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28mm Victorian Victim.........

...........was his demise murder or drowning?My entry for the water feature round of the painting challenge , he is part of a foundry set which I had painted once and many years ago had been given it the dettol treatment. I felt he screamed water feature........As you can see he is quite flat....... The water wasn't that deep........Have actually found all the figures now........."The water was a feature in his demise, not the only feature but...............

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Renaissance French Pike ('Mauvais Garcons') and Great Gun

The French, with a few notable exceptions, were not especially renown for fielding effective pike formations. Where the Swiss cantons and German landsknechts had the pike market pretty much sewn-up, the French expertise lay more in their heavy cavalry and artillery. From reading David Potter's 'Renaissance France at War' it was not uncommon for inexperienced pike French formations to acquire foreign mercenaries, whose more seasoned experience in the profession of arms helped steady the ranks. For example, men from Picardy, led by the libertine Mssr. Monclou, were known as the mauvais garcons (literally translates as 'bad boys). A bit of a rude chap, Monclou was executed in 1523 for his 'depredations' during campaign (not especially surprising when your employer is the Pope, but there you have it).Last year, my good pal Millsy was kind enough to paint up a schwack of Perry plastic pike for me so I could field another unit for my Italian Wars collection. After the hurly-burly of the summer, and b

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Wiccan Ritual

While I painted up an old hag last month to serve this role on the Dux battlefield last week, these models are the actual Wicca High Priestess(esses) for my force.And now that this little vignette is finally done, the hag can return to the role she was bought for (the model that is), namely that of the Crone my force has.These models are from the Foundry range, pack AG018 - Germanic Women, and I thought it fun for the placement on the table to actually combine them on a larger base to represent their "status" on the field, namely as the highest ranking (un)holy powers in my force.Painted like most of my dark age forces, in a simple colourscheme and making use of the Army Painter Strong Tone, they are now ready to spur my warriors onwards in the bid to win the campaign.I just feel sorry for the poor horsey...

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The Unreleased Warhammer General

This miniature is a mystery – an unreleased Warhammer treasure from the vaults of Citadel Miniatures.  Who is he?  Why have I got (perhaps) the only casting in existence? Could this be a dark horse on a dark horse? This casting was a gift from Marcus Ansell of Wargames Foundry (thanks Marcus). The tab (“GENERAL” and “ ©  GW 1987″) shows its provenance as a piece of classic Warhammer – but beyond that everything else is a mystery.  Who sculpted it?  What range was it destined for?  Why was it not released? “A horse, a horse, my Romano-Germanic kingdom for a horse.” The vibe of the figure is more historical than fantastical – the moustache, crested helm and scalemail give it a very Romano-Germanic kingdom vibe.  It feels like an Alan or Michael Perry sculpt judging by this face and care put into the armour detailing.  In fact it’s a bit too historically accurate to fit in with Citadel’s F3 Barbarian or F6 Barbarian Raider ranges, or the ADD21 Advanced Dungeons

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Paint Table Saturday 251 - Actual finished figures!

Hi All,It seems like ages since I've had finished figures to post on a Saturday. I actually finished these guys last night.The first two Gorillas from the space apes set from Eureka. For all of these photos I used my cell phone on "pro" camera settings and then manually fine tuned them a little in Snapseed, no presets. I meant to look at ape names from the Planet of the Apes franchise of movies (the 70's ones) but haven't had time.The Empirical Absolution Squad + 1. I kept with the color scheme laid out on my Psycho Sam (Dahn Alt Rump) and I think I achieved a pretty good match. The Psi Judge, I believe a Mongoose figure, was something I won in a blog contest years ago. I decided not to resculpt her dodgy right hand. I'm not totally sure if I like what my matte varnish has done to all the gold metallics.(Apparently if I type Psy Judge I get articles about the guy who sang Gangnam Style. It appears the figure is a Mongoose Psi Judge Anderson, someone wrote an article here.)Commandant Xerof Uks leads Team Terra

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28mm Trojan Wars Project: Large Addition of Hittites, Amazons, and Others

We've been busy lately finishing up this large batch of figures for a customer's Trojan War/ Mythology project. This batch adds about 260 figures to the collection. Figures are a mix of manufacturers: Foundry, Mew Line Designs, Warlord Games, Crocodile Games, Reaper, and more.The Hittites: 6 units of spear, a unit of bow, and a unit of chariot runnersClose up of the Hittite SpearThe Amazons: 4 units of spear, one unit of bow, and two units of slingsClose-up of the Amazon spearNice view of the Amazon shieldsThe Amazon bow and slingsMedusa Gorgons from Casting Room MiniaturesCyclopsThe GraesSome figures to go with the Amazon campAnd more for the Amazon campKing Aeetes and his GuardMycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen Warriors from Eureka MiniaturesClose-up showing the cloak bordersHittite and Canaanite Civilians. Fantastic patterns by AllisonKing Priam and some Helen of Troys, plus a servant and witchA random Beach Babe and succubusSome Bronze-Age Warrior WomenMore Bronze-Age Warrior WomenA Sorceres

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Paint Table Saturday 250 - Team Terra and Space Apes

Hi All,I know, it's Sunday. This is where I left the figures yesterday.Team Terra is mostly the Empirical Absolution squad from Foundry with a Mongoose Psy Judge. They will join the Psycho Sam figure from Oldhammer USA 2015.Got most of the faces and space suits on the gorillas. I mixed some dark blue with some darker browns to get the flesh tones. Thanks for the tip Asslessman. I'm trying to do the color scheme as an homage to the uniforms from Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972. As you may recall the gorillas wore red, chimps green, and orangutans a sort of orange brown, I might go khaki instead. I have these two gorillas, two I'm calling chimps and one shorter one which seems similar to the other gibbons I have.So there you have it.I hope to have these guys knocked out this next week.Happy painting.

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