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Posted by Peter on 10 Oct 2021, 21:06

And the story goes on! And I like it! :thumbup:
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 17 Oct 2021, 14:52

Good afternoon all.

Not a lot of model-making/painting done this week.

I have been preparing to actually play a game using the figures I have been making and a lot of that preparation is learning the rules - the turn sequence and how the mechanisms work and what i need to make a game go smoothly.

Today, however, I did spend some time in the attic and began working out and fabricating bases for the club trees.

I want to make some woodland bases like the bases for the statues I did for Amon Hen, only instead of statues, it will be tree. So I have been using a 3D Pen to make some 'holes' where the bases for the actual trees will sit.

I will put some pictures up on Wednesday.

Apart from that sorry that there is no eye-candy.
Regards and stay safe all.

Pickers.
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Posted by sansovino on 17 Oct 2021, 18:21

I have seldom seen so interesting miniatures work only as "wallpaper". They are still more for me, but I accept your view, if it will produce so vivid combinations of scenic elements.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 24 Oct 2021, 17:19

sansovino wrote:I have seldom seen so interesting miniatures work only as "wallpaper". They are still more for me, but I accept your view, if it will produce so vivid combinations of scenic elements.


Thank you, I am happy you enjoy my work, that is what drives me onwards.
And so on with it.

New phrase I learned Moin, moin! - don't know when I will get to use it in a conversation, but hey. I hope you are all well.

So, another busy week, as has been seen from my ME scenery I was working on trees for our club. That is continuing apace.
And on Tuesday we are having our first game with Osprey Publication's "En Garde!" rules. I'm not going overboard on this, I want a very basic set up to start with, while we are learning the game, so probably will not deploy the full set up, and instead just go for 4 or 5 average stat figures on each side, and a little scenery.

Having said that I am still working on civilians.
My urge to paint has been a bit up and down over the last few weeks but I made a start on these:
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Looking to get them finished soon. from left to right - labourer, boulangiere, the shopping girl and the preacher. Still much to do shading wise and detailing.
The labourer from the side.
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I actually quite like this figure.

The clerk/scribe - this is the guy that is taking all of the time. Today I painted his table up, the box is his clerk's gear - inks, quills, paper and so on - and there is a sword on the table as back-up if his pen doesn't get the job done.
Then I had to re-do the chair as the original one I made went AWOL. I could make this figure work better -re-do the arms and the posture, but at the moment I am calling it ready for paint. I altered the legs at the knees, and cut the figure across the waist to try to get it taller in the chair. I also stretched the rim of the figure's hat with the tip of some pliers to get it floppier, and loose that awful roundness.
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I even got most of the chair legs to be the same length! :xd:

I also decided to have a go at the Red Box Milady de Winter figure, just for the fun of it.
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She needs her hair doing and some more highlights on her clothes.

It was while I was working on the Milady figure, and thinking about Tuesday's game that I realised that I didn't have a 'Me' figure.
So I did a couple more fighting figures.
Another of the cloaked figures plus one with sword and main gauche (which skill I have never mastered) to represent me on the table.
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Okay that's me. Not sure how this next week will go, having various booster shots this week, I will see how I feel on Wednesday, and take some pictures on Tuesday night.

Stay safe all,
regards Pickers.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 25 Oct 2021, 09:04

Curiously, my facebook news feed has just reminded me that it is just one year since the Musketeers sets were announced.

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I cannot recall a set or series of figures that has ever given me as much pleasure (or involved me as much) as these figures.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Oct 2021, 19:25

steve_pickstock wrote:Image
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Okay that's me. Not sure how this next week will go, having various booster shots this week, I will see how I feel on Wednesday, and take some pictures on Tuesday night...


This is a very good "you", Steve. A very heroic pose, good choice. :thumbup:

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Posted by Fire at Will on 26 Oct 2021, 20:07

How many packs did you buy Steve? Seems to be more than one of each?
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 26 Oct 2021, 21:25

Fire at Will wrote:How many packs did you buy Steve? Seems to be more than one of each?

Would you believe it was only one of each?
I was given a second box of RB72145 Musketeers of the King of France for Christmas by my nephew, but that's all.

I am thinking about buying a second box RB72147 Guards of Cardinal Richelieu because of the possibilities of the non-tabarded figures AND I am looking at the mounted figures and wondering about having a go at some of them.

Some of these mounted figures have gone into a French 30YW army, but that is well down the road of projects.

Tonight I sat down to play a trial game of the Osprey En Garde! rules.

A really basic set-up
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Four on my side l to r: Stevie leP, Alatriste, Philippe, and l'Homme en Noir
and four on Dave's side. I don't know what they were called, only that they were all named for characters from Carry On Don't Lose Your Head, because that's Dave.

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There was nothing subtle about this, get in and get engaged corps a corps so that we could understand the rules.
Despite having the initiative Philippe was quickly - almost immediately, double-teamed and flattened. Stevie leP ran across the board and engaged the man opposite him and Alatriste and L'Homme en Noir teamed up in the centre.

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The fight at the back was a stand off, l'Homme and Alatriste doing for the guy in the middle allowed them to jump on the back of the two chaps who had floored Philippe. Which was pretty much how the game ended due to time constraints and the fact that we went through the game slowly.

We did not use all of the rules, only really feeling them out, but what we did was fun and fairly easy to get a hold of.
The idea is to build up our understanding and bring more and more elements in as we do.

Thanks for looking in.
Stay safe, Pickers.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 31 Oct 2021, 14:29

No update today because of the ones during the week. I spent a couple of hours filling, plastering and painting tree bases. Pictures during the week.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Nov 2021, 21:44

steve_pickstock wrote:No update today because of the ones during the week. I spent a couple of hours filling, plastering and painting tree bases. Pictures during the week.

We can wait! :coffee:
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Posted by MABO on 13 Nov 2021, 10:15

I had not the time to follow the progress here in the last weeks. So there is a lot to see an read for me. Very cool conversions.

I understand what you mean with wallpaper, but decoration makes a gaming table another world I think.

Keep on working. And since I have painted Musketeers for the duel against Mr.X., I like them even more.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 14 Nov 2021, 16:33

My apologies, getting to the run in for the Festive Frenzy and jobs that need doing mean little done on the Musketeers this week , but having seen the Siege Engineers thread, I did have an idea for something (watch this space).

Hand made, bespoke wooden name tags for Christmas presents, Amazon archers and Minotaur thugs on the bench at the moment. No pictures - yet! - sorry.

If the British tabloids are to be believed - I will leave that up to you - life threatening blizzards, civilization ending snow and generally a damned good reason not to leave the house are due in the next week or so.
So stay safe and stay warm all.

Regards Pickers

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Posted by Fire at Will on 14 Nov 2021, 22:10

Keep safe Steve, and just keep on painting, etc.
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