Monday, August 25, 2008

My very first painted miniatures...sniff!

I discovered this picture when I was looking through my archived photographs. I painted these GW WFB Empire halberdiers just under 12 years ago using Citadel Colours over a sprayed white undercoat. I had no notion of highlighting, shading, washing, drybrushing or, well, of anything really beyond the basic techniques I has used as a boy when applying Humbrol paints to my Bandai tank kits. Years later I applied a not particularly effective wash to these miniatures, signs of which have gathered rather unconvincingly on top of the slashes on the several of the lads' pluderhosen. The picture was taken pursuant to an online auction. I have no regrets. Really.


JET (aka Jason) said...

wow, they are seriously old school. They were the halberdiers being used when I first got into Warhammer. For your first models you did a very neat job!

Keir said...

Yes, thanks, I did my best to paint by numbers on these. And I even used the decals.

I actually wargamed with these during the winter of 2004-05 when I was playing WFB with a bunch of guys up on William Street on Sundays. These eight lads were a detachment on the wing of a large block of Empire Spearmen and did some damage on a few occasions.