Tuesday, 3 June 2014

28mm Chickens



One of the scenarios in the ‘Witchfinder General’ ruleset calls for livestock to be represented as an objective for both sides.  As luck would have it at around the same time as I was taking my first tentative steps into my new project a certain mischievous Loki was showcasing the new additions to the 'Warbases' miniature range.  

Having seen Andrew breathe life into these creatures with his magical brushwork, they were placed firmly at the top of my wish list for ‘Salute 2014’.  



They have been simply based on varying sized ‘Warbases’ MDF discs; my chickens have finally hatched, now to count them towards the tally for the year.


82 comments:

  1. Very nice and realistic michael .
    Cheers .

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  2. Lovely work Michael, I wont apologise for my misdemeanours after all you have some lovely chickens as a result ;) Very nice to see these painted by another talented brush

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    1. I can't blame you entirely and anyway it was a good excuse to catch up for a natter as well! Thank you for the kind comments my good man.

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  3. Well done, so realistic, I hear them cackling from France ....

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  4. Nice one Michael. Just so long as long as no one does the birdy dance!

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    1. Oh now I've got that blasted tune in my head!

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  5. Clucking good work Michael. As for the mischievous Loki, I think you are quite within your rights to cry "Fowl!"

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    1. That is some cracking punning there Tamsin! :D

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  6. Lovely chooks dude. Eggcellent work.

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    1. Thank you Bob, just the pigs and the sheep to go!

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    2. Zombie pigs and cannibal sheep? the latter would be baaaaadass

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  7. Very nice chickens and an excellent paintjob.
    I need to order some of them for my Dark Ages villages I presume...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. I think they would be perfect for that Stefan!

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  8. The chickens are at the door because it is feeding time.

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    1. I guess I'll need a farmer's wife with some corn now to finish the scene.

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  9. Oh they're charming - another must have for Hobbiton :-)

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  10. Lovely addition to the table top. Always nice to see quality pieces of 'terrain'.

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    1. Plenty more to come, I'm afraid, but thank you Matt.

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  11. That's a lot of clucking chickens, great not just as eye candy, but also as loot markers too.

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    1. Thank you and a great idea to boot.

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  12. These look great, and I know my chickens LOL

    Ian

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  13. My daughter will want me to get those! "Bok!"

    My sister in law subscribes to a magazine called Fancy Fowl (really!) and these are very fancy indeed!

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    1. Fancy Fowl, I don't think I dare type that into the search engine whilst at work!

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  14. No puns so a song...."chick chick chick chick chicken lay a Little egg for me!!" Eggstremely good painting.......sorry, the pun slipped in....

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    1. Drat you that will be another earworm I will have to contend with this afternoon!

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  15. Now boy, there's a chicken! Nice work. The game sounds like it might be fun to play.

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    1. Thank you Jan, I hope that one day I'll actually get myself organised enough to have a go.

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  16. Look great! I'd hate to be the one who has to catch those objectives. I've kept chickens... they're darn fast!

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    1. Darn fast and very fiddly! Thank you.

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  17. OK, I understand why the Forces of Darkness require live animals, what with their evil sacrifices and whatnot, but Witchfinders...?

    And nice paint job, by the way, a far from poultry effort!

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    1. Now these would be the livestock of the poor villagers who are caught in the middle of the battling forces - at least that is how I'm interpreting it!

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  18. So much wonderful detail on these little guys; great brushwork as always. Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, they were awfully small though!

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  19. Few things bring as much joy as tiny miniature chickens. Great painting as usual!

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    1. Thank you Brian, they certainly brighten up the place.

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  20. Excellent. They make my painted chickens look like battery farm rejects!

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you Mark.

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  21. They are wonderful. I hope - in true Rocky III fashion - you ensure that the roll to catch the chickens is made at a suitable level of difficulty!

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    1. The fact that you remembered that from Rocky III, worries and delights me in equal measure - what a great idea.

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    2. Extra point if the player sings "Eye of the Tiger" at the same time...

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    3. That may just have to be done!

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  22. Nicely painted Chickens sir (now there's something I didn't expect to say anytime soon)

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    1. Thank you, it never ceases to maze me what this hobby of ours throws up.

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  23. Colonel Sanders would have been proud. :)

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    1. You see, now you've made me hungry again!

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  24. I don't know which I'm more impressed with, your chickens or the volume of puns amongst the comments.

    Either way, I'm flocking impressed. :)

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    1. They have been some *cheap* shots, haven't there! Thank you Kieron.

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  25. Those chickens do look superb! Excellent painting Mr. Awdry.

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  26. Very nice indeed Michael, your certainly not one to Balk at painting oddities!
    So after the scenario I see an AAR
    'Chicken Soup for the Witchfinders Soul'

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    1. Oh that's brilliant Terry! I may just have to use that.

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  27. Love 'em! Need some of these to go along with that pack of sheep I have laying around somewhere...

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    1. Thank you Jason, I'll hopefully have some sheep to show tomorrow!

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  28. Free range of course, excellent work Michael!

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    1. Thank you Francis, definitely no batteries included with these chaps.

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  29. very funny and realistic touch!
    well done.
    bye

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    1. Thank you Luca, more animals to come this week - I hope.

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  30. Lovely chooks mate. They're on my list as well.

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    1. They really are great value for money, but damned fiddly to paint!

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  31. Those who are tardy do not get fruitcup. All the choice puns are already taken. Very eggs-asperating.

    Great looking livestock. Dig the greenish black rooster tails. Contrast nicely with the red combs.

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    1. Thank you and there have certainly have been some shockers on this post with regards to punning! The cockerel was certainly the most interesting to paint and of course the biggest, which life easier.

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  32. Very nice! They are so realistic that I think I'll hear the ko ko ko from Athens!
    Panagiotis.

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    1. Thank you Panagiotis, I'll see if I can get them to quieten down a bit!

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  33. Wonderful work there Michael. Last Monday we played a game with Dimitris ( http://thecompletegreekgeek.blogspot.gr/2014/06/for-few-chickens-more.html?m=1 ), in which we tried to forage some farms in Spain during the Peninsular war. The livestock was mine.

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    1. Thank you Thanos, I love the look of your livestock and I think the idea of the game will be similar to the scenario that I'm planning too.

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  34. Lovely Chucks! nice job mate they'll add that extra bit of flavour to the tabletop as well as perhaps an objective of some description.

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    1. Extra flavour? Now I'm thinking fried chicken!

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  35. Looking greate, I have got me a pack of those hens to, now I know how to paint them, thanks !

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    1. I'm sure yours will be brilliant Michael.

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