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 Post subject: Re: Oh look, some painted models!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:28 pm 

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A few more painted longbowmen. 5 down, 11 to go! :lol:

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Mixed with 3 previously finished bowmen, this will be the first of the 3 units.
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 Post subject: Re: Oh look, some painted models!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:50 am 
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The white one is the most beautiful - he has the best helmet :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:58 am 

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Stomp.. stomp.. stomp....

You can feel the darkness approaching?
Their is no use fighting them, your arrows won't hurt them. :mrgreen:

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I have mixed feelings about these. They're good fun to paint, building them is horrible: just so much gap filling and sanding. :cry:

Let me know what you think. ;)
Painted pictures will come soon...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Great idea! I might have to steal it...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:51 am 

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Smartah wrote:
Great idea! I might have to steal it...
Thank you! I might allow it...


Painted pics:

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Kill that thing!! :mrgreen:
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I thought these soffrances are symbolic for Ex Illis: wounded, and still continuing to fight. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Those are the best soffrance I was given to see so far :)

It's a very interesting way to picture them!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:00 pm 
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beautiful work

I had so much fun with my big boys

http://s183.photobucket.com/user/yosefs ... t=6&page=3

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:42 pm 

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William Wallace wrote:
Those are the best soffrance I was given to see so far :)

It's a very interesting way to picture them!
Wow, thank you! It's an honour! :oops: :)


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beautiful work

I had so much fun with my big boys

http://s183.photobucket.com/user/yosefs ... t=6&page=3
Some very creative beasts you have there. I think the chaos totems are a little to easy to recognise, but it's fitting with the dark essence soffrances are filled with. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I think you captured the look of strange flesh, they're actually scary to look at

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:01 am 

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Almost 2 years later, in my new home, after a long video gaming detour: I unpacked my Ex illis again.

My paints didn't dry up, my brushes still pointy... and surprisingly: I can still paint! :o

Two fresh new English longbowmen.
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If some of you are still around to see this, let me know if you like them. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:21 am 

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The site is back online, so we continue posting! :)

Another 4 Longbowmen painted.
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These complete my second unit:
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With sharp eyes you'll notice green is the main colour of the unit. And there is also a hint of what the next units' colour will be. ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:34 am 
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I like the one with sword, great idea.
The yellow one is probably libero in their volleyball team, right? :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:27 pm 
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Definitely a nice set, I really like the one with the sword too :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:44 pm 

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Thank you guys!
The whole unit wil fire at the command of the swordsman. :)

Speaking of swordsman, moving away from English units, here is an experiment for my Venetian serjant unit:

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I didn't like to the look of some lonely mongol warriors in my army. I put a copy of the baneret's chainmail on the mongol legs and sculpted it into the serjant torso.

Painting is in progress right now, finished pictures soon!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:08 pm 

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Less green... More colour!

The painted serjant:
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I really like how the chainmail came out. The mail on the serjants and franc chevaliers really is the best abstract representation of chainmail I've seen on a miniature!

What I don't like are the scale differences, compared to the starter kit the units have gotten more bulky and cartoony, but fortunately also have more sharp detail. You can see the serjant compared to my bowman below:
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Let me know what you think.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:47 pm 
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Indeed, I really like the chain mail results. About the bulk comment between the longbows and serjant, I believe that the fact that the serjants are a melee unit, and a relatively one a that, is also represented against the longbows light status.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:45 pm 

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William Wallace wrote:
About the bulk comment between the longbows and serjant, I believe that the fact that the serjants are a melee unit, and a relatively one a that, is also represented against the longbows light status.


The billmen are also a melee unit, and also smaller than the serjants. ;)
I think the starter units were a little to tiny to have nice crisp detail like on the modular units. I also noticed the concept art by Jeff Brazeau for the newer units is more cartoony.

Anyway, I bought some new paint and can't wait to finish the last bowmen. Pictures hopefully soon. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:43 pm 

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Whohoo!
More than 4,5 years after starting painting I finished the longbow units. :D

With these 5 new painted bowmen and a couple repaints of older ones I have the third unit finished...

