Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Redoubt Enterprises Clubmen


Having safely returned from a short break visiting my parents in the Principality, it is time to get the summer's hobby work underway.  First up, these additions to the ranks of the Clubmen, three splendid sculpts from 'Redoubt Enterprises'.  I have mentioned on many an occasion that I am very fond of these more robust of sculpts that look to keep things simple.  Compared with more the recent releases, from the likes of 'Warlord Games' these 'honest' sculpts shun the need to impart the most meticulous amounts of fine detail, giving me the freedom to slap paint on the miniature without unduly worrying that I might be concealing the sculptor's craft.


Sold as individuals, the gentlemen required a head selection to be made and I found it too difficult to pass up the opportunity to use one of their bandaged types.  Looking at the fearsome blunderbuss that he is brandishing, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the wounds were self inflicted! 


 The matriarch, was again, one of those sculpts that you look at and think, "I have to have one", armed with little more than her womanly charms and a knife lashed to a pole, she is clearly determined to fight to the death to protect her plot.   With plenty of large spaces to paint, I managed to get through these three relatively quickly and thoroughly enjoyed finding a palette that suited my needs.

Finally, then, an image comparing the recent 'Warlord Games' sculpts with these latest additions from 'Redoubt Enterprises'.  Clearly they are bigger, and if you focus on it for too long they seem ridiculously so, but having based them on the same size washers and used the same basing materials, they are starting to hold together, particularly when seen from a distance.

More from 'Warlord Games' on the table at present, with the Hell Hounds lurking in the shadows, but looking forward to some Zombie fuelled nonsense this weekend with the 'Dark Templar', I must remember to take the camera!





65 comments:

  1. Excellent work as always. Yes take your camera and with luck I can look forward to a Zombie AAR come this time next week.

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    1. Thank you Clint and I will do my best!

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  2. Excellent work Michael. I have always had a soft spot for Redoubt miniatures they have a very unique charm and character and many figures have head options creating a depth of variety.

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    1. Thank you Andrew and I couldn't agree more.

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  3. Very very nice work on these lovely minis Michael!

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  4. Fantastic work! I like the weathering on the bottom of the woman's dress, really adds to her.

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    1. Thank you Brian, good old Agrax Earthshade to the rescue.

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  5. Nothing less than little works of art!

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you, thank you.

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  6. I like the woman's dress, and teh bandaged guy is just splendid to look at.

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    1. Thank you Seb, I enjoy the finishing touches and these did seem to work nicely.

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  7. Great job. Love the guys wiht the bandage on his head, very nice

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    1. Thank you and my favourite too - a great little addition.

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  8. Lovely additions to your clubmen :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, just a few more to go.

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  9. very nice minis and great painting as usual!
    bye

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  10. Magnificent painting!! I have considered Redoubt for so many projects - but the gigantism thing always pulls me up short. :(

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Furt, I think the size thing has bothered me more because I paint so few miniatures at any one time and so they will always stand out against the others, but seeing the altogether makes me feel a little more comfortable with the group.

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  11. Wonderful brush work as ever Michael.

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  12. Beautiful brushwork Michael. What part of God's country did you visit?
    Can't wait to see the zombie shenanigans, so don't forget you camera.

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    1. Thank you Bob, we were in Machynlleth for a week and jolly nice it was too.

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  13. Great pain as always , and really detailed work .
    Cheers .

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    1. Thank you Vincent, although relatively painless in fact. ;)

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  14. Great stuff. I really don't believe you just slap paint on!

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    1. Thank you Mark and admittedly a figure of speech, but there is certainly more open spaces to work on with these larger sculpts.

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  15. I love the greens you painted on the pants of the injured figure. What paints did you use for the greens?

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    1. Thank you, just looking at my notes, I think the greens were German Cammo. Bright Green highlighted with Golden Olive. All from the Vallejo Model colour range.

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  16. Excellent brushwork as always. Lovely figs!

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  17. The matriarch looks like a woman who would chase you out of her kitchen with a big wooden spoon. Great brushwork again Sir Michael!

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    1. Thank you Anne, she is definitely not a lady to mess with!

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  18. My she is a big girl! But she most certainly is a must have figure so is the chap with the bandaged head. They are very well painted as is the norm at castle Awdry. Mind you I still have no idea what club these people belong to.

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    1. Thank you Robert, but wonderfully characters, the chap with the fowling piece is not as distinct, but an armed clubman is a valued commodity.

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  19. Freedom fighting is surely a family business. Well done, sir.

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    1. Thank you Jay, it's turning into quite a family.

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  20. Excellent work Michael, I may have to check into these Redoubt Miniatures. They are certainly not in the mainstream here in the Great White North.

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    1. Thank you Terry, they are certainly worth a look and have some great ranges that might tempt you.

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  21. Yet more lovely additions to your collection Michael!

    Christopher

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  22. Awesome stuff again! The guy with his bandaged head is simply fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, he is certainly one of my favourites too.

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  23. Your work in triads cannot be beat! How is it possible that I love each set you post a bit more than the previous ones? It must be...wait for it...witchcraft.

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    1. Coming from someone of your talent that is praise indeed Monty and greatly appreciated. As for the witchcraft, I'm not so sure, but I could certainly do with a spell to speed up my painting.

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  24. Lovely work as always Michael :)

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  25. You've done wonderfully well with these mate! I really struggled with mine and don't like them at all. I do note the ones depicted here are probably the best of the set and I'd be very interested to see how you go with the rest of them.

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    1. Thank you Michael, I think you are spot on with the point about them been a decent sculpt and this does of course make them more fun to paint, I think some more investigating might be in order.

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  26. These are great got to love your clubman collection

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, we're getting there albeit very slowly!

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  27. Such great characters, lovely work Michael.

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    1. Thank you Francis, they were certainly great fun to work on.

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  28. They are very characterful.. And I would dispute the "slap some paint on" bit!

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    1. Well that might have been a figure of speech, but they were certainly easier to paint that the Warlord Games versions.

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  29. I too am a huge fan of the Redoubt range. Idiosyncratic? Perhaps. Large? For sure. But definitely characterful and worth the effort with the brush as you've ably shown!

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    1. I couldn't agree more and will certainly look to be adding a few more to the collection shorty.

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  30. "Slap some paint on?" Hardly.

    I do like the way the club is coming together, scale issues notwithstanding.

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    1. Thank you, I need to get sat down and paint the last few so I can get on with the game, but feeling the need for a bit of a distraction!

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  31. Very nice figures Michael. Espicially the shading is very good!!!

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  32. Excellent paintjob.
    As always very well done, Sir Michael!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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