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zondag 29 april 2012

Paul's Bods or The Butchers

Strange title isn't it. Well I try to explain it. The following "bods" are from a swap with Paul from Paul's bods last year on FIGZ. When I first got these, I didn't have any idea what I would do with these figures. They are from Strelets, called Medieval Levy (2). These are the first medieval figures from Strelets I had in my hands. I have figures from this manufacturer, but they are all Napoleonics.

Last month I had a good look at them and decided to paint them. The idea came up to paint them as armed citizens of the year 1302. That year there was a big battle (Battle of the Golden Spurs) between the French army and the Flemish people. Most of the army was formed by citizens, the so called Guild. And as these figures almost all have an axe as weapon, I decided these are the "Butchers". My figures are based on this novel: De Leeuw van Vlaanderen written by Hendrik Conscience.

So now you know all about the title, time for some pictures:

Jan Breydel, one of the leaders in the novel.

I hope you like them!

The figures will go back to Paul, as reinforcements for his medieval city. They can use some help againts that bad Lord!

Currently painting: finishing some things ;-)

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dinsdag 24 april 2012

Heroes vs Vikings

Well this is the post wher everything comes together. More specific four earlier posts.

It's maybe not the kind of adventure you were expecting from Johan, the Red Knight, but it's a beginning. Together with his friend Lancelot he's trying to stop an invasion of Vikings, who where sended by the dark forces of evel.

I also attached some pictures of how I made the little diorama. I made it for the 31st Painting Competition at Benno's Figures Forum. It wasn't good enough and was kicked out in the first round. More luck next time.

Anyhow I still hope you all like it.

This and the following picture went into competition.

Top view. The base is painted with different shades of brown and green.

The blue coats.

First set up.

Mix of woodfiller and sand added.
If you might have questions just ask.

Currently painting: Hat Zulus

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vrijdag 20 april 2012

Zvezda 8046 Vikings Part 1

This is the first part of Zvezda Vikings I've painted. Really nice sculpted figures and great fun to paint. For who's interested you can read the Plastic Soldier Review here.

Not really much to tell about them, just that these are the first Vikings I ever painted. And we will seeing them back in te next post!

Enjoy the pictures!

I really like this shield.
The black and white looks great.

This is my favorite.
I like the expression on his face.

I hope you like them!

Currently painting: Hat Zulus (Yes Paul, I know! I'm lazy!)

Currently reading: Sheldon Siegel's Incriminating Evidence
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zondag 15 april 2012

Lancelot, friend of Johan!

In the comic books serie does Lancelot have many adventures with Johan, The Red Knight. Again this is a figure from the Caesar Fantasy set Heroes. Not much more to tell about this figure, only one little thing maybe. They're going to have an adventure! Keep watching!

Both of them together! Ready for an adventure!

Hope you like him!

Currently painting: Hat Zulus

Currently reading: Sheldon Siegel's Incriminating Evidence

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zondag 8 april 2012

Johan, The Red Knight

Johan The Red Knight is based on a comic figure. Well known here in Flanders. When I first saw this figure from the Caesar Fantasy Figures Heroes, I wanted him to paint this way. And I think he's a good look-a-like.

What do you think? Does he look like him?

The hair must have been a little more yellow, but that's a detail.

I hope you like him!

Currently painting: Zvezda Vikings, Hat Zulu's

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