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HappyHiker16 Jun 2017 1:58 a.m. PST

So my son and I are painting warlord games waterloo set. Here's his first french company. He's 9 and painted, shaded and highlighted the figures entirely by himself. I just help with the basing.

Bill Rosser Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 2:05 a.m. PST

Excellent work. Much better than I do.

Jabba Miles16 Jun 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

Outstanding work.

setsuko16 Jun 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

That's some very nice work indeed!

foxweasel16 Jun 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

That boy's got talent! and much more patience than any 9 year olds I know. You must be proud.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 4:02 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

What everyone else above said…WOW!

dBerczerk16 Jun 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

Does your son take on painting commissions?

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Excellent brushwork, contrast and highlighting!

Plus, what everyone else said.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 5:44 a.m. PST

Impressive, you should be proud.

Bill Slavin16 Jun 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

I was ready to see something crap like I would have painted at 9. :0)
These are remarkable!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Very nice

He do commissions?

Tiberius16 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Seriously great work. Well done

Thomas O16 Jun 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Very nice work.

Legends In Time Skip Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 7:09 a.m. PST


smolders16 Jun 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

Well done that man!!!

Rich Bliss16 Jun 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

Wow! Has he started taking orders yet?

wrgmr116 Jun 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

He's an artist, encourage him!

TiberiusAugustus Inactive Member16 Jun 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Wow better than I can do

jwebster16 Jun 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

Very nice – much better than my 9-year old self :)


cavcrazy16 Jun 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Beautifully done, I can't wait to see him paint cavalry!

Buck21516 Jun 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

NO.WAY! NINE years old, you say? Incredible! That boy's got talent!

dwight shrute16 Jun 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

a very clever boy indeed .

HidaSeku Inactive Member16 Jun 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Fantastic painting!

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

So I take it he's now chained to a table in the basement with a pile of figures to get done?

If not, you are missing a golden opportunity.

jgibbons Inactive Member16 Jun 2017 5:44 p.m. PST

Bravo! Great work at any age!

Cyrus the Great16 Jun 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

Great brushwork, you should be proud.

zoneofcontrol16 Jun 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

I never did like kids!

LOL – Well done. Give him a pat on the back from this side of the pond. Keep up the good work.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 10:44 p.m. PST

Very very nice ! thumbs up

cantbeatdavy16 Jun 2017 11:56 p.m. PST


HappyHiker17 Jun 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

Thanks, he's very pleased by all the comments.

He liked the idea of commissions but he's got to finish all those waterloo figures first (it's a sneaky way of me getting half the army painted for free).

tbh, his shading is better than mine

Cavalry are next but I've promised to do the horses.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

"I'll do the horses" he says.

Pick up a tin of spray paint and do half in black and half in dark brown. Dry brush on any details of harness. Then paint a white blaze on the nose and a few socks at random.

Slightly more work for bays I admit….like another ten minutes doing a black mane, tail and eyes.

You have got this well worked out. I hope he is on a good pocket money rate ("allowance" to our colonial cousins over the water). UK has something called the minimum wage…even for 9 year olds.

Your lad has earned it. Seriously tho'..great posting. My two got me back into this years ago with Perry LOTR figures. I knew nothing of acrylics, dry brushing, washes and inks, lining…

Greylegion17 Jun 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

At 9yrs old, that's freakin fabulous.

Black Cavalier17 Jun 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

I'm 52 and have been painting for 30 years and I still can't paint as well as he does.

Have him start a commission business to help pay for college

Brian Smaller17 Jun 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

One of the benefits of this hobby for children is that it teaches delayed gratification. You have to put some time and effort into it to get the results. The lure of PC games is the instant nature of the gratification. Your boy showed patience and a steady hand. Well done.

pbishop1217 Jun 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

I'm 58 years older than your son… mine could never measure up.

14Bore17 Jun 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Similar to Brian's comment, I as a young lad had no patients and couldn't wait for anything, painting a few thousand figures I think changed that for me.

von Winterfeldt18 Jun 2017 1:46 a.m. PST

great talent, very well done

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

He is obviously a true natural!
Especially the faces. Faces are very hard to do right. And he did them much better than me.

HappyHiker22 Jul 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

Sam wanted me to load his latest mini, this was a pressie for his grandma whose reading the Simon Scarrow books (so a bit like a commission ;-))

It's also my first attempt at double lighting a mini, quite a lot of shadow, need a third light I guess

Henry Martini22 Jul 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

What cute little legs you have, mon General.

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