Sunday, 20 December 2015

From AlexS - Venetian Pikemen (100 Points)


Magnificent miniatures from the Perry brothers, which will be included in my Venetian army for the Condottieri period. 


Easy to paint: I did base layers, then filled in places and lightened. The colors a little dull, but the army will be just that - the tired fighters who fought not one battle.



Wow! Our first paint bomb and we're just in the first day - Terrific stuff. Hmm, PeterD and I are dueling to see who can paint the most Renaissance period models and I think we're going to have to pick up our socks!

Great work Alex, and incredibly fast production as well. The muted grey tones you've used here reminds me of some of the scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings'. I also like how you've posed the figures to show them as world-weary campaigners. Well done.
20 figures will give you 100 points - great job!

31 comments:

  1. Excellent. With stripy trousers as well! The world needs more stripy trousers.

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  2. Very impressive start alex! Great job!

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  3. Blimey!!! Well done Alex, cracking start to the show!

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  4. Blimey!!! Well done Alex, cracking start to the show!

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  5. Blooming heck!?! What an impressive start Alex, and a formidable-looking force :-)

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  6. Wow - right off the mark too! Nicely done Alex

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  7. Great work! I love the positioning.

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  8. Holy cow, what a great first entry. Absolutely impressive!

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  9. Half my proposed total in one hit. Alex, it's painters like you who make painters like me realise how slowly we paint!

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  10. How on earth did you manage to paint and base those so quickly?

    Well done on your first entry Alex :)

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  11. What a super unit of weary warriors.

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  12. Great (and fast!) painting work. I like a lot those muted colours.

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  13. How the heck did you manage that in one day? That is impressive stuff, congratulations on taking the first day lead.

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  14. Excellent work - 20 figures in such a short time - I tip my hat to your Sir!

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  15. Crikey, that's a strong start!

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  16. Wow that's an incredibly quick turnaround!

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  17. That's quick off the mark indeed Alex. I am a week away from picking up a paintbrush. Well done!
    Cheers, PD

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  18. That was quick indeed. They look really good. Great work on these top notch miniatures. I am a big fan of drab and gloomy as opposed to super bright and happy. cheers

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  19. Thank you all for your feedback.
    In order to paint quickly, I use three simple principles:
    1. The simplest techniques of painting miniatures
    2. Hot radiator for fast drying (base,Tamsin, base:))
    3. To communicate with good people who are also passionate about this hobby - you all :)

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  20. I really like the tired as hell look of these, lovely work

    ian

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  21. Great set to kick things off with mate.. looking forward to seeing more of these from you in the coming months! Will look great as a full force..

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  22. Wow. Very nicely done. I think we all got a wake up call with this entry.

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  23. I really like the dirty colors and how weary you built them, the poor lads look like they have been marching a little bit long!

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  24. Fine looking troops I would hesitate to charge them.

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  25. Those are rather fine Alex! The striped leggings are superb mate.

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  26. The posing is really what does it for me. They look so weary and worn-down. Amazing points bomb right out the gate!

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  27. thank you all very much. yuor opinion is very important to me

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