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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Carnevale French Vatican Guard

 I finished the Big Unpack yesterday... finished is of course a relative statement and there are a few odds and ends that will slowly ease into their new spots.... but the main work of unpacking is done!

That means today I got to spend some time working IN the studio instead of ON the studio.  I decided to pick up where I'd left off on Carnevale and start prepping some Raging Heroes.  I also found the Foldio II which lead to more goofing off with pictures than painting miniatures.

Anyway I did manage to finish up a couple of French Vatican Guard and a Deacon.  I really love that after the catastrophic opening of the Rift in the Sky,  and the ensuing destruction of Rome, the Vatican moved to Avignon, France... seat of the Anti-Popes, or the Black Popes of the Schism... way back when...
 I decided to do the Guard in a French Impressionist style which turned out to be a lot of fun to paint.  They look good from tabletop range and really interesting when picked up for a closer look.

The expressions and poses of the miniatures are very good as you can see... here the Deacon is  admonishing the Guard for their sloppy appearance...
And a little closer look reveals... just how little the Guards think of the Deacon's tongue lashing.

I've also made the uniforms recognizably French rather than a special pattern for the Vatican Guard.  The Guard are meant to be a symbol of the ascendance of the French State as they are a protective force for the Church.  No mistaking who these guys really work for!

This week I have more Carnevale, some Raging Heroes, and some Tabletop World in the queue.

See ya soon!

4 comments:

  1. What is the scale of these figures? They seem pretty tiny! Love the "don't give a !$@" pose of the one soldier :)

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    1. Hey!

      These are actually 28mm although not "Heroic" 28s... they are less finely proportioned than RH or Infinity but are not digital sculpts. To me they look kind of rough hewn like 15mm in term of design.

      I think we've already gotten used to the digital sculpts so old school sculpts are looking a little odd!

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  2. These figures are absolutly splendid! Great poses and paitn job!

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    1. Thanks Phil! each of them so vividly tells its on small story... I really enjoyed working on them!

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