Saturday, February 2, 2008

Herd of Horses?

Mounts waiting for riders... Hopefully the riders will make their appearance by next weekend.

Completed Batrachian artillery crew. The package did not include a "swab" so I made one from a bit of brass rod and some greenstuff.

Horse and limber. From Front Rank minis. It also came with an alternative wickerwork top.

After a swarthy character in black and yellow absconded from an inn somewhere in the Soweiter League the innkeeper was heard to say "Get out and never darken my towels again!" (with apologies to Groucho Marx)

I also spent some time today rewatching "The Great Race". Excellent movie, with plenty of humor (slapstick as well as word-play), adventure, great characters, imaginary places like Carpania and Potsdorf, Natalie Wood - often scantily clad, scenery, cool cars and other vehicles, etc. Jack Lemmon is great in a dual role as Professor Fate and Prince Hapnik, with Peter Falk as his minion, Max. Tony Curtis plays the Great Leslie and Keenan Wynn is his side-kick. This movie still makes me laugh. One of Blake Edwards' best, imho. Also has some possible inspiration for uniforms (even though the period is a bit late - the colors for some of the Potsdorf/Carpanian uniforms wouldn't be out of place in the 18th century).


Bluebear Jeff said...

Everything pictured looks great . . . but riders are needed for those horses.

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks, Jeff.

Riders are prepped and awaiting colors (still painting them). :)

MurdocK said...

I liked the wild horses!

Whenever I make up a mounted unit now I always paint up one 'dismounted' horse, that I can use as a 'blown' or 'disorder' marker for that unit. It helps with the game control details and never looks out of place!

Super works there fitz-badger!

abdul666 said...

Great work, and as always presented in an enjoyable manner.

tidders said...

Luvverly stuff, I particularly like the artillery piece and crew.

-- Allan