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Historical Miniatures: Middle Ages
For the timeperiod of the 5th - 15th centuries.
WIP vignette - Siege of Akka 1189
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 03:42 AM UTC
This vignette kit comes from Polish manufacturer M-Models. At 54 mm scale, it is nicely sculpted and very well casted resin. The biggest disadvantage was that it is casted in many pieces. The horse had more then 10 pieces, so cleaning and assembly took some serious time.
The head of the horse was missing and they send it as quick as they could. After several months I began assemblying the whole kit and saw that also the right arm of the crusader was missing. I was a bit ashamed to ask for another missing part and I was not sure if I have lost it.. So I sculpted the right arm holding the sword.
First I checked all the figures on the base and made the necessary adjustments.


I began painting with the horse. Base color sand brown+burnt umber+ black. Then I added shadows and lights only a little bit. Shadows with base color+black and lights with base+sand brown+medium flesh.



Then with the oil paints. On the pallete I had ivory black+burnt umber+napples yellow+titanium white

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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 03:43 AM UTC
Some more work with the oils.



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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 03:50 AM UTC
Very nice so far. I really like the horse's left eye...it looks like the horse is genuinely on the verge of panic.
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 04:41 AM UTC
Fantastic painting and what a great little vignette. I've not heard of M-models do they have a website?
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 05:29 AM UTC
Thanks Al and jason.

Here is their website: http://www.m-model.pl/
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 06:51 AM UTC
Polish Chevau-Legers in Attack 1808-1809
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 06:54 AM UTC
Sorry about that, bit over eager with the typing meant to say had a quick look at their web site and the Polish Chevau-Leger look particulary intersesting. Been mulling over a Albuera based vignette for some time and this figure would fit in fantastically. Cheer for the heads up
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 02:43 AM UTC
Algu this is a scene i have not seen before and i really like the look of it with the three figures in action poses,it is a figure set i would like to get one day.
I agree the left eye of the horse looks fantastic and really adds to the scene,which is fear and panick.
Will follow with interest.

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thanks Steve. The kit looks very nice indeed, but I said before it is hard to assembly, especially some fragile resin pieces -like the chainmail of the horse- need extreme attention..

Here is the work on the chainmail of the horse. Base with Citadel's boltgun metal and then succesive washes with oils, ivory black+raw umber..

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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 11:03 PM UTC
I really like this vignette Alguhan. Great work so far.
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 11:16 PM UTC
Really nice tones on the horse.

Good job mate,
Chas
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 01:08 AM UTC
great work! waiting for the rest.
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 06:00 PM UTC
Hi Algu and congrats on cracking this nice vigniette . I have a suggestion for the chain mail to give it a more dark and used look.

Base with gloss black and oily steel mix (from Vallejo)
drybrush the lights with printers ink or some light metal acrylic , or with Valejo super silver alcohol base
make shadows and dirt with black, burnt umber burnt sienna oil washes
re do lights with the printers ink

just as an alternative suggestion

Wiaitng to see the progress on this one my friend

Costas
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 08:17 PM UTC
Thanks my friends.
Costas, your suggestion is great. I will try this..
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Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 11:41 PM UTC
The crusader..
This time I am trying Costas' suggestion on painting the chainmail. Till now it looks OK to me. It still needs highlights to be added.


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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 01:35 AM UTC
Alguhan this is a wonderful vignette and you have made a great start!
The horse and knight are already looking very promising.
Waiting for some more.

Cheers,
Marcel.
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 02:46 AM UTC
I look Alguhan, I check daily and it really is a great looking start!
JB
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
great progress Algu with the knight and the horse.
What colour are you planning for the knights surcoat ?

Steve
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 07:13 PM UTC
Thanks alot my friends.
Steve the surcoat will be white and I'll paint red cross on it.
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2008 - 01:08 AM UTC
Knight's shield..

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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 07:49 PM UTC
The knight is mounted. I painted his surcoat with english uniform+white+ivory, shadowes the base+english uniform+black and then with oils, shados raw umber+black and lights by adding white to previous mix and then only with titanium white.
I think will receive some more white and necessary retouches overall.

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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008 - 11:09 AM UTC
Great progress Alguhan!
Keep up the good work.

Marcel.
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Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 10:06 PM UTC
Thanks Marcel!

And this is the look of the vignette after the first piece of it puted on its place



And both of the Saracens are sharing the same painting sessions.

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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 08:53 PM UTC
Great work on the knight Alguhan.
I will follow the progress on the two saracens.
Chainmail and flesh are looking good.

Cheers,
Marcel.
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2008 - 12:16 AM UTC
What a wonderful vignette. Great action and the composition is top notch. Thanks for introducing this Alguhan. Great start on the painting ... will be tuning in more to see more progress.