At long last my girlfriend’s camera is back from repairs and I can take better photographs again! Now if only the sun would shine a just a bit harder… Oh well, I’ll have to make do. In other news it’s been a quiet week, with some batch painting spread over a few different projects. Nothing finished to show you at the moment, apart from these here Flemings. Let’s see how they turned out!
I picked up these three fellows at Crisis 2013 and obviously I couldn’t wait to put paint to them. From left to right we have Godfrey of Bouillon, Raymond of Toulouse and Bohemond of Taranto; however, with my army being decidedly Flemish in nature, I likely won’t be using them as such. They’ll end up being a few generations of Baldwins, counts of Flandern, or Robrecht II who took part in the First Crusade and actually did a great job beating the Muslims at the battle of Dorylaeum. Raymond, who is the most active looking of the three, will probably command a unit of knights.
I painted them up as I would any model in this force, with of course plenty of washes. Just one minor divergence was allowed in applying a final highlight on the faces with flayed one flesh, just to bring out the character on their faces a bit more. Although I am very pleased with my work on these models, especially given that they were completed in a single day, I’m positively chuffed by the results of the spray varnish I applied. It’s from an old GW can I had lying around, and while the previous models came out well, these three Flemings turned out super shiny. Oh well, at least they look well-protected from wargaming wear-and-tear!
2013 runs to an end, and so these will probably be the last Flemings to appear on the blog this year. As I said in my State of the Union-esque blog post earlier this week, there will be greater focus on this force from next year on. For now, you can expect the final batch of Japs for a Friend, some more Red Devils, and… a certain Napoleonic personality has also galloped onto my painting desk. Stay tuned, dear readers!