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Posted by Konrad on 05 May 2023, 12:01

Montezuma, King of the Aztecs with a jaguar warrior and an eagle warrior.
The Aztec warrior elite.

To become a jaguar warrior, a member of the Aztec army had to capture a total of four enemies from battles.This was said to honor their gods in a way far greater than killing enemy soldiers in the battlefield. For a warrior to kill an enemy was considered clumsy.

Eagle warriors or eagle knights were a special class of infantry soldier in the Aztec army, one of the two leading military special forces orders in Aztec society, the other being the Jaguar warriors.
These military orders were made up of the bravest soldiers of noble birth and those who had taken the greatest number of prisoners in battle. Of all of the Aztec warriors, they were the most feared.

Figs from V&V MINIATURES
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Posted by Peter on 05 May 2023, 12:23

Fantastic painted figures! Looking forward to see these in real at the FIGZ meeting! :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 05 May 2023, 20:06

They are wonderful figures, Konrad, you have made an amazing paintjob on them. I also like a lot the photographic montage of the first image. :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Posted by Ben90 on 05 May 2023, 23:05

I think you have nailed it again. These guys look amazing and the skin color seems very convincing to me.
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Posted by MABO on 06 May 2023, 07:03

Good job, Konrad. Interesting topic. I am also looking forward to see them at the FIGZ.
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 06 May 2023, 18:09

Great work Konrad, considering the difficulties of the clothes !!!
Best compliments
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Posted by Minuteman on 06 May 2023, 18:24

Very fine paintwork on these colourful and exotic warriors!
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Posted by Ochoin on 06 May 2023, 23:14

The Master at work! This is a subject I wouldn't - couldn't- touch. A real pleasure to see.

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Posted by Rich W on 06 May 2023, 23:38

Fantastic!
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Posted by Bessiere on 07 May 2023, 03:03

Very nice Konrad. You captured the look of a very unique culture; easy to use the wrong colors or motifs. Best novel I ever read was "Aztec" by Gary Jennings, a historical novel set during the Spanish conquest. I enjoyed it as much as Lord of The Rings and Dune anyway.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 May 2023, 15:08

Very nice painting indeed.

The colours are wonderful.

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Posted by Susofrick on 08 May 2023, 11:38

Very nice as usual! And if ou bring them to Figz I envy Peter! Bah, I envy everybody that goes to Figz. But I at least can have this:

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Not much and it will probably have melted by Figz. :(
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Posted by Peter on 08 May 2023, 12:17

@Gunnar: Remco is on his way to Sweden! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Kekso on 10 May 2023, 08:28

Awesome work. Very colorful, just the way it should be.
And that leopard skin pattern in this scale is amazing :shock:
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 May 2023, 09:06

Peter wrote:@Gunnar: Remco is on his way to Sweden! :mrgreen:


Ah, there's an international food festival here right now. Is he driving the icecream-van?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 May 2023, 14:12

Yes the rosettes on the leopard skin are fantastically executed. Three hundred odd years later they were appearing on Nappie saddles...
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Posted by Peter on 10 May 2023, 15:26

Susofrick wrote:
Ah, there's an international food festival here right now. Is he driving the icecream-van?

Could be. But it will be empthy when he arrives! :P
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Posted by k.b. on 26 May 2023, 21:38

Missed this thread. Absolutely brilliantly sculpted figures and your brushwork has done them full justice. Terrific Konrad....... any more?
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 27 May 2023, 15:11

Great work on these colourful figures!
Thanks for that little bit of background story too.
Thanks for sharing
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