Sunday, January 5, 2014

Another Modest Endeavor - Round Out Figures for Command Stands

Just four figures - two foot for some Imjin War Korean command stands; and two mounted figures for Napoleonic Black Powder command stands. All of the figures have been hanging around in the bin box for some time. The two mounted figures are Foundry - one a French senior officer, and the other a British Dragoon wearing early-war headgear. The foot figures are a Perry Korean and a T.A.G. Chinese officer that was thrown into a TMP purchase way back when.
They've all been given the Minwax stain treatment over a basic block paint job - the black areas were given some highlighting. Once the stain is dried, they'll be sprayed with Testors Dullcote - and possibly touched up here and there.
The Dragoon will accompany the overall army general for the British forces - I plan to have two mounted figures per stand for the overall army general, and a couple of foot figures accompanying a mounted brigade/division commander. Waiting on some Litko round bases for re-basing command groups.

23 comments:

  1. Great looking command figures Dean!

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  2. Thanks, Cyrus! Appreciate the visit and kind words. Dean

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  3. Really outstanding brushwork! My favorite is the Chinese officer. No, I like the British dragoon best. Each of the quartet will look great on the game table.

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  4. Very colourful, that minwax stain gives quick results.

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  5. Excellent work
    I've never tried the minwax stain and may give it a go

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  6. Thanks for the interests and nice words, Scott and Miles. The stain really allows me to continue on with projects. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Hi Dean May I aks which minwax you use as the miniatures look great after the staining!

    Kind regards

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  8. Another batch of nice looking figures Dean!

    Christopher

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  9. Lots of character in these commanders, Dean! Great painting as well.

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  10. Thanks again for the continued visits to the blog and wonderful comments, everyone. Warm Regards, Dean

    P.S. The Minwax is the polyurethane type - specific color is Tudor Satin. Usually found only at Ace Hardware stores.

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  11. Great work as usual, and quite a mix of figures to paint at the same time.

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  12. These are very nice, especially the Korean general; I'm enjoying your Imjin War preparations, and this is a terrific leader for your army!

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  13. Thanks for dropping by, and the nice comments as well.

    @ Ev: I do need to get some of my buddies together for that Imjin War game, now that the holidays are over.

    Best to you all, Dean

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  14. Modesty be damned Dean, a fine start to the new year. In my opinion I think that you have nailed using the stain both in technique and reward vs effort and these examples are ample proof.

    The reward is some really quite lovely figures with what (I hope) is minimum effort, what every gamer wants is to see a well painted army doing battle on the table not slaving over the paint pots and hoping you get them finished before you lose interest. Well done that man

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  15. Thanks again for you nice words and interests, Gents.

    @ Dave: Yes, they certainly are decent examples of effort & results. Mostly block painting with a larger tipped brush and the stain. Not painting comp entries by any means, but well within the standards for table top games.

    Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. Fantastic colourfull painted figures!

    Greetings
    Peter

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