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2020 Advent Calendar

Posted by PhilC on 01 Dec 2020, 12:53

Hi, fellow painters.

Looking at the set of minis painted this year, I realized that:
- I mainly chose my figures not to include them in an army, but just because I had a color scheme in mind
- I've painted more figures than I thought
- I have enough single figures or small units to create a new post every day

So this year, I've decided to publish an Advent Calendar on my blog, to show new figures everyday, and to display the pictures in this topic.

So today, day 1:
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In a winter atmosphere, two Swiss Halberdiers ready to fight against the army of the Duke of Burgundy in 1477, near the walls of Nancy.

See you tomorrow for the next picture ;-)

More here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-1.html
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Posted by Peter on 01 Dec 2020, 13:01

Fantastic idea! And I love day one! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by Graeme on 01 Dec 2020, 13:42

Excellent idea and a lovely scene.

Too cold for fighting though, I think they're cutting firewood. :-D

I'll definitely look in tomorrow to see more of this. :yeah:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 01 Dec 2020, 14:16

Nice idea. I will look forward to seeing them!
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Posted by MABO on 01 Dec 2020, 14:20

Great idea for our community! Thanks a lot. The first picture looks great. I am looking forward to the next doors to open.
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Posted by Ben90 on 01 Dec 2020, 14:49

Nice! Keep them coming!
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Dec 2020, 15:07

Agree with the others! Very nice idea!! Will definitely follow this! And agree with Graeme about the fighting!
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Dec 2020, 15:55

PhilC for the forum he is a creative young man. :thumbup:

Good idea and a nice painted man in red. :-D
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Posted by tullo on 01 Dec 2020, 18:10

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :thumbup:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 01 Dec 2020, 18:11

Peter wrote:Fantastic idea! And I love day one! :-D :thumbup:

Me too!! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 01 Dec 2020, 20:28

Would it be acceptable if I ate one of my advent calendar chocolates each time I view your advent calendar figure displays?
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Posted by Dad's Army on 01 Dec 2020, 21:50

cool idea this is!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 02 Dec 2020, 01:41

Great idea, and I've always loved your painting, looking forward to seeing more!
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Posted by PhilC on 02 Dec 2020, 07:30

Thank you all for your kind comments!
In order to allow Bluefalchion to eat his chocolate early this morning, I post the picture for Day 2 as early as I can (7:26 AM in France :mrgreen: ).

Day 2: the return of the Sea People
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At the end of the 13th century BC, the Sea People began to raid the coasts of Egypt. Who will stop these fierce men ?

More here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-2.html

See you tomorrow for the third window ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 02 Dec 2020, 08:47

That second figure from the right looks a bit as Santa! ;-)

Really love your painting style! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Dec 2020, 11:15

Just as good as the 1st! And I can't find Santa on that pc! Maybe I haven't been good enough! :oops: Thought you would start a new thread each day, but that was not what you said! :-D
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Posted by MABO on 02 Dec 2020, 17:54

Really nice and colourful!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 03 Dec 2020, 05:45

What a fun thread this will be. And, in the end, I will be quite full of chocolates and views of great figures.
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Posted by PhilC on 03 Dec 2020, 07:58

Hi! Thank you all for commenting this topic, it's really appreciated. I know that I am not a very regular contributor, but I must say that this forum is the one that looks the more like home, and I feel happy to be part of this skillful and enthusiastic community.

Hmm, it's time to give our friend Bluefalchion a chance to eat one more chocolate. For the next window, let's go to the Caribbean sea and Fantasy.

Day 3: two new crewmen for the Flying Dutchman
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More pictures and comments here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-3.html

Maybz they can be seen as Sea-mummies... what do you think Peter ? :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 03 Dec 2020, 09:55

With a bit of imagination yes! But I prefer the real ones! :mrgreen:

Nice addition to your crew! :thumbup:
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