Monday, 21 November 2016
Here are some new pictures of my growing confederate army. Beginning with 6 units of infantry (24 figure units, based 3x2 on a 60mm square base:
Posted by Barry Lee at 12:09
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Hi this is my new Sassanid army, comprised of 28mm Aventine Miniatures. There are 30 Clibanarii heavy cavalry, 12 light cavalry, 2 elephants, 24 spearmen and 12 archers. I think the cavalry are some of the best Sassanids available, and have (I think) painted up really nicely. The half armoured horses are absolutely brilliant sculpts!
New desert basing
For my Sassanid army, I've been experimenting with basing technique - three stone sizes and new colours. I'm using 3mm thick mdf bases, with each unit based on a 120mm wide base.
Fix the figures to the multi base with pva glue, adding large stones as desired, leave to dry for 24 hours
Paint the whole base with pva glue. Sprinkle patches of medium stones randomly, then small stones (over the medium stones). Then while pva is still wet, dunk the entire base in fine sand and shake off excess. Allow to dry for another 24 hours
Cover the entire base in diluted Pale Umber (this is A relatively new Windsor and Newton acrylic colour in a tube, it's a stone grey (light grey with a hint of brown). Let this dry completely, then apply a highlight of Foundry base sand 10b all over using a drybrush technique. I also use this colour for the edge of the mdf base. Finally apply Vallejo pale sand 837 to the stones areas only
Last of all, apply 3 or 4 grass tufts to each base using pva glue blobs. For my Sassanids I've chosen a burnt grass effect.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
5 mounted, 96 foot.
Wargames Foundry (ex citadel Normans/Vikings)
Please get in touch if you are interested