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Atheling10 Nov 2015 5:15 a.m. PST

As an aside to my Hastings and (emergency) Lion Rampant forces I've been painting the odd old Gripping Best 'Arthurian' mini to slowly build up a small force that can be used for Lion Rampant, Dux Britaniarum or Saga.

I really adore these old Patten sculpts from Gripping Beast- they have been among my favourite miniatures for years, as long as I can remember in terms of wargaming. They are very evocative of the Sub Roman period in our history and let's face it, they're about the best one can buy.

A few more pics can be seen on my Just Add Water Blog including a group shot of Hengist, Horsa and Merlin standing side by side here:

link

Horsa:

Cheers,
Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting (and Hastings Demo) Blog:
link
La Journee (15thC) Hundred Years War Blog:
lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com
Gewalthaufen (Late 15thC Warfare Blog:
gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk
Shooting Leave (colonial Warfare) Blog:
allthebrave.blogspot.co.uk

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2015 10:15 a.m. PST

Lovely job!

Gwydion10 Nov 2015 10:26 a.m. PST

I was expecting a glider frown

Very good though grin

Mithridates10 Nov 2015 2:22 p.m. PST

I do like your work Darrell the subdued palette is great and that devilish look of Merlin's sets the scene extremely well. Agree about the quality of the figures.

Thanks again

Garry

GoodOldRebel11 Nov 2015 4:18 p.m. PST

simple pose yet magnificent figure!!!

wrgmr111 Nov 2015 11:24 p.m. PST

I was expecting a glider as well, Lovely work!

Atheling12 Nov 2015 12:15 a.m. PST

Thanks to you all for your kind words.

I do like your work Darrell the subdued palette is great and that devilish look of Merlin's sets the scene extremely well. Agree about the quality of the figures.

Thank you :>)

I suppose that it's one of the benefits of an Art School education, Colour Theory, although not something I was particularly into at Uni is something that gets drilled into you so it just sort of becomes naturally now in a sense.

The Horsa mini is just a part of a collection of abut 40-50 that I'm adding to the Hastings demo stuff as I plod along. They're easy to fit in as they have a similar palette to the Hastings lot.

Here's Hengist- I've posted pics of hom before but it seems appropriate that he is with hos comrades :>)

Cheers,
Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting (and Hastings Demo) Blog:
link
La Journee (15thC) Hundred Years War Blog:
lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com
Gewalthaufen (Late 15thC Warfare Blog:
gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk
Shooting Leave (colonial Warfare) Blog:
allthebrave.blogspot.co.uk

HarryHotspurEsq13 Nov 2015 12:49 a.m. PST

Smashing!

Supercilius Maximus13 Nov 2015 3:36 a.m. PST

"My kingdom for a…..oh, never mind."

Superb, in both cases.

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2015 3:56 a.m. PST

Excellent work again Darrell!!!!:-)

Atheling13 Nov 2015 4:56 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps :>)

Darrell.

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2015 5:41 p.m. PST

Oh those are good!

Trajanus14 Nov 2015 2:14 p.m. PST

Actually, I've always wondered why it wasn't called the Hengist glider?

Really Nice painting on both though!

legatushedlius14 Nov 2015 4:03 p.m. PST

There was a Hengist glider. Smaller than the Horsa.

Atheling16 Nov 2015 12:33 p.m. PST

Thanks again guys- you lot are not the first and won't be the last to expect a Horsa Glider LOL :>)

Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting (and Hastings Demo) Blog:
link
La Journee (15thC) Hundred Years War Blog:
lajourney-bedford.blogspot.com
Gewalthaufen (Late 15thC Warfare Blog:
gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk
Shooting Leave (colonial Warfare) Blog:
allthebrave.blogspot.co.uk

Trajanus17 Nov 2015 4:03 p.m. PST

There was a Hengist glider. Smaller than the Horsa.

Well blast me boots! Fancy that. Hamilcars and Hotspurs I knew of. I see it didn't do active service because of the Waco. Guess that's why I never heard of it.

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