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25mm Asterix and friends

Posted by Santi Pérez on 05 Aug 2017, 20:09

Hello everybody.

While not my usual scale, I decided to finish this summer an old 25mm work begun several years ago. It includes three toy figures representing Asterix, Obelix and a Roman soldier.

I had the figures from a long time ago. I remember they came as a promotional gift in packages of melted cheese with breadsticks that my mother bought for my daughter. There was a wide collection of figures in various and shrill colours. The following link gives more information on these figures, sorry only in Spanish (http://chicledunkin.blogspot.com.es/2012/03/figuras-de-asterix-espanolas.html).

They are obviously toy figures, not model soldiers, but I thought they could be good looking if painted.

These are the unpainted figures, roughly in 25mm scale. I put two pictures with different light intensity due to the crazy colours. Details really meet much better with the priming.

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After the painting, varnishing and basing stages, these are the results.

The finished figures next to the unpainted ones, front and back:

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Asterix unpainted and painted, front and back:

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Obelix unpainted and painted, front and back:

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Roman legionary unpainted and painted, front and back:

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I hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks for watching. :-)

Santi.
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Aug 2017, 08:01

Very nicely painted figures! Asterix is quite popular in this forum and it is nice to see more of him!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 07 Aug 2017, 08:09

Wonderful work Santi! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Aug 2017, 08:17

Awesome. Obelix pants are so nicely painted. I like that blacklining between white and blue strips.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 07 Aug 2017, 19:38

Thank you very much, Susofrick, Kostis and Kekso.

I have liked Asterix adventures and characters from those distant times when I was a child. I've got the complete collection of comics both in Spanish and English from many years ago. By the way, the last ones helped me in improving my poor English. ;-)

I wonder how colourful and eyecatching can look these simple and cheap figures after the painting job. Really, a hard to imagine task when you look at them in their original crazy colours. Perhaps, in the far future I will encourage to paint more figures of the same collection. :yeah:

Cheers.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Aug 2017, 00:34

Wonderful Painting on those little comic book hero`s Santi. :thumbup: Well Done. BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Aug 2017, 00:45

Thank you, Beano Boy. It's a real pleasure to share my works and projects with people so kind like you all.

Best regards. :thumbup:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 09 Aug 2017, 04:42

If you are trying to decide whether to paint more of these figures, I am going to give my voice to the "yes, do it" side.
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Posted by Wiking on 09 Aug 2017, 07:07

First we saw in shrill color the magic power of Asterix & Oberlix in comparison to a simple roman soldier.
Now we can see what happen if a brush touched the Magic Potion of color mixed by a Spaniard himself.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Aug 2017, 14:15

...I am going to give my voice to the "yes, do it" side.


Thank you for your support, Bluefalchion, but my more inmediate projects belongs to my favourite scale, 1/72. ;-)

First we saw in shrill color the magic power of Asterix & Oberlix in comparison to a simple roman soldier. Now we can see what happen if a brush touched the Magic Potion of color mixed by a Spaniard himself.


A very smart appreciation, Wiking, I hadn't realized the difference of green colour between Asterix and Obelix and the poor Roman legionary when I made and put the pictures, haha.

And thank you very much too for your comment about the magic powers of my brush. I have discovered in this forum that the Magic Potion you mention is the usual drink of many forumers. This humble Spaniard, Santius Brushius, will continue trying to do it the best he can. :-)

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Posted by Dad's Army on 04 Feb 2018, 12:49

Why did I mis this pist..
Suberb work, love the lines between te colors.
As you know these figures are mostly the only figures I paint,
so it's nice to see them in a "different" version (witch I like more)
I try to paint them "comic" stile, but these look much better.
Now I am busy getting more solders to make a army, so lots of double other figures from this range.
So if you're looking for another figure, just let me know, got them on stock!
Thanks for sharing, you made my day (even reading the post moths later)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 05 Feb 2018, 20:15

Dad's Army wrote:
"Superb work, love the lines between the colors...I try to paint them "comic" style, but these look much better...If you're looking for another figure, just let me know, got them on stock! Thanks for sharing, you made my day."


Thank you very much for your kind comments, Dad's Army. :-)

I really apply my style of painting to all figures, whether they are historical, fantasy or comic-based. Paradoxically, two people from this forum have described my style as follows:

Peter: "A special way of painting figures. A bit cartoonish if I may say."

Mr. Andrea: "Santi's style reminds me of Tin-Tin comic."

You see, according to these opinions it seems that my style is more "comic" than yours. :winky:

Thank you also for your offer of more figures, but I have enough of them, taking into account that they do not fit into my most immediate projects. Maybe BB needs them to populate his fantastic Asterix village project. :lol:

Finally I feel happy for having gladdened your day, although you have found my post now, but remember that better late than never. :thumbup:

Best regards, Dad's Army. :-D

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Posted by Peter on 07 Feb 2018, 20:53

Okay now we have three members painting these kind of figures! :-D

And these look good to, Santi! :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Feb 2018, 12:52

Peter wrote:Okay now we have three members painting these kind of figures! :-D


You mean they should get their own forum now? May I suggest the forum title?
Benno's Dad's Asterix Figures Forum (BDAFF) :xd:
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Feb 2018, 13:43

What wonderful Little characters these are when painted. Wonderful painting too, very neat, bright, colourful and cheerful.

Except for the face on the Roman legionary. He doesn't look cheerful. He looks like he knows what's coming.

Terrific pictures, I like your style and I think the camera loves it.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Feb 2018, 17:51

Graeme wrote:
"What wonderful Little characters these are when painted. Wonderful painting too, very neat, bright, colourful and cheerful...Terrific pictures, I like your style and I think the camera loves it."


Peter wrote:
"And these look good to, Santi! "


Thank you for your kind words, Graeme and Peter. I agree these humble figures with their plain crazy colours look great once painted in the bright colours of the original comics. :thumbup:

Kekso wrote:
"You mean they should get their own forum now?"


No, please, no other new forum. This one is large and diverse enough to house all aspects of the hobby in a comfortable and manageable way. ;-)

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Posted by dykio on 09 Feb 2018, 17:25

Brilliant painting Santi !

Peter wrote:Okay now we have three members painting these kind of figures! :-D



And make that 4.....

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=19055&p=209581&hilit=panoramix#p209581
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Posted by Peter on 09 Feb 2018, 21:24


And so we have four members painting these kind of figures! :oops: ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Feb 2018, 01:56

i must remember to dot a few i`s i mean eyes upon mine. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Feb 2018, 16:33

If they were easily available here I think I would give them a try too. As it is I've only got an Egyptian dancer that I found in a sandpit when I was a kid.
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