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Medieval Footman

This is really a big bust! The scale is a standard 1:10 but the overall posture and the the pole arm take a lot of space in my showcase. The bust is manufactured by Altores Studio and represents a infantry footman in the medieval age (ref. [1]). I really love this bust especially for the shouting facial expression which is pretty much unique. I tried to reproduce a tired soldier after a tough battle, hence the long beard and the dirt over all the surfaces. I hope I have been able to do a decent job, but overall I am…

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Jacobite Highlander Culloden Moor, 1746

This is a medium (scale 1:12) bust from Heroes and Villains Miniatures (ref. [1]) that portraits a Jacobite Highlander (ref. [2]). I am not fey happy with the face, I think I did the same mistake as the previous bust and used too many layers of colour, although they are thin. The real challenge here has been, of course, the tartan and the texture. It's really a nightmare painting so many line and squares and their shadows and lights, but overall I am happy the way it ended up! References[1] - http://www.heroesvillainsminiatures.com/product/jacobite-highlander-culloden-moor/[2] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobite_rising_of_1745

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English Man-at-Arms, Crecy, 1346

Another small bust (scale 1:12) from FER Miniatures which is very nice and represents a "Man at arms" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-at-arms) during the battle of Crecy in 1346. I wanted to represent a tired soldier after a battle, but I am not completely happy with the outcome about the face, I think I used too many layers of colour so the face ended up being a bit shiny... However, this is also my first attempt at painting a complex heraldry like the one painted over the shield and in this case I am much more happy with the final result!

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Saxon Huscarl, Hastings, 1066

This is a small bust (1:16 scale) by FER Miniatures who represents a Saxun Huscarl (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housecarl) during the Battle of Hastings in 1066 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings) This bust is nice and quick to paint as it's rather small. I just want to highlight the texture of the cape which I tried to reproduce by using a technique similar to the dry brush, but with more colour and using a simple stippling.

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Warrior of the North

Another big bust. This is a 1:8 scale (slightly bigger than the typical 1:9) and created by Andra Miniatures. To continue the learning process, I chose this bust as it is sold in a nice box that includes a nice DVD with the video tutorial that shows most of the painting process. I still have a lot to learn of course, but I am very proud of the outcome as I think I started learning doing the glazings. Doing glazes is, in principle, a simple thing, but in practice it is not at all as this requires controlling the amount…

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Shield Maiden

My first "big bust", that is a bust with a scale about 1:9 (200mm). This is not exactly the typical "military miniature character" and similarly to the previous pieces, I decided to paint this due to the availability of an outstanding and extremely detailed video tutorial by Ben Komets. I strongly suggest you to give a look at the whole series available here https://www.youtube.com/user/paintingbuddha/ This series includes many other tutorials, although most of them are about fantasy miniatures. Learning by watching is an extremely effective way of learning, and in this case I really learnt a lot, so... kudos to…

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