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Posted by PhilC on 07 Sep 2021, 21:22

Good evening, all of you! My apologies for posting so little these days. I should paint a bit more in the next months, but we have a beautiful September here, so I spend most of my time outside and not at my painting desk 8)

A very quick post today, as only one figure is on display. This guy is a Gaesatae, a Celt mercenary, famous among ancient writers for fighting naked.

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This figure is a simple conversion that all 1/72 Ancient fans should identify rather easily - do you guess ?

I'm in the mood for painting Celts these days, after reading "Rois du monde" by Jean-Philippe Jaworski.
"Rois du monde" (Kings of the world) is the translation of the celt Bituriges, the name of a tribe of central Gaul, and the main character of this series of books is Bellovèse, a legendary king who invaded the Po valley and founded Mediolanum, the future city of Milano. An excellent book, but I don't know if it has been translated in other tongues.

So, this guy should be the first of a new warband including other Gaesatae, Soldurii, ordinary warriors and a war chariot.

Hope you like him :-)

More on the blog: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2021/09/gaesatae.html
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Sep 2021, 21:31

PhilC!

Good to see you. I hope you are in good shape to do another advent calendar this year.
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Posted by PhilC on 07 Sep 2021, 21:41

Hi Bluefachion, thank you for the welcome! Yes, everything's fine, and ready for a new calendar, but I hope that this year's calendar will be a team job (I have the name of the volunteers somewhere), I should write a post on this subject before the end of this month.
And don't forget that there's another event coming: Orctober, the moment when you must paint as many Orcs (and friends) as possible :mrgreen:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 08 Sep 2021, 01:37

I am currently lacking in Orcs. Hmm....
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 Sep 2021, 07:53

Have painted my first orcs in 1/72 and looking forward to see the calendar. But I am not going to paint my friends. I am not sure that they would appriciate it. Very nice Gaesatae! I guess he is Italeri, but he does have a certain Caesar look to him.
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Posted by PhilC on 08 Sep 2021, 21:15

Bluefalchion wrote:I am currently lacking in Orcs. Hmm....


How could you ? Don't you remember the lullaby of your childhood ??

Before the leaves leave the trees
Store a few Orcs and some green paint
Prepare good records for your ears
In Orctober you paint again!


Please don't blame me, I had a French nurse, very poor english rhymes :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Posted by PhilC on 08 Sep 2021, 21:18

Susofrick wrote:Have painted my first orcs in 1/72 and looking forward to see the calendar. But I am not going to paint my friends. I am not sure that they would appriciate it. Very nice Gaesatae! I guess he is Italeri, but he does have a certain Caesar look to him.


Ah ah, excellent! I was pretending to invite you in a paintball contest :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Oh, maybe... maybe you're an Orc's friend, maybe some kind of troll from Swenden ? :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 08 Sep 2021, 21:18

What calender? Orctober never heard of it! List of voloteers? :eh:

Wonderfull done bodypaint on that figure! But I think he is a bit shy. ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by PhilC on 08 Sep 2021, 21:23

The calendar of the volunteer firemen, of course, weren't you one of them ? :mrgreen:

He must come from a Belgae tribe, hence he is a bit shy 8)
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Posted by Peter on 08 Sep 2021, 21:29

PhilC wrote:The calendar of the volunteer firemen, of course, weren't you one of them ? :mrgreen:

He must come from a Belgae tribe, hence he is a bit shy 8)

Looking at the shield colors, I rather think it must be a Suisse or Austrian tribe! :mrgreen:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 09 Sep 2021, 01:41

PhilC wrote:
This figure is a simple conversion that all 1/72 Ancient fans should identify rather easily - do you guess ?


Lovely figure! I can see the Hat - Carthaginian Allies set and is the head from the Caesar Miniatures Gaul set?

Great to hear you're painting more Celts, your original Celts were what inspired mine.

I tried to google the Kings of the World book series but it appears to only be in French
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Posted by PhilC on 10 Sep 2021, 11:26

Hi Owen, and yes, you're absolutely right! The head comes from the wounded warrior in the Caesar set dedicated to Celts - I love Caesar figures (despite their bending weapons), too bad they're not in business anymore.
And also too bad that this book isn't translated, it is one of the best I've read for years (and I read a lot).
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Posted by Michael Robert on 10 Sep 2021, 21:11

Hi Phil,
wonderful painted character. Th Gaul in all his manly might. Love it
Greetings
Michael

P.S. You can count me in if you are organizing the advent calendar
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Posted by PhilC on 11 Sep 2021, 06:50

Michael Robert wrote:P.S. You can count me in if you are organizing the advent calendar


Hi Michael, ok, thank you for your confirmation (you were enrolled already :mrgreen: ), good news !
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Posted by PhilC on 12 Sep 2021, 16:22

Our well known Gaesatae is now in discussion with his Germanic neighbour about the organization of a European Superpower. But it seems they don't share the same opinion regarding the leader of the alliance... :mrgreen:

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A short summary of this meeting here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2021/09/germanic-warrior-1st-century-ad.html
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Posted by OwenChpw on 13 Sep 2021, 01:36

What a nice and civil discussion they seem to be having.
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Posted by PhilC on 13 Sep 2021, 22:27

Good evening, a small update for this topic, since I've finished another Gaesatae, here you are:

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This is another small conversion, will you guess ?
To compare with the previous one, a picture of both:

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See you!
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Posted by MABO on 14 Sep 2021, 19:01

I would say: Italeri figure, Revell shield, Caesar head.

Cool figures and conversions!
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Posted by Peter on 14 Sep 2021, 19:33

MABO wrote:I would say: Italeri figure, Revell shield, Caesar head.

Cool figures and conversions!

I think you won Jan! ;-)

Cool conversion indeed! :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 14 Sep 2021, 20:01

Wonderful figures, PhilC. :love:

PhilC wrote:...I love Caesar figures (despite their bending weapons), too bad they're not in business anymore...

I agree with both ideas: Caesar figures are my favorites and it's a real shame that they will disappear completely from the market in a short time. :(

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