Sunday, January 12, 2014

Crusader WotR Knights - WIP +2

I was motivated to do a little more work on these as I was feeling guilty eating a few plates of meatballs, followed by a bag of chips. Figured I needed to burn some calories. Dug out the old Dremel and polished up the armor on the knights and horses. A wash of Vallejo Black Ink/Stain followed to bring out the details.
The metal brush was used on medium speed; it only took about 5-10 minutes to do them all. If you use this method, I would suggest following the fluting of the armor to avoid possible loss of details. Although, if you use a light touch it should be okay in any case.
The main reason I wanted full plate knights on plate barded horses was the fact that it would only require a few areas needing actual painting. I'm quite a lazy painter.

15 comments:

  1. LOL Awesome to see this done to them it looks so good. Does it last?

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  2. Great look this knights .
    Cheers .

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  3. Now you'll have to paint all the detail by hand! ;)

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  4. Thanks for the comments and interest in the project, everyone.

    @ Simon: They'll get sprayed a light clear coat - then last as long as any other figure with a clear coat.

    @ Michael: Yes, but as the armor covers much of the figure (horse included) there really isn't much to paint.

    Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Looking good and an interesting period to game.

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  6. Nice! I've never seen this trick before. So you've got a WotR project coming?

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  7. Thanks for the visit and comments, Neil and Monty.

    @ Monty - Altough I like WotR, I can't bring myself to paint up mass quantities of longbowmen. These three will flesh out the ranks of my Late-HYW French army.
    I've used this technique for some time - back when I used to paint 54mm stuff. All of the other figues in my French HYW army have their armor done this way.
    Thanks, Dean

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  8. Burnishing works well for these figures. It really looks like polished steel.

    Looking forward to seeing the burnished armor combined with your fine brushwork.

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  9. I once saw a chap burnish white metal to a mirror surface, all by hand, using nothing but a large needle. He ran the needle side back and forth for hours on end to get a high polish. Quite mad. Your method seems a lot simpler :-)

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  10. Nice job, I'd never thought of doing that with my dremel!

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  11. Thanks for the visit and comments, Gentlemen.

    @ Michael - yes, that is another method - it is very effective for a mirror finish, but also very time consuming. I've actually done parts of armor with a needle in tight areas - on 28mm figs, of course.

    Warm Regards, Dean

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  12. Dremel fitness, the next fitness craze?

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  13. LOL! I had considered doing squats while using the Dremel, but the cord wouldn't reach. Dean

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  14. Very nice Dean! I have heard of doing this but I would only stuff it up and destroy the detail!

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  15. Thanks, Rodger. I think only if you hover over a certain area too long and press too hard against it would cause loss of some detail. Anyway, I find it faster and easier than painting ;) Best, Dean

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