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Atheling

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Steppe Nomad Full Cantabrian Circle and Single Bases
« on: November 30, 2021, 08:30:18 AM »
Back in the groove!

It seems like a very long time since I actually managed to work on any of my own stuff. I've started working on some Heavy Cavalry which will join the Early Byzantine long with another such unit and Belisarius' Boukellaroi.

I finally got around to basing the last six of my Horse Archers which have been sitting in a tray on some bubble wrap for a few months now. A quick dust down and it was out with the filler/spackle, leave over night, glue on the sand (leave overnight again) then basecoat and dry brush. (see Steppe Nomad Horse Archers for the other six).

I have to say that I have been extremely impressed with the exquisite Aventine Miniatures Steppe Nomad cavalry; such attention to detail. Every bit as good as their Early Byzantines and that is really saying something! I look forward to seeing what Keith and Adam do with the remoulding of the range.

Without further ado, the complete Cantabrian Circle- all those Horse Archers looks kind of awesome and I cannot wait to get it into the table top!

More pictures of close ups of all the single bases on my Just Add Water blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/11/steppe-nomad-full-cantabrian-circle-and.html












A few shots of some of my favourite single base close ups (to see more there's more click on the link at the top of the post):






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Re: Steppe Nomad Full Cantabrian Circle and Single Bases
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 09:54:16 AM »
Fantastic painting as always - you give them a huge amount of character and variation even with a necessarily limited colour palette for steppe chaps. Taking note of your horse colours to stop me just using a brown wash on mine next time I have a load of horse to paint

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Re: Steppe Nomad Full Cantabrian Circle and Single Bases
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 11:04:32 AM »
Fantastic painting as always - you give them a huge amount of character and variation even with a necessarily limited colour palette for steppe chaps. Taking note of your horse colours to stop me just using a brown wash on mine next time I have a load of horse to paint

Thank you for the goodly words.

Funny you should mention "using a brown wash" as form December 21st I'm about to embark on speed painting a Late Roman army in 28mm for The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge using just that method for the horses.

I put together a Justinian army about 20 odd years ago using that technique:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2019/12/ye-olde-pics-of-justinian-byzantines.html
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There an article on my blog about how I painted up the horses at speed:
Part One:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2012/09/blasts-from-past-1.html
Part Two:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2012/09/blasts-from-past-part-1-continued.html
Part Three:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2012/09/blasts-from-past-continued-3.html
Part Four:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2012/09/blast-from-past-part-four.html