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Monday, August 29, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022

bench update 28 August 2022

On the bench: Carolingian horse, bottom right, sub-roman mounted, top right, and a box of saxon and sub-roman foot.

Friday, August 26, 2022

IV/7 Early Crusaders complete

After letting the sabot dry overnight, it's a reasonable result. 
And with that I move on to adding grass and dry brushing white.
The camp followers rondel is off to right, ready for Norman/West Frank build.

 The Army morph assembled!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

bench update 26 August 2022

Whipped through final color, wash, highlights and initial basing!

The crossbows and Turcopoles are strictly Early Crusader:
 This is my attempt at a sabot mount for either 7Hd camp followers for Normans/Western Franks, or 7Hd pilgrims for Early Crusaders:
The basic idea is to leave a round base impression in the sabot base, and slot the relevant round base into it. I do not plan on an invisible join, just a good fit into the latex grouting ground cover.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

bench update 20 August 2022

I've been adding a bit of color to the crusade/Norman extras, over a base of brown. Yes I recalled how much brown I needed to add to the original lot and covered them all in a sort of chocolate, mixed from Vallejo beasty brown and burnt Siena. Still slow going though, and it's tempting to drastically shortcut.

Friday, August 12, 2022

bench update 13 August 2023

I finally got daylight and mood enough to complete trimming-out the minis, put down the base varnish (even on previously-painted ones) and dab a bit of flesh on.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

bench update 5 August 2022

The next minis on the bench are the extras needed to complete Early Crusaders. Plus... yeah I have the idea to make the 7Hd morphable within itself!