Sunday, 14 January 2018

Suddenly...Thracians!

Good evening,

Over the last two weeks I've been giving Army Painter Quickshade Dip a bit of a work out. It all started with some Galatians.



As I was pulling out my next two Macedonian [8]Pk elements, I thought that I'd quickly knock off an element of Galatian 4Wb that I had put aside as part of a Seleucid army. Quick undercoat of Dark Fleshtone, top coat of Elf Flesh, slap on some Quickshade - done. Well, mostly. You might notice that with two of these figures I then went back over with another layer of Elf Flesh, only to realise that actually, they looked better without it.

In my original figure selection I only had two Italeri naked Gauls left over, so I grabbed two half naked Esci figs to make up the quartet. While I painting these up, I thought...I must have two more naked Gauls somewhere... And low and behold, amongst the unpainted Gallic army that I based up ages back, there they were. So, after pulling them off their respective Warband elements...


...it only seemed right to give those a quick lick of paint. If I was really keen, I'd go back and give those torques some paint...

And, since I was simply slapping on paint...Thracians!



I/48 Tracians
  • 1 x General (4Ax)
  • 2 x horsemen (LH) + 1 x peltasts (4Ax)
  • 4 x peltasts (3 Ax) + 2 x peltasts (Ps)
  • 2 x archers (Ps)
  • 1 x Camp Followers (Ps)






At the same time I used my more normal undercoat + one layer + top layer (no Quickshade) style to knock off another Greek Allied cav and Auxilia to add either to my Hoplite Greek or Macedonian armies.



Not bad for a couple of week's work!

Nick

10 comments:

  1. Great job Nick, did you see the quickshades are 44% off at MA?
    https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/quickshade-dark-tone/21461609

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    1. Thanks Mark. This stuff'll last me for quite a while, I think. Got it mostly for my 28mm KOW Skellies.

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  2. Great Nick .... just gotta find the time to game with them eh? LOL
    R

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    1. Thanks Robin. What are you doing tomorrow afternoon?!

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  3. Nice colors and great job Nick!

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    1. Thanks Phil. In theory the cloaks should have intricate geometric patterns, way beyond me!

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  4. Not bad, the least you can say :) The result is excellent, have you a game planned with this army ?

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    1. Hi Phil. Thanks for you kind words. I'd love to have a game with them...I just have to coerce someone to join me!

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  5. You are on a roll mate, great to see you getting in some painting in the school hols :-)

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    1. Cheers John. Spent all the evening trying to figure out how to roll with Roll20. Think I've got the basics. Want to give it a go sometime?

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