29/08/2016 at 16:21 #47635
I’ve been working on a couple of Imagi-Nations set in mid nineteenth century Europe. Rather than buy some Prussian and Austrian figures and paint them in different colours I decided to make my own figures from scratch, make moulds and cast them. Lacking the talent to make realistic figures I take a more cartoony/caricature approach, but as a solo gamer I don’t need to please anyone else, I like them.
Bomenburst Infantry29/08/2016 at 16:24 #47636MikeKeymaster29/08/2016 at 16:26 #47637MikeKeymaster29/08/2016 at 16:27 #47638
If I ever figure out how to cast in resin I’ll send you some.
Being Lead they aren’t really child friendly, and the postage would be a killer.29/08/2016 at 16:38 #47639Angel BarracksModerator
Resin is actually a doddle, shall I drop you an e-mail to discuss?29/08/2016 at 16:46 #4764029/08/2016 at 16:48 #47641
As much as there probably shouldn’t be, there’s something romantic about the wars of mid-19th century central Europe. Somehow these little guys are managing to capture that feeling. I’m charmed.29/08/2016 at 16:48 #47642McKinstryParticipant
I never ceased to be impressed by the imagination and brilliance of people in this hobby. Those little buggers might be an ideal way to introduce people not otherwise attracted to the hobby to give it a go.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.29/08/2016 at 16:51 #47643Fredd BloggsParticipant
They look like Michael Bentines Potty Time figures!29/08/2016 at 17:03 #47644Guy FarrishParticipant
Really love these. Don’t get me wrong I love a lot of the more traditionally representational figures too but these have a real appeal. Always said there is never just ‘one’ style of game, figure or painting and these prove that in spades. Brilliant!29/08/2016 at 17:42 #47646Oh no….Participant
Tremendous…………29/08/2016 at 18:04 #47655
Thanks so much for the feedback on these, you guys are the best29/08/2016 at 18:11 #47657kyoteblueParticipant
How very cool and creative !!!!29/08/2016 at 19:21 #47661
Wow those are excellent!29/08/2016 at 19:30 #47662Steve JohnsonParticipant
Got to admit those are really cool.29/08/2016 at 20:41 #47663zippyfusenetParticipant
Very creative, and you paint them to great effect. The first word that popped into my head was ‘kawaii’. They put me in mind of SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends. I think it’s the eyes. I could never wargame with them. I can’t imagine them stabbing or shooting each other, or even saying mean things, though I’m sure they’d put on a fine parade. I want them to engage in a colorful adventure that teaches young people a valuable lesson about accepting themselves and others…too bad I don’t have the talent to write one. But I’m okay with that.
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You'll shoot your eye out, kid!29/08/2016 at 21:55 #47667General SladeParticipant
They look like Michael Bentines Potty Time figures!
That was exactly my reaction. I used to love the figures in Potty Time and these little guys look great. Can’t wait to see the cavalry!29/08/2016 at 22:00 #47668
I love the Zulu figures!29/08/2016 at 22:06 #4766929/08/2016 at 22:17 #47670General SladeParticipant
Never mind the cavalry, wait till you see my Sumerian battlecarts
Now that’s a line you don’t hear everyday.29/08/2016 at 22:44 #47672zippyfusenetParticipant
Your Sumerians are extremely cute. I’m very fond of Sumerians and look forward to seeing your battlecarts. Saturday my cronies and I played a series of DBA games where the Shofat Mushigushi led his Binbubi Martu tribesmen in a raid on the land of Hariwazzu; they were opposed by the Lu.gal Gu.fi and his farmers. I’m afraid they were all stabbing each other with pointy sticks and saying mean things to one another, not cute at all. But it was epic:
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!30/08/2016 at 00:27 #47674Northern MonkeyParticipant
these are cool, the spearmen at the top of you page remind me of Berk from Trapdoor(its the eyes) really like the Star Wars ones too
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/30/08/2016 at 11:01 #47683
My battlecarts, I’m not sure if these are appropriate for the ancients board so I’ll pop the picture in here.30/08/2016 at 13:50 #47693
Wow – again I say wow!30/08/2016 at 16:17 #47704darthfozzywigParticipant
Cute! That looks really fun.30/08/2016 at 17:38 #47709
They look like they’re having so much fun! In my mind I hear them going “Wheeeeee!”
30/08/2016 at 17:52 #47711Guy FarrishParticipant
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There should be a stop motion feature film starring these guys.
I can hear them now!
Seriously I can see these in a film. Just brilliant.30/08/2016 at 19:21 #47733
I’m thinking something like ‘The Detectorists’, only they are a bunch of historical re-enactors…30/08/2016 at 19:38 #47737
I’m thinking something like ‘The Detectorists’, only they are a bunch of historical re-enactors…
We’ll have to convince Johnny Flynn to sing a theme song under the influence of helium…30/08/2016 at 20:38 #4773831/08/2016 at 14:43 #47783
I adore all the whimsy and quirkiness of the miniature gaming community…31/08/2016 at 16:33 #47784Howard WhitehouseParticipant
Excellent, whimsical and generally fabulous!
I do all my own stunts.01/09/2016 at 01:45 #47797PaintingLittleSoldiersParticipant
They are brilliant05/09/2016 at 21:47 #48101
I’ve now painted at least one of each unit type in the GrosseKleinStadt army 🙂
More pics on the blog.
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Great work!05/09/2016 at 23:58 #48105StroezieParticipant
Super kawaii !!!
Lovely figures, I think the currasiers are my favourites.
Any chance of a picture showing them from the side So we can get a better look at the horsies?
If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=006/09/2016 at 00:14 #4810606/09/2016 at 08:00 #48116Deleted UserMember
I think by definition, all wargamers are imaginative creatures. Victoria Dickson may just have won the crown, though.
donald06/09/2016 at 10:43 #48134
The cavalry are an all new delight.
This whole thing is such a perfect antidote to some of the more overserious, pseudo-militant, “wargaming is about WAR!” type attitudes that one can sometimes encounter in this hobby.06/09/2016 at 12:33 #48148
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