Good evening everyone!
In the comments related to the previous post, Norman Dean (whose excellent blog is to discover here - look at his incredible DBA armies!) asked: 'How many fellows are living in that hut, anyway?' and I answered with a list of figures waiting to be painted on my desk - a huge Celtic family :D
Among them was mentioned a war chariot and a warrior queen, and it sounded like a new and difficult challenge. Difficult for me, I mean, because:
- I never finished any war chariot (though several have traces of paint)
- I don't like to paint horses
- I feel compelled to add some reins to the models - every serious modeller at Benno's does it
And it was challenging indeed, I had to stick the reins at least three times !!! I know I'm not good at modelling, but I try :)
No more words, let's have a look at the result:
This small kit comes from Hät set #8140 Gallic Chariot with Warrior Queen.
I chose to paint the horses as dappled grey - not that easy, I would appreciate some advice, horses are definitely not my cup of tea. The warrior woman and her driver wear elaborate tartan patterns on their clothes. So far, so good... the reins (small pieces of kitchen twine) revealed difficult to stick.
Ok, I complain, but in the end, I am rather happy with the result :)
After the battle, the warrior queen is bringing a new head back to her oppidum...
... the druid of the tribe seems happy with this present !
The Carnyx player blows to show his enthusiasm - music, maestro!
And a back view to have a look at her green tartan.
Hope you like her, as fierce as she is !
PS: the oldest painters among you might recognize some Gallic foot soldiers that were painted as test shot figures for the Hät website ;-)