Friday, December 21, 2012

General Huang Zhong - Flying General Workshop

This is that plastic figure from Flying General Workshop that was advertised as 1:56th scale. It is probably closer to 40mm, though. I decided to paint it up anyway - and will give it to one of my wife's friends as a Christmas gift. Her friend always looks at my figures in a cabinet and asks if she can have one. She can't understand why my wife tells her no because I have to use them all. Anyway, I hope she likes this over-sized figure that can't be used with my 28mm stuff. Her husband is a retired SF guy who practices Korean and Chinese martial arts - mainly staff weapons - so I had to make sure this figure will stand up to his scrutiny.
This is taken straight off of the box (the only thing in English, as everything else is written in Chinese): "Huang, Zhong - One of the Five Tiger Generals of Shu Han. Huang Zhong had always been portrayed in popular literature and arts as an elderly general with youthful vigor and constitution. Even now, the spirit to strive for excellence despite old age is often attributed to him."
I painted the figure as one piece - the rider was glued to the horse and everything sprayed black for an undercoat. For some reason, I painted the horse first and then the rider - kind of out of normal sequence.
Bright colors were chosen, as this seems what is depicted in Chinese art.
It may not be apparent in the photos, but the head of the rider (Huang Zhong) is really about 28mm, but the rest of him and the horse are much larger in scale.
Here he is compared to a 28mm T.A.G. Song Chinese cavalryman.
On the gaming front, my buddy Pat Lowinger and I got in a nice WAB refresher game today at The Game Matrix. My Trojan War Chariot army defeating his Successor army. He did leave out his elephant today - so next time it may get a bit more complicated for my Chariot army. On the home front, my oldest son will be home tomorrow on leave for about a week from his Air Force technical training. He's been gone for a total of 6 months - which includes his basic training. We can't wait to spend some quality time with him - especially during the holidays. Happy Holidays to all.

22 comments:

  1. great work on the figure, odd because I always paint the horse first. Great to hear your lad is home for the festive period. Hope you have a great time and all power to your brushes in the new year
    Peace James

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  2. Thanks a lot for the kind words, Gentlemen. Best, Dean

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  3. Damn fine work, very colourful. Love the Palomino horse effect and details of the horse tack...

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  4. Wow! That's a beauty, What a fantastic pose and you've certainly done yourself proud with the paint job Dean!

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  5. Good stuff Dean, very 'House of Flying Daggers'.
    Seasons Best HGA.

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  6. Now that is impressive, what a wonderful gift!

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  7. Very impressive figure - your painting skills astonish me at times.

    Even better news that your son is coming home on leave!

    Happy Holidays

    Miles

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  8. Gorgeous, bright colours, especially over black - nice work.

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  9. Thank you all for you great comments. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season, Dean

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  10. Wonderful painting, colors and figure. This is a gift that will be treasured.

    And happy holidays! How nice to have your son home. That's the best present a dad can ask for!

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  11. Thanks for the kind words, Monty. Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season too. Dean

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  12. Dean, this is simly stunning. I admire you - both for the way you've painted the figure and the ability to give it away regardless of its beauty... Happy Holidays, Tobi

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  13. I'm sure she will love the great figure and enjoy your time with your son!

    Christopher

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  14. Thanks for the nice words, Sir Tobi & Christopher. Happy Holidays to you too. Dean

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  15. Very nice Dean and what a gift to your friend.

    Merry Christmas,

    Helen

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  16. Thanks so much, Helen. And best wishes on your upcoming move. Happy Holidays, Dean

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  17. All the best to you and your family!

    Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

    GregS

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  18. Thank you, Greg. The very same to you and yours. Happy Holidays, Dean

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  19. Very nice Dean! We need to see more painting from you! That is really nice, in particular it looks very clean. I like your transition (blending) on the horse. And YES, next time, you will see an elephant or two!

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  20. Lovely stuff and it should make for a great gift!

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  21. Majestic looking model. Congrats to your son for making it.

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