Thursday, 12 December 2019

Some tidying up in progress.

 Its that time of the year when I tidy up a few projects and also a time when I take on a couple of small painting exercises to sharpen the painting palette as it were.
 I enjoy playing chess, but will never be very good at the game, I have found that for the first few moves Im okay but then lose focus and inevitably make a tactical mistake that leads to defeat.A bit like my wargaming. What seemed like yesterday but was back? in the 1980's I painted up a Napoleonic chess set using Tradition and Connoisseur figures, it sits next to my computer desk, its is still a decent looking set. However I wanted to create a set for my grandson that he could use or at least look at, so these images are of the new set Im creating. I picked the Lord of the Rings theme because I hope he will one day read the book which I have loved since the early 1970's.
 Im enjoying the small exercise, the figures are decent likenesses of the characters from the Fellowship film and have a decent heft when handled.

                         For some reason I have painted the orcs in two different skin shades but I like them both so didnt want to repaint them.

 I mentioned that I had entered the 21st century at Stockton and bought some 3d printed terrain.The pieces were of a neolithic stone circle and perfect for the SPQR games.They are very nicely detailed pieces.
 Naturally I 'had' to include a semi naked druidess/warrior to placate? any would be ME2 wargamers.
                                           Shes a fine looking lady with a taste for heads...
 Finally Stuart of Colonel Bill fame has produced some beautiful ECW character pieces. So I have started putting them together, they are lovely sculpts.

12 comments:

  1. Fine brushwork all round there Robbie. Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thanks very much David, and all the best to you and yours. Oh and you are entitled to overindulge over Christmas.

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    2. Thanks for giving me permission!😉

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  2. Happy Christmas Robbie. Enjoy what you do and hang the rest.

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    1. Thanks Paul, strangely I always thought I was mainstream, perhaps I got it wrong. Oh and Happy Christmas.

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  3. Your work on the LotR chess piece faces is masterful. The Orcs especially have mesmerizing expressions. Well Done!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, look forward top seeing more of your Celts, and a Happy Christmas.

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  4. Lovely looking orcs on your chess set and useful neolithic terrain too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain I have been very impressed by the 3d stuff, it was a fair price and there were some very nice buildings on show at the same stall.

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  5. Nice brush work on the chess pieces. Can you post a picture of your Napoleonic chess set too?

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    1. I will Jim its perhaps a little dated now as I used 28mm figures for the pawns and never replaced them.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

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