It's past time to put something new up here. I finished the paper model T-72 but haven't gotten around to photographing it yet. I wanted to make a few outdoor shots but it's been pretty soggy out there for the last week or so. Anyway, as no doubt blog followers here are probably used to the abrupt changes in subject matter, on to something completely different.
I enjoy painting 54mm knights. Over the years, I've collected them off and on and probably have enough to start thinking about some 54mm skirmish gaming with them. Rules recommendations, anyone ? They are mostly plastic but also some metal figures are in the mix. These Tradition kits are nice and less expensive than most. The foot knights are rather static, hence not so good for gaming purposes, but I do like this one. I've been experimenting with polishing the metal with steel wool and leaving it unpainted.
The mounted figures look to me to be more appealing on account of their more animated poses. Here's Thomas de Beauchamp, the Earl of Warwick. The Atelier Interactive acrylic paints work nicely on these, the color is definitely more vibrant than the wargames paints. The Tradition figures make for an easy paint job on account of the raised heraldry.
|Tradition's painting guide|
I'm working on repainting some Britains Deetail knights at the moment and should have pictures before long, as well as of the T-72.