Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Finally, some more painted minis: armed and dangerous slaves

It has been indeed a while since the last time I showed some painted minis. I'm particularly tired and I don't really feel comfortable painting during the evening. I rather prefer reading... You know what I mean.

Cela fait un bout de temps que je n'avais pas montre de figs peintes... Je suis creve en ce moment, et je prefere de loin, le soir, me poser avec un bouquin.

Before showing you the new stuff, remember Tamsin is giving away some wonderful stuff! So go there and enter. And Daddy needs some 28mm ;)

Continuing my Spartacus army, I've painted  two bases of trained slaves. They look difinitely less Hollywoody than the others, but I need to distinguish them easily. Therefore, I've chosen a lot of mail- armoured figures, from Xyston and Corvus Belli, to create a nice mixed appearence: Legionaries, Soldurii, Nobles, Carthaginian veterans, Principes... I also gave them Roman shields or Scuta. I think they look okay.

J'ai toutefois repris la peinture de mon armee Spartacus, avec, cette fois-ci, deux socles d'esclaves entraines. Je voulais creer un effet moins hollywoodien, avec des troupes equipees a la romaine. Pour cela, j'ai pioche chez Xyston et Corvus Belli, et j'ai donne a tout le monde des boucliers romains ou des Scuta. J'ai de plus change ma technique de peinture pour le bronze: bronze de chez Vallejo, puis or, brossage leger d'argent, et enfin lavis sepia. Qu'en pensez-vous?

I've also changed my techniques of painting bronze: Vallejo Bronze, then gold, then silver light drybrush, and finally a sepia wash. What do you think?








24 comments:

  1. Great looking figures, nice one.

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  2. Lovely figures Seb.

    I'm not sure that the silver step was necessary for the bronze, but without anything to compare it to it is difficult to say for sure.

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    1. well, the bronze looks shinier ;)

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  3. Great work they look really good as a unit.

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  4. Salut Seb,

    excellent work en them too, the army will have a great looking style on table;
    sont superbes! j'espère que tu peindra de quoi les jouer à FOG en 650 points;

    Amitiés

    Gilles

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    1. C'etait prevu mais j'y ai renonce

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  5. I'm very poor with the use of metallic paint still. I've seen guys do an aged bronze and they seem to use a blue/green wash in the last step.

    This is a nice looking unit though and the shields are excellent. Enjoy your nightly reading....

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  6. Very nice work Seb. Your bronze looks good to me.
    Rod

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  7. Loving the bronze effect Seb, I may have to steal your recipe.

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  8. Ah la fameuse onzième légion, comment ont ils pu piquer les boucliers de Pullo et Vorenius :)

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  9. Superbes !!!!! Bravisimo pour les boucliers !

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    1. oh, un compliment du maitre des boucliers! Joie!

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  10. Great painting Seb, love them shields!

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  11. Sur les photos en tout cas elles en jettent un max tes figs!!
    Phil.

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  12. bon boulot et félicitation pour les boucliers

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  13. These look great, I did not have any problems with the ones from before though. You will make a great looking army

    Ian

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  14. The figures look very nice. I'm not sure I notice the extra steps to the bronze. If you're happy that is what matters.

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  15. I like the painted dog. Is this homage to the BBC TV show "Mrs Brown's Boys" where her dog was called Spartacus?

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  16. ça devient n'importe quoi, ce blog ! Si tu te mets même à poster des images de figurines maintenant, mais où va-t-on ?!? :)

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