I've almost finished the Malifaux hired swords set. Just one more to finish off then the bases need completing. These have turned out to be a bit more time consuming than I'd first expected. With the detail being on the smaller side they demand a little more concentration. It's also a set of models that I found needed a bit more work to make the paint jobs 'pop' as they say. It's not that they're bad models, I just found myself putting in a little more effort to make the most of them. Just a quick pic for now.
Clearly I still need to get to grips with the new camera. Anyway, I've also
pretty much finished that second Bretonnian crossbowman. Again it's just the
base that needs tootling up and then he's done.
I've made a start on a third one but haven't got far. Bit of a dull photo
then I guess. I need to glaze the flesh (dot the eyes too) and add some washes
and additional highlights to the mail coif before moving onto the other parts
of the model. There's a chance I might have all five of these crossbowmen done
over the coming weeks. Famous last words though.
After the crossbowmen I'll need to sort out the warband leader, a spare
mounted knight that I want to convert slightly, After much scouring of Ebay
I've got several copies of one knight so I thought I'd use one of those and try
replacing the helmet and weapon. To that end I picked up some of that Oyumaru
stuff that everyone seems to be using to press mould the parts I need. I've
only had a quick play with the stuff so will have to sit down and get the hang
of using it properly. I also need to figure out what I'm doing with the horse's
base. With my infantry all on round slottas, cavalry will just look a bit shit
on rectangular bases. Suitably sized round bases though would end up being too
wide so I'd like to use oval bases instead. Unfortunately non one makes
chamfered edged oval bases. Plenty of straight cut MDF bases but nothing that
will match the slottas. I might have a go at making something using one of the
MDF ovals and then mould it using the Oyumara. Could work, but could be a
massive pain in the arse. We'll see.