Monday, August 17, 2015

Took Up A New Hobby - Painting Miniatures

This may come as a shock to some, but I picked up a brush today. Thanks to Anne O'Leary's blog contest back in June, I ordered a pack of Perry War of the Roses personalities from the WarStore. The figures are Margret of Anjou, Henry VI and the Duke of Buckingham. They could be useful as victory points in future games.
The Margret figure is one of those that is cast as one piece atop the horse. I prefer riders and mounts separate to facilitate painting, but it is a fine sculpt nevertheless. Here are images of Henry and Margret for reference.
Anyway, we'll see how long it takes me to paint these up.

26 comments:

  1. Dean, you have been carrying out so many interesting battles, no time to paint is understandable. I await the completion of these three personalities.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Jonathan. I really appreciate your visits and encouragement. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. Hopefully I can get back into the painting groove. Best, Dean

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  3. It's nice to see you found something you wanted and that you're inspired by it. Now if only I could inspire myself, I'd have something to post :0)

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    1. Ah, thank you so much again, Anne. I think the weather, unusually sunny and warm, here in WA State has kept me from painting. I ended up doing a lot of yard work and just lazing around in the sun :) Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Mike. The mainly civilian garb has me pondering on how to take the next step. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Phil. Regards, Dean

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  6. You've made a lovely start on those Dean.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. The ink wash helped to define the details, so hopefully help me figure out what to do next :) Best, Dean

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  7. I am shocked and amazed, Dean.... ;) ...and eagerly waiting for the end result! Cheers! .D

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    1. Lol! I know, what a change up, eh? Warm regards, Dean

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  8. No hurry, I believe they will soon be ready.
    But I've always admired these all, where you can find time to do all completed.

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    1. Thanks, MM. Appreciate your continued visits and interests here on the old blog. Peace, Dean

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  9. Congrat's on the win Dean. They look like very nice figures. Looking forward to seeing them all painted up!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. I was surprised and please when Anne made the announcement. You know the old say, "I never win anything" :) Guess I can't say that anymore. Regards, Dean

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  10. Great to see you painting again - I also need to get back to the work bench to start my AWI. Of course with your skills you can still paint better than me if you used the wooden end of the brush rather than the one with the bristles!

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    1. Ah, I don't think your painting skills are to be underrated, Miles. Not only that, but your terrrain work is better than off the shelf store stuff. Best, Dean

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  11. Newly painted minis by you is always a welcome sight on my blogroll. :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jason. Hope I don't disappoint, but I am a bit challenged by the civilian garb, particularly the lady's. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Stu. The die is cast; going public I am now committed. Regards, Dean

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  13. Good to hear that you've found the inspiration to get back to the painting table!

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    1. Thanks, Soren. It was either these or a Type 95 Ha-Go, but the Warstore didn't have it in stock. Regards, Dean

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