Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Fire & Brimstone

Whilst struggling to get underway with 'Forgotten Heroes' this month, I have managed to complete a couple more additions to my Witchfinder world.  Part of the ‘Warlord Games’ Fire and Brimstone set, these two looked like likely candidates in the war against evil.  The puritan will be press ganged into service as a Witchfinder, which allowed me to indulge in a little popish extravagance in the form of a white hatband and red hose ties.  
Not entirely sure how the ranter, or leveller, will be used?  He certainly seems to be getting rather animated about something, perhaps the vampiric hordes have descended on his land and swept off one of his pigs?  
The basing gives him an elevated position to better address those foolish enough to stop and listen to him and is an homage to the extremely talented ‘Stone Cold Lead’, from whose amazing weblog I stole borrowed the idea.

46 comments:

  1. Fantastic painting Michael, I wonder how well their words will help them when faced with a horde of hungry vampires.
    Hope you find the time for your Forgotten Heroes project

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    1. Thank you Dave and you are probably right - more likely to hear, 'run away!'

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  2. Rising to the challenges of the 1640s. Nice.

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  3. Huzzah for the Levellers and a pox on the King!

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    1. Let's just hope they have drummed up enough support.

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  4. I, too, have these fellows Michael; however, sir, you have done a much better job. Why didn't I think of the box for my Leveller? Brilliant idea!

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    1. Thank you Monty. As soon as I saw Stone Cold Lead's version, I just had to have a go myself.

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  5. Wonderful additions to your Witchfinder collection, Michael. Always room for a guy ranting on his "soap box" too! :)

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  6. Much more my cup of tea, we can all do with a rant now and then.

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  7. Well done. And Pig Sty Universal Brotherhood will be visiting you soon.

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  8. Well done sir! The addition of the box really elevates the figure.

    Ahem, I'll get my coat...

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  9. Excellent figures & of course painting Michael. Just a final touch however if I may...the word 'Soap' scrawled across the agitator's box 8D.

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    1. Thank you Terry and so you know that's just brilliant!

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  10. Stunning job Michael - I've seen this pair many times over, but your brushwork makes these by far the best ever! :-)

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    1. That's incredibly kind of you, thank you.

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  11. Lovely, I can see the puritan working out where the ranter lives and getting the boys in black round

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  12. Splendid looking fellas! I can almost hear their sermons echoing through the alleways of some small town in The middle of nowhere. Preaching against the moral corruption of the populace which led to the current state of affairs.

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    1. Thank you Nick. Same old problems, just different times. ;)

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  13. Excellent Preacher (both sculpt and your brush-work and obviously ideal as a Witchfinder,
    The rabble-rouser is a very dynamic sculp, full ofcharacter and well deserved of your artistry, howvere in play haing to lug around that crate every time he has to move must be a pain.

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    1. Thank you Joe and a good point, but perhaps he will benefit from improved line of sight?

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  14. Very nice Sit. Lovely figures.

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  15. Very smart. I’ve got these indoors but not gotten around to them yet. I was more planning mine as a general preacher rather than the witch finder. Think of the opening of Witchfinder General when the preacher is reading from book as the woman is led to the gallows, then Hopkins is shown in the distance.

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  16. The sculpts are cracking and your lovely paintjobs bring them to life.
    Woe betide the witch and the non-believers!

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  17. Very nicely done Michael. I do like the addition of the crate, although the quality of some of the puns in the comment section could be improved. I'm sure that I've had the "pleasure" of having discussions with the guy in the green pants at various pubs - he needs a pint in his hand to gesticulate with while slopping beer on my shirt!

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  18. Lovely work on this Duo Michael. They are really nice sculpts and capture what they are conveying perfectly.

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  19. Very Vicent Price, I like it.

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  20. Brilliant work Michael ... they certainly look the fanatical pair that they are.

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