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Death, Taxes and Spring Cleaning

Death, Taxes and Spring Cleaning

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Spring cleaning my Baron's War collection

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Stephen Langton

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Something completely new painted, not only basing work.I finished Stephen Langton on horseback.

Quite happy how this one turned out. Painting large areas of white is always a little daunting and then there’s the extra pressure of freehand work on top of it. Mistakes with red would’ve been costly.

The steps I used for the white:

  1. White zenithal highlight over black (using Liquitex white ink)
  2. Shading with Citadel Contrast Apothecary white. I didn’t use the normal “contrast method” of flooding the model, instead did more controlled shading. Contrast paints are nice for this too, and Apot. white has a nice tone.
  3. Gradual highlights with Vallejo Off White.
  4. Extreme highlights with pure white (Army Painter). This is mainly to edge the red crosses.

 

 

Stephen Langton
Stephen Langton
Stephen Langton
Stephen Langton

Foot Knight Command groups

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Foot Knight Command groups
Foot Knight Command groups
Foot Knight Command groups
Foot Knight Command groups
Foot Knight Command groups

Knights on horseback

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Knights on horseback
Knights on horseback
Knights on horseback

William Marshal

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William Marshal
William Marshal

More Knights!

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More Knights!
More Knights!

Knights

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Knights
Knights

Bowmen

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Completed the basing for the bowmen.

Bowmen
Bowmen

Bases are happening

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Getting colour on basesGetting colour on bases

I painted few bases to completion. In addition to the Fur Brown, I thought they needed another drybrush with the trusty German Camo Beige. Photo below.

Bases are happening

Basing supplies and a test base

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I got the flocks out and made a test base. This is following Mel’s guide to the point.

Test mini is unrelated to the project.

I quite like the result, and it’s fairly quick to do. To get a bit of variety, I might do some of the bases with the pathways, some not. For the larger bases, for the knights, I’ll probably need few larger tufts and/flowers.

Paints and flocksPaints and flocks
TuftsTufts
Test baseTest base
Test base, different angle.Test base, different angle.

Basing ideas 🤔

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Step number one, got to decide the basing theme. For this I reached out to the excellent basing guide PDF that came along with the Terrain Tutor’s book.

For something like the Barons’ War, I don’t want to get too carried way with the basing. The geographical scope is clearly set and you can imagine on what kind of places they would have fought. So fields, grasslands, perhaps roads/path ways.

Few picks from the Terrain Tutor’s guide below. Hope it’s okay to use few pictures here. Buy the book here: https://www.davetaylorminiatures.com/2021/03/16/terrain-essentials-is-now-available-to-the-public/

Great source of basing inspirationGreat source of basing inspiration
Screencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guideScreencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guide
Screencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guideScreencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guide
Screencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guideScreencap from the Terrain Essentials basing guide

What's painted so far

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Adding a quick gallery here of the painted stuff.

As I wrote in the first project entry, I’ve left bases undone to complete them en masse.

Project goals

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Inspired by the third Kickstarter for the Barons’ War range, I thought it’s now perfect time to spring clean my existing collection.

I’ve been painting these slowly since the first KS arrived, but left everything so far unbased as I thought to do them all at once and hadn’t come up with a basing scheme yet.

Goals for the project:

  1. Base the otherwise completed models. Given my current hobby time levels, I’m pretty happy with just this.
  2. Finish the built and primed models. This completes the first KS.
  3. Dive in to the 2nd KS set.

 

 

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