Monday, 13 April 2020

Venetian knights II


I've started to prepare a second unit of Venetian knights. I'm cannibalising a unit I based last year- I plan to repaint 5 of the 6 models (they weren't originally painted by me, and need some TLC), and I will add four new ones, painted from scratch, to give me a larger unit of 9. Later, I will add coustilliers to both units, which will then each become 18 strong.

I'm trying something new here- I've sprayed the horse armour and knights aluminium (a trick from Mr Imrie). I've painted the unarmoured parts of the horses and will add the armour after they are finished, which should save time and be less fiddly.  Hopefully these will take around a week to do.

In other news, some Burgundian knights are on the way from France. 


And finally, the garden is looking stunning; it is currently a mass of blossom! Yesterday I couldn't hear any traffic, at all, over the noise of the bees in the crab apple tree. Such a delight in tough times.


8 comments:

David said...

Grand effort there. The silence is deafening I'm told.

BigRedBat said...

I really like the silence- I'll miss it. Eventually.

Carlo said...

Very nice Simon. A few more details on the Imrie Aluminium technique would be greatly appreciated.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Carlo, it's a Hobbycraft Aluminium spray paint. I use it to prime knights in full armour, and horse barding, then I wash it with Dark Tone Sometimes I then highlight with a bright silver.

I have also brought a can of gold and another of Chrome. I have great hopes for the latter...

caveadsum1471 said...

Always nice to see more knights! I'll have to try the silver spray technique!
Best Iain

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Millsy said...

Good to see you back on the brushes mate!

BigRedBat said...

It's been a while! :-)