Saturday, 9 January 2016

From PhilH - Fancy that, back to the Spanish Civil War (10 points)

Is it Saturday evening already? After a push to together my Nostalgia entry done last week, this week has been lower tempo. I've been full of cold, so concentration has been lacking, so I've been plodding along with something a bit lighter: my Defensive Terrain them round entry. Yup, a month ahead of schedule. 

I've did get two more Spanish Civil War minis done - another junior officer and a rifleman.


At Challenge start, I was intending to shake the habit of painting single or pairs of minis and get back to batch painting, to push things through quicker. Maybe next week. 

Empress Miniatures once again, to join all the other SCW stuff I've done over the past year. They'll serve as more crew for the Hotchkiss MMG that I finished up before the challenge.

Two 28mm minis, 10 points to me. Now where's Juan got to?


Lovely work Phil. I especially like the effect of the glasses on the jodhpurred officer and I must say your groundwork for this collection is just fantastic - it really supports the Iberian setting.

You and Juan are still quite close in points, but he is beginning to pull away. Maybe it's time for a Curtgeld figure to snaffle those extra points and close the gap. You know, just sayin'. ;)


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  1. *cough*bonus round*cough* I don't think I saw Juan enter?

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    1. Ah, yes. I mistakenly thought you two agreed to 'pure points'. Well then, I think you may have humbugged the poor man!

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    2. Ahh, happy to ignore the bonus, but I'll stake a claim on the 35 for seven minis. Which puts me at ummmm 15+35+10 = 60.

      So still some way to go!

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    3. Pure points for me, of course. On the other hand, I´m unable to find useful figures for the Bonus Entries...

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    4. Ahhh. I have undeerstood right now your comments. Please, Curt, count the bonus points for Phil; this is his work and this is my fault for not painting those figures.

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    5. No, that would not be fair with our low target for the challenge.

      I did not mean the 50 bonus points, only to count the normal points for those plaguebearers - if you agree. So I have painted twelve 28mm models for 60 points in our side challenge. Which would mean we're very closely matched but both have more painting to do! :-)

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    6. Let's go with Phil's idea as it seems the most sporting (and therefore the most English). :)

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    7. The most English... ;)
      Ok. Thank you a lot!!! Let´s go with the penguins!!!

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  2. Lovely work Phil :)

    How many layers of highlighting did the specs get? ;)

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    1. Ummm, twelvety-one?

      (2-3 probably) ;-)

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  3. Very nice work,with those gree colours they fit best as Nationalists

    Empress is truly a fantastic brand and the models a joy to paint.

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    1. Absolutely - these will fight alongside my Requetes for the Nationalists. Or as loyalist Peninsular Army in the first weeks of the war.

      I did mean to collect Republicans when I was planning the project, but seem to have swerved to mostly Nationalists - it's the uniforms that did it.

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  4. You have one of the cleanest painting styles going around Phil. Just amazing how smooth you get things looking. I'm envious!

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    1. Thanks Michael - I think this project has brought out some of my best work all in all. But my method is not quick at all, so slow to get projects finished.

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  5. Really wonderful figures Phil
    Cheers PD

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  6. Great painting work, perfect uniform. I´m very happy with you painting only a pair of figures a week... Please, maintain your rhythm...
    Really clean painting work!!!

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    1. Haha yes, a steady rhythm but not quite quick enough ;-)

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  7. nice painting, your use of of mutted colors is brilliant!

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  8. Most excellent! That's going to be a fantastic SCW collection. Very tempting setting too...

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    1. It's getting there! Though I keep browsing Empress to add more to the lead pile.

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  9. ¡No pasaran!

    Excellent work, Phil!

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  10. Once again, amazing brushwork. Wow!

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  11. Great subject and brushmanship. Having a soft spot for SCW games These are just lovely to see.

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    1. Yeah hoping to get some more in this year and refresh my terrain to match

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  12. Very good brushwork on these fellows! Lovely base work on them too, I hope you get feeling better as well.

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    1. Cheers David, I'm feeling a bit better today.

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  13. These SCW figures you've been doing are very nice.

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    1. Thanks Sean - there's about a year's worth on my blog now if you'd like to see more.

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  14. What an odd couple of fellows! Not a period I'm familiar with in any sort of detail, so really interesting to see what was out there. Fantastic painting, you're certainly getting the payback in quality whilst not batch painting.

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    1. Cheers Jamie - it's a fascinating conflict, though with lots of unpleasantness involved

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  15. Lovely work, Phil. You are a wonderful painter (as I could tell after arriving at our game at OML3 within nanoseconds), with talent to burn. And these chaps are no exception! Really great painting with (as Millsy mentions) a very fine, clear brush-style. Great work, mate!

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    1. Thank you Sidney, you are most kind - and from such an artizan as yourself, I'm very pleased you like them.

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  16. Great work, especially on those spectacles. It's the little touches that really bring figures to life.

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