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  • #47635
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    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. 

    http://crazywargames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/just-my-imagi-nation-part-1-introduction.html

    GrosseKleinStadt Infantry

    GrosseKleinStadt Infantry

    Bomenburst Infantry

    Bomenburst Infantry

     

     

    #47636
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ha, they are quite cool.
    My daughter may be interested in them, ever thought about selling them?

    #47637
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ooooh the Rorke’s Drift ones are cool.

    #47638
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    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. 

    #47639
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Resin is actually a doddle, shall I drop you an e-mail to discuss?

    #47640
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    That would be appreciated, thanks. 

    #47641
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    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.

    #47642
    McKinstry
    Participant

    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.

    #47643
    Fredd Bloggs
    Participant

    They look like Michael Bentines Potty Time figures!

    #47644
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    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!

    #47646
    Oh no….
    Participant

    Tremendous…………

    #47655
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Thanks so much for the feedback on these, you guys are the best 

    #47657
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    How very cool and creative !!!!

    #47661
    PatG
    Participant

    Wow those are excellent!

    #47662
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Got to admit those are really cool.

    #47663
    zippyfusenet
    Participant

    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!

    #47667
    General Slade
    Participant

    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!

    #47668
    PatG
    Participant

    I love the Zulu figures!

    #47669
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Can’t wait to see the cavalry!

    Never mind the cavalry, wait till you see my Sumerian battlecarts 

     

    #47670
    General Slade
    Participant

    Never mind the cavalry, wait till you see my Sumerian battlecarts

    Now that’s a line you don’t hear everyday.

     

     

    #47672
    zippyfusenet
    Participant

    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!

    #47674
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    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/

    #47683
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    My battlecarts,  I’m not sure if these are appropriate for the ancients board so I’ll pop the picture in here.

    Sumerian Battlecarts

    http://crazywargames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/umm-and-ummer.html

     

    #47693
    PatG
    Participant

    Wow – again I say wow!

    #47704
    darthfozzywig
    Participant

    Cute! That looks really fun.

    #47709
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    They look like they’re having so much fun! In my mind I hear them going “Wheeeeee!”

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    #47711
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    There should be a stop motion feature film starring these guys.

    I can hear them now!

    The voices!

    Seriously I can see these in a film. Just brilliant.

    #47733
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    I’m thinking something like ‘The Detectorists’, only they are a bunch of historical re-enactors…

     

    #47737
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    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…

    #47738
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant
    #47783
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    I adore all the whimsy and quirkiness of the miniature gaming community…

    #47784
    Howard Whitehouse
    Participant

    Excellent, whimsical and generally fabulous!

    I do all my own stunts.

    #47797

    They are brilliant

    #48101
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    I’ve now painted at least one of each unit type in the GrosseKleinStadt army 🙂

    More pics on the blog.

    http://crazywargames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/just-my-imagi-nation-part-5-forces-of.html

    #48103
    PatG
    Participant

    Great work!

    #48105
    Stroezie
    Participant

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    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=0

    #48106
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant
    #48116
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    Member

    I think by definition, all wargamers are imaginative creatures. Victoria Dickson may just have won the crown, though.

     

    donald

    #48134
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    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.

    #48148
    Krieghund
    Participant

    Those are rather splendid Madam. Got a real Trapdoor vibe going on.

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