showcasing my (mainly old school) Conan the Barbarian miniatures, with the odd game thrown in.

showcasing my (mainly old school) Conan the Barbarian miniatures, with the odd game thrown in.
"In the time before the mortgage drank the paycheque, and the rise of the three children, was an age still dreamed of. And unto this came Springinsfeld, destined to paint little lead soldiers and push them round the table."

Monday, 5 May 2014

CHIVALRY OF AQUILONIA

Here are the Aquilonian shock troops. The knights and nobles each sporting there own livery. I deliberately made the heraldry simple, mainly because I hate painting heraldic beasts, but also to give the idea of very early heraldry as might be expected in the Hyborian age.



All Garrison, some from the medieval range. I really enjoyed doing these. They reminded me of model knights I saw in glass fronted cabinets as a child. (Not sure where the cabinets were.....in some model shop in Bath I think).

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  1. Great figures and very effectively painted...

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  2. Your backdrop sells these guys too. What varnish are you using by the way?

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    1. Thanks Duc. The varnish is Yacht varnish . I got the idea from Mosstrooper at Tinsoldieringon and like the sparkling effect. I am a bit worried it will start to yellow, but then this will add to the charm of the old school look. Another point is that the varnish starts to skin over in the pot and become very gloopy, so really I only get to use half the tin before chucking it out...

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