Monday, March 29, 2010

Celtic host


Shields painted up quickly, like some of the tunics, detail was added by using contrasting dots. This effect was quick to do and very effective.

16 comments:

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice

Just the thing to give a Legion nightmares in a cold dark forrest

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I like these a lot. The hand-painted shields look wonderful.

Kasper said...

They look amazing.
One question about dipping; is it possible to paint on top of the dipped minis? Say if you wanted to add detail or change a colour?
Best regards,
Kasper

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good question Casper I had not thought of that :)

Secundus said...

Yes no problem once they are matt varnished you can see the colour and shading much better. On a lot of these I changed colours and added extra details after they had been dipped.

GuitarheroAndy said...

You can paint on top of the dip. I'm doing that with my new Republican Roman army and my Colonial British. With the Romans, I add a small highlight using the original basecoat to flesh, tunic and bronze armour. It makes a huge difference and, while it obviously adds time to the process, it still takes me about 33% of the time to do a figure compared to my full-on 'Dallimore-esque' layering approach and the models look more than decent for the gaming table.
Cheers
Andy

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Great looking mini's!

I'll echo Andy's comment as well.

Cheers
Christopher

Kasper said...

@all: Thanks for the replies concerning dipping and repainting.
I can feel myself inching closer to the dip side each day ... ah, to see all those lead minis painted would be marvelous :-).
Best regards,
Kasper

BigRedBat said...

Really nice! I love those BTD Gauls, a shame they are hard to source.

Could we tempt you to Bletchley on the 17th?

Sidney Roundwood said...

I love the contrast you've created...the vibrant brightness of the shields, the darker, more muted shades of the dipped fabric. Really looking wainderful!!

Allan and Carmen said...

Did you add the shield transfers before or after you used the Army Painter Quickshade?

They look great!

Secundus said...

The shields were added after the dipping process and were painted normaly.

Secundus said...

Hi Big Red Bat, It looks like I won't make it along now to the Bletchley day. However, I am coming to Salute so I will get to see your work close up. Can't wait.

BigRedBat said...

Will be nice to see you at Salute!

Simon

Docsmith said...

If these are your own shield designs (as opposed to transfers) they are superbly done. Colourful shields, grungy Celts - time for another cartoon! ;-)

Cheers,
Doc

Secundus said...

I used a lot of shield tranfers from Little Big Man. I bought these when I bought my AandA miniatures. Although, I only used some and preferred to make them last longer by mixing them with my own.

They are good for adding little pops of detail in amongst the flashes of colour.