Dio-Bolical Monday No: 52 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 30”

As pleased as I was last week at having completed another mounted knight I came down to earth when I realised it was only the fifth one and I still had seven more to do.  I’m more than happy painting them but with hindsight I should have mixed things up more along the way.  That would have provided greater variety for me as well as for you dear reader.  Still we live and learn and I am where I am as far as this project goes.  The bottom line is these knights have to be finished before I can do more base work or I’ll box myself in and give myself all sorts of problems.

On the positive side of things I told myself that two more mounted knights painted would see over half of them done which would be motivational so this week I dug in and got another one completed.  I also made the decision that no more work would be done on the Barn until I was over half way with the mounted knights.

This weeks offering is a simple affair.  As you may recall from previous posts only four of the mounted knights have Comparisons to paint and as I have now done three of those it should be quicker for me to do most of the rest.  You never know I might even get two done if I have a good week.  Alas this wasn’t a good week so you’ve only got one to look at!

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Nothing particulalry special about this one but he should fit in nicely with the others.  The good news is I’m now half way!

TIM

25 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 52 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 30”

  1. Looking good Dave … I reckon we have all done the ‘almost finished’ thing where we smile in a satisfied way and then turn around and see a box we missed. It’s like when I wash the dishes… I finish, put the kettle on for a cup of tea, turn around and find two plates, three cups and a dirty pan that have appeared on the table behind me. I reckon your next Knight should be maroon and black with a silver boar on the beast… its my heraldic persona I did for my Knight I used when I went into schools.😉

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  2. Excellent news that you’ve reached the half way mark TIM, this one looks great as always and nice to see one without the Comparison should add a nice variation between them and also allow some interesting horse markings or colours. I wont suggest mt coat of arms as it’s a pain to paint ( I tried for a chess set for my parents, didn’t get far ! LOL)

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    1. Thanks John. The colour was a brown mix with the dominant brown being Burnt Umber. I ought to be more like Mark Morin when it comes to recoding my mixes for future use but I do try to deliberately avoid doing so at times. This way I can ensure, as in this case, that no two horses should look the same. Well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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  3. That all makes sense! 🙂 Since I only paint 20mm figures I don’t need a lot of shading and highlights, so I found simple Vallejo Flat Brown ideal for horses, although it took me years of mixing colours before I found this one straight out of a dropper bottle)!

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  4. Its always good to hit a benchmark on a painting project and I’m enjoying seeing each knight as you get around to painting them. It won’t be too long and you’ll be wowing us with a finished diorama, I reckon! 🙂

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  5. Beautiful Dave! my colours perfectly and they go well with the brown John mentioned, Oh I dont think it would be wise to try and emulate our Mark in regards to his amazing listing of the paints he uses, If I tried I only get one post done a year!!

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