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This is Time Machine Miniatures’ 54mm Anglo-Saxon Warrior (TMP-28).
The figure seems to be depicted in the process of sacking a monastery or
wealthy landowner’s home and is standing on steps with some coins lying
at his feet. The kit is well cast, highly detailed, and everything fits.
Clean-up was minimal; I had to look hard for the casting seams. I found
more after I had primed the figure. Nevertheless, the clean-up phase and
initial priming took less than an hour.
used Andrea acrylic paints on the entire figure, which I assembled and
painted in layers, first painting the upper legs, the area inside the
tunic, and the entire cloak. All chain mail was painted using Gun Metal,
followed by a series of Black washes. The washes are heaviest in
shadowed areas. Where necessary, I used the Gun Metal and Silver to
The belts were painted with different shades of Dark Brown and Leather
with Black and Yellow used to alter the base colors for shadows and
highlights. The tunic was painted Basic Red with Dark Brown added for
shadows and Yellow added for highlights. All shadow and highlight colors
were applied as thinned, transparent washes; the more wash applied, the
more opaque and darker or lighter the paint becomes. The acrylics dry
quickly, consequently working wet-on-wet and muddying up the colors
doesn’t really become a problem. Not to worry - I’ll find a way
The helmet and spear tip are the buffed metal of the kit. Buffing the
metal is my preferred method when depicting plate armor and/or exposed
blades on metal figures. I used a thin black/brown wash to line the
details on the helmet.
The shield fittings were painted first, then the shield was painted Dark
Leather. When dry, I added a thin coat of Humbrol Satin Cote to impart a
The two-tier stone steps are included and are also cast in metal. The
steps were painted gray, and then the loot was carefully picked out with
Gold, Silver, and Copper. The steps were then stained with thin washes
of gray tinted with yellow, blue, and green.
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