Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

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    Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:58 pm

    Hi All
    These are the first two knights in 1:72 scale from Valdemar miniatures which I'm painting for a small diorama. Comments please...








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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Ray on Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:01 am

    Cosidering they are so SMALL in that 1/72nd scale they look really GREAT Twisted Evil

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:44 am

    Thanks Ray. I followed your collective advice and highlighted them more, and yes they got better.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  iCocker on Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:57 pm

    Keep them coming we lack 28mils in our club!

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    Post  RayCaruana on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:12 pm

    iCocker wrote:Keep them coming we lack 28mils in our club!

    Ivan

    They are even smaller Ivan, 20mm! I almost finished these two


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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Ray on Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:24 pm

    Even more IMPRESSIVE in their unpainted state as one can appreciate the SMALL SIZE of these gems........can you place something next to them, even your thumb would do so that whoever is not aware of size/scale would appreciate them more?

    Keep them coming..........

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:16 am

    I think that for their size, the detail is truly impressive. You are doing a great job painting them.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Joseph on Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:27 am

    Prosit, I saw them last Wed at club and you really have improved the paint work. What will this dio depict.

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    Post  RayCaruana on Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:42 pm

    @Brian & Joseph. Thanks mates I'm trying my hands on a scale which for reasons unknown to me has always remained in the shadow, probably due to the low quality of the past. Nowadays the quality as one can see has improved 100 times fold. I'm really enjoying myself and hope that this will be the first of a series.
    The subject of the diorama is grouping of the troops before the Battle of Peipus, or something on those lines.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  iCocker on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:55 pm

    Keep them coming Ray

    These gems are ideal to create dioramas especially those involving a good number of figures in a limited space, just remember what van Gils managed to create with 1/350 and a 54mil last year!
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    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:26 pm

    the two teutonics are now ready...Pardon my lousy photography, which hopefully will improve from next Wednesday Very Happy








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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:21 am

    Wow, man, considering their size, you are really getting good at this, i suppose you still have excellent eyesight, those figures are beautifully painted, well done, they are even better than the first two you put up. great work.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  iCocker on Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:47 am

    Prosit Ray, if not for the matchstick you could not tell these are so minute! Or have you enlarged the matchstick?
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:52 am

    Good one Ivan, i never thought of that, you can work wonders with photoshop. But with that reasoning i suppose your reunioun piece is just a rearranged photo from WWII it looks so good!!

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:16 am

    Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate your interest.

    Brian unfortunately my eyesight is getting worse by the day. If it wasn't for the Opticron which I use over the reading specs, I wouldn't even think of painting such a minute scale.


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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  alexbb on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:01 pm

    excellent work ray, missed them last wed.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:15 pm

    Awesome pianting mate and that lamp post you copied from Ivan, really added to the atmosphere cheers

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:44 pm

    Can someone recommend me a good matt varnish, as I'm painting Bishop von Tartu and whatever I do the red caparison and cloak keep drying to a gloss finish. I think it's due to the GW washes I'm using.

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Samwel18 on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:04 am

    Pebeo matt varnish from khobbies.... or use maimeri acrylics found from sistina msida Wink Wink

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  iCocker on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:27 am

    Last I dropped in Khobbies he had the Paebeo varnish out of stock [x'kien!!!!!!!], so as it was a last minute urgency I went for the Vallejo Matt Varnish and worked quite well both on acrylics and oils ...

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    Post  RayCaruana on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:19 am

    Thanks Guys. I will check at KHobbies.

    I tried using thinned Tamiya matt medium (the one we add to valleyo paints to flat them down) but everything turned white when dry!

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  Ray on Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:32 pm

    RayCaruana wrote:Thanks Guys. I will check at KHobbies.

    I tried using thinned Tamiya matt medium (the one we add to valleyo paints to flat them down) but everything turned white when dry!

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:01 pm

    Ray wrote:
    RayCaruana wrote:Thanks Guys. I will check at KHobbies.

    I tried using thinned Tamiya matt medium (the one we add to valleyo paints to flat them down) but everything turned white when dry!

    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE mhux dak Sad
    It will CHALK everything Sad

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    I learnt the hard way now!!!

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    Re: Teutonic knights in 1:72 scale

    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:38 am

    I think I will have to opt for a vignette not a diorama as time is pressing and I don't like two of the finished mounted knights. I am thinking of a vignette made up of a Grtand Master, Standard bearer and a sergeant, obviously in a snowy setting. If I'll be lucky, I will finish the knight being helped to mount his horse.

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    Post  RayCaruana on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:15 am

    Hi Bros!
    The vignette of the Teotonic Knight being helped to mount his horse is ready except for the groundwork,which will be straw, kindly provided by Joseph F. Sorry no photos, but will bring it to the club tomorrow. I sill haven't thought of a good title, so if you can help, I would appreciate.

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