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ModelCellar's Continental Militia

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
ModelCellar's Continental Militia
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, November 20, 2016 6:01 PM

I bought this guy after getting inspired by a friend of mine showing off his painting skills with his Warhammer pieces.  It is a 75mm Continental Militia member, bought from modelcellar.com.  the casting was pretty nice, with just a few sink holes, that I didn't bother to fill, but my paint filled with no problems.  there were some assembly, as the right hand, tricorn hat, scarf ends  and flagpole.  I actually drilled a hole through his hand to hold the pole.

 

 Photo Nov 20, 12 27 40 PM-01 by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

  Photo Nov 20, 12 28 10 PM-01 by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 Photo Nov 20, 12 28 01 PM-01 by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

I still need to create a base, and I want to add a Moultrie flag to the pole...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 24, 2016 12:32 PM

Here he is, all finished, and ready to fight for our freedom....

 

 

 75mm colonial Militia figure on a walnut base by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 75mm colonial Militia figure on a walnut base by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 75mm colonial Militia figure on a walnut base by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

The base is a piece of live edge walnut, left over from a hall table I built, and made to represent early winter, 1775-1776, although Im not aiming for true historical accuracy . ..

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:01 PM

I'm in awe of you figure painters, and your example is a reason why.Outstanding.

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:28 PM

templar1099

I'm in awe of you figure painters, and your example is a reason why.Outstanding.

 

 

Thank you! I appreciate the compliment!  this is actually my first 'real' attempt at figure painting.  I have painted figures before, but they were basically just accessories to the model in question, not the subject...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Amarillo, TX.
Posted by captfue on Sunday, November 27, 2016 3:07 PM

Outstanding paint work he really looks haggard.

Rules are overrated
  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 27, 2016 5:26 PM

Very cool! You did a great job of capturing the winter look!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
Posted by jackball74 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:40 PM

Really great figure, and you did a wonderful job painting it! Your style reminds me of old period paintings.

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