Saturday, 15 December 2012

El Cid Almoravid Infantry (HaT)

Finally started work on the Infantry for the Moor army. This lot are th HaT Almoravid infantry with a few conversions.
The flag I got from Tom´s Toy soldiers Blog which he made himself and kindly put up HERE  for everyone to use. Apparently the writing on the flag means "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger" or sometimes translated as 'There is no god but god, and Muhammad is His prophet"
The writing on the shields is completely made up and hopefully doesn´t actually mean anything..
The archers. Nice looking bods but there could have been a few more poses
The conversions. Nothing spectacular, ranging from just swopping a spear for a lance or an arm swop. So far it´s raised the 16 available poses to 22
Hopefully the El Cid Andalusian Infantry set will allow more conversion and the possibility of cross coversion between both sets.
The original pose is on the right of each pic.

34 comments:

  1. Really beautiful job, Paul. Congratulations.

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  2. Your brush never sleeps!

    I love your Moors! You've got a very colorful army with lots of variety in weapons and poses. And I won't even ask how you strung such a tiny bow.

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  3. Glad you're making use of the flags!
    The figures look great.
    Tom

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  4. Very nice Paul, happy to be back working in 20mm again?

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian.
      The 28m´m bods are just for fun...sort of another sideline to the main theme of 20mm medievals. The painting methods are completely different, I´m having to invent new ways to cover the larger areas....a wet palette might be called for.

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  5. Love it, love it, love it! These are so good Paul!

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  6. Very nice painted bods. Just like the rest of your work.

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  7. Excellent paintwork Paul. Stunning colors. I like what you have done with them. I have these sets somewhere. Would like to paint them sometime too.

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  8. You've still got and use your "conversion cognitions," multiplying your armies exponentially. A very nice rainbow of colors on the Moors, Sir.

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  9. Nicely painted. The El Cid period is one of my favourites

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  10. Wonderful colors! Excellent looking scriptures...
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      I was going to use actual writing but it just didn´t work. it takes to long to "transfer" the real writing to the shield.

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  11. Very colourful and superb painting on these Paul.

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  12. Excellented painted and converted bods Paul! I see you have been playing with your knife again! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  13. Beautiful Paul, I think one of the shields said "Ray is a muppet" but I'm not sure it could be puppet!

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    1. Thanks Fran.
      You haven´t seen what´s written on the new shields...:-D

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  14. Really impressive, congratulations

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  15. very nice work paul... hey all those shields are insulting me, just joking great work

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  16. These a stunning Paul, wonderful colours.

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  17. Great stuff and interesting period.

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  18. they are perfect!
    a very good set and I love the colours.

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  19. I'm glad you've done it already! One more for me to "follow", as I intend to paint this (and the other set too) soon! ;)

    Superb work, as always!

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    1. Thanks David.
      The good thing with this lot is you can let rip with the colours. I researched a bit before starting but there´s not a huge amount about them out there except that they were pretty colourfull. The black guard is something very different though.

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  20. Lovely figures Paul, but I could read the shields and will remain mortally offended for forty days and forty nights, then I'll raise Jihad against you...and get some sleep!

    Hugh

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  21. Paul, I appreciate the links to Plastic Soldier Review with your posts. PSR is like a small history lesson for folks unfamiliar with the time period.

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    1. Thanks scott.
      PSR is a great site, the "bible" for collectors or 1/72nd plastic bods. If it hadn´t been for finding them and the bennos forum on a boring sunday surfing the internet looking for childhood toys of long ago, I probably would have gone over to WotR´s stuff in 28mm..the very thought :-D

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  22. These really stand out Paul the colours are great!

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  23. Great work Paul but I think that this set is the Almoravid infantry not Andalusian.... :-)

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    1. Thanks and well spotted.
      I was elsewhere in my thoughts as i posted ..a test today which I thought would be difficult..and it was..I just scraped through..

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  24. There is no Bod but Bod! Great work, chap!

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  25. such a beautiful group of figs!!! super

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  26. Hola
    Inpresionante gran trabajo
    UN SALUDO Y FELIZ NAVIDAD

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