Thursday, 3 December 2015

Haggis Rampant: Fierce Foot Unit I

Here's the second unit for my Haggis Rampant Islemen Retinue (or should I say Warband!).

I've just taken the pics and when editing them down I noticed that the lighting had left quite a few of the miniatures looking a little satin in finish. This is not the case as they are fully matted down. hopefully the pics I take tonight during the campaign will show them in a better light though they may well be on the table top with another unit sporting a gloss finish as I haven't the time to matt them down for tonight- I usually leave 24 hours between gloss varnish and matt. Just to make sure that the layers are all dry. i also wait 24 hours after painting before I gloss them (for strength) to let the Acrylic paint dry off properly.

As the Fierce Foot are more akin to an Early Medieval Warband than a Retinue I decided to paint the mini's in very muted tones with only the odd bright colour. I also added a conjectural livery to one gambeson and the bucklers and shields. As far as I'm aware there is no evidence at all of armies from the Isles using livery (though of course that does not mean that it was not so). If anyone has any evidence pointing to the lords of the Isles using livery I'd be very interested to hear about it.

Here's the pics- enjoy and ignore the satin look- i'm really going to have to sort the lighting out!!





































Bye for now.

8 comments:

  1. Nice Hull City football club colours! Go the Tigers!
    Wot, that's not what they are... :))

    Top painting Darrell

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  2. Stunning job as always, love the fantastic colors!

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  3. Indeed stunning paint work !

    but where are the group pic?

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    1. I've only got an A4 background and there are 12 mini's.... perhaps two group hugs?

      LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  4. Hello Darrell,
    Superb painting !!! I like these Claymore casting miniatures !!!
    Nikko

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    1. They are a delight to paint up Nikko :>)

      Darrell.

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  5. Great name....
    Pam
    www.haggisrampant.com
    https://www.facebook.com/Haggis-Rampant-151594338193510/?fref=ts

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