Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Rude Scotsmen for Fran

Finally they're finished!

Here are the two Rude Scotsmen I painted for Fran. Please send me your address, mate!
The figures are from the excellent range of Westfalia Miniatures. They're sculpted by Paul Hicks and have an excellent amount of detail below and especially above the kilts.
As usual I painted them with Vallejo Model Colours but didn't deploy Armypainter Quickshade this time. Instead I tried to build up the colours in three stages from dark to light. Actually more work to do but for those excellent sculpts I enjoyed to spent more effords than for simple rank and file troops.
The base is prepared with my usual mix of sand and stones and painted with my usual earth tone. As little bonus I added an additional musket from a Perry plastic sprue. It just didn't make sense to me that one of the boys should taunt the enemy unarmed...

Although I'll be sending them to Fran gladly it's hard to say goodbye to the boys. Probably I'll have to order another set of them sooner or later.

Anyway I hope you like them. Actually they're some of the best results I was able to perdorm thus far...

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely superb Stefan, Francis will be thrill I'm sure.

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    1. Thanks, Michael.
      I hope, that he'll like them too... ;-)

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  2. Wonderful work there Stefan and very fitting for Fran

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  3. Nice painting and I'm sure Fran will get a laugh.

    Christopher

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  4. Moi.
    When I look closely, I think, that men maybe are the Maasai clan ..

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  5. Now those are fecking excellent, very happy!

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    1. Thanks Fran, I'm really glad that you like them.
      :-)

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  6. Excellent work once again! Good work on the tartan and the socks! Hard to get right and I think you really nailed it!

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  7. Hi Stefan, that's a brilliant piece. The enemy will definitley be running scared!
    Cheers
    Steve

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  8. Many thanks for the kind comments, fellows!
    I really appreciate them. :-)

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  9. Great work on these Stefan, tartan is superb. Fran is going to be one happy man when he gets these.

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  10. Ah ha, just brilliant! Reminds me of Carry on up the Khyber!

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