Friday, October 31, 2008
Crude but effective when painted these cloaks should help to break up the unit.
I have finally finished my skirmishing band of Celts from Warlord Games. I found these figures great fun to put together and paint. To personalize them further I added a few cloaks to hide any sign of joining. I also wanted to have a go at painting some Celtic style tartan on them. I find by adding little extras like this to units, It makes me want to see them through to the end and not get side tracked in to something else, with so much to choose from on the painting table I have developed little ways to help me stay on target. Other painters out there will know where I'm coming from on this one.
I kept the cloaks big, flat and wide, so I could paint a nice checkered pattern on them without too much trouble and eye strain.
To give them the look of skirmishers I replaced their large shields with small round Skirmishing bucklers, a small touch but it helps them to look a little more nimble on their feet.