Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sean Bean's Rifles

Over the past few days I have been staying busy painting these Elite Miniatures Riflemen. I love the quirky style of the sculpting which repays a fairly careful paintjob. I painted these fellows in my usual Vallejo acrylics from a white dry-brushed black undercoat. The bases they are on are their temporary "handling bases" (GW plastic ones), and are not their final bases at all. I think that the three figure vignette on the larger base looks quite nice though and may form the basis for a later grouping.

I've nearly finished painting five gunners, too and expect to have them photographed in the next few days.

I'm thinking of writing a "Sharpe" parody and calling it something along the lines of either "Sharpe's Pastiche" or even "Sean Bean's Rifles". I have been using the phrase "whoreson motherless rogue" an awful lot in the back of my head lately..!


Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...

Those are some mighty nice looking figues there, Greg!

Stokes Schwartz

Grimsby Mariner said...

Nice figs Greg.

Elite do have a very unique style don't they? I have a lot of their French naps in bicornes and rank them amongst my favourites in my collection. All gangly, twisted movement and gawky expressions - but they fight hard.