Monday, 22 December 2014

Form ClintB - "Bob" the pony! (7 points)

For my first entry today (there may be 3 in all if I can get my finger out or maybe less!) I have "Bob" the pony NOT "Bill" the pony as this is not a LOTR miniature. It is a Foundry pack mule to go with my wild west collection or maybe my 28mm ACW, who can guess at this stage maybe even Back of Beyond.


This really was a joy to paint and was done mostly during the hours of darkness and then highlighted when in full light. Originally it was to go with some "Mountain men" as it came in the same blister pack but is such a versatile subject it really can be used for any period from Romans onwards including fantasy dungeon crawls. Although earlier might be an issue due to the axe!


That's it for "Bob". Cheers for looking guys.

From Curt:
Bob is a great mini, looking very stoic and hard working. As you say he's one of those figures you can use in a multitude of settings.  I'm going to give an extra two points for the heavy load Bob's carrying. Nice work Clint, now give the good chap some oats.

31 comments:

  1. Bob's clearly a hard worker carrying a load like that through eternity! Lovely brushwork Clint...

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    1. If you think "Bob's" Carrying a lot wait till you see "Tallulah!"
      Cheers Millsey

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  2. Makes a change from camels!

    Lovely work Clint :)

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    1. There are a FEW and only a few camels coming in the new year.
      Thanks Tams
      Thanks Anne
      Thanks Dave

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  3. Always like seeing pack animals and transports on the board... the often forgotten sinews of war. Lovely work.

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    1. My Grandfather was a muleer taking supplies to the front in WW1 at the age of 14 (He lied about his age) So when you said "forgotten sinews of war" . I was very touched Thank you so much Adam.

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  4. Thus is a well done figure Clint. The shading on the horse is great and the colours on the packs really accentuate his coat.

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    1. Thank you Anne. It was a pleasure to paint.

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  5. Great job Clint.. Looks very downtrodden and hard working

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    1. Thanks Dave I know that feeling well.

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  6. That baggage is great Clint. All the colours and items you've picked out. Must have taken you ages to pick all those details out. Great stuff.

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    1. Actually the whole beast and baggage was surprisingly quick! About 45 minutes (including the base) in all, probably less, while watching TV one night!
      Thanks Simon

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  7. Looks great and as you say very versatile

    Ian

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  8. Great looking figure. I like how Bob has a sort of pissed off Eeyore vibe going on.

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    1. LOL thanks mate it was just the way he came out, but now you mention Eeyore I can see what you mean.

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  9. What a sweet little miniature - I really like him. He could fit into so many periods - even contemporary, as I recall reading that US SOF guys rediscovered mules in Afghanistan, just like their grandfathers did in Italy. Well done Clint!

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    1. OK, he's a pony, not a mule, my bad, but still lovely.

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    2. Ok pony or mule he still carries a load of stuff. I am not surprised that they were used in Modern Afghanistan. I wonder if they will get used in Sci Fi wargames? I would if the setting was right.

      Thank you Michael.

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  10. Nicely painted. A real beast of burden.

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  11. Talk about a workhorse...slow down, Clint! ;)
    Great job on "Bob" he looks a suitable stand in for Bill!
    Nice job on the load too!

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