[Warfork Fantasy Battles]
Bretonnian Chevaliers Errants

The next knight is done. The paint scheme was again inspired by (aka shamelessly stolen from) this blog.

Compared with the historical knights, I was at first happy that with the fantasy ones the barding was much more dynamic, flowing around the horse. This would certainly be nice for uniform barding. Not so for regularly painted patterns... the diamonds you see in the photos are the 3rd try, and still, if I follow various lines and creases on the barding, they don't turn out right - but at least now, when looking at the model from a distance, they don't look totally off.

I was also not able to match them in any convincing way at the top, that is why the red stripe runs along the top. I am convinced that the sculptor did something wrong; either that or my brain cannot fold (pun intended) around the crinkles...


[Warfork Fantasy Battles]
Bretonnian Chevaliers Errants

The second knight is done. The paint scheme was inspired by (aka shamelessly stolen from) this blog. With the head on the heraldry I tried to copy the front view of the head on the helmet.


[Warfork Fantasy Battles]
Bretonnian Chevaliers Errants

The first knight is done. The paint scheme was also taken from the same White Dwarf article the standard bearer and the the unit champion were inspired by.


[Warfork Fantasy Battles]
Bretonnian Chevaliers Errants

Ok, time to move on. I prepared the second batch of models, these are from the Fantasy Range of Black Tree Design. I painted the horses, the saddles, the armour and leather on the knights. Then I re-coated everything else black.

Ready to start on the fun part, the coat of arms.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

I used the same flock I already applied to the miniature's bases, basecoating with the dark one and sprinkling on highlights with the light one.

The mat after the flocking:

I then used the bottom of the board as a guide for cutting the mat. This meant that the parts folded over the sides remained. Those I painted with the base ochre brown, which gives me a nice frame.

Here is the mat with some terrain on and my Agyptians scouring the area for Richards pesky Greeks.

Here is the mat rolled up.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

A second coat gave a much better coverage.

I then used the same sand colour as for the obelisks and statues.

Then the whole board got a drybrush of white.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

This is how the mat looked after a second layer of acrylic. It took me about 1.5 tubes.

I then applied thinned PVA glue (1:1) and sprinkled on two grains of sand. Here is the first learning: When applying white PVA onto a white surface, tint it with something. I went with the reflection of light, and thought I got everything coated - when I tapped off the excess sand, there were some quite visible spare patches. I touched them up, but they are visible now as they are a bit higher than the rest...

After sealing the sand in with watered down PVA (1:6 + washing-up liquid) and letting this coat dry thoroughly, I stippled on a first coat of paint.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Scatter Terrain

I gloss varnished the models, then applied oil washes.

After a layer of matt varnish, I added the same bushes and flock I put on the miniature's bases as well.

Done.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

I gloss varnished the models, then applied oil washes.

After a layer of matt varnish, I added the same bushes and flock I put on the miniature's bases as well.

Done.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain Mat

With the miniatures done and some terrain under way, I need a gaming table. What I wanted to do for quite some time is a flexible gaming mat.

I watched plenty of YouTube videaos on the topic, but the recently published video by the Terrain Tutor was the tip on the dare to give it a try.

Here are the components:

As fabric, I use painter fleece, the one I choose has a bottom of plastic sheeting, which should help keeping the acrylic and the colour on the fleece.

I pinned the fleece to the board with pins.

Then added one thin layer of acrylic.