Saturday, 16 October 2021

A Border Reivers Update

 Tonight I have finished off another quartet of the very nice Assault Group (TAG) English Border Militia figures. Not a lot more to say about them really, they are the same four basic poses as the previous examples, but heads are swapped around and the trousers varied to add a bit of interest.



I discovered a "zoom" function on my phone/camera - so hope these are not TOO close up...if they are, it may tend to emphasize all my painting errors!





Happy with this extra batch of English troops - three more to go and that will be all the Garrison Men painted - still half a dozen Reivers to be added to the project after that - but next up will be a few more of the 3D printed Soviet females!

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  1. The zoomed photos are crisp and I see no painting mishaps. All look great!

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    1. Thanks John - it was quite an exciting discovery - should lead to even more detailed images going forwards!

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    1. Thanks a lot Michal - the TAG figures are very nice sculpts

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  3. Great brushwork on some very serviceable figures. Paint and zoom on, no problems noted.

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    1. Thank you Joe, I shall follow your advice!

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  4. Nice one. I always scrutinise my figures under a magnifying glass while painting them, but only discover the errors I’ve made when I photograph them. How the hell does that work?

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    1. I know what you mean - I have even been known to take images of painted figures, spot something I dont like, get the paint out, fix it up and then take a new picture!

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  5. Looking good Keith…
    I wish I could find the zoom function in my eyes…๐Ÿ˜

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Hahaha yes, I know exactly what you mean Aly - in fact, the only time my own figures are clear to me is when I am wearing my "special painting glasses"(cheap $10 pair from a chemist that are +4 or whatever the greatest available magnification is)
      With my "proper" $300 reading glasses, they are still not that clear and with my unaided eyesight, they are best viewed from a couple of feet away - any closer, they become a blur!

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  6. Great looking Reivers, Keith. I like the "Henry VIII" looking figure.

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    1. Thank you Dean. TAG actually make a very nice looking figure of 'Enary the Eipf but I have no real use for him up in the border lands, although I did repurpose both his daughters, Mary as a generic lady of the house and Elizabeth as Mary Queen of Scots!

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  7. More lovely work Keith, and they more than withstand the critical eye of the zoom lens.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, I think they look fine too

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  8. The camera can be unforgiving--if they photograph well, then they are very well done. These are excellent. And I believe that they have the "right trousers" :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Ed! I am halfway through four Soviet females and then I might finish off the last three of these figures.

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  9. Great stuff Keith. Hopefully we can get out of this cocoon at some point and you can get of these on the gaming table.

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    1. Thanks Mar....yes, that would be nice, wouldnt it? Apparently Ricks are all painted up too now, so will be good to trial the rules sometime - hopefully this year??

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  10. Nice work good looking figures. Photos look fine to me ๐Ÿ‘

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  11. Nice job!
    A Zoom function is an exciting discovery ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Oh isnt it just Stew...in so many different ways!

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  12. Great work! I like colorful outfits, quite fashionable men:)

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    1. Definitely a time when men's fashions were just as colourful as the women's Dmitry!

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