Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Airfix Ancient Britons

A good week so far...two sets finished :-D
First half with the big chief and the guy with a pig on a stick
The "battle Taxi" I really couldn´t be bothered to put the reins on this one.
My poor attempt at "celtic" clobber

16 comments:

  1. Poor attempt my arse, that's a good attempt at Celtic clobber.

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  2. LOL...it looks too bright...the photos...that´s my excuse. No..it looks like the sort of thing that you took on a long drive so the dog could sit on it and later when you had your picknick the sannies would be all hairy!!!

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  3. brilliant painting. love to see you paint the waterloo 1815 company versions of the italian wars of liberation sets

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  4. Fantastic job. I used to have loads of these guys - unpainted of course! I remember replacing the chariot wheels with those from the Airfix Napoleonic British Artillery. I think it made them go faster.

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  5. Nice job, I've got one of them pic-an-ic blankets in my car.

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  6. Nicely done! Now you just have to have a go at the Roman Fort !!!

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  7. Nice job mate.The celtic fabic looks bang on.Do they have matching flasks?

    Cheers Rich.

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  8. An ancient Briton painting ancient Britons :D

    Some good tartans there Paul, nice work

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  9. Super job. Two sets in one week, phew! Well done.

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  10. Again great work! "Battle Taxi"! Ich schmeiß mich weg :-)

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  11. Great painting! I love these old Airfix minis.
    So many time I played with them many, many years ago!
    Cheers Wolfgang

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  12. This was a wonderful set, even with the slabs of tree trunk for chariot wheels.

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  13. Nice looking work. Any attempt at tartan or other cloth designs is worthy of praise in my book. I've never been able to get it right so you've done well.

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  14. Another great work !!You have a nice collection of Airfix...

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  15. Nice brushwork, I have a fondness for these lads, my 1st ancients in any scale.

    Something to think about when choosing colours for doing tartan. The usual process involves crossing threads of 2 different colours, (leaving aside overstripes which add additonal colours) and looking at a basic pattern, lets say red and black, with red being the big squares. The big squares would be red because both vertical and horizontal threads are red, the small squares at the corner would be black for the same reason while the "lines" would be formed from red and black threads and thus be a murky dark red.

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  16. It's lovely to see all these Airfix sets from my childhood getting really serious paint jobs. They are transformed! Well done!

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