I slowly catching up my "base and flock it!" backlog this week, at least on my Chinese infantry.
These figures are from Essex Miniatures. I painted them to replace some older ones I had painted previously. The spears and halberds have been cut off and changed for plastic spears and I have added a banner from the excellent "Little Big Men" studios.
The main issue was to flock them like those I already based some years ago, so I could mix and match them on the table it if needed.
To me, this is not a true "points bomb" because the painting was done during the 3 and 4 weeks ago.
I still have some biblical, hellenistic, carthaginian and generic renaissance troops waiting their turn in the queue as I try to finish basing.
But I did paint sone figures this week - some Gauls with a new idea in mind, inspired by the magnificent figures of Miss Anne. Only it is on a more modest scale of course - don't forget that I'm only a jester ;-)
I did a white undercoat and washed it in my mixture (the wash, known as "frenchjester's bath" is on my blog). Then I put a red glaze called Bloodletter (from Games Workshop) on the flesh areas. Once dry I highlighted here and there the skin with the Ungor Flesh of Games Workshop, and added the details.
Here is the subject just below:
Borix the Bard is a limited edition sculpted by Westwind Miniatures for a French friend of mine
(guess how much money he spent for the Kickstarters??) who play Gauls and all sorts of French armies all along the French history
There are some conversions like heads and shields swaps among these warriors, the shields are inspired by the paintwork done on an Ancient British army by one of my paint masters the great Ian Speed. I find the " so fast" result on the skins very interesting ( enough to self congratulations ;-)).
more of them will certainly follow...thanks a lot Anne!
Bien fait come toujours, Gilles! Well done. Whenever you got the painting done, so long as it was done during the Challenge, then this looks like a real points bomb to me. A lot of variety here (Chinese? Super cool!) but I quite like Borix the Bard, and I envy the esteem in which his colleagues appear to hold him (and the apparent strength they have to carry him around like that). And I'm sure Anne will be pleased to have influenced the work of a painter as prolific and proficient as yourself!
These 79 figures, along with a couple of extra points for spear replacing mayhem and the banner, get you 160 points. What will the Jester have for us next week? J'attend avec enthousaisme...