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Monday, April 21, 2014

Friends don't let friends paint naps!! 69th Waterloo

Here is the latest command base of my British Napoleonics from Waterloo, the 69th. Pretty happy with how these turned out. Complete unit below which I feel is very cohesive. Mostly Victrix plastics.Cross-eyed from all the belts.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good Lord, More Maori's?

As promised, very happy with these guys...more on the way, fantastic models to paint.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hone Heke, Empress Miniatures

As promised here as an update of my latest unit of Maori Warriors from Empress Miniatures starring the infamous Hone Heke. Hone Heke was a Māori rangatira (chief) and a war leader in Northern New Zealand. I am very happy with this paint job and felt that the cheq robe came out really well as did the facial tattoos which you cannot see very clearly in the photos.

Anyway let me know what you think? Lots more Maori to come over the next few weeks.

Some hisoircal background on Hone Heke:

Bay of Islands Ngā Puhi chief Hone Heke was an influential Māori voice in favour of the Treaty of Waitangi. However he later became a leading opponent of British rule in New Zealand.

Disillusioned by the failure of colonialism to bring his people economic prosperity and by the increasing control of the British government over Māori affairs, Heke ordered the cutting down of the flagpole at the British settlement Kororāreka (later renamed Russell). This was intended to show displeasure at British government, yet not threaten the Pākehā settlers. Over the following months, it was re-erected and cut down again three times. In 1845, this protest action resulted in war between British troops and northern Māori.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Warpy Halflings

Well an updated as promised, the next batch of Warploque Miniatures halflings, I have actually finally finished painting the full unit and I have to be honest that I really struggled with motivation with these and actually rushed through them with a very simple paint scheme.. While they ooze tones of character the actually sculpting of the miniatures is not overly smooth and clean and can prove difficult to pick out the detail on the models especially on the clothing....they almost feel like more of sculpting sketch than a smoothly finished model. While I love the overall feel and character of the models I can't help but think Alex has overly rushed to churn out as many models as possible and needs to slow down to focus on the quality of the finished sculpt as he clearly has the skills to do so. Despite this I feel that it is only onward and upwards for this young sculptor.

Stayed stunned to this page as more Maoris from the New Zealand wars are on the way soon!

Some previously painted models.....