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Monday, December 29, 2014

Mounts and Riders - My entry for the 2nd bonus round.

I didn't submit this, but I wanted to.

So for this round I went back to 20mm for a bunch of Cavalry that had been stalled on the desk for the last couple of years. They were casualties of trying to gear up to get in a game of RrtK and having to scrap the painted army idea as I was taking too long.

I had intended to do four orcs and four Anglo-Saxons but three of the Anglo-Saxons already had the metal bits done so I set them aside.



They mostly came out how I wanted, I think the Liquitex matte varnish that I transferred to the dropper bottle may actually be drying more matte now. It seems to be killing the shine on the metallics a bit.

So take a look and vote for your favorites here.

EDIT-

I apparently forgot to include info on the figures, all 20mm or 1/72 to be precise. The Anglo-Saxon was from Revell set 02551. The Orcs are from Dark Alliance PAL72001 (I'll note here that Hannant's has the half orcs now), while their mounts are metal Ral Partha wolves from Ironwind Metals.

I'll also take this opportunity to welcome Blaxkleric to the blog. I know him from A Tale of Several Gamers and The Painting Challenge. I see he has several other blogs and a deviant art account, which I will check out when I'm not so harried.

16 comments:

  1. Nice work !
    The orcs on wargs look very good ! (which manufacturer ? Alliance ?)

    ... and a Happy New Year !

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    1. Thanks Sam, I forgot that I didn't tell you here. Yes Alliance for the Orcs and Ral Partha for the wolves. I'll edit the post and add the links.

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  2. Well I'd have certainly voted for your piggies Sean :-) The Orcs are cracking as well though. Certainly be interested in knowing the manufacturer myself.

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. The Orcs are from Dark Alliance set 1 or 2 I think. I'll edit the info in.

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  3. You should have entered the pigs, you naughty boy!

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    1. Takes one to know one Ray, I would have if I had painted them at all. It was just part of a joke that got taken a little too seriously on the facebook group.

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  4. Makin' Bacon! That made me cuckle Sean, the other was great too!

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    1. That of course should have read 'chuckle', obviously laughing too much!

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    2. Hi Michael, you are correct. When I saw the theme was Mounts & Riders my mind immediately went there. An old family joke I'm afraid.

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  5. Got to admit to not reading the caption (or anything else for that matter) on seeing those pigs and searching through the Theme Round blog entry, as I was panicking that I'd missed them. Doh!

    Immediately the phrase, "anyone fancy a couple of rounds of shove piggy shove?" came to mind.
    [care of the British comedy Black Adder season two]

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    1. Ah, forgive me; my heads not in the right place at the mo'.
      Got to say those painted mini's look really cool, and you say that you were painting by candle light? Wow, now that's dedication.

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    2. Too funny Roy. While I did have light they were just regular light bulbs on end tables around the room. At home I have three desk lamps shining straight on the work surface. My parents had one of those torchier halogens that I could get near the table. So by comparison it's pretty dark where I am now.

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  6. First time I've seen orks mounted on horses (I don't get out much) but they do look very good, good luck with them in the challenge.
    I take it the pigs are from "Pass the Pigs" ?

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    1. Hi Joe, they are actually on wolves, the picture is just crap. I'll fix that when I can get home and take a proper picture. I guess I should have brought the tripod. Yes, they are from Pass the Pigs.

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