All looked fairly innocuous at first glance, true I would need to assemble it when the time came, but that didn't seem to be a problem. Someone had had a stab at painting the horses previously and other areas displayed signs of been perhaps a little too familiar with paint stripper, but again not a problem thought I.
In the end, it was the lack of surface detail that was to prove my Achilles heel; I have become so used to the fine detailing on the likes of 'Empress' and 'Perry' miniatures that the apparent like of sculpting on this chariot completely threw me. I had decided upon a fairly lurid paint scheme and part of the fun came from picking out what detail I did find.
I am certainly pleased to have completed the thing, but probably won't be rushing to paint any more any time soon, that said a big thank you to the 'Provost Marshal' for the opportunity.
Don't forget to enter the prize draws here.
till, lokks good to me.ReplyDelete
That is very kind of you Sir.Delete
I think you have done a good job on it Michael , and its certainly divergent from your usual fare.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean by older models and less detail, we are quite spoiled these days!
Thank you Scott, the challenge certainly helped to clear out a few oddities that had been building up on the side of the lead pile.Delete
It turned out very nicely Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you my good man.Delete
That's a nicely done job Michael :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Tamsin, probably more your cup of tea than mine though.Delete
Very nice considering the lack of detail mate.ReplyDelete
Thank you Simon I appreciate that.Delete
Your choice of colours make the piece. Like you, I'm used to an enormous amount of sculpted detail. When it's not there, I rely heavily on washes-something I almost always avoid.ReplyDelete
Too kind Anne, but you are absolutely right I needed the colours to lift the experience.Delete
Rapscallion? Moi? I think you made a great job of it Michael (and it got you past the 500 points marker for the challenge - so my work is complete. This was actually part of a very large lot I bought at auction back in the stone age (or should that be lead age?).ReplyDelete
I will persuade you to add reins and a bow-string at some point (probably in the local at about 9.45 on Saturday night!)
Just wait until you see the hoplites and ECW currently secreted in small bags around Awdry Towers.
Mmmm, those blasted bow stings again! That said you can certainly try bribery at the local and the less said of your secret packages around the homestead the better!Delete
I say Michael old chap those look rather good and I think that you have done a sterling job thereReplyDelete
Pete you are a gentlemen Sir, thank you.Delete
I think I'll have to leave some odd figures around your place!! Nice work Sir!ReplyDelete
Now there is an image to conjure with, but thank you Ray.Delete
It turned out great! Classic figs!ReplyDelete
They certainly were classics, thank you Cory.Delete
Fine work. Nice touch on the Cheetah faux finished quiver(?)>ReplyDelete
Now that's not as easy to say as it might have been to write down, but it certainly made me chuckle! Thank you.Delete
don't worry it turned out really well.
Thank you Stefan, that is very kind of you.Delete
Nice. Looks complicated to do. Are you going to do a roundup post of what you did for the challenge?ReplyDelete
Thank you Sean and great idea, I must see to that.Delete
That's a nicely done job MichaelReplyDelete
Incredibly generous of you Vincent, thank you.Delete
Very nice looking chariot, I do like colours!ReplyDelete
Thank you Phil, just thought the blue had a real Egyptian feel to it.Delete
a very nice chariot!
I second Phil about the colours: good choice!
Thank you my good man.Delete
I have so many little bags of lead stashed around the place. I dare not start to paint them it would be the end of the world I'm sure. Nicely painted chariot, but the question is what can you use it for.... Maybe it's for your secret project and the servants of Ra!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Clint, you are absolutely right with it not been the usual fodder; more of an experiment than for any real purpose.ReplyDelete
Nice work MichaelReplyDelete
Beautiful piece; you certainly brought out the very best of this sculpture with your wonderful painting skills. Best, DeanReplyDelete