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Ninjabread Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 2:57 a.m. PST

If you were in Golem Painting Studio recently you'd have seen a horde of beareded men in tatty clothes. No! We it wasn't us – the painters – it was an army of Picts.


These Iron Age Celts were a commission of largely Foundry miniatures (with some minor conversion work). They lack full bases as the client himself will be mounting these in elements of eight for the Impetus games system. For the purposes of the photos they're stuck to the board with dobs of Blu-Tack.


The richer Picts go into battle on horseback. These horses are great fun to paint – I like their little equine faces. Classic Foundry models.

The Berserkers are covered in woad spirals to scare the enemy while the charge – all dangly – into battle.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:12 a.m. PST

wow! those are really nice well done.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 3:31 a.m. PST

A lot of hard work has gone into those – the standing stones with their inscriptions are a nice touch.

LEGION 1950 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 4:12 a.m. PST

Nice!!!!!!!! Mike Adams

Personal logo vojvoda Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:17 a.m. PST

Way are they all standing on a side of a mountain? The figures look fantastic but the photography needs editing.

VR
James Mattes

Deucey23 Jan 2013 6:56 a.m. PST

Dutch-angels only work on Batman.

BigRedBat Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:09 a.m. PST

Very nice work, there! That's a lovely army.

Yesthatphil23 Jan 2013 7:10 a.m. PST

Yes I like them, too, despite them being a bit bigger than my usual preference. The painting looks a neat balance of skill and effect thumbs up! They will indeed make a nice Impetus army!

Phil

Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 9:28 a.m. PST

Outstanding work. Really nice.

Marcus Maximus Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 10:41 a.m. PST

Beautiful figures, crisp and clean brush strokes, woderful. Thank you Ninjabread for sharing with us on TMP.

galvinm Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:24 a.m. PST

Outstanding looking army.

mollinary23 Jan 2013 2:26 p.m. PST

Did people really fiight stark naked in Dark Ages Scotland? If true, it is the best argument I have heard against global warming, no-one in their right mind would try it today.

Mollinary

PS. Great Painting!

War In 15MM23 Jan 2013 10:24 p.m. PST

Looks great! Richard

gavandjosh0224 Jan 2013 4:00 a.m. PST

What standard are those Picts/charges per figure of that standard – really neat.

TwinCities Gamer Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

Excellent bunch, someone is going to have great fun with these in Impetus!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 11:14 a.m. PST

Those are really beautiful!
mollinary even the ancient Greeks did so. There was an unusually warm period from 1000 BC till between 300 & 500 AD.

Ninjabread Inactive Member28 Jan 2013 12:17 p.m. PST

Haha – thanks. I always like diagonal angles just so I can squeeze more into the same pixel width.

Not only were the Berserkers naked, I painted them in the nude. I'm a method painter.

Just a painter29 Jan 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

Ninjabread that was funny! hahaha Great work

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