Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bosworth Field Project - WIP +3

Here are the pikemen (less the fully armored guys) and the billmen - freshly swabbed with Minwax Tudor Satin stain. The pikemen are decked out in possible Stanley and York livery. Some references have the Stanleys in red, yet I've seen some in blue and white. They could also be Swiss Merc colors too. The billmen represent Lancaster and York factions.
As usual for the staining method, they figures were block painted prior to. Highlighting will be added once the stain is dried and the figures given a finish of Testors Dullcote.
Besides the armored pikemen, handgunners and crossbowmen still need to be worked on.

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    1. Thanks, Rodger - appreciate your visit!

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  2. The stain is perfect for adding depth to the quilted tunics.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. The nice detailing in the figures really lend themselves well to the staining. Dean

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  3. Wow you are really making me want to get my hands on some more of these figures. You managed to make a few combinations that I have so far missed, which is why I love these box sets so much! With the Men at Arms box in the works, I know everyone is excited!

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    1. Thanks! I also figured an alternative pose for the billmen - so they fit on stands without the weapon head passing too far past the edge of the stand. Dean

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    2. Wow I didn't even realize that until you mentioned it. I was just referring to head/body combos I'd somehow missed. The alternate poses are a simple work of genius! How in the world did it escape me until now?!?

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  4. Those are going to look great when done!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Appreciate your visits and kind comments. Best, Dean

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  6. These look great and shall make a fabulous addition to your forces. And I am still amazed at how fast these grow!

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    1. Thanks, Burkhard. If it weren't for the Minwax (or Army Painter as some prefere), I wouldn't really be able to start, much less finish, new projects. Best, Dean

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    2. Even with Army Painter it takes me enough time.

      I will be looking forward to starting my Napoleonic Austrians one day. Those are to be painted with Army Painter and given that I use a light grey primer anyway, these should be about the first minis to really paint up fast! ;-)

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  7. Dean,
    Great looking figures as always. Question, how did you make up your stain with the minwax

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    1. Vic:

      Thanks for the visit and nice words. As far as the stain - it is off-the-shelf Minwax Tudor Satin - polyurethane variety, not oil-based. Thinned as needed with paint thinner. Use a fairly large brush to apply the stain. Best, Dean

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    2. Where did you buy it? Seems like no one around here carries it and their web site doesn't even show it.

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  8. Thanks, Gents! Appreciate the encouraging words! Best, Dean

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  9. Stop doing such inspirational work Dean! I'm trying to stay focused :-)

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  10. Good progress Dean.
    I was curious about the Minwax stuff, but it doesn't appear to be avail in the DIY stores here... might have to look for an alternate brand...

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    1. Thanks, Scott. It's even hard to find here - only carried in one store, as far as I know, Ace Hardware. No other chain store carries that particular shade. Dean

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  11. "Tudor Satin"? That figures!

    I'd prefer 'Plantagenet Satin' myself, but that's just me.
    ; )

    Lovely work, Dean, and I look forward to seeing the completed forces in all their glory!

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    1. LOL! It did cross my mind too :)! Thanks, Dean

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