15 avril 2015

"Travelling People, Jugglers and Acrobats" - (VALDEMAR) PART II

Hi !
I've finished to paint all the set !! (the part I is here )

  The Puppeteers :
 (If somebody has an idea for how to fix the puppets on the puppeteers... thanks)

Something is broken for the drummer 
and I think that the donkey fit with another figure of the part I

"The dancing Bear" :
 " Who wants to dance with me ?? "

07 avril 2015

"Viking SKALD " - KAMAR + Alex Gussev

Some days ago, I've seen that Andreas Brüggeman , the nice and talent man of KAMAR Figuren, have painted this figure sculpted by Alex Gussev : "Viking Skald"
 Mine was on the table since a long time, begun but not finished...
I've taken my brushes, my colours and here is the result :

but what is a Skald ?? (in french : Skalde ou Scalde) says :
 "The term skald (or skáld) meaning ‘poet’, is generally used for poets who composed at the courts of Scandinavian and Icelandic leaders during the Viking Age and Middle Ages. Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry."

 Pour tous mes fidèles lecteurs français : dit que: 
"Le scalde est un poète scandinave, très souven tislandais , du Moyen-Âge , essentiellement du IXème au XIIème siècle.
Il compose en se fondant sur l'allitération, le compte des syllabes,  et l'accentuation. Sa poésie, avec ou sans refrain , volontairement sans lyrisme, loue des personnages, récapitule un lignage, expose des sentiments personnels ou décrit un bel objet. etc.... "

 ... so we can say that it's a sort of Viking troubadour! I've not really find pictures of Skalds on the web, so I felt completely free for the colours! (something I like at mostly ! ). In comparison with the colour scheme of Andi, it's completely different !

05 avril 2015

NAPPIES !!!!!!!! ( Zvezda "French Line Infantry" )

Something I've never thought that I could do : paint Napoleonic figures !
But, Jan from Benno's figures Forum, has started a big project with a lot of other members of the forum : doing a diorama with one figure of all the regiments present at the Battle of Waterloo:
"The “Bennos Figures Forum Famous Waterloo Project” (BFFFWP)" (forum link : here )
So he asked me if I wanted to take part and I've accepted !
Like I'm French, I've chosen a French figure, but those which were interesting (for me!) were not easy to find (or with very expensive Postage costs.. ), so I've bought the small set :
Zvezda "Art of tactic" - Napoleonic French Line Infantry.
What I can say about this set is that it's NOT a good set ! poorly sculpted and difficult to paint!
It was a painful painting work : I'm happy that they are finished   !
Even if I've only 1 figure to send to Jan, I've painted 5, so he will choose the one he want ....
I think that's the first and last time I paint Nappies!