Friday, February 12, 2016

Empire Greatswords Captain

Finally got around to picking up a brush today. This is the first 28mm figure I've painted in about six months. It's a GW Empire Greatswords Captain with a head swap from an Empire Knights kit. He's been sitting in a box for several years - picked up when a store was having a sale.
Painted him in the colors of Talabheim - the red and white is both simple and striking, IMO.
The cool wavy-bladed two-handed sword is known as a flameberge; or in German, flammenschwert - flame sword.
Coupled with the Landsknechts' characteristic puffy slashed sleeves, what's not to like?
Anyway, a slow start to painting again, but something I found not unpleasant. Warmest regards to you all.

42 comments:

  1. Great looking empire soldier! Really waiting for more!

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    1. Thanks Michal. I have an Empire Engineer that needs to be painted too. Regards Dean

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  2. Great work. I like the pose on this figure and the white/red was a good pick.

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  3. Very nice work with the brush there Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. Appreciate the visit and kind words. Regards, Dean

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  4. I do like the out fits these guys wore back then, but painting them gives me the shivers. Nice work.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thank you very much, Kevin. Really appreciate your comments. Best, Dean

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  5. I'm struggling with doing any painting too but this is a great way back, Very nice work!

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    1. Thanks, LH. I was inspired to paint this from a recent armor acquisition - a sallet. Warm regards Dean

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  6. Splendid! He looks beautiful...and motivated!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Fran! Regards, Dean

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  8. Dean a fantastic piece - It's been to long.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you, Stu. Yes it has been quite some time. Warm Regards, Dean

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  9. Oh I say Dean, that's a splendid piece of work.

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    1. Thank so much for the kind words, Michael. Best, Dean

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  10. Striking results, for sure! Anything but simple, I think.

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    1. Appreciate the kind words as always, Jonathan. Best, Dean

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  11. Oooh Dean, you've done this one up brilliantly! The metal effect is superb!

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    1. Thanks, Sander! Just the usual Vallejo acrylic metals, washed than highlighted. I just cannot do that NMM technique GW has on their website. Warm Regards, Dean

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  12. He looks great Dean! Really like the color scheme.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I agree - for some reason the red & white scheme looks the most striking, to me anyway. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, PC! An older figure, but still enjoyable to paint.

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  14. Surprisingly bright and live work, Dean. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you very much! Regards, Dean

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  15. Beautiful figure Dean! The red/white contrast is great!!
    Keep up the Brushes!!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. Best Dean

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  16. Gorgeous work Dean! Great to see you back on the brushes mate.

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  17. What a splendid fellow!! :D We´ll be waiting for more, Dean :D Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, RM. Hope to get another Empire guy done next. Best Dean

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    1. Appreciate the visit and kind words Mike. Warm regards Dean

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  19. Love it, 6 months rest and you come roaring back at the top of your game!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Monty! Warm regards Dean

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  20. Lovely Paint job Dean. Really liking the pose on this guy

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Yes, that is one of the reason I figured I'd get him. That two-hander looks so appropriately held. :) Best, Dean

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  21. Awesome! The flushed skin on his cheeks really is a nice touch.

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments! There is so little flesh revealed on this figure, figured I'd better do my best with it :) Warm regards, Dean

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