Saturday, 6 February 2016

From PhilH: A couple more 'Quintos' for 10 points

Hobby time remains scarce, so I scraped through my challenge box for the quickest minis to paint. I settled on this pair of Spanish 'Quintos' or conscripts for my Mountain Brigade section (with green instead of red piping on the gorilla cap). No blanket rolls or jaunty berets, just a lot of khaki-green and not much more to say about them. 


They're even less interesting from the back, but I should hit my three photo quota.



I need to pick up a couple more packs from Empress to muster a full supported section. Is it time for a group shot? A few pre-date the challenge but here you go (the one from last week is actually missing, oops).


With this, I believe I have hit 100 'pure points': eighteen 28mm foot and one cavalryman. That's the finish line in my side-duel with Juan. This side challenge has certainly been useful stuff keeping me slogging away at these less interesting troops throughout an unproductive period. For that, thank you Juan.

Next, better make a start on my L'Amour bonus round entry!

Ahh, excellent stuff Phil - you've brought it home with these very green, but vey finely painted, lads. Conscripts or Grenadiers, it means naught, as they've sealed your victory. Congratulations! You've redressed the balance and Britannia once again rules the waves.  :)

30 comments:

  1. Nice work Phil and congrats on winning your side-duel :)

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  2. Very nice figures and paint job.

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    1. Are you a slower painter than me? ;-)

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  3. Very nice figures and paint job.

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  4. Very nice figures and congrats on the duel victory.

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  5. Nice, smooth and tidy brushwork Phil! Well done!

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  6. Despite the rather flat colour scheme they're still lovely Phil. Well done on the side-duel win as well!

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    1. Yes these are a bit unwieldy dull for the SCW.

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  7. Very smooth, they look great

    ian

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  8. Very nicely painted figures. Congrats on the side challenge as welll

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  9. They look good, even if they weren't very interesting for you! I love the way you paint your faces, makes the miniatures really stand out!

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    1. Thanks Steve - I've refine my method for this project, borrowing heavily from Nick (Moiterei). I'm pleased with the look on these characterful sculpts.

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  10. well done Phil, the mutted tones on them are really impressive!

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  11. They look grand, Phil, even more so for being rank and file fillers. I use harsh layers for shading and highlighting, one of these days I'll try the blending the rest of you painters excell at! ;)

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  12. Arrrrggggg! Britania rules again!!!! Congratulations, Phil, you have win our side duel with a bunch of wonderfully painted figures... from the Spanish Civil War! I hate you ;)
    Great painting work in these "Cazadores de Montaña".
    Cheers!!!

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    1. Thank you Juan, too kind. Commiserations to you. I have not seen enough of your beautiful painting this challenge.

      Again next year?

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  13. Really nice. Anything Empress miniatures seems to be really good. great work. cheers

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    1. Yes, they are good miniatures. I could spend a lot with them!

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    2. Well, I did this week!

      And I'm already eyeing up some of La Legion (much more interesting to paint than these too).

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  14. Love the group shot, they're a very coherent force.

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    1. Loads more to come - going to make it. Full section plus support - I think 12 more riflemen at least. Going to convert a few too.

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  15. Most excellent Phil! Really tempting to start on some nice SCW stuff myself.

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    1. I'd look forward to that. But too many projects eh?

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