Wednesday, 20 May 2015

We don't need another hero...

More Heroes!

In my last post, I showed you my barbarian heroine, based for Hordes of the Things.  Well, I found that I'm quite partial to painting heroes & heroines, so here is another such HotT base:

Once again, these are Hasslefree figures.  They're called Rennie and Tilda by the manufacturer, but I can't help feeling that I've seen their likenesses somewhere else...

The composition is somewhat pedestrian and I feel quite annoyed that I couldn't come up with something a bit more exciting.  Having the 2 people and the menhir (made from a lump of milliput) placed at the points of a triangle on a flat base is...dull.  At least, that's what I think.

As always with my HotT bases, I've stuck a label to the back.  This indicates the affiliation of the model (the double-headed axe is for my barbarian army) as well as the classification (Hero, obviously).

 The hardest parts of these figures to paint were probably the hair colours (something with which I've never had much confidence) and - surprisingly - the wings on the helmet.  Both of these parts are very prominent on the models and therefore will get more attention, or so I suppose.  It certainly made me more anxious about getting the colours right!

The 2 stacked helmets on the ground are spare heads from a box of Gripping Beast Saxon Thegns (I didn't have any Romans!)  Being plastic, it's not impossible to carve out the face and leave just the helmet, though I couldn't face doing many more of these.

Now I find myself listening to Tina Turner - that song just won't leave my head...

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful stuff C6, and I for one really like the composition of the base. They look great. I especially like the lovely blue stripes on Obelix-lass :-) You've put some nice touches on this stand and it looks the business as a result. Looking forward to seeing these in action.

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    1. Thanks. The stripes on the big woman were a real pain - partly just keeping them straight and partly getting the colour density & shading to work.

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  2. Yes the stripes look great. I need to start thinking about stripes for when I start painting my Celts.

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    1. Actually, I hate painting stripes :-) . One of the most depressing things in model-making is to see an expert's rendition of pinstripes on (for example) a gangster figure - and know that I just cannot achieve that effect!

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  3. Very nice C6. Love the stripes dude!

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    1. Thanks, Bob. I don't do stripes very often, so enjoy it while it lasts :-) !

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  4. A lovely pair, Hugh. Really nice brush work.

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    1. Thanks, Bryan! Other than the stripes (!), there's nothing particularly complex about the painting on these models, I think.

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  5. Need 'em or not, these are a great addition.

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    1. Thanks, Dean - that's what I thought! A barbarian army is a great excuse to build and paint extra hero figures :-) .

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  6. I see this project and want to do the same. I really like it that much. All I will say is roll on the female Getafix!

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    1. Would your female Getafix have the long, white beard? Just wondering :-) ...

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  7. Well done. I appreciate the girl version of these 2 heroes. The menhir set it right.

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    1. Thanks, Cedric. The menhir isn't all I hoped it might be, especially when displayed alongside such good figures. Still, it seemed appropriate!

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  8. Well done sir, nice job...and great base!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. A 60mm-wide base for a HotT hero clearly needs more than just a single 28mm figure on it!

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    1. Thanks, David. Glad you like it!

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  10. Ha, they look great!

    I love the menhir and the helmets, great touches and very appropriate!

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    1. Thanks, Mathyoo! The helmets were almost an afterthought - I had the idea just in time to fit them in :-) .

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  11. A fine pair (fnar, fnar).

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    1. Thanks, Irqan. Glad you liked them both :-) !

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  12. They look great to me Hugh. Like the colour choices as well as the extra base elements.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. There's nothing wrong with the individual items on the base, but the whole composition is a bit unconnected, if you see what I mean. At least, that's my feeling...

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  13. Excellent work.

    i hate by now because i don't have the idea before you get it....
    i have done a similar vignette but in 15mm for my celtic army, with only Obelix and the menhir...sniff

    Great paint too.

    Eric

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    1. Thanks, Eric! Your comment is much appreciated :-) .

      Did you find a purpose-built 15mm Obelix figure, or is your model a conversion?

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    2. hey C6,
      i get a seated very fat bather from PREISER unpainted set in HO scale.
      I seat it on a roman victim, holding in one hand a homemade menhir.
      i'll drop you a pic as soon as it's possible.

      cheers
      Eric - aka Re-Animator

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  14. Excellent work.

    i hate by now because i don't have the idea before you get it....
    i have done a similar vignette but in 15mm for my celtic army, with only Obelix and the menhir...sniff

    Great paint too.

    Eric

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