Thursday, 17 January 2013

a sneak peak at the Oronegreans, and a donkey

yes I did put and a donkey, actually despite my careful planning I managed to get the donkey complete before the Oronegrean infantryman. anyway I thought it best I show these 2 off even though the rest of the Oronegreans are not yet complete (go see the projects blog as it has their current state in the latest post) but here they are... also Any of you who are interested in the 18th century or just great miniature story lines should go over to Archduke Piccolo's blog he has been taking us through a great story in an interesting imagi-nation, and now after a brief break he is carrying on with the story.

I have been begging asking if he could use some Oronegreans as mercenaries but that's just because I am feeling Jealous inspired by this story :-D Anyway here are the newly painted Oronegrean urr inhabitants
on board the Paul, perhaps  a soldier is guarding the ship and its precious cargo of donkeys?

the new style of basing is something I am still working on, though the magnetic sand I mix with the PVA to get the ground texture does add some fun to the other wise dull bases

IF I was to send these to Ion as mercenaries I would have to pain the golden arrows on the soldiers arm to show he has served overseas as a mercenary

a look at some painted on little flowers on the bases

and one Final picture for good measure.
that figure is my first 18th century Oronegrean soldier and although Yes I did do some pirates/ sailors before him he certainly marks my entrance into this era. Of coarse one final thing I need to do is say Hello to the blogs latest followers

Greetings to Steve from sound officers call nice to have you here at my little blog.
Hello also to abdul666 from emperor vs elector and also MCristo by LaceW welcome to the blog.
and to round up the new arrivals welcome Lutdendorff Gravina from somewhere but no blog appears by you name I am afraid.

There finally a new post since my birthday, good to get back to normal posts again.

18 comments:

  1. Nice work Gowan!
    I like the donkey (or a mule ?)

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    1. more likely its a mule... but more importantly which set does it come from, its not airfix because it had a thin base but that does not hlep me at all.

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    2. No idea...!
      maybe a Nappie period ? (artillery or something like that...)
      post it on Benno's : I'm sure that someone will recognize it!

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    3. ok I will post it there... see if anyone else recognises

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    4. Excellent work on the figures! FYI the mule is a Matchbox figure from their WW2 ANZAC set.

      http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=241

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    5. thanks, oh and I found that out the hard way when I sent the HUGE bag of figures that was left over when I took my share it turned out that by keeping the donkey I had caused the reciever to end up will almost a whole set, which seems a little sad but he's fine with it (I think)

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  2. Good to see an Oronegran in his freshly issued uniform!

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    1. thankyou, his comrades might have a few patches on theirs to show a bit of wear and tear

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  3. Very nice donkey...and Oronegrean...
    Phil.

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  4. Now these are very good painted! You're getting better and better Gowan!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. thankyou very much.... I wont post these on the forum until the whole company is done... 24 figs to go.

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    2. agree with Peter: you improve a lot in your painting skill !

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  5. Well done Gowan, always an ass man myself.

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    1. thanks paul... ass man? does that mean you act like an ass or you like them?

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  6. Nice Donkey! ;D
    The test figure looks great, I look forward to seeing centuries of these marching across the grassy fields. The basing is a great step, I've found natural sand to be the best basing material. Although mine is not magnetic!

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    1. currently I only have half a century to paint... with some cazadores and grenediers to go with them. but maybe if I use Ions system where 1 man represents 20, I would have not just a century but a whole legions infantry component.

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