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Strelets Crusader's transport

Posted by blacksmith on 18 Jan 2023, 19:57

I wanted some non-fighting miniatures for my skirmishers and adventures as well as some wagons to either escort or rob them, so I found this box particularly interesting and useful.

One thing I like about these types of boxes from Strelets is that none of the miniatures are repeated; there is only one pose per model. On the other hand, something I didn't like was having to glue all the parts of the carts. Not having to build or glue a kit is one of the reasons why I like 1/72 scale so much.

The sculpting is a bit crude in my opinion, but the poses are very original. I especially like the guy picking his nose, but also the man with a boy on his shoulders or the wounded and dead people, who are very useful and rare to see.

First the wagons and mules:
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The bases of the mules got a bit of frost from the matt varnish
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Second the people:
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And finally the dead:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 18 Jan 2023, 20:02

Very nice painting and colour choices.

You have breathed life into this set.

Best wishes,

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Posted by JurgenH on 18 Jan 2023, 20:53

Hello Chris
You have these figurs wonderfull painted .Ilike it very well.
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Posted by MABO on 18 Jan 2023, 21:25

I like them as well. The old Strelets style is once more presented here. But the idea of such a civilian and not combat set was worth to buy it.
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Posted by Rich W on 19 Jan 2023, 00:58

You've done a super job with these-I love the mixture of poses and your choices of colours and highlights really work!
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Posted by blacksmith on 19 Jan 2023, 12:59

Thank you very much for your kind comments my friends. Yes, I think this set is great for having non-fighting figures, some of them quite original.
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Posted by sansovino on 19 Jan 2023, 14:47

A wonderful waggon-trail which you have created very powerful. Your painting style is quite different to mine. but I like it. It´s probably inspired by historical comics? I don´t know, but it´s very attractive ...
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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Jan 2023, 15:52

Lovely. Have painted some of the figs, but not the whole set. Yet! Definitely inspiring!
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Posted by blacksmith on 19 Jan 2023, 19:44

sansovino wrote:A wonderful waggon-trail which you have created very powerful. Your painting style is quite different to mine. but I like it. It´s probably inspired by historical comics? I don´t know, but it´s very attractive ...

Thank you!
I don't know what to say about my style, it's just the way I paint minis. I'm more a wargamer than a painter and I paint to play, not for dioramas or displays, so maybe that it's the reason? Also, I've always been fan of comics and there may be some influence from them too?
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 19 Jan 2023, 21:00

Wow, Javier, you have improved a lot the original Strelets figures (not bad) with your paintwork. I like their bright colors very much. :love: :love: :love:

Santi.
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Posted by blacksmith on 19 Jan 2023, 22:43

Thank you Santi :)
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Posted by Minuteman on 20 Jan 2023, 09:52

Fine work on this very individual and very appealing Strelets set. The sculpting may not be of the highest quality, but the character that the sculptor instilled into these medieval travellers (or late, departed travellers in the case of the dead) is wonderful.

It is not a set that I ever bought, but I might just try to track one down somewhere now I have seen how good these can look with a very good paint job. Well done!
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Posted by Konrad on 20 Jan 2023, 15:49

In the age of 3D printers I like to see some figures made by hand.
Many colleagues viewed the figs of STRELETS critically.
But I've always liked painting them.
Your work is clean and colorful.
Well done!
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Posted by blacksmith on 20 Jan 2023, 17:59

Minuteman wrote:Fine work on this very individual and very appealing Strelets set. The sculpting may not be of the highest quality, but the character that the sculptor instilled into these medieval travellers (or late, departed travellers in the case of the dead) is wonderful.

It is not a set that I ever bought, but I might just try to track one down somewhere now I have seen how good these can look with a very good paint job. Well done!

I agree with you, the minis are very characterful. I got my box in Hannants.
Thank you!
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Posted by PhilC on 20 Jan 2023, 19:39

Waow, that's a good paintjob on an original subject, congratulations!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 21 Jan 2023, 05:36

Love the bright colours on these, very nostalgic!
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Posted by Peter on 24 Jan 2023, 15:44

Wonderfull work on these wagons and figures! I like them a lot! :thumbup:

And if someone has no need for the third figure from the right on this picture, I'm interested in this plague doctor! ;-) For thos who remember I painted a 54 mm one from Speira (viewtopic.php?f=78&t=25338), but I didn't know Strelets made one to in our smaller scale.

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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Jan 2023, 06:41

I have a plague doctor I don't need.
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Posted by Peter on 25 Jan 2023, 13:11

Susofrick wrote:I have a plague doctor I don't need.

Thank you! PM send! ;-)
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 25 Jan 2023, 15:22

As you know, I am a fan of the Strelets figures warts and all, just for the imagination and character that they exude! You have done a great job with this set - I could have used those oxen when I was building my Portuguese ox carts!!
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