20 March 2016

A Satisfying Painting Session. . .

The first four camp followers, nearing completion after a pleasant 90-minute painting session last night.

During our recent Spring Break vacation, which ended one loooong week ago now, I worked like a madman to begin basic painting on about 20 camp followers produced by various manufacturers.  Yesterday evening, I pulled out the first batch of four to add some detailing and clean up a few tiny things.  Here are the results complete with a tray of food, frothy beer, pewter mugs, and a couple of eating utensils on the tray.  

I still need to tone down the white eyebrows on the menacing barkeep at left and  carefully edge in his shirt collar now that I look at it, plus paint in the hair and ponytail on the loafing chap at far right, but I'm calling these almost done.  Time's a waistin', and I need to get on to the next four.  

The figures here include three by Reaper Miniatures and one old Suren/Willie at right, who will get a small table on which he runs a shell game, duping unsuspecting soldiers out of their hard-earned ducats, florins, or whatever they used for spending money in the Grand Duchy of Stollen region during the mid-18th century. . .  before the area was caught up in the final partition of Poland and disappeared from maps of Europe once and for all.

-- Stokes

7 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

Well done on the figs Stokes. I have those Reaper ones, and they are great for many uses. In his Maurice rules, Sam Mustafa has a pic of the lass with th steins which he uses as an objective marker for his troops!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you, Peter! I think that I saw these same figures on your own blog and liked them so much that promptly ordered the trio myself.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Peter Douglas said...

Glad to have provided inspiration. There's real character to them. The lass with the Steins will keep you dating all night, but the barkeeps giving you the evil eye and the lass with the food is telling you to keep your comments and hands yo yourself!

Paul Robinson said...

Very nice they look too

Wellington Man said...

Stokes, fantastic work, as always. These special one-offs are ten times as fun, are they not!

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Looking very nice

Conrad Kinch said...

Cracking stuff sir and I am sure they will add character to your tabletop.

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