Friday, May 14, 2010
Old Glory Cretan Archers
Thanks to a fellow member on The Miniatures Page I now have some Cretan Archers for my Epirote Army. I placed a "want ad" in the Marketplace on Monday, and they arrived yesterday! Wow! Anyway, I was able to start on them today. I like to use white as the base coat when there are a lot of flesh areas (as most Ancients are). The flesh base itself is a mix of Vallejo Medium Flesh and Foundation White. A wash of Vallejo Ink will be applied over this - the reason for the addition of the white is to compensate for the ink/stain effect.
I'm only using 12 of the archers - on 3/4" (20mm) fender washers. My buddy is getting 15 of them for his soon-to-be realized Successor Army (I hope). I figure one good unit of these guys will suffice, if more missile guys are needed, I may add some slingers. I really like these figures - lots of character and great poses; I think their wavy hair is nicely-done too.
Okay, the flesh and hair are done. The tunics are base coated too; the blues and greens will be toned down and muted once the highlights are added. The progress isn't too bad - considering I got my car's emission tested (after being stuck in traffic for about an hour), and registered. I also washed one of my dogs and the car too when I came home. Oh, and I later went out to lunch with my wife after her appointed at the hospital. All in all a fairly productive day. Time for a break and see what's on the idiot box.