Friday, 26 February 2016

From GillesW - I'll do it tomorrow! (74 points)


"I'll do it tomorrow." That's what I have been saying for three weeks as I saw these figures waiting for their bases and flock ( Lazy jester!). This week I flicked from a project to another, but at least I have finally done the last group of heavy cavalry of my "Mongol Conquest" project, the army is finished (yes I know only for now;-)).

They will fight their first game this evening (that 's probably why they are ready).



Then I returned to my Italian Communal stuff with the addition of some bow and crossbow skirmishers.





I also reworked the flags of the command bases, resizing and painting highlights on them cause they were too small (something to compensate lord Farquuad??), this give me no points but I quite happy now, at least enough to return on the project and just to satisfy my "oversized EGO" I present them to you:

Jacopo Rangon di Modena and Jacopo dei Pazzi, standard bearer of the Florentine flag:



Bilenchi + the flag of "di Popolo di Firenze", a St Georges cross:


    
     Dante Alighieri (the man who wrote The Divine Comedy) + the flag of the Guelf party.
     The dead horse is bearing the arms of the famiglia Silembini who financed the Sienese party ( money don't do all ;-)



The last one is for the allied city of Pistoia with the Famiglia Montemagni + Famiglia Cancelleria bearing the standard of their town:


I will have more communal Italian to come...

Bien fait encore Gilles! Well done.  Very nice to see the "finish" of your Mongol force.  I hope they bring you victory tonight - although you know what they say about newly painted figures and their first game...

I think we can all relate to the feeling of "I'll do it tomorrow."  Although in my case I am often saying that about shoveling snow or cutting the grass, so I can paint instead.  But I can understand hesitation on groundwork and flocking...it's important, but not quite as much fun as painting the miniatures themselves, is it?

Great stuff all around, and nice to see more Italian Wars figures appear.  No doubt Peter will have some academic points to make about all these Italian fellows.  All I know is they look right to me! 

So I'll throw in a couple of extra points for work on banners - another part of the hobby I struggle with, so I respect the strong work of others.  Une autre 74 points pour vous, Mr. le Jester.  A la semaine prochaine!

32 comments:

  1. That's a lovely set of figures! All 15s? Amazing!

    I stand in awe of those who can paint anything smaller than 28mm, so well done that Jester!
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    1. thanks Evan,yes, it's 15s, painting them is easier than you think, you can cheat, give "illusion of" at some distance, play on the number effect when they are table, use "impressionist" style on them, abuse of the contrasts of colors.

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  2. Awesome work Gilles! I love your condottieri captain and those wonderful banners!

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    1. thanks Curt, yours are far better than mine.

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  3. They all look very grand, Gilles! The banners are a show stopper! Those banners are really nice!

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    1. Thanks David, it's only a reworked print with acrylic paints to highlight the colors.

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  4. The only academic comment I'm going to make is that these are wizard, boffo and frigging awesome! You nailed it on the banners and liveries.
    Well done
    Peter

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  5. That is cracking work, love (and very jealous of) all the detail you manage to squeeze onto these smaller figures!

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  6. WOW! These are truly impressive figures. The flags, the basing, the palette-it's all so perfect.

    A superb entry!

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  7. A great entry to be sure

    Ian

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  8. Smashing submission, those little fellas are great as you have so much detail on them. The banners are great fun, they'll teally stand out on the tabletop.

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    1. thanks a lot Jamie, the banners are helping to hide the weakness of the Italian Communal army in Field of Glory, but nevermind I like them so much , so I'll play them.

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  9. For my own personal taste I find the Mongols a little crowded on their base. And that is the only negative I can make as every thing really does look fantastic.

    I absolutely love the Italian wars figures. Every one of them. Just what you dream of having on the wargames table.

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  10. Lovely Communal Italian commanders!

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  11. Oh wow these are great! Not only is the painting superb, the story behind it is enticing as well!

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  12. Very nice bunch of painted miniatures. Great to see all these types here. chers

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  13. I love the oversize banners!

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