Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Monday, December 22, 2014

W.I.P: Cataphracts

After a discussion on the SoA forum that touched on the battle of Magnesia, I was tempted to set up the table last night for another go of the Lost Battles scenario. In looking at the OOB I remembered that I still needed to paint up a couple of units of QRF cataphracts that I had bought for this very battle a few years ago.

Fortunately, half of them were already primed, so I thought I might quickly paint them up and do the battle over the New Year break.

I'm trying a different technique for the armour: metallic paints followed by a wash of Tamiya smoke mixed with a little black.  I'm now in the process of painting in the details, but I think it works better than the gray undercoat and wash which I use for lorica hamata and similar.


11 comments:

  1. They look great, Aaron! Nice and shiny.

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  2. Those QRF Cataphracts look to be very nice figures. Much more character than some of the others available.

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  3. Good looking figures and nice to see activity on your painting table.

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  4. Great idea you have Aaron, with the colors to be used for these great looking figures...

    cheers,

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  5. Nice Aaron,

    I like to prime black when doing a large area of armor. Then I paint black on it, and then carefully dry brush Tamiya Gun Metal followed by another layer of even lighter dry brushing of Tamiya Chrome Silver. If I screw up then I give it a black wash and go in for touch ups if needed. You might want to try that sometime. But yours look good just the same.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  6. Thanks very much, gentlemen. Have been trying to get the various colour combinations right for the horse tack. It's taken a bit of time, but we're getting there!

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  7. This blog is practically begging for a year end retrospective on your favorite works this year!

    I always feel really relaxed looking at these minis on your blog. It's a nice way to unwind after a long day. Cool stuff, man!

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    1. Cheers Brad, I must say again that I always enjoy having a browse at your gaming write-up!

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    2. Thanks man! Hope you're having a good end of the year. Have a great 2015!

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