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JAFD2620 Feb 2023 7:09 p.m. PST

Salutations, gentlefolk !

During the quarantines, we may have wished for more company.
Maybe, even, a small army ,,,


So here are the Picts – also some Galwegians, Caledonians, Atecottii, and other proto-Scots
assembled to convince the Britons / Romans / Vikings / whomever
to avoid unnecessary travel and maintain social distance


This is not a model of a modern Major General


Britons, Go Home !


Masks ??? Masks !!!
Next tha be tellin us to weer trousers !


Occupying their quarters …
These are mainly Essex 15mm's
Painted these up as thank-you gifts for friends of mine, one got the Ancient Brits, which I clothed mainly in reds and tans, the other these Picts, predominantly in blues and greys. Were finished a bit less than a year ago, the 'Ukrainian' shields, mayhaps, a premonition …

These were all taken with a Motorola Moto G Power android smartphone with Open Camera software, and cropped with Irfanview
The rest of the pictures were taken in diffuse sunlight, this used the flash.


martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Feb 2023 10:02 a.m. PST

Good work that man!


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 1:41 p.m. PST

Have you ever experimented with The Dip Technique [Tudor (black), or Royal Walnut (dark brown) colors of Minwax Polyshades Urethane Stain, brushed on, rather than dunking your painted mini's into it) or Magic Wash (clear, Acrylic Medium + the wash color acrylic paint of your preferred choice)? These are incredibly simple, but incredibly effective, wash techniques. They will bring out the finer details of your mini's with ridiculously little effort.

Some examples: tan plastic Cave Man, 54mm tall, with only the non flesh bits painted, the rest is just The Dip Technique, over the bare plastic; simple block painted 1/64 ‌Gnomes + The Dip Technique. An example of before/after figures: 1/72 Cyclops: bare gray plastic; simple block painting; after The Dip Technique, and with a matte clear coat applied. An example of Magic Washed 1/72 Anubis warriors. Not finished yet, but only needing a black wash over their weapons and clothing, followed by a matte clear coat; this photo really demonstrates the ability of the Magic Wash technique's customization range (tan plastic was matte black primed).

Finish them with a matte clear coat, when done, as they will dry to a very shiny finish. The Urethane Stain is designed to be walked upon, so durability is almost magical for finger handling.

The original Magic Wash was made with Future Floor Polish, also designed and intended to coat floors, to be walked upon by shoes! You can't get more durability -- well, not realistically, for normal people, anyway. LOL!

I would suggest trying both techniques on a couple of test stands of figures. Watch for too much pooling, which can be removed with a brush, or use the edge of a paper towel to absorb it, wicking it away.

If you hate the results, you can always remove it, with Simple Green solution, full strength, soaking for 24-48 hours, then use an old toothbrush to scrub the majority of the paint away.

My personal favorite is The Dip Technique, using either Tudor, or Royal Walnut (any dark black or brown colored urethane stain will work, it does not need to be the Minwax brand). The dull clear coat will also eliminate the strong odor of the urethane stain, but be sure to let the urethane stain fully dry before applying the matte coat. Cheers!

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