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Posted by Bluefalchion on 03 Dec 2020, 16:06

Munch munch munch

Huh?

Oh, nice undead pirates!
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Posted by tullo on 03 Dec 2020, 16:08

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by PhilC on 04 Dec 2020, 09:14

Thank you again! We're on December 4th, time to open the next window of the Calendar.

Day 4: Two Housecarls discovering an ancient cromlech
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The scene takes place in the north of England in the 11th century AD. Two Housecarls got lost in a forest, and instead of going back to their encampment, they discover an ancient cromlech in a small clearing.

More here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-4.html

See you soon! And back to work, tomorrow's scene is not ready 8)
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Posted by Peter on 04 Dec 2020, 12:51

Again some nice painted lads! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 04 Dec 2020, 19:17

What a beautiful little scene! Do you also use that background for other things?
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Posted by PhilC on 04 Dec 2020, 19:56

Thank you, both of you :-)

Bluefalchion wrote: Do you also use that background for other things?


What do you mean ? If you're talking about the grey paper behind the trees, it's a poor print after a painting by William Turner 8) What sort of things are you thinking about ?

By the way, how was today's chocolate ? :mrgreen:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Dec 2020, 05:58

Today's chocolate went down really easily since I got to look at the Housecarls while I enjoyed it.

You have created an incredibly elaborate background including cairns and several trees and groundwork for just two figures.

So the question is, will you use all of these materials in other projects or is this just a one-off?
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Posted by Konrad on 05 Dec 2020, 07:43

A nice idea and nice figs.
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Posted by PhilC on 05 Dec 2020, 10:53

Every day of december will begin with: thank you :)

For the 5th day of the calendar, we return to a cold atmosphere in northern Europe.

Day 5: a french Hussar of the 5th regiment
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We are in december 1806. The 5th Hussar is part of the "Brigade infernale" under the command of General Lassalle. Our Hussar is scouting in the area of Golymin, before a battle against the russian army.

More here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-5.html

To Bluefalchion: this is only a temporary scene, every element has already been, and will be used for other pictures. It's just a temporary glimpse - everything is ephemeral ;-)
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Posted by MABO on 05 Dec 2020, 14:22

Now I have learned about the Battle of Golymin! The figure and the setting is very nice again!
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Posted by huib on 05 Dec 2020, 16:12

Nice scenes! I love the Housecarls
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Dec 2020, 18:23

White chocolate with a dark chocolate swirl goes perfect with the snowy scene and mounted hussar.

Bon appetite and a feast for the eyes!
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Posted by PhilC on 06 Dec 2020, 08:32

Thank you once again! Another day, with a completely different atmosphere.

Day 6: Ayyubid foot soldiers in action, 12th century AD:
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The Ayyubid dynasty was founded by Saladin in 1171. It replaced the Fatimid caliphate. Starting in Egypt, Saladin created a vast Empire including large parts of North Africa, Palestine, Syria, the Arabic coast down to Yemen, and almost annihilated the Crusader states.

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More here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-advent-calendar-day-6.html

See you tomorrow!
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Posted by Peter on 06 Dec 2020, 10:21

Wonderfull! This topic is really fun! And also a nice way to make roundup of what you have painted during the year! :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 06 Dec 2020, 12:16

Peter wrote:Wonderfull! This topic is really fun! And also a nice way to make roundup of what you have painted during the year! :thumbup:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 Dec 2020, 16:02

The Third Crusade has always been my favorite, if one can have a favorite holocaust of religious war and inhuman slaughter.

So much star power! Richard the Lionhearted, Saladin, and even Barbarossa, although he did not make it all the way to the destination.

Great Ayyubid fighters. I especially like their shields. Chocolat coated caramel today.
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Posted by PhilC on 07 Dec 2020, 07:30

Good morning everyone, and thank you again.

For Day 7, we go to the edge of the Roman Empire:
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We can see 2 soldiers of an Auxilia unit in the 1st or 2nd century AD, on the northern border of the Empire. They're on scouting duty, but the situation seems quiet enough to have a break and discuss a little. As Auxilia, they wear mail armors, and oval shields.

Hope you like them :) See you tomorrow, and good chocolate, Bluefalchion ;-)
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Posted by Ben90 on 07 Dec 2020, 10:37

Reminds me in the Romans of Asterix and Obelix: "I tell you, these Gauls are crazy. They have a secret magic potion that gives them unnatural strengh!"
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Dec 2020, 14:03

Really like this thread!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Dec 2020, 19:56

Nice Auxilia! I am enjoying this thread greatly, as well. Dark chocolate coating, nougat interior.
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