.......................Building a 28mm Feudal English Army using only plastic miniatures.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fist Foot Finished.

I've just finished the first test figures for the Spear and Crossbow units. I always start by painting just one of each troop type first to make sure I'm happy with the general look and colours used. For my Feudal army I want to try and emulate the style and look of the Medieval battle pictures painted by the artist Jason Askew. I've tried it previously when painting a 10mm army but at that scale found it hard to get the look right.I think it will be a fine line between an army that looks (or is)badly painted or and army that looks battle worn. As I've said previously its mainly been 10mm painting for some years so just getting back into painting full on 28mm. First off a couple of photos of Jason Askew pictures:-



Now for my attempts. Apologises for the poor lighting on these photos, as always give em a click to make bigger and see all the mistakes :-)









9 comments:

  1. Jolly nice. The exposed timber on the shield worked out very well indeed.

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  2. Good job Jason, im taking it your starting with a black undercoat, then layering on highlights?

    I personally have started following the advice from The Saxon Dog blog, what he does is , black undercoat, block paint the basic colours, then army painter dip, followed by highlights, it speeds things up and looks great..(well, his does anyway!), have a dig about on the saxon dog blog, he put a guide on there.

    Oh, the exposed wood on the shield came out well too.

    steve

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    1. Hi Steve, Yep Black under coat, block colours then quick shade acrylic inks and work back up with another base and two highlights. yep been a follower of SD for some time great painter though I do prefer the Style of Stuart over on the Army Royal Blog.

      Jason.

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  3. Very nice brushwork.

    Have you a battle in mind or will it be more of a skirmish affair?

    Darrell.

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    1. Hi Darrell, starting off at skirmish level and seeing where it ends up.

      Jason

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  4. I think they look really good.

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  5. Cracking looking figures really looking forward to following you

    Ian

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  6. Looking great, beautiful figures, and banner!
    Phil.

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