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Tolcrothlogan30 Sep 2010 10:53 a.m. PST

Have posted pics of finished leader characters for my Saxon WAB army to my blog, hope you like em guys.

Larry R30 Sep 2010 11:16 a.m. PST

Outstanding work Mike. Especially the cloaks. Freehand? Thanks for sharing.

Atheling30 Sep 2010 11:33 a.m. PST

Really nice work!

Just posted a comment on your blog :O)


Tolcrothlogan30 Sep 2010 12:02 p.m. PST

Thanks guys, cloaks are freehand Larry, Darrell thanks mate big fan of your work, I pro painted but could earn more nursing so went back to that loved painting for a living though it could be soul destroying posting off all my best work!

Norman D Landings30 Sep 2010 12:12 p.m. PST

Love them!

Clothing colours are pitched perfectly – bright and distinctive without being 'technicolour' and losing the period feel.
Base compostion is great… blood, which I find very hard to get right, is convincingly gory.

And those freehand patterns are just so cleanly done!

Tolcrothlogan30 Sep 2010 1:03 p.m. PST

The gore, for those of a bloodthirsty disposition, is GW red ink mixed with crushed instant coffee granules, when dry some areas where touched up with gloss varnish for that just spilt look! If you really want to be technical, mix more ink and even some white to simulate arterial oxygenated blood which would spurt at arterial pressure and more coffee to show deoxygenated venous blood which would run and pulse under less pressure.

Norman D Landings30 Sep 2010 1:13 p.m. PST

That's… twisted genius!

It's staggering that someone ever thought of putting coffee in their paint!
I mean… do the figures smell nice?

I'm a fresh ground fan meself, but I'd stoop to instant for effects like that.

Benvartok Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2010 2:14 p.m. PST

Nice work, thank you in advance for the inspiration!

And maybe the only reason to ever buy instant, I can see Nescafe sales spiking and the marketing team scratching their heads at the demographic's interests!

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2010 7:25 a.m. PST

Humm, I have that same figure, but it doesn't look any thing like yours after I painted it!

Pict1701 Oct 2010 9:19 a.m. PST

Very nice, good to see heroes on big bases! :-)

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