Wednesday, 18 January 2017

One and his dog.

Just the briefest of posts to showcase this new addition to the ‘Witchfinder General’ collection of villagers and non-combatants.  The shepherd, dog and sheep are all from ‘Redoubt Enterprises’ and retain that familiar, chunky feel that I have come to appreciate from their miniatures. 
I have to confess that I was initially underwhelmed by the set when I started to paint them, as my colour palette seemed a little obvious and bland, but was delighted to see the piece come ‘alive’ with the addition of a splash of paint to man’s best friend.  The dog is, in fact, sculpted to the shepherd’s base, but is a lovely addition and certainly increased my appreciation of the set.
The sheep, whilst anatomically a bit awkward, will also be used as forage tokens in one of the 'Witchfinder' scenarios as well as adding to the general look of the table.  Sadly though none of these can be counted towards my tally in the current ‘Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’ as they were started before the challenge began, but nonetheless it is good to see them posted here.

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  1. Great work, I really like the rich tones on these figures.

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  2. "Down Shep!"

    Nice work m'Lord :)

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    1. Now you're showing your age, but thank you. :)

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  3. Awesome work Michael! The dog is stunning.

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    1. Thank you Rodger, he is certainly my favourite part of the piece.

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  4. Splendid job Michael, splendid job...

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  5. "Witch Finder!" was never a game that took off for me which is a shame. I am very glad it works for you though. The Collie is great as are the sheep and Shepard.

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    1. Thank you Clint, I'm certainly planning on keeping going with it as a project for the moment.

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  6. They look excellent as a four-piece (five-piece?) grouping. Its a lovely bit of painting.

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  7. Wonderful work, lovely minis! Cheers!

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  8. I think the dog works really well and the set looks like a fine addition to your games

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    1. Thank you, the dog is definitely the best bit as far as I ma concerned.

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  9. Great job on them Michael! Nice to see some civilians painted up. Really brings the games to life.

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  10. Lovely job...especially on the dog!

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  11. They do look very nice Micheal and the dog worked a treat!

    Christopher

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  12. Nice job ...but don't the sheep need some grass ?🙂

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    1. Thank you and yes they do, how remiss of me!

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  13. I'm not sure I know what Witchfinder is but I know what Redoubt is and like you I have a fondness for their figures. The shepherd is a corker, with his faithful dog. He reminds me of a recording I used to hear, years ago, on a CBC variety show, from an LP called "Cotswold Characters" featuring a Shepherd Tidmarsh who found the gap between his teeth "purr-feck" for castrating sheep. Ick.
    What is the tool he's holding. Tell me it has nothing to do with castrating sheep.

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    1. Thank you Michael, I think it is a little penknife, perfect for whittling or perhaps slicing up your pork pie, definitely no castrating!

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  14. A great addition to your collection Michael, I agree the dog really adds the x factor to the set

    Ian

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  15. Borders are the best dogs ever, they are the Tom Baker of the dog world!

    Lovely work as always. Cheers Roger.

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    1. 'Tom Baker of the dog world' - barking mad then. :)

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  16. My cousin's husband was a shepherd, never wore one of those silly smocks though.

    Love these minis very much. I'm hoping the Collie keeps that lonely man honest on those windswept hills. :P

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    1. Thank you Dai and here's hoping that nothing untoward takes place up on the paddock.

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  17. Very nice Michael, the dog came out extremely well!

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  18. Very nice, Michael. Althoigh I do agree with Matt, the sheep seem to have grazed or the grass away. Perhaps you could add some 'flock'?
    (See what I did there? 'Flock', as in 'flock of sheep'? No? I'll get me coat...)

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    1. Genius! I can't imagine why I missed the grass, clearly too keen to get them photographed before then ran off!

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  19. Splendid work Sir M, I too have this figure in the lead pile, maybe one day I'll get to paint mine. Love the inclusion of the red scarf, a nice splash of colour!

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    1. Thank you Ray, it isn't so bad when you finally get around to it.

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  20. Nice work on these chunky figures.
    Best Iain

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  21. Nice yokel :-) . I really need some models like this for my own witch-hunting games.

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    1. Thank you, I do like an unsuspecting villagers, perfect for the later scenarios.

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  22. A timeless piece (more or less) and superbly executed.

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  23. Wonderful! Love seeing things like this on the gaming table.

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  24. Top job, sir! These pieces make a table. For me, Witchfinder is about the story, and setting the right atmosphere really helps the imagination run riot.

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    1. Thank you Leo and I couldn't agree more, anything that adds a bit of character is to be encouraged.

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  25. Agreed! That dog is what makes the whole scene 'pop'. Sometimes it's the little obvious things that we can overlook in making the miniatures fulfill their potential.

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    1. Thank you, the dog certainly saved them for me.

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