. :) cheers from here Anne.

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    2. You did the perfect thing with that space. If you weren't so far away, I'd pop in for a BBQ and a drink!

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  5. Really like the mud effect, not overdone so looks just right.

    The shot of the lot rally shows you have achieved a lot s far, great work

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian a little mud goes a long way.

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  6. These look great - the "family" shot of them all together really rewards the consistent themes in the uniforms and must look great on the tabletop.

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    1. Still more to go in this growing force and it's been very enjoyable. Cheers

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  7. Great painting work in that huge "horde". Fantastic colours!!!

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    1. Thanks Juan. The horde is growing. Beer and Bacon is a magnet for these fighting fellas. Cheers

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  8. Thank you for the group shot I really appreciate it. They all look fab. I do like the pavises as it allows you to carry on with the colour theme. Which is excellent.

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    1. Your welcome Clint and thanks for the comment. Cheers

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  9. Excellent work Brendon. You've certainly given me ideas for when I paint up my horde :)

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  10. More red and black coolness. Keep it coming sir!

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  11. Excellent work all around! Looks like quite a formidable force!

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  12. Good stuff I'm really impressed

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  13. Very impressive bunch! It's been neat watching them come together a the group shot shows it is an impressive little host!
    It is, of course, only a matter of time till I buy some Perry WotR plastics...the twins should give you a healthy voucher for all the influencing you done on us!

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    1. A voucher would be excellent. One of the great things about this challenge is the exposure to different miniatures. Cheers David.

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  14. These continue to impress. That group shot is great. There's something about your colors that's quite captivating, particularly the metals.

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  15. Excellent work! The whole lot certainly looks the business.

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  16. Still loving this project. I'm now beginning to wonder if I was subliminally influenced by this to choose red and black for my goblins.

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  17. Red and black is a fine choice and thanks Roy and Sean.
    Cheers

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