Wednesday, 25 February 2015

From MartinC - Tales of Arabian Nights (15 Points)

Just a little post today, busy week so only the Comedy challenge and this figure done. For all of my life I've wanted a flying carpet, ever since I saw the Thief of Bagdhad as a kid. I finally bought this over Christmas from Black Tree as my entry for the myth bonus round but it took forever to get here.



The problem with flying units is the stand and this one was black. So I hid it under a cloud of packing material which works well. The carpet pattern came with the figure so I followed it but would have preferred a blank canvas. Think I may buy some Sinbad figs and make some carpets then fight Aerial Combats.









So now for the big question. How many points? Its a 28mm figure but is the carpet a vehicle or a base or furniture?

Also last week I submitted a dwarf berserktrix and Tamsin and Curt requested tattoos and stripes. No stripes, think her strides look cool but did a bit of tattooing including the Anarchy symbol Tamsin suggested. Also tweaked the eyes as she looked a little boss-eyed - often a good look for berserkers but not for her I think.



From Curt:

A wonderful entry Martin! The flying carpet borne archer is brilliant - The cloud 'stand' is great and I really like the pattern you did for the carpet. And speaking of patterns, the updated mods on your dwarf Beserktrix are excellent. She definitely looks ready to settle some grudges.

Well done!

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  1. Love the Flying Carpet a truly wonderful miniature the basing is outstanding

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    1. Cheers, the packing material is really useful, clouds, beards and smoke.

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  2. I do like the idea of games with flying carpets I must say. You have carried this out very well I hope you do some more before the end of the challenge.

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    1. Just digging around in the bits box for figs to use. Have a few Mahdists to use, it appears that Dave hasn't bought them all

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  3. Love the flying carpet and rider! Your berserker is very nice too. I wonder how Blogger will deal with nude minis once it goes strictly SFW.
    Cheers PD

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    1. Head slap I hadn't even considered that.

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    2. I'm thinking we're pretty small fish in the land of SFW. Here is the policy statement from Google:

      "We'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content."

      I don't think much in any of our stuff is especially sexually explicit or graphic. Also, I would definitely argue that our work is presented in an 'artistic fashion'.

      Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what the Thought Police does.

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    3. Working in a civil engineering department at University we don't have this problem. IT melted when they found out that one of our most frequent searches was for hardcore, as in ballast.

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    4. Curt
      I agree we should be very low on the censorship, I am sure that there are far more NSFW blogs attracting a crowd of mostly middle aged men. Mostly I just noticed the alert from Blogger today and the juxtaposition amused me.
      Peter

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    5. I agree. Blogs featuring mostly toy soldiers should be low on their radar. Nonetheless, I have to admit sillier things have happened when you start to involve censors. Personally I find it egregious, but we are moving to an increasingly nanny-society so there you have it (as opposed to just being good parents and citizens off the hop).

      'Hey! You kids! Get off my f*cking lawn!'

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    6. You have a lawn JUST for f*cking? I'm impressed!

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    7. Well, the summers are short here so you have to make the most of them... :)

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  4. The cloud is a brilliant idea - it solves a problem I'm having. Consider it nicked1

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  5. Nice work on the flaying carpet archer :)

    Also nice to see the tats on the dwarf berserktrix :)

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  6. The flying carpet and his "rider" is top ! I like !

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  7. The carpet looks great! Fantastic idea with the cloud... I do now want to find a Monkey model and have him flying around on a cloud though

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    1. ta, have seen some flying monkeys on line here http://eurekaminusa.com/collections/winged-fez-monkeys

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    2. Check out Anne's take on the monkey on the carpet - it was brilliant:

      http://analogue-hobbies-theme-rounds.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-third-fortnight-them-bonus-round.html

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  8. That's a cracking miniature sir. He reminds me of a certain Monkey...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFuFa-WB4bE

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    1. Ah that's the monkey model Paul meant. Deep joy although I did prefer the Water Margin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqsAye_EiA0
      Ta

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    2. Yeah, that's the monkey I meant :)

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  9. That cloud under the carpet is an excellent effect. Really good. Target tattoos on the Dwarfette is interesting as well.

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  10. Great entry Martin! That's really a great idea adding that cloud under it to make it seem like it's really flying and hide any rods holding it up.

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  11. That carpet's great and the zerkers going to get us all in trouble LOL

    Ian

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