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Crusader, Kingdom of Jerusalem

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JGREEN, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Einion Well-Known Member

    That looks excellent Jason, I'm sure you're very pleased with it. It's a well-sculpted figure, always nice to see it painted well.

    One thing about the heraldry: unless you imagine it made as a low relief on the shield face if there's any lighting effect to the way it's painted it should be oriented as though the shield were upright. So basically, painted similarly to the appliqué/embroidery on the surcoat, then shaded to represent the curvature of the shield for the angle it's held if you're doing that.

    Einion
  2. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Einion,

    Thanks for the comment. I understand what you mean about the heraldry and I thought about the same thing before I painted it. I came to the conclusion that honestly, it just looks better the way I painted it. I know the heraldry is flat on the shield and if there were any highlights painted into it (which there probably wouldn't be) it would be from the top, but I felt this would look rather lifeless and dull in miniature. I've found that sometimes you have to paint things "wrong" in order for them to look "right." That's my view anyway.

    Jason

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