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19 janvier 2015

"The Night Watch" ...... a dark story ! (and another base....)


...just some pictures, it's supposed to tell a story.
Not sure that's very clear ...




+ some pictures of the new base : (first finished work of the year !)




(Figures from VALDEMAR - VA127 "Medieval Guards on Duty" => here)

30 commentaires:

  1. Top painting on that flaming brand Sam...very 'real'.

    H

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    1. Thanks Hugh ! I confess that I'm quite satisfied with the torch !

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  2. Fabulous work, walls, shadings on clothing and metals... I just love every little detail, from the lonely guard on the bench to the flame in the torch! Congratulations and thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. You're too kind Mister ! I'm almost blushing !
      The wall is not on the "top" but it's a good training for doing more ambitious projects and make some tests on walls...

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  3. A lovely story Sam, great fun and a great build too.

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    1. Thanks Michael!
      I find all that work so "small" compared to many other ones ...

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  4. The vignette is splendiferous!!

    The obstinate sitting guard is being encouraged to join the rest of the midnight to 6:AM guard mount before the Captain of the guard catches him and accuses him of "dereliction of duty." The penalty for this offense is one week of slopping the hogs and mucking out the pigsty twice a day. Plus, the offender must sleep with the hogs!

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    1. Thanks Jay !
      "splendiferous" ? I've never heard or seen this word ! I like it and will re-use it for sure ...
      You're severe with this poor guy ... with the hogs! damned !

      (One thing that nobody knows: this poor guy is NOT on duty ! he's part of another set "Guards resting" in fact ! but don't tell it , it's a secret .... )

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  5. - Capitaine, vous êtes un peu dur avec Sancho.
    - Taisez-vous sergent, ce n'est pas parce qu'on est de garde qu'on peut tout se permettre !
    - Mon capitaine, ça fait maintenant deux bonnes heures qu'il est en bas...
    - Sancho, tu as fini ?
    - ...
    - SANCHO ! Ça y est, c'est fini ?
    - ...
    - Allez, remonte avec tes camarades. Et toi, tiens cette torche éloignée. Il se peut qu'il n'ait pas encore fini de digérer son chili !

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    1. Et avec mes coënneries j'en oublie de te féliciter, évidemment !!!

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    2. Ouais ben, je commence par te féliciter !
      très drôle ! ( le sergent il s'appelerai pas Garcia par hasard ?)
      Au moins, ce petit machin est "inspirationnel", c'est une bonne chose !
      Et puis ça faisait vachement longtemps que j'avais pas raconté une histoire, ça fait du bien !

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  6. Beautiful work Sam! You bring things to life so well.

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    1. Thanks Sir Pendragon !
      some figures are very "inspirationnal" !

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  7. Looks great Sam, I just finished the same figures from Valdemar, interesting to see a different take. Also the base is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Alister !
      do you have post yours ?
      I've chosen a "Ice and Fire" colour scheme for the Night Watch .. ;)

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  8. I see you also used them for a little story, like I did! I found it a great set! You did a great paintjob on them!
    The base reminds me of a diorama I made long time ago (do you remember the "Kingdom of Heaven" duel?). I used the same material! Your wall looks fantastic Pascal!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter !
      don't remember the duel with those figures : do you think that you can find it and "up" it on the forum ?
      Yes it's a great set that I wanted to paint since a long time!
      that's done ........
      I found them perfect for this "Night Watch" ...

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    2. The figures are used in a story. You can find it here: http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12114
      The base was in a duel: http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4707
      And yes they are perfect for this kind of diorama!

      Greetings
      Peter

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    3. Two impressive works !!!!!!!
      I've not seen the duel (maybe I was not on Benno's at this time ?) but I remember a little the diorama : excellent !
      and the story is very funny !
      It's also interesting to see how much your painting skill has grown !

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  9. Wonderful diorama - very thought provoking. I do like the guy on the bench trying to get some much-needed rest.

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    1. Thanks Dean !
      It was a long time since I've told a story !
      "Back to the trees!"

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  10. I didn`t realise before that you were scratch building your walls & ground work. Well Sam I am well impressed by what I have seen. Perhaps a Cathedral next? BB

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    1. Thanks Paul ! That's what I've believed to understand, but yes it's scratchbuilt ! I make some trails because I want to learn and doing is the best way !
      You're impressed ??? you, the specialist of scratch-building ?
      A cathedral ? why not ... but not scratchbuilt !

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  11. I thought a bit dragon or monster was gonna pop up, from behind.

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