mercredi 22 septembre 2021

Gallic Warrior Queen on her War Chariot

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 ;-)


23 commentaires:

  1. Wait, but she wearing clothes!

    They look great to me. I haven't done reins in decades but they certainly look good here!

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    1. Thank you Ross! Oh those reins, as difficult as I imagined... A clotheless warrior queen ? Why not. I might consider converting an Amazon into such a queen... :)

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  2. Oh my! I really do like how the horses and chariot came out! You're a braver man than I, putting the reins on there. And I am envious of those plaids both on the queen and on the carnyx player - I may need to find an excuse to paint some myself...

    (And I am much obliged for your kind words about my humble blog! :D )

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    1. Thank you Norman! Your wonderful figures deserve a bit of advertisement for sure. Did you ever show them at Benno's or TMP (links on the left panel in 1/72 communities) ?

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  3. These are really nice, I also like the the rest of the tribe coming out to support them, really makes for nice pictures

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    1. Thank you sir! I still have many more on my workbench :)

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  4. Tout simplement superbe !!! bien que tu n'aime pas peindre les chevaux ils sont quand même très réussit! la guerrière est superbe dans son chariot! Bravo Philotep :)

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    1. Merci beaucoup! Pour les chevaux, comme pour le reste: de bonnes photos de référence, de l'observation, et de la patience.

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  5. Absolutely fantastic from top to bottom! I also do not enjoy painting horses but I would be overjoyed if they turn out as good as yours. The plaid is amazing well done Phil.

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    1. Thank you Tony! The truth is that I know very little about horses, but I begin to gather info not to paint them in uniform brown. And I'm looking for documentation regarding horses during the La Tène period.

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  6. Bien fait mon copain! Excellent painted figures, shields, horses, oh just everything!

    But where are the orcs? ;-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Merci Peter! For the Orcs you'll have to wait a bit more, but some Goblin just appeared on this blog :)

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  7. The results are unbelievably good! Those horses look d@mned fine. The texture on the Queen's robe is magnificent and the woad looks like the real thing. Absolute works of art.
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks! I think it must be a Zitterdes resin house, but I bought it so long ago that I'm not quite sure.

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