Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Off Topic #4 – Celt Iberians

I thought I should confess about the misuse of my painting time for the last couple of weeks. I have not been painting Hintons at all but have regressed to an earlier project. Now, please don’t worry about blog creep as I can assure you that this blog will remain true to it’s mission – there will be no photos of the kids or dogs (well, maybe the dogs).

I started painting a Carthaginian WAB army before my Hinton Hunt project and they were unceremonially dumped after the first of the 20mm Napoleonic’s arrived. I have been feeling a little bit guilty about this unit of Celt Iberians ever since as I had only painted 3 of them before the change of direction. Being a bit anal and liking things to be neat I decided it was time to put things straight and complete them. The unit is actually going to be 24 figures strong but I feel comfortable enough with them at half strength.

The figures are 28mm Gripping Beast Celt Iberians. I had naively thought that by purchasing the Foundry paint range along with Mr Dallimores painting guide that I would magically take on his painting abilities. Unfortunately this was not to be. Interestingly the figure second from the right in the front row (looking spookily like Mr Magoo) was painted before I started wearing reading glasses. The more recent additions, produced with the aid of glasses and magnifying glass are a little more realistic. To be honest I think that the Hinton’s are more my thing painted with simple block colours.

You will be pleased to hear that I have now started work on the HH Austrian infantry.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

...well I reckon they look pretty good!

Anonymous said... do I!


Stryker said...

Thanks for that chaps...


Stokes Schwartz said...

Blog creep (great expression), or not, your Carthaginians are impressive.

Best Regards,


Dustin Entz said...

Just bought some of these guys for dirt cheap and a second hand store and was seeing how old they actually are. Some of their sculpting looks really, really bad. But I figure it'll be a quick paint job.
Sorry, but I also reckon for the time you painted them well!!

Stryker said...

Well, I'm impressed that you've read so far back in this blog! I'm not sure when these figures went out of production but it wasn't that long ago, certainly no longer than 10 years. The sculpting isn't the best but they are ok once based up in ranks with the shields added. Sadly this bunch are packed away in a box somewhere.