Wednesday 15 June 2011

Later Crusade complete

My brushes have not been idle for the past few weeks and I would like to show how the Later Crusaders have turned out.

The weather has been very warm these past few weeks, so I decided to add a bit more water to the paints as some were starting to harden. While doing this, I decided to clear out the interior of the caps, as this serves as a nice palette for mixing small quantities of paint. In truth, I do not have a large range of paints, but at most a dozen acrylics and inks. I use metal paints sparingly, so you will see dark grey highlighted with lighter shades or white to represent armour and beiges, oranges lighter browns for gold, as with the three lions on Richard’s banner and barding.

I debated about whom the General should represent, the King of Jerusalem or Richard the Lionhearted. I chose the latter as I could vary the flags and shield emblems. I am inclined to think; the King of Jerusalem should have the various Military Orders present which would give the army a uniform look. This is Richard’s army, straight off the boat and marching on to Jerusalem.

Enjoy the photos.


  1. A grand looking medieval army...the banner in the centre..lovely.

  2. If you like the banner, do take a look at the short description of its painting at the Fanaticus Forum:


  3. Beautiful army - thanks for sharing!