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The completed 3rd unit.
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And of course a group shot of the backbone of my English army:
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Let me know if you want to see more..
Next time I'll probably show some unpainted mini's, because I have a lot customising plans. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:06 am 

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And finally another Serjant painted!
This time a slightly converted Red Box Games miniature, it fits right in with the Ex illis units.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:27 pm 
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Oh! wow. I would like to have such a talent. incredible what you build up! The figs are much more vivid than the original. Keep going, you inspire me to return painting...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:30 pm 

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Thanks Ghost! I'll keep posting and hopefully inspire more. :)

Today some picture of my Franc Chevalier with a story:
A couple months ago, I had built 4 knights, primed and ready to be painted, I started on this one:
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But then I started researching the colours and discovered the knights' armour to be more fictional than historical. :x
Although the miniatures are cool, they wont fit in my 1309 English army as is..

Bring out the modelling tools!

I already started painting him, so here is a sneak peak:
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The horse armour was removed, it was very rare around 1309.
Two legs are reposed to make the horse gallop, and the Caparison is lengthened.
New chain reins, sometimes used on warhorses to prevent cutting.
The riders surcoat is made longer and n new torso from a Serjant body with chainmail and metal roundels on the shoulder.

Hopefully soon finished pictures and a story about the coat of arms on this fella. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Wow quite an interesting update :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:26 pm 

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I'm proud to finally show you the painted pictures of my French Knight.
I didn't know what I was in for, when I started on this knight over two months ago.

The previous 3 arms I posted on here are from knights from Cornwall.
My primary source for this is the Roll of Arms of the Reign of Edward II, a book full of blazons: written descriptions of coats of arms.
It is possible to construct a coat of arms from the blazons with basic heraldic knowledge, deciphering the french/english names is more of a challenge.
The arms are listed per region and I choose Cornwall because the ex illis faction suited my army.
I checked every Cornwall knight in google and genealogy sites to find out wether the knight was alive and old enough to fight in 1309.
The result: 17 coats of arms of Cornwall knights confirmed to be alive in 1309, 3 of which you've seen already.

But then I had to choose a coat of arms for the Franc Chevalier, the remaining coats are either complex or rather boring... panic! :x
In a search for more knights from Cornwall, I stumbled upon this gamechanger: LINK
Yes, all 1110 blazons from the book created as coats of arm pictures!!

The earldom of Hereford faction also fits my English army. With over 120 knight from various regions in Hereford, I wont run out of simple yet beautiful coats of arms to paint...

This is where Sir Thomas de la Pipe comes in number 989 on the list: Blue, a fess and 6 crosses. I started painting...
Then I checked the blazon in the original Edward II roll: "Azure crusseli d'or, a une fesse d'or"...
Instead of 6 crosses, this knight had to have crosses all over!!
Flashbacks to the two red billmen I painted, i stated: "Painting the crosses drove me nuts" :(

But this time I would finish what I started: every bright sunny day I could spare, I tried different techniques to get the bloody crosses to be small, tidy and consistent... impossible!
I gave up on freehand and ordered some DIY decal sheets, I spend hours expirimenting to print the sharpest and tiniest crosses possible. I cut all decals to shape to fit the barding and knights surcoat, and messed the application to the model up half the time. But in the end I had my decals on the model... No victory yet; the tiny yellow crosses didn't stand out at all on the blue surface. :shock:
In the end I used the decals as guide and painted over every cross with light yellow paint.

The result is a Franc Chevalier that is easily the most challenging figure I ever painted. I learned a lot and am happy I never lowered my standards or gave up.

Picture time!
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Let me know how you like him.


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( TL;DR - Finding realistic coats of arms is hard, painting many tiny crosses is harder..)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:06 pm 
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AWESOME! :shock:
OK, you've got me. I will try to post my next painted fig before july :D
Bannerets have always been my prefered fig

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ghost wrote:
AWESOME! :shock:
OK, you've got me. I will try to post my next painted fig before july :D
Bannerets have always been my prefered fig

Thanks Ghost! I'd llike to see some of your new painted figures.


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