Friday, April 5, 2013

Blue Moon 18mm Gallic Foot

I took a little break from my commission to paint some figures for myself.  These are a mix of all four Blue Moon Gallic infantry sets.  They are "foot command," "warriors in mail," "warriors in tunic," and "warriors bare chested."


I like my Gauls to look ragged, and the wide variety of poses helped me pull it off.  There are very few duplicates among these 100 figures.  Each bag comes with between 15 and 22 poses.


I used my usual method for tartans, starting with a base color, adding the hatching pattern in a lighter color, then adding a highlight. Some clothing got stripes, some got checks, some got tartans, and some got a solid color.


I also varied the colors on armor and hair.  These guys look like a screaming mob.


The figures are well animated, but still fit on standard ancient bases.  These are 40mm by 15mm Litko bases, and the figures rank up comfortably.


The figures stand 18mm from sole to eyes, around 20mm to the tops of heads.  The shields are separate and must be glued to the figures.  I do this before painting to ensure a strong bond.


As you might expect, they fit perfectly with Blue Moon's Roman legionaries.

I am very pleased with these figures.  I need to paint another 400 or so before I am ready to game, but they will have to wait until Glenn's Russians are done!


18 comments:

  1. Nice gauls! I'm wondering how well the blue moon stuff ranks up with xyston?

    You have a new follower too!

    Steve

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  2. Colorful and very nice, an impresive and inspired work!
    Phil.

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  3. Which Xyston? They changed their size over the years! They are about the same size as the "medium" Xyston figures.

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  4. These are the best looking Gauls I've ever seen in 15mm. So much detail and hard labor packed into these, Scott!

    I'd ask how long it took but then I'm likely to cry when you tell me. ;-)

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  5. Monty, they took about a week and a half. The clothing, obviously, is the most time consuming part.

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  6. Oh, ok, im thinking of getting a carthaginian army next, and was wondering if they would work ok with the Xyston Republican Romans and Carthaginians?

    A week and a half!! Great work!

    Steve

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  7. I have not painted Xyston's Punic Wars figures, just their Greeks. If I recall correctly, the Punic Wars figures are later sculpts, which mean they should be large. I think these would match pretty well.

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  8. Very colorful. Looks like the circus has arrived. Expert brushwork as usual. One hundred figures with complex clothing and shields is a "little break" for you? Sheesh, you're killing us!

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  9. These look great!
    Amazing work in that scale...
    you must be cross-eyed. Do you use magnifying glasses, or are you near-sighted like me, and the little stuff is easy to see without your glasses?

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  10. I am near sighted, but I am definitely starting to lose my close focus. I have not started regularly using an Otivisor yet, but it is probably coming soon.

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  11. What an amazingly colourful group. Excellent. Thanks for posting them Scott.

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  12. Beautiful job. What did you do for the bleached hair - brown undercoat with a buff drybrush? I really like that look.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  13. Now they are tasty- They stack up pretty well with XYstron in size- A mate of mine hasa couple of Xystron armies and I'm just begfinning Romans and - when I get 'em Germans.

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  14. Prufrock, It's just a light tan drybrushed over the black primer. I think the color I used was Vallejo 340 "Highlight Afrika Korps."

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  15. Great job ! I love the shields ! Congratuldations !

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  16. I just cried a little to hear you did this in 10 days!

    Your work is inspirational, Scott.

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