Friday, 22 January 2016

From GillesW - Painting in all directions! (182 Points)

Hi everyone. My submission this week is comprised of figures I started two weeks ago - I have finally finishes the varnish, the basing and the flocking.  These are 28mm Egyptian archers - the figures are from Wargames Foundry, and I painted them with the Foundry "triad" paints.  These figures are part of another project which is "never finished".




 Here are a few close-ups:



Then the kings of the steppes, this time in 15mm from Essex miniatures, although the drummer on horse that is from Donnington Miniatures.  These are from a sort of "50 shades of brown" project for Field of Glory Ancient-Medieval rules. These are the command bases:









Now a group of armoured cavalry:



I still need to finish another group like the one above, as well as three more battle groups of heavy cavalry. Stay tuned for more on those!

Très impressionant Gilles! An excellent variety of figures in this submission.  The Egyptian archers are excellent, in particular with those signature Egyptian head caps - creates a total "Old Testament" vibe. And the ancient cavalry is very well done - "50 shades of brown" indeed! I don't much care for painting horses, and you have done an excellent job on this lot.  Armoured cavalry and heavy cavalry are always some of the most fun units to use in any wargame, and these fellows look the business. 

That is 182 points for you this week - we look forward to your soumission de la semaine prochaine!

21 comments:

  1. You've done a smashing job on those Essex Mongols!

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  2. Lovely work Gilles. I do have a soft spot for Mongols. Well, for pretty much all the Steppe horsemen :)

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  3. Very nice I realy dig those egyptians and the Mongols too. Great stuff.

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  4. I have always wanted a Mongol army. These are tipping me closer to being committed. But I must wait until the challenge ends at the very least. I am weak and do not need much more temptation.

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  5. Projects never finish, simply expand their scope! Seeing yours it reminds me I wish had never parted with my Mongol forces.

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  6. What a gloriously eclectic submission. I'm a huge fan of the Egyptian headgear too. Really nice detail on the 15mm chaps too, great at that scale.

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  7. Great stuff here Gilles. The Chariot era is one I have thought about but never tried. Your Egyptians are wonderful. I also love the Central Asian stuff - Bactrian camels and horse amour!

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  8. Love the Egyptians they hit the spot

    Ian

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  9. Well done! Really like the skin tones on the egyptians.

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  10. Really good work! Coming off the heels of Sander, the Egyptians remind me of the escapades I had with the old Atlantic Egyptian sets!
    The Egyptians are my favorites of this round, I really like that flesh tone on them, they look very good!

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  11. Lovely work Gilles! I particularly like your Egyptians and your groundwork is particularly evocative of the region. Bravo!

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  12. Impressive entry! A little bit of everything in there!

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  13. Great submissions. My favorite are the camels.

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  14. Really brilliant. Great painting and super groundwork. I think the dusty/sand combo on the bases works really well.

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