Friday, 1 November 2013

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go... Vignette finished

Yesterday I had a rather long evening at my workbench. Figures had to be sorted and packed, orders of battle printed, everything checked twice whether anything is missing and most important the interrogation vignette had to be finished:
It's based on the excellent figures of Alan and Michael Perrys. They are from their nice AW100 set with a couple of Hessian and British officers interrogating an American captive.
Since Giles from Tarleton's Quarter told me that those figures have real and living models - him and some of his fellows - I was very careful with painting the faces. Not perfect but satisfying for me so I hope I didn't insult anybody with disfiguring his alter ego. 
Anyway it was great fun to paint those very individual miniatures and arrange them. As usual I used Vallejo Model Colours mostly.

For now that's it with AWI. I need a break and will paint something else during the next week. First of all a small band of Saga viking mostly of Gripping Beast Plastics. Then a large unit of Napoleonic KGL riflemen from the 2nd Light Bataillon KGL for a La Haye Sainte skirmish and then a unit of FIW redcoats for Bloggers for Charity. And probably there will be enough diversions to let me begin some other project simultaneously.

But now I have to finish my cup of tea and get into my shoes. Very soon my fellow Robert will pick me up to leave for Antwerp! I hope to come back after a great trip with the boys with a bag full of stuff and my head full of new, insane ideas.

I'm looking forward to see some of you at Crisis!

15 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy Antwerp and you'll take some nice pics to share.
    The vignette really turned out great and your basing added the final touches.

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  2. A beautiful vignette, fantastic work!

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  3. That is a wonderful piece of art Stefan, enjoy the show

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  4. Fantastic little scene and excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  5. Stefan -you've painted that magnificently; excellent stuff!

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  6. Oh wow, it looks fantastic! Great painting! Have fun tomorrow and maybe we meet.

    Greetings, Sofie

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  7. Lovely vignette, very well done!

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  8. It came out fantastic. Best, Dean

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  9. Hi folks,

    thanks a lot for your kind and encouraging comments. Our trip to Crisis was an excellent event and ratehr sucessfull too. But more on that later when I've sorted all the pictures...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  10. Superb painting Stephan, the vignette will make a nice touch on the table Look forward to seeing your future projects on the blog.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful work! Bravo.

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