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Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Nov 2016 3:50 p.m. PST

Got these guys painted up over the week. Playing with new colors and patterning. One fellow is based off of a page from the Manesse Manuscript, the other a challenge of colors from my own imagination.

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For more pics and action packed text, charge on over to my blog skullandcrown.blogspot.com

Cheers, and thanks for looking!
Ths

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2016 3:54 p.m. PST

those are cool!

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2016 4:20 p.m. PST

I have Christmas ornaments which look very similar sans stand

SultanSevy06 Nov 2016 5:55 p.m. PST

Fantastic!!

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Nov 2016 8:37 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 8:45 a.m. PST

Thanks Gents!-
Waco Joe, curiously enough, when I first started working on these, they were for Christmas ornaments, but you know, they became toys- because that is much more fun!
Cheers
Ths

wrgmr107 Nov 2016 5:05 p.m. PST

They look great, very nice paintwork!

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 7:42 p.m. PST

Well once you have them for sale I will be picking some up for ornaments again. My old ones have fallen apart. I do a Christmas tree centered on nutcrackers and the knights somehow fit in perfectly.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2016 10:00 p.m. PST

Waco Joe,Very kind of you to say so- stay tuned!
If you are doing Nutcracker, you may be interested in my Rat King and his troops.

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Here's a link to my blog post on them
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and these are currently on sale on my store
skullncrown.com
Cheers
Ths

Yesthatphil10 Nov 2016 4:31 a.m. PST

I really like the look of the wooden knights … could be time to have another look at the Society of Ancients book of tournament games Field of Chivalry

I'll try to follow up on this

Phil
Ancients on the Move

Part time gamer24 Nov 2016 9:55 p.m. PST

Skull and Crown
Waco Joe, curiously enough, when I first started working on these, they were for Christmas ornaments, but you know, they became toys- because that is much more fun!
Its funny how sometimes a simple idea, will take on a 'life' of its own.
More than once in my 50+ yrs have I started to write 2 or 3 paragraphs for a back story to a game idea and the next thing I knew, I was 10 pages into a history or writing what many years later we would all come to call AAR's for a game I had played.

I totaly agree, if your doing a Nutcracker theme Christmas, the "Rat King" fits the bill.

Im impressed with the detail of them (not to mention your very steady hands) and keep thinking, "he did this simply out of 'wood'.

I keep 'seeing' 20 or 30 (per side) facing each other across whats about to become, 'the field of battle'.
Well Done S & K!

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Nov 2016 10:00 p.m. PST

Part Time-
Thanks for your kind words. The thought of an idea becoming something fun to share is one of my favorite part of games. As far as scale of battles, both my Wooden Wars games (80mm floor top and my Imaginations games (table top 54mm) can have several units- literally over 100 woodens in a battle! Here's a pic of a Wooden Wars game.

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As for steady hand, because of how I designed them with the laser cut lines they are quite easy to paint. Similar to a coloring book. your brush just follows the etch line.
Cheers!

Part time gamer05 Dec 2016 1:01 a.m. PST

Man that 100 count battle looks great. It must be great being a kid and growing up in your house. Here's to 'wishing that you never do' )

Skull and Crown
As for steady hand, because of how I designed them with the laser cut lines they are quite easy to paint. Similar to a coloring book. your brush just follows the etch line.
Yes Ive seen the unpainted models you have posted on the previous "Breaking Lances" post thread and must say; a simple but great way to guide both the 'old pro's' and new comers in painting.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2016 9:35 p.m. PST

Part time gamer- That picture is from one of the games I run at the local conventions here in the Bay area. Home games usually are 2- 4 units, a wooden fort and in the hall or patio.

Growing up is okay, because then you get to make or afford the toys you want!

Thanks for the kind words.
Cheers
Ths

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