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Wider Wargaming => Painting Diaries => Topic started by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 02:00:11 AM



Title: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 02:00:11 AM
Pendraken, always striving for improvement!


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: fsn on 11 February 2019, 07:49:22 AM
D'Guy can use apostrophe's in a thread's tit'le.  :o :o :o :o

Truly he is the favoured of the Dark One.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: Techno on 11 February 2019, 10:35:09 AM
D'Guy can use apostrophe's in a thread's tit'le.  :o :o :o :o

Eh !!

Why's that then ?....If you're telling porkies, Nobby.....
Oh well...I'll find out when I press 'post'

Cheers - Puzzled of Wales


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: Techno on 11 February 2019, 10:37:25 AM
I don't understand. :o

(No change there, then.) :'( :'(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: mmcv on 11 February 2019, 10:57:23 AM
I think the crafty chap has used a different apostrophe character to the usual one. ' will still fail but ’ is fine.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 05:09:58 PM
I can take no credit. OldenBUA discovered it (or prehapes made it happen). Leon has elsewhere announce the forum being upgraded.
Check Techno’s “Just Testing” thread.
@mmcv - I tried every escape character and alternate character I could think of and never had success - this is a programming change.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 07:06:47 PM
My recent “Tartan” thread was poorly conceived and even more poorly executed. I appreciate all the participants, but let me explain what I am trying to do.

I have commissioned Techno (and Pendraken has signed on as well) to produce +/- ten figures to cover roughly 1500 - 1620 (and likely latter) the Scottish highlands, Islands and Ireland. Four gallowglass and four kern/bonnacht figures already exist and I want to add several more. To some of these I want to add a folded blanket (plaid if you wish) that if desired can be painted as “tartan”.

The Irish in the later stages of Tyrone’s Rebellion had also organized into musket & pike units so I want to have done a couple pikemen and musketeers in the more traditional dress of the kern/bonnacht, as well.

My question remains to those doing or interested in this period and region, would you be inclined to add tartan to the figures?

I realize my painting threads do not get a high volume of views so please tell your friends.  :)




Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: fred. on 11 February 2019, 07:24:55 PM
I like the sound of those figures.

I would add some crossed line patterns to figures, but probably not full on tartan. But in 10mm you can get away with an impressionistic approach anyway.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 February 2019, 08:15:02 PM

My question remains to those doing or interested in this period and region, would you be inclined to add tartan to the figures?


Thinking that chequered (or early tartan, if you like) patterns existed in the Ancient Celtic world, I would say, why not? So I googled this and found out that well-preserved textiles were discovered at the Hallstatt salt mines in Austria which demonstrated that tartan was in fashion in the Celtic world of Central Europe in the 8th-6th centuries BC. As regards early evidence of a tartan like pattern in Scotland, here's a link to the Falkirk tartan.   :-B

http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?QUICKSEARCH=1&search_term=falkirk+tartan (http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?QUICKSEARCH=1&search_term=falkirk+tartan)


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 08:15:26 PM
Thanks, Fred

Right now two of the gallowglass figures have a “plaid” suggested. This could be painted as a plain twill, a typical “saffron” or a tartan pattern. One would wear mail, the other an aketon/gabeson. This would give many painting posibilities.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: d_Guy on 11 February 2019, 08:20:25 PM
Thanks also, Westie
The Falkirk and Hallstatt were what I was thinking of when I did some of my Flodden figures. Thanks for the Falkirk link.
The twill weave is apparently one of the characteristics of “Celtic” fabric and even with two colors can produce many interesting patterns.


Title: Re: d’guy’s all new and totally improved 2019 painting diary
Post by: Terry37 on 18 March 2019, 03:51:42 AM
Bill, in answer to your question re adding tartan. The answer for me is yes. If that's what was worn, then I'd have to go for it. However, keep in mind the tartans at that time were nothing like we think of tartan today. I see it as very subtle earthy colors, such as grays, browns and tans, with maybe some red or green mixed in or as an occasional base color. Red and black checked is considered the Rob Roy/Macgregor tartan, but here we're talking 1671-1734. You can also consider stripes as tartan, and I would suspect/expect wide stripes. This site may be of help.

http://www.frockflicks.com/the-real-deal-on-tartan-kilts-and-outlander-costumes/

Terry