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Ninjabread23 Jan 2013 1:57 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 Rhine23 Jan 2013 2:12 a.m. PST

wow! those are really nice well done.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 2:31 a.m. PST

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

LEGION 1950 Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:12 a.m. PST

Nice!!!!!!!! Mike Adams

vojvoda Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 5:17 a.m. PST

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

James Mattes

Deucey23 Jan 2013 5:56 a.m. PST

Dutch-angels only work on Batman.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:09 a.m. PST

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

Yesthatphil Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 6:10 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!


Who asked this joker23 Jan 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

Outstanding work. Really nice.

Marcus Maximus23 Jan 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

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

galvinm Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 10:24 a.m. PST

Outstanding looking army.

mollinary23 Jan 2013 1:26 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.


PS. Great Painting!

War In 15MM23 Jan 2013 9:24 p.m. PST

Looks great! Richard

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 3:00 a.m. PST

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

TwinCities Gamer24 Jan 2013 9:42 a.m. PST

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

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 10:14 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.

Ninjabread28 Jan 2013 11:17 a.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 painter Inactive Member29 Jan 2013 9:20 a.m. PST

Ninjabread that was funny! hahaha Great work

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