These 20 1/72 scale plastic figures are meant to represent a portion of the army of Treyine in the Talomir Tales campaign. Treyine is supposedly 100 years war England in flavor. This bunch comes from Zvezda English Infantry of the 100 Years War, Zvezda Medieval Peasant Army, Airfix Robin Hood and Strelets Military Order Warriors for the two footmen.
I have been futzing around with these figures for what seems like months. I have to say that painting the 28mm figures feels like a breeze compared to these. I cut out the final dry brush over the ink wash as I didn't feel it was going to add anything. I also experimented with both Burnt Umber and Sepia washes and I like the variety. The varnish step was a little more problematic and a couple of the figures came out ultra shiney. I was able to knock that down with some Vallejo Matte Varnish, excellent stuff. I will do a post on my blog with comparison shots when the figures are released to be put up there.
Same picture protocol, but it was 5:00pm here when I took them so the light is not as strong as it could be. I need to experiment more with lighting.
|Oops, forgot to rotate the middle row on the left.|
I hope you all enjoy my very first non themed entry. I'm hoping it will not be my last.
One thing I did learn with this bunch is that Vallejo matte varnish is truly matte. I used it to fix some figures that came out extra shiny.
All three of the above figures were varnished with the Liquitex matte varnish. The one on the left is acceptably shiny for me. The middle and the right were both equally shiny, due perhaps to over doing it with varnish that was not mixed enough. But in the picture you can see that the shine was knocked down successfully with an application of Vallejo Matte varnish over the shiny layer. I think it worked well. More to come soon.