Thursday, 13 August 2015

And now for something completely mental...

As I get ready to fly south for the winter, also known as moving to Cheltenham, I am trying to get as much painting done as I can before I go. I have a few bits and pieces to finish, and I would like to do them now so that I don't need to take them with me. Some of them are for Willie, and here's the first:
This has to be the most insane thing I've ever painted. I don't know the manufacturer (Willie found it at a bring & buy, I think), but it is very nicely detailed indeed. Besides, everyone needs a giant Celtic loon. Some of the details are especially nice, such as the nut job's broken nose and false eye, relics of a previous drive in the countryside...
Here's a side view of the whole thing bouncing along at full speed. I really went to town on this, making it as over the top as I possibly could.
A rear end view, if you'll pardon the pun. The