Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Warlord Games Clubmen


 I've made mention in the past at just how frustrating I found these 'Warlord Games' Clubmen as the miniatures themselves are horrible to prepare. So much flash and so many mould lines, especially in what is a relatively new line of models. Still, a saving grace is the character that they manage to squeeze into them and when painted they do really look rather good.  With regards to painting, I need to add at this point that I have been hugely influenced by the tremendous work of 'Stone Cold Lead' in fact much of the colour palate that you see here is lifted directly from his versions, they really are sublime.


What I hadn't realised when assembling the team was just how many follicly challenged men were in the club! For the life of me, I can't remember if the pack came with alternative headwear or if you had to buy these as an optional extra from 'Warlord Games'* but not to worry, especially given that I sport a similar hairstyle!

*I suspect the latter

With the addition of these chaps, particularly those with muskets the band is starting to take shape, but how will there fare against the denizens of the night? Stand and fight or flee in terror? 


63 comments:

  1. Probably flee in terror!!!
    Great painting Sir M, I'm off to check out Stone Cold Lead!

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    1. I think you are probably right there Ray and thank you.

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  2. Excellent work Michael, love the colour choices and all so much better for the struggles you have had with them

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, you are of course spot on in that the more effort you put into something the richer the reward.

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  3. They look great as always, Michael. I wouldn't have suspected of the flash/prep-work from your finished work.

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    1. That is very kind of you to say so Dean, but they really were a pig to prepare.

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  4. Still, they look great - had some trouble with flash on my Warlord/Pro Gloria Landsknechts myself. You can always cure (the figures', in any case) baldness with hats made from GS and paper.

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    1. Thank you Andras and greta tip, I might have to try that on myself! ;)

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  5. Wonderful additions to the mob Sir Michael :)

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  6. Cracking stuff, Sir... I doth my cap before such wonderful paintjobs :-) They look the business and will grace any tabletop... Looking forward to seeing these 'blooded'...

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    1. Thank you Simon, that is incredibly kind of you and as for blooded, who know perhaps this summer?

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  7. Outstanding job Michael, they look wonderful!!

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  8. Top job Sir - Great poses especially the guy picking his nose !

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    1. That is a good one isn't it, great fun all round.

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  9. Clearly, fortune favours the bald!

    Excellent work on some characterful figures, despite the obstacles encountered. Well done Sir!

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    1. That is brilliant Evan, thank you.

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  10. Lovely Michael, full of character.

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

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  11. These are excellent Michael! Job well done sir!

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    1. That is very kind of you Simon, thank you.

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  12. Lovely brushwork sir! Frustrating they might be but when you compare them anatomically to the Redoubt ones i.e. front left they really shine.

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    1. Thank you Millsy, but as you know I still have a soft spot for the chunky Redoubt sculpts.

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  13. Looking excellent Michael! Now to see them in action to determine once & for all if they are men or mice!

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    1. I suspect that latter, but thank you Terry.

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  14. Excellent work, Michael. The gent picking his nose is a hoot. The village idiot with a matchlock.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, the sculpts certainly make up for the shoddy casting.

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  15. Hair Clubmen? The one with the finger jammed up his nose must be their "I'm not just a member, but also the president". ha

    Nice paintwork as usual!

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    1. I think you might be right, certainly one of my favourite sculpts and thank you.

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  16. Cracking stuff! Warlord seems to have some pretty bad casts in their line. Those definately aren't the only ones with horrible amounts of cleaning required. At least in their WW2 minis some "new" packs are actually just rereleased sets of very old sculpts and moulds so that might explain it.

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    1. Thank you and I hadn't really picked up on the fact that warlord were quietly picking up different ranges and e-releasing them, certainly makes sense with regards to the casting.

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  17. I'm sorry to hear that preparing those figures was such a pain. Lately I had similar problems with some Perry casts from older ranges.
    But nevertheless the result is wonderful and your efforts were really worth it.

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    1. I've certainly had similar problems with the Perry Miniatures, but as you say they are certainly worth the effort and to be fair so were these.

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  18. Great job with those. Really looking good.

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  19. Great Job Michael, you are not the only one having been cursed by the excess flash on Warlord, but as you say they do paint up well.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you Stuart and I am starting to realise that it is a common problem.

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  20. Great work as always Michael .
    Cheers .

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  21. I'm tending to think "flee in terror"! Fantastic work on these additions Michael!

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    1. I think you may be right Rodger and thank you.

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  22. A great colour scheme yet again. For what it's worth, any victim of the mob above can rejoice in having their spirits lifted by the beautiful hues before having their guts ripped out in agony. ;)

    Thanks too for the reference to another good painting blog.

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    1. You really are too kind and what a wonderful image - thank you.

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  23. My hat off to you Mr. Awdry! These came out fantastic, especially considering the preparation issues...

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    1. Thank you Nick, all worth it in the end.

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  24. Hola amigo
    Buena partida de minis si señor
    un saludo

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  25. Stunning paintwork indeed ! Really like the haircut:)

    I have been looking at these for my Scanian War project, Sorry to here that they had a lot of mould lines/flech...but I might have to get some of them anyway...

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