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by tadamson
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: elephants in china 2000BC?
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: elephants in china 2000BC?

Elephants were hunted in China at a very early stage, however they were not domesticated.

Some, much later, Southern armies did, very occasionally, use elephants. I believe these are already in a list or two.
by tadamson
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Figure preparation HELL
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Figure preparation HELL

A thinned acrylic undercoat is part of the problem. My preference is spray on car primer (cellulose for metal, specialist acrylic for plastic) available from auto shops, Halfords etc... You can also buy oil based primer paint in DIY or decorators shops if you prefer hand painting. If you do brush on...
by tadamson
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Medieval Welsh 1405AD
Replies: 31
Views: 9509

Re: Medieval Welsh 1405AD

For this period it's pretty clear that both English and Welsh forces could be entirely mounted. That said SOP was to dismount before battle. Such detail as we have of mounted combat doesn't mention missile weapons (bows, crossbows, javelins etc). If it happened it could and should be subsumed into n...
by tadamson
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Medieval Welsh 1405AD
Replies: 31
Views: 9509

Re: Medieval Welsh 1405AD

Presumably this was done to force dismounting (same as DBM made them 'inferior'). That said, such real evidence as there is shows 'English' men-at-arms to be just as good as 'French' men-at-arms when fighting mounted (eg they won in most of the mounted combats!), it also shows most 'French' men-at-...
by tadamson
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Roman / Mediterranean Village
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Roman / Mediterranean Village

ravenflight wrote:
Strategos69 wrote:It looks very nice. I miss one miniature as a sculpture. It could give it more "life"
You mean something like a 15mm figures painted white as a mable statue?

That would probably work well...
Full colour (bright colours at that). Greeks and Romans never left statues unpainted.
by tadamson
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Medieval Welsh 1405AD
Replies: 31
Views: 9509

Re: Medieval Welsh 1405AD

But the list writers do not agree. And they have studied this far more than me, most of the Wikipedia authors and probably you, unless you can quote some evidence. The list writers do not agree that English knights were competent with the lance in the 15thC? I don't believe you. Quintains, hoops, j...
by tadamson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: dissolving epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Haven't tried it myself, but the following may work: Lacquer Thinner Methylene Chloride Both are bad for you. If one doesn't work the other should. denatured alcohol, mineral spirits (paint thinner), acetone and Toluene all work. nb acetone is VERY flammable and toluene VERY carcinogenic. As the po...
by tadamson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan list
Replies: 8
Views: 820

nikgaukroger wrote:
tadamson wrote:?
Kushan get pikes ???

A few left over Baktrian-Greeks like wot the DBM(M) list have IIRC.
I suppose some sort of 'classicising' 'city militia' style unit is possible.. :D
by tadamson
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan list
Replies: 8
Views: 820

?
Kushan get pikes ???
by tadamson
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Short Tutorial of painting 15mm Corvus Belli Marian Romans
Replies: 19
Views: 3356

Very nice. I like painting shields - helps me relax for some strange reason - so unless there's historical evidence that shields weren't painted I'm inclined to paint them. You will be relieved to know that there is clear evidence that Roman shields were painted, inside and out. Exactly what and wh...
by tadamson
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Lurkio - New Huns - first look at greens
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

I'll try to get the bowcases made separate, thus giving people the choice Thanks Simon Huns are in a period moving from tubular to box quivers. All point up, all hung on the right hip from a belt. I can't think of ANY source for a horse archer with a quiver on his back. Though dismounted archers of...
by tadamson
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Lurkio - NEW 15mm Germanic tribes
Replies: 55
Views: 5894

? Any chance of some fully armoured horses ?
by tadamson
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Norman keep
Replies: 10
Views: 698

try
http://www.buildmodelcastles.com/html/castles.html

Blarny is scaled for 15mm, big baggage, but hey it's free!
by tadamson
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Figures Mongol Sword/Bow Armoured CV
Replies: 22
Views: 2762

Legio Heroica have Mongol heavy cavalry with a mix of bows and shields. http://www.legio-heroica.com/Mongoli-en.html Beautiful minis. The horses are smallish steppe ponies, as they should be. Pity about the chaps using lance and bow at the same time, you only see this at the very end of the Mongol ...
by tadamson
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 15mm Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: 15mm Chinese

titanu wrote:Who does 15mm ancient Chinese other than Essex?
Any particular 'Chinese' ? region, country, time frame etc...
by tadamson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Swiss Lorrainers
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: Swiss Lorrainers

Looking through Ian Heath's AMAv2, he makes an interesting comment on the cavalry supplied by the Duc de Lorraine to the Swiss, in that they would be very similar to the cavalry figure illustrated from "Das Mittelalterliches Hausbuch" (no 118 if anyone has the book). Would this be an accurate state...
by tadamson
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Avar uniform colours
Replies: 5
Views: 315

I'm well aware that they didn't wear uniforms per se, perhaps to satisfy the more pedantic forum users I should have said clothing colours instead of uniform colours. As with all Central Asian cultures, patterned, coloured robes (mostly silk) were important. Anyone fighting as a warrior would likel...
by tadamson
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: next army suggestion shooty cav - non islamic
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

Pity about all the shields, are they detachable?
by tadamson
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Gesso primer
Replies: 5
Views: 359

The other reason for gaps is (I'm reliably told on the TMP discussion boards) that gesso shrinks as it dries. I've got a pot of black and of white which will last me for years probably, and I can't see myself going back to spray primer cans again either. Gaps are more likely to be due to residue fr...
by tadamson
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Gesso primer
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Gesso primer

It takes a little longer to dry out and you will probably find that you have missed a few spots so have to redo them, I think probably due to air bubbles in the original application. Gaps may be due to traces of mould separation chemicals, hot water, fairly strong detergent and a good brush (some h...

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