mercredi 31 janvier 2018

Mayan slingers

One of the projects of the year is to paint a Mayan army for DBA / AdG (l'Art de la Guerre, a very promising ruleset, I must test it as soon as possible).

I already painted two slingers some time ago, but it was before I learned to use the washes to speed the process of painting. I recently painted a third one with that more recent technique (recent for me, I mean). The result is visible on the pictures below, what do you think ?





In my opinion, the contrast is much better with the new technique, and more efficient in a battle scene.

I can't wait to keep on painting this army: with their colored feathers and their leopard skins, they might become one of the jewels of the collection :), and I would really like to use them against my Aztec army.

Minis by Caesar (the best manufacturer concerning the anatomy), pictures by my daughter Hatshepju !

PS: Oh yes, the plastic plants are a poor attempt at creating a tropical forest atmosphere. I visited Yucatan some years ago, I know what it should look like :)

26 commentaires:

  1. Très chouettes ces figurines, et la présentation est à la hauteur. Je préfère la nouvelle technique, les contrastes sont superbes...

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    1. Je préfère aussi, c'est plus sympa et plus rapide à faire.

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  2. Great painting Phil. Caesar do make exceeding nice miniatures.

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    1. Thank you Maudlin. I agree, Caesar minis are among the best, too bad that the weapons bend so much

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    2. Heilung - they are different. Interessant.

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    3. They are indeed, and I am going to see them during the next Hellfest in June :)

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  3. Both versions, new and old, are Really good.

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  4. You really brought those minis to life. I agree about ceaser, really good sculpts especially the proportions. Looking forward to the rest of this project.

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  5. You really brought those minis to life. I agree about ceaser, really good sculpts especially the proportions. Looking forward to the rest of this project.

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  6. Bien,il n'y a pas photo la nouvelle technique permet de mieux contraster les couleurs ! Sinon superbe ces Caesars.

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  7. You sure nailed the skin tone! Well done Phil.

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  8. Yes the newest chap has more 'pop'. Great scene and interesting subject Phil!

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    1. Thank you Tony. After the Mayas, I would to repaint my Aztec army, paint some Tlaxcaltecs to fight them, then paint an Inca army too. Precolombian civilizations are highly interesting !!

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  9. Beautiful painting and nice and not usual subject! I see you jump also from universe to universe so easily, very good
    Too humble to start with poor slingers, you should have go direct to the noble colored feathered warriors :)
    Technique is very good as usual, It is difficult for me really to distinguísh on el style from another and they both work. I also prefer washes as it is like magic: so fast and so good result

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sceavus, as you say yourself, it helps :)
      Any figure is difficult to paint, and I always think that the result might be a disaster - nothing is easy.

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  10. Very nice! What washes did you use?

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    1. Thank you Nick! I use GW washes, mostly:
      - Dark brown (Agrax Earthshade) for metal, most clothes, and dark skin, the one I used in this case
      - Red wash for the light skin
      - Black wash on dark blue, metal

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  11. hi
    liebe die malerei von dir
    vorallem die hautöne
    sind die besten die ich sehe
    klasse

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