Sunday, 23 December 2018

From MartinC: Christmas Bomb (230 Points)

So the 3rd day of the challenge is upon us and it's time for a bomb. I have quite a large Pict army and these figures were waiting to complete it. They are a mix of Gripping Beast, Foundry and I think Newline, I picked them all but in bargain bins in a show or 2.

9 javelin armed skirmishers (there are really 10 of these but I photobombed the wrong regiment

There should be tattoos (they are the painted ones) but I can't do them at all well and they make the figures look worse.

14 (13) spearmen. Although Scots tartan was yet to be invented (thank God for that) and there are no bagpipes (thank every God that was ever worshiped for that). They were partial to a large plaid pattern so most of them are have this pattern

Mix of square and round shields, the round shields will double as Saxons.

10 Pict nobles, the only guys in the whole army with armour 


These Gripping Beast death pairs are unbelievably good, the most dynamic sculpts I think I've ever seen. I expect they are supposed to by casualty markers but I'll just mix them in with my units.

I kept the blood out of the paint jobs, even though 1/2 of them are fully skewered

Standard bearer, I copied the design from a 1st Corps image.

The maths is a little tricky for these.
34 single figures = 170pts
5 double figures = 10x5 = 50
1 guy lying down = 2.5
I standard bearer  with home made standard = 5+
So that's about 227.5+

Not the biggest bomb in the world but a nice early marker. Also my 2nd entry for the SQUIRREL.

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Jeez, we're on Day 3 and we have our first Paint Bomb already - bravo Martin!

I like your large, uniform plaid approach to your Scots. If only the hoary gits kept to that for the rest of their sartorial history we wouldn't be pulling our hair out today trying to paint them.

I agree with you, those 'death pairs' are brutally dynamic - great looking minis. I also really like your hand-painted woad banner. The fellow bearing it seems to be saying, 'Look! Look what I did in craft class today!'

Again, well done on the bomb, Martin. I'm going to round your estimate up to 230 points as I like the groovy banner so much.

BOOM!

30 comments:

  1. Cheers mate. I may even post again tomorrow. if not I hope you both have a great Christmas

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  2. Kaboom, you’re locked and loaded early Martin. Great bunch of Picts!

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    1. Cheers, too many in a day to paint. Eyes bigger than belly

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  3. Wooh,that's a load of picts! They look great!
    Best Iain

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  4. That's a load of Picts, we'll need a wall to keep them out, great work!

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    1. Ta, luckily i can almost see the end of the wall from my house

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  5. Wow. 2 squirrel points in 3 days is impressive let alone that this is a giant bomb.

    How did the Picts find their way home?



    They followed the woad signs.

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  6. Fantastic Pict bomb there. Micron pens are useful for doing tattoos as it will let you draw them on, rather than paint it

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    1. Cheers, forgot about the pens, even have one.

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  7. Top stuff from a painting machine, Martin. Just "Wow!"

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    1. cheers, more steam punk than digital age though

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  8. Fantastic effort, both the quantity and quality is impressive!

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  9. Nice stuff, especially the banner.

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  10. Marvelous bunch of barbarian filth!

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  11. An impressive load of Picts. Well done Martin.

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  12. Smashing job, I agree with using the casualties mixed in, especially appropriate when they’re mixing it up close and personal!

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  13. Another large entry, looks good too, looking forward to your next explosion

    Ian

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  14. It wouldn't be the challenge without a paint bomb! Kudos for getting one so early, Martin! The picts look excellent even without the tattoos. I am a big fan of the dire combat fellows they do add a lot of animation.

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