One down, how many to go?

23 01 2014

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Here is the first unit finished in Austria. A unit of Halflings, made by Battleforge, for my Albion army. The sculpting isn’t amazing, but they are so full of character and fun that I’d rather have these than a unit of dull but amazingly sculpted figures.

I had a lot of angst about finishing this unit. I had started painting them before I left Blighty and I had promised myself that when I got my stuff this was to be the first unit I’d paint. When I unpacked them I did a double take. The quality of the painting was so much higher than I thought I could do. Could I match it? I wasn’t sure and spent a while prevaricating before sitting down and starting.

The end result is good, but still not up to the standard I set.

I used a couple of new techniques that I have mentioned previously.

Microplaned sponge, I’m fairly pleased with the result, though you have to make sure that the particles are really fine.

Tester pots for the basing, this works well and I am pleased with the result.

I have started cataloguing and photographing, more work needed on the model photography. When the website is live I’ll post the address.Image

So here is unit WHFB/A/1/numbers 1 to 30.

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23 01 2014
theoriginalmrseb

Nice work Nik, I love the sculpts from Battleforge, yes I think you are right though it’s a thing of character over sharply moulded figures. Very well painted, was this all with your emulsion paints from the DIY store?

23 01 2014
grumpyoldtin

Just the bases.
Next up is Foundry’s “Dwarf being tortured”.
The plan is, unit, character, unit etc. the characters are my reward for finishing a unit.

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