Monday, 4 July 2016

This little piggy.

The briefest of posts today to showcase a new villager for my ‘Witchfinder General’ project, the pig herd!  This rather charming sculpt is my first experience of ‘Midlam Miniatures’ and I have to say that they are rather lovely to work with.
Requiring next to nothing in the way of preparation and not overly fussy in detail she was painted very quickly, ready to take her turn toiling on the land.  Perhaps a little smaller than I am used to, especially next to the ‘Redoubt Enterprises’ miniatures, she still holds enough character to make a welcomed addition to the collection.
Her drift of sows are from the aforementioned ‘Redoubt Enterprises’ and those of you who kept a keen eye on proceedings in the ‘VI Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’ will recognise them from my ‘Risk-taker’ entry, where they were part of a loosely formed idea to pay homage to the celluloid gems that are the ‘Mad Max’ franchise.  They have simply had the bases repainted from a dusty desert to a more fertile field.

75 comments:

  1. She's a little beauty Michael!

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    1. She certainly has a charm to her Fran and many thanks.

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  2. Awesome! Great work there Michael!

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  3. Brilliant work, Michael. Such neat detail in your painting - especially on the woman's face & the bucket. Those flowers are a nice finishing touch too.

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    1. Thank you, I must admit the quality of the casting meant that the details were great fun to pick out.

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  4. Nice work Sir M, I've got this figure and a few others from their range. They are nicely sculpted and like you said a little small.

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    1. Thank you Ray, small but perfectly formed. I've got a couple more hiding around the place somewhere.

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  5. I do like the idea and setting for "Witchfinder General" but alas not the rules. But looking at this I am likely to give them another read through.
    Top work mate.

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    1. Thank you Clint, the period is great fun and I love the idea of delving into English folklore so will stick with it a little longer.

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  6. Great work Michael! A very nice little addition!

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  7. Hola
    Magnifica si señor
    Buena esa granja
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. I hope she looks after those pigs, who knows what is lurking in the shadows.

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  8. Lovely work as always Michael!

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

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  9. Lovely hard working lady. Snorg snorg.

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    1. Thank you Jay, I hoped you would approve of the pigs.

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  10. Lovely stuff Sir Awdry. A nice subtle paint-job on a mini full of character. Wonderful :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, a joy to paint this one.

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  11. She's full of character and wonderfully painted!

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    1. Thank you so much Stiubhart, that is very kind of you.

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  12. A little gem there, and virtually timeless.

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    1. Thank you A.J. certainly a versatile addition to the collection.

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  13. Hi Michael, so often we are focused on miniatures wielding all sorts of weaponry & armor & forget the multitudes of those just trying to eke out an existence. Well done adding to the villagers!

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    1. Thank you Terry, I have to confess that I am often distracting by non playing miniatures or extra terrain detailing - it seems to bring the whole thing to 'life'.

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  14. Lovely stuff. Must get some civilians!

    And livestock.

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    1. Thank you Sir, if you come across any decent cattle do let me know.

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  15. Subtle but excellent as always.

    Cheers Roger.

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  16. She looks all set to take command of her porcine charges! Civilian figures always turn out be my favorites in any set.

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    1. Thank you Brian and I couldn't agree more, they just seem to add character to the game.

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  17. She looks all set to take command of her porcine charges! Civilian figures always turn out be my favorites in any set.

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  18. Great job especially on the material and cloths 😀

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    1. Thank you so much, really enjoyed this one.

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  19. Excellent work, Michael. A wonderful addition to any collection. Those tiny pieces really bring life onto the table.

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  20. Such a simple sculpt, but beautifully rendered - she's has so much character!

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    1. Thank you Joe, she was a joy to work on.

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  21. She's lovely and the pigs are too. I love the smell of fresh bacon in the morning.

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    1. Is there a better smell Dan? Brown or red sauce though?

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    2. HP fruity and/or english mustard.

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  22. Wonderful figures, Michael.

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  23. Lovely work on the townswoman and the pigs! :)

    Great stuff and great 'extras'. :)

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  24. Well done Mr. Awdry! The Lady and her sows will be a great addition to any gaming table.

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  25. The villager looks great AND I'm blown away by the skin tone on the pigs. What colours did you use to create such a realistic effect?

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    1. Thank you. As for the colours of the pigs, I'm not sure, I usually write recipes down, but can't find a note for the pigs. I have a feeling that the base may be something like game colour tan flesh mixed with rose brown (pink colour). Successive highlights of rose brown with a final dry brush of green or brown to give a muddy feel.

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