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Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hello gents,
I've finnaly decided to join this campaign.
My take will be an Albanian Chieftain of the early 18 century, 54mm, produced by Romeo model. It's a nice figure, well detailled and loaded with accessories. It's alot of work ahead of me, but the time length of this campaign is long enough to overcome it.
I've started it this week end, and will post progress picture tonight.

James : nice shield you've made to this brit'
Nico: comme d'habitude, un talent certain dans le do it yourself ! Bien vu la fabrication du bouclier
Aaron; nice work here !

Best,
Julien
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 09:56 PM UTC
The figure I chose :



Julien
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:08 AM UTC
Hi Julien! It's great to see you with us. You've chosen beautiful figure. I added you to our chart.
Since you decided to take XVIII century I have to figure out what to chose as my second figure... maybe something from Age of discoveries...?
Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 09:03 PM UTC
Hello,

Here are few quick and dirty pics (in the morning light) of the first step of the figure. The head scarf took me quite a long time, as I first applied a layer of stripes with enamel, then I went over with oils to shadow, highlight and enrich the color.
I try also to match correctly the color between the different pieces of the costume, to create contrast and harmony. The hard was to make all the lines the same size. As you can see I failed in the my first try in the back. I will have to carefully restart the process there.

Best,
Julien







endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 04:35 AM UTC
Julien, unfortunately I cannot see a thing... none of your pictures open for me.
Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 09:31 AM UTC
It should be fixed now.

Best,
Julien
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 06:36 PM UTC
Great start, Julien. I wouldn't paint it in this order - I'd probably damaged this carfully painted scarf during face painting...
I'll do my best to post some of my progress soon.

A.
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 07:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments. Need to work on the Baron in Red now
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 08:40 PM UTC
Some pictures showing my progress on the Templar Banner holder:
I painted the banner's cloth - It is simplest version of Templar banner - black and white, without any additional markings.

Although Templar knights (fratres milities) wore white tunics with red crosses some other lower ranks like serving monks (fratres servientes armigerii) wore black or brown tunics with red crosses on them. Templar vice-marshal, banner holder, cook, blacksmith and Acre port's commander were recruited always from fratres servientes armigerii.
According to this fact my banner holder wears black tunic and shield.


As you can see the belts are already painted as well.
Kinggeorges
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Barcelona, Spain / España
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:31 PM UTC
Nice work Andrzej. Any close up of the belt possible ? it looks nice anyway.
Yesterday evening I painted the waistcoat of my chieftain in Black. I don't like painting black or white plain surface because. In fact one's need to start out of a greyish beige base, which allow you to tone down with pure blak and light with beige. I realise that one doesn't have to be shy there by choosing the base color. A light grey can even appear as black once you gave it the right color modulation.

About history, this guy is for the purpose of a nice story, one of the thug of Ali Pacha. I will tell you more once I'll have time

Best,
Julien
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 06:25 AM UTC
Julien, here are the belts (my cammera won't let me make better close-up):


I painted them red leather, than mix of red leather and black but with vertical irregular strikes, giving look of cracked and flaking old leather; horizontal black line throught the middle was final step.

Here are pictures of finished head:
611_sqd
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:30 AM UTC
Looks cool to me mate. I am really starting to like grey as a colour on figures.
alanpaul
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England - North, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 05:09 AM UTC
Could I enlist here? VIII century AD seems to be free and I'd like to do the LaTorre Northumbrian Warior: a sort of anti-viking!

Alan
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 05:56 PM UTC
Welcome Alan! VIIIc is yours
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 03:33 PM UTC
Alright, I finally managed to track down that Ramses II 70mm figure. Once he arrives I think I'll start working a little on him and my 54mm viking on my downtime between my other campaign builds. My hope is that a little hear and a little there will get my to the finish line on time. This campaign is going to be epic, even with only a good handful of participants.
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 06:01 PM UTC
Jeremy, it's great that you think about our campaing this way! I'm very happy that it you guys like it!

Here is my first figure finished for this campaign: 54mm Andrea Miniatures Templar Bannerholder. I've already written about rules of their clothing and I will prepare some short historical information about them later on.




endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 10:26 PM UTC
Just wanted to ask how's your progress? I'm planning to start my second figure for this campaign - I just want to finish two other projects before that.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 07:18 PM UTC
Hi,

Julien: merci beaucoup ! Thanks a lot, you must had sweat a lot with the head scarf !
Andrzej: very nice work with your templar and oongrats to have finish, i really like the way you painted it.

I did not progress a lot since my last post, i was buzzied elsewhere, i just began the shield paint work:



And i have a question:
I'm sculpting a US civil war union general 70 mm fig for french forum group built. Can i integrate it in this campaign or not ?
Here is the last pics, i still have to sculpt the left hand and the saber hilt (and the base of course). The rank stars where done since this photos.
I was inspirate with the general Barlow photo, but mine is a little more ....fat !







Cheers
nico
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 09:05 PM UTC
Nico, thank you for commetn!
As for your figure - of course you can add it as your input in this campaign! I'll add it to the chart ASAP.

A.
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 03:21 AM UTC
Andrzej: Nice job on the blacks and whites! I'm still thinking about getting that figure myself one of these days

Nico: Where've you been hiding at!
It's great to see some more of your sculpting work, it just keeps getting better
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 06:28 AM UTC
Jeremy, I'm happy you like this one. After painting it I'm switching to something more colorfull .
You are right about Nico and his works - he sure is getting better and better with every new figure - this one looks really nice already!

I'm starting new figure for this campaign. It's going to be Celtic warrior holding some poor Roman soldier's head... "Join the Legio they said... See the world they said..."
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 02:47 AM UTC

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Nico: Where've you been hiding at!
It's great to see some more of your sculpting work, it just keeps getting better



Thanks a lot Jeremy

Andrzej: that will be an interesting work....especially with the blood....
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi all,

well my union general is ready for paintwork (the base is on my scratch bench !):







Cheers
nico
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 05:06 AM UTC
Nico, I do believe it is your best sulpt so far! Great figure.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 02:22 PM UTC
Nico, outstanding sculpt! Looking forward to see it painted. Fantastic job!

Nice paintjob on that knights Templar, Andrzej. Looks really great.

Here are my entries for this campaign. Two panzer crewmen from WWII.

More to follow as painting progresses.