Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Medieval Philosophers and Thinkers

A set of  "men discussing" created by Alex. Available from Fredericus-rex.
They aren´t supposed to be Philosophers or whatever, but I´ve dug about on the web and found some names,  that fit (more or less and just for a bit of fun) to the bods.
The whole gaggle of "wisemen" together. 
John of Głogów (ca. 1445 – 1507) with a couple of his pupils (maybe Copernicus is one of them ) at the University of Krakow
On the right, William of Moerbeke  (1215–c.1286) having a heated discussion with his friend Witelo (c.1230 -1280/?) about  Platonic metaphysics.
"NO!! In the book!! Not up there!!" William of Ockham (c. 1288 – c. 1348) in a bit of a row with one of the locals
John Duns Scotus  (c. 1266 - 1308) discussing Lombard´s  sentences with the  philosopher Radulphus Brito (1270 - 1305)
As always, the faces are excellent and great fun to paint.

Hello to Ross Karnes and Aleksander Gawronski from G+
and Sébastien from spirit-lotr86 blog. His scratchbuilt Ruines d'Osgiliath is a lovely piece of work and well worth a look.  

27 comments:

  1. sorry Paul, I couldn't help thinking of this when iIsaw your post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiZt79UKUFQ

    Those are some cracking figures there :)

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  2. Thanks tasmin.
    The vid ..greece winning against germany :-D
    There´s this series of vids
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-buzVjYQvY
    Philosophy made "simple"
    I gave up after episode two :-D

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  3. Great minis, Paul ! And I didn't know this brillant range, thank for sharing.

    J-B

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  4. Very nice, Paul. The figures are unique, and decked out with the Bodman's Color-Touch beautifully.

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  5. nice work Paul! they are some excellent faces, and some very cool scenes. I like the second to last one as its rather funny

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  6. Hola
    Una buena coleccion de minis,y con muy buena disposicion a colocarlas en dioramas,por su forma de estar discutiendo,o charlando o lellendo la biblia,molan
    un slaudo

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  7. Excellent and fast painted figures Paul! I'm still working on them! :-D

    The one with the broom IS Tyl Uylenspiegel! ;-D

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

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    1. Thanks Peter.
      They only took a couple of hours..the heralds, guards and prisoner set is taking a lot longer..8 mounted bods!! (and the poor prisoner)
      He really does look like Tyl

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  8. Very good work as always Paul

    Ian

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  9. Great characterful figures and great painting mate.

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  10. Always fun and excellent to see!

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  11. Fantastic work Paul, excellent painting!!

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  12. Great sculpts and amazingly crisp paintjob! Congrats Paul with these excellent miniatures!

    Cheers

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  13. Lovely work. Great research as well!

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  14. I'm very jealous of the excellent sculpts you can get in 20mm these days; more choice than in 28mm!

    Cheers, Simon

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  15. These are tremendous Paul; William of Ockham reminds me of Connery's character in the Name of the Rose.

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  16. Wonderful and unusual figures beautifully done. I particularly like the grinning broom boy watching Witelo and William of Moerbeke argue!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  17. Nice work Paul. So small pieces and well-painted

    Hugs
    Kike

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  18. I think that the medium age is your time favorite , great paint Paul
    Greetings

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  19. The poses on these are just perfect. They convey so much about what the bod is feeling. Great idea to make them philosophers. Well done Paul.

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    1. Thanks Anne.
      I only started with middleages to have a break from ancients..but somehow they have taken over...I´ve just noticed that nearly half my posts are medieval!!:-D

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  20. You wouldn't want to argue with William of Ockham - he's liable to whip out his famous Razor...

    Mike

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  21. I've missed this work!!!! An awesome Alex work with a great Paul's painting ... perfect!

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  22. I love these guys Paul. As always the faces and the colours are brilliant. I really like the old guy with the broom laughing at the learned philosophers. Very funny.

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