Saturday, July 20, 2013

Empire Reinforcements from Averland and Stirland

I managed to pick up a brush this weekend - a rather large brush at that. I didn't feel up to doing anything too detailed so painted up a unit each of WHFB Empire Pistoliers and Archers using the Minwax stain process. Here is a unit of Pistoliers hailing from Averland - a land famous for fine horses.
The Pistoliers were painted using a basecoat of Krylon Brilliant Silver which was then given a wash of Vallejo Black Ink/Stain. The Averland colors of yellow and black were only needed on the sleeves and pants - both very small areas. The Outrider champion wields a Repeater Handgun.
Next is a unit of Archers from Stirland - renown for their hunting and woodland skills. The green was highlighted after the stain - to make it pop a bit.
Here are some photos of the fairly simple and quick process used - a basic block paint job for the Archers and horses for the Pistoliers. The Archers and three of the horses were sprayed with a dark tan for an undercoat - which became the base colors for the Archers' coats and bows - as well as the horse flesh. The two other horses were given a coat of white.
Followed by a stain of Minwax Tudor Satin.
My buddy Pat L. (Socal Warhammer) and I plan to play a WHFB game next Friday. He is hosting a WHFB tournament next month at The Game Matrix - which I plan to attend. I had to cancel going to the Wet Coast GT up in Vancouver, B.C. this weekend due to my recent family business in Hawaii. Anyway, I hope you like these new troops for the Empire army and thanks for following the blog.

27 comments:

  1. A fine array of reinforcements for your troops. Looks like they will see action pretty soon.

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  2. Great effort, they came out really nice. The stains and inks are a great way to get mass troop on the board.

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  3. Thanks for the kind words, Gentlemen. These will soon see some action on the table top. Best, Dean

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  4. Great paint as always Dean , i like the horses really detailed nice colors .
    Greetings .

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  5. They look great Dean. You certainly have the way with the Min-Wax stain and I really like the way your plate armour comes out.

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  6. Really like the Pistoliers :-)

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  7. Lovely work Dean, now to blood the little chaps!

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  8. My word Dean, these are awesome.

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  9. Nice job Dean these look superb additions. Always had a soft spot for Empire outriders and there repeater weapons.

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  10. Great results. I've never thought of base coating in metal. It worked very well.

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  11. I like the colors you use Dean , they have a very classic look to them..nice work

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  12. Thanks you all very much for your wonderful comments.

    Sean: I got the idea from a fellow blogger a while back - he used it for Warlord Romans.

    Will post the results of the game next Friday.

    Warm Regards, Dean

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  13. Geez, you crank out 3 lovely units to my one. Well played, well played

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  14. Lovely work. There is so much character in this set. I especially like the fellow with the Gatling style gun!

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  15. A great use of colour Dean, they look excellent!

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  16. Very Nice, we are going to have to talk about your prolific painting. You are making the rest of us look bad. You have a very stunning looking army, visually speaking with a very nice range of models.

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  17. Thanks for the very kind comments, Gentlemen. I appreciate your sentiments very much. Warm Regards, Dean

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  18. The pistoliers look great Dean. I painted up a unit of Outriders myself this week using your Minwax method.

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  19. Thanks, James. Hope we can get together for an Empire Civil War soon - I like your OOP Empire Archers you have on your blog. Looking forward to seeing your Outriders too. Best, Dean

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  20. That Miniwax stain you use gives a great result - pity we have only the ridiculously expensive Army Painter Shade here. I like the Outrider champion with the repeater - kinda looks like the naval boarding gun used by Sergeant Harper in the Sharpe novels - but fired from horseback is a very interesting twist!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  21. Thanks for the WIP info, most useful!

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  22. Really very nice Dean! It making want to go back and paint some of my WFB figures.

    Christopher

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  23. Thank you for the great comments, Gentlemen.

    Glad to hear you liked the WIP pics, Blancard.

    Best, Dean

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  24. Awesome painting! I am working on my Warriors of Chaos using Minwax too.

    Hope to see you soon.

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  25. Good to hear that, Richard. Looking forward to seeing them at the tourney. Best, Dean

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  26. Beautiful work, Dean. Amazing to see how great those horses look when (according to you!) they are so easy to do. Will be copying some of your techniques for my mediaevals, I think!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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