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Ancient Greeks for Clash of Spears

Ancient Greeks for Clash of Spears

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Project Blog by Biddopaintsminis

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About the Project

This project will be tracking my progress towards completing a force of ancient Greeks and having them ready to battle in Clash of Spears. My goal is to paint them to standard that looks good on the table top but is still easy to reproduce without being too time consuming.

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Winter priming blues

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 11
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With all the snow, wind, and freezing temperatures we have been having, where I live, I haven’t been able to do any priming lately. So instead of painting I have been using my hobby time to build up my Greek force. I’ve built 6 more unarmored hoplites, 6 Veteran armored hoplites and 5 Greek cavalry. Hopefully the weather improves soon so I can prime them and than get started painting them,

Winter priming blues
Winter priming blues

First unit almost finished

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Skill 15
Idea 14
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My first unit of unarmored hoplites is almost done and all that is left to do in the basing. I think I will wait to do the basing once I have some more minis painted so I can do a big batch all at once. I’m really happy with how they came out and the shield transfers/stickers from Little Big Man Studios look great. They are a little tricky to apply but if you get them on right they really make the minis stand out.

Quick Painting with Contrast Paints

Tutoring 18
Skill 19
Idea 16
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I’m looking to paint my Greeks up to a good table top standard without having to spend too much time achieving the look I want. The contrast paint range from Games Workshop works great on the Victrix Miniatures ancients line and is a good brand of paint for getting quick results. I start by priming with the Grey Seer spray. This is a personal preference as I find it easier to get a nice smooth spray finish with the Grey Seer as opposed to the Wraithbone spray. For most contrast paints having an undercoat of Grey Seer works great but I find the exception to this is the skin colors because applying them over the Grey Seer can sometimes cause them to have a grey tone to them. Not ideal for skin as it can make your figure look sickly. To counteract this I than cover the skin areas with the brush on version of Wraithbone. The Skin colors look great when applied over the Wraithbone. Next I give the whole mini a good drybrush with white. By doing this all the raised areas on the model will be white and this will help the Contrast paint do its thing and the color pop more.

Contrast paint works great for doing clothes. Next step is to do the skin.Contrast paint works great for doing clothes. Next step is to do the skin.
Finished up the heads. Used my favorite gold, Necro Gold from Scale 75, than washed with Agrax Earthshade to do the helmets.Finished up the heads. Used my favorite gold, Necro Gold from Scale 75, than washed with Agrax Earthshade to do the helmets.

Getting started

Tutoring 11
Skill 11
Idea 19
2 Comments

Hello, my name is John aka Biddopaintsminis. I have always loved the look of the Hoplite warriors of ancient Greece and when my local historical wargaming group started up an ancients warfare group I jumped at the chance to take part in it. Unfortunately not long after is when COVID started and all local gaming has been on hold since. Trying to get something positive out of a negative I’m going to try to use this time to complete my ancient Greek force and be ready for battle when the local gaming scene gets going again. I will be keeping track of my progress towards this goal using this project log and my Instagram account: @biddopaintsminis

I will be using the excellent ancient Greek range of miniatures from Victrix to make my forceI will be using the excellent ancient Greek range of miniatures from Victrix to make my force

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