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Ming army project (Battle of Byeokjegwan,1593)

Posted by Minuteman on 01 Apr 2023, 11:08

Truly superb work, the highest quality figures and painting, and very good photography too!
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Posted by Peter on 01 Apr 2023, 19:37

Wonderfull cavalry! :love:
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Posted by MABO on 09 Apr 2023, 06:47

Three month on holiday! :-D :yeah:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 11 Apr 2023, 13:07

Beautiful Ming cavalry as always!
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 16 Apr 2023, 16:13

This is "super league"- painting.
I never cease to be amazed at how well some people can paint figures.
incredible!
thanks for sharing,
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Posted by lirui on 08 May 2023, 14:46

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Posted by C M Dodson on 08 May 2023, 18:34

Beautiful as always.

I think bow strings would complete your marvellous work.

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Posted by Peter on 08 May 2023, 21:26

C M Dodson wrote:Beautiful as always.

I think bow strings would complete your marvellous work.

Best wishes,

Chris

I made that remark when he showed us the standing archers. They are so beautifull painted that adding a bowstring would make them complete.
But keep them coming these marvellous figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by lirui on 14 May 2023, 15:24

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Posted by Bessiere on 15 May 2023, 03:10

Sublime work Lirui. Your painting never fails to impress. I agree the bowstrings would add a masterful touch. I'm trying to find easier methods to make horse reins and considered trying spider web. I'm sure there is something very thin yet flexible and strong enough to fill the job. If I find it I'll let you know. Fantastic work as always!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 May 2023, 07:30

I would Suggest horse hair or Woodland scenics long grass ranges.

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Posted by stephane42 on 15 May 2023, 19:48

wouah !! wonderfull work !! :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Minuteman on 16 May 2023, 14:04

Really splendid cavalrymen, superbly modelled and painted.
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Posted by lirui on 22 Jul 2023, 16:47

Bessiere wrote:Sublime work Lirui. Your painting never fails to impress. I agree the bowstrings would add a masterful touch. I'm trying to find easier methods to make horse reins and considered trying spider web. I'm sure there is something very thin yet flexible and strong enough to fill the job. If I find it I'll let you know. Fantastic work as always!
Cheers,
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C M Dodson wrote:I would Suggest horse hair or Woodland scenics long grass ranges.

Best wishes,

Chris




Thanks for the suggestion. Many years ago I've actually tried using bristles from a brush before, but glue is difficult to work with bristles, and occasionally it to came unglued after a long time :(
The work would take a lot of extra time, so I chose to give it up
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Posted by lirui on 22 Jul 2023, 16:53

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Posted by blacksmith on 22 Jul 2023, 17:34

Beautiful!!
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Posted by k.b. on 22 Jul 2023, 18:31

Absolutely splendid brushwork as usual lirui. Am a big admirer of your work, this thread in particular, and never tire of seeing your new additions. The period, the minis themselves, your colours and photography are all breathtaking.

I love these figures with or without bowstrings and understand your consternation/dilemma as to whether the extra work is worthwhile or not. I have deliberated long and hard over this with regard to adding horse reins to my cavalry figures. My conclusion up to now is in agreement with yours.

I do recognise that with correctly fitted horse reins into a rider’s hands a whole new dimension of reality is added to a cavalryman. However, the considerable amount of work required to do the reins has, at least up to now, been too daunting/time consuming for me to tackle. And the same applies to my archers, (which are admittedly few and far between). But I do think that to scale bowstrings would surely look magnificent. Nevertheless, if they are too thick, in my honest opinion, they might transform the figure into a caricature, which personally is not to my liking. And the prospect of adding bowstrings and horse reins to the same horse archer would be enough to drive any man crazy, (or should that be ‘crazier than we are already’)!
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Posted by Konrad on 22 Jul 2023, 19:41

Some of the most beautiful work I've seen at this scale.
That must be a terrific army that you build here.
My greatest respects.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 23 Jul 2023, 07:06

Your figures are genuine works of art in my opinion.

You might want to consider using horse hair for your bow strings.

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Posted by Bessiere on 23 Jul 2023, 07:44

There you go knocking my eyeballs out again Lirui. Fantastic work as always my friend.
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