Figurine in different scales

Trumpeter 2nd Rgt. Lancers of the Guard

This is the last figurine for 2018 and I can say it's been really challenging both from the painting and assembling perspectives. The figurine is a 90mm one and represents a Trumpeter 2nd Rgt. Lancers of the Guard (ref [1]). This is my first figure of this type and as I said it's quite difficult. The first challenge was the face. Sometimes I want to test different brands of colours (I typically use Vallejo and Andrea) and this time I tried the Scale 75 but found they are too sticky for me, so I decided to use oil colours for the first time (I mean, not for the armour as I did in the past). I tried the Oilbrusher by…

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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! [ngg src="galleries" ids="17" display="pro_blog_gallery" border_color="#dd9933"]

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Frederick II

This is one of my favorite figurines, and portraits Frederick II of Swabia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_II,_Holy_Roman_Emperor). This is an old 90mm miniature from Pegaso Models, but this is undoubtedly a classic. I think I improved a bit my technique about painting shades and lights for both white and red hues. The chain mail is not painted, that is I leveraged on the white metal and oil colours to paint the shadows. The red cross and the eagle on the shield are bass-relief, so they are easier to paint and the 3D effect is nice. The shadows over the eagle are painted with oil colours. The gloves have been painted using the Quickshade colours by Army Painter, starting from a beige surface and…

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The Defeat

"The Defeat" is a representation of a scene where a Polish Knight takes possession of the flag of an unhorsed Teutonic knight in the context of the "Battle of Tannenberg" (1410) also known as "Battle of Grunwald" (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battaglia_di_Grunwald). This is my first "mini diorama" where I had to fit two figures. I painted the metal parts by polishing the white metal of the miniatures and painting them with oil colours. The flag is scratch build out of a think sheet of white metal. [ngg src="galleries" ids="14" display="pro_blog_gallery" border_color="#dd9933"]

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The Black Prince

This is an old 90mm figurine from Andrea Miniatures that portraits "Edward the Black Prince" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Black_Prince) The surcoat has a nice heraldry (fleur de lis) bass-relief, so they are easier to paint. As there is a wide surface area which is metallic, I decided to leverage on the real metal and painted the lights/shadows using the oil colours. The white band around the waist is a bit controversial, as I have not been able to find any illustration about it in the historical sources, but removing it would have been a nightmare, so I kept it. [ngg src="galleries" ids="13" display="pro_blog_gallery" border_color="#dd9933"]

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Sir Roger de Trumpington

This is my first 90mm scale figurine and it's been definitely challenging! The biggest challenges have been the blue color over wide areas and the heraldry which is all hand made. The outcome is not optimal, but it's my first time painting this stuff! Also the flag is hand made, built out of a think sheet of while metal. [ngg src="galleries" ids="22" display="masonry"]

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Caporal de Tambour

This is another "tutorial figurine" I decide to paint to make practice. This miniature is part of the Metal Modeles introductory package available here http://www.metal-modeles.com/en/metal-models-soldiers-of-lead/coffret-initiation-a-la-figurine/coffret-initiation-a-la-figurine-detail This package is quite nice as it includes some tools to clean up the model parts as well as the colours and paint brushes to paint the figurine. I am not very happy with the final results, but the way to learn is quite long... [ngg src="galleries" ids="23" display="pro_mosaic"]

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Hussite Infantryman

This is a nice 75mm figurine from Masterclass. The base is scratch-built, including the bag which I modelled using a standard putty. [ngg src="galleries" ids="7" display="pro_mosaic"]

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Bronze Age

This is my very first figurine! This is not a famous one as it was manufactured by a now dead Spanish company name Ttfxmedia. The reason I started with this model is that the kit was accompanied with a CDROM with the painting process videos and some explanations. This figurine is also one of the very first kits I bought, several years ago. [ngg src="galleries" ids="6" display="pro_mosaic"]

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