I have finally completed my Muslim army for the 3rd Crusade, its taken far longer than I thought due to dramas with dip, and finding a workable alternative. I ended up using Ronseal oak woodstain/varnish.
Here is the result of putting the Ronseal on neat. It turned out really dark, I'm not happy with how this unit turned out, despite my best efforts to tidy them up....
Turkomen horse archers.
Here is experiment 2. I watered down the Ronseal, but its still too dark, again not happy with the results. At this stage I lost interest, as I was getting frustrated so I left it for a while and painted a load of epic stuff instead!
Mamluks, including general.
Saladin, and Tawashi Bodyguard.
The final 2 units, including the army's generals, turned out slightly better (despite the dodgy photos). I watered the Ronseal down again, and found that by gently stirring the pot instead of shaking it, a much smoother result was achieved. Im still not overly impressed with any of the units ive done recently, but they are done now.
I have watered the Ronseal down still further, and will try it out on an old figure before slapping it all over my next army!
So that's the full army done for Impetus, it comes in about 500 points which is plenty big enough for a good game I think.
The dodgy painting on my latest units is hidden quite well when the full army is set up so not all is lost.
Have I ever mentioned I hate painting horses..?
Saladin and his mates can be seen in more detail HERE on the Ayyubid army page.
Thanks for looking,