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Caliban01 Sep 2011 6:12 a.m. PST

The last of the current batch painted for one of our club members:


Nice to paint, but fiddly until you get the hang of them! Or maybe I was just being a bit dim…

Hope they are of interest

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Sep 2011 6:26 a.m. PST

Does he pay you, or is this for friendship's sake?

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Sep 2011 6:31 a.m. PST

Good job, interesting style. Good photos and excellent basing.

Keraunos01 Sep 2011 6:38 a.m. PST


as you can see on this thread, Caliban likes painting lots of figures

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Yesthatphil01 Sep 2011 6:56 a.m. PST

Yep … I've got the impression he just likes lots of figures :)


Caliban01 Sep 2011 6:57 a.m. PST

Thanks for looking, that was quick! Keraunos is right; by way of explanation, these are kind of for friendship's sake. Our club member (Willie by name) was victimised by a break-in and a lot of his collection was taken and/or destroyed. I'm sort of helping him to replace some of his ancients by painting units as and when I can. If we stick with the Parthians, he'll have enough to pincushion my Romans…

Cheers, all!

Caliban01 Sep 2011 7:01 a.m. PST

What can I say, painting figures keeps me sane in between batches of work stuff!

Keraunos01 Sep 2011 7:31 a.m. PST

in that respect, the evidence is not quite as strong as you may think, me old china.

Caliban01 Sep 2011 7:36 a.m. PST

Sanity is a relative concept…

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 7:57 a.m. PST

Caliban; come to my house, it's a little west of you, I have a large lead pile to work on! By the way they look great those nasty little Parthian's!

Caliban01 Sep 2011 10:55 a.m. PST

Cheers, Oldbob, that's the kind of reaction I was hoping to get – the nasty little bleepers. I don't know if I can take you up on the invite, though. I will be applying for a job in southern Califronia soon, which is at least on the same continent!

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 11:34 a.m. PST

If you get a job their, I'll introduce you to my brother-in-law, major general John Harrel retired, He loves ancients.

Caliban01 Sep 2011 12:52 p.m. PST

Sounds good to me – the job is in Santa Cruz. Assuming I don't get the one in Australia first. In traditional Scottish style, if you're going to move you may as well do it properly. I seem to remember seeing that there are more MacDonalds (people, that is!) worldwide than there are Scots in Scotland, so I might as well think about joining the exodus.

CorporalTrim01 Sep 2011 2:00 p.m. PST

Nice work on the Parthians, Caliban.

Santa Cruz is not in SoCal, BTW. I can see where people might be confused about that on account of the surfing, but I assure you it's NorCal. Good luck with your job prospects, it's a very pleasant place to live.

Mithridates01 Sep 2011 4:30 p.m. PST

Thanks Paul

Have been trying to paint some of these chaps for ages – bit of a block there. Took a while to assemble and they have been sitting there half done. Maybe now that I see that others have made the effort I will do the same.

Well done.


Caliban02 Sep 2011 2:28 a.m. PST

Hi Corporal Trim, thanks for the clarification. I spoke to an American I met in Prague during the summer about Santa Cruz, and he said it's quite far south. But then he works in Seattle, so maybe that had something to do with it!

Hi Garry, good luck with the figures. I found them to be a bit of a pain at first, but once I got used to them they were fine. I must admit that I put off doing them for a while…

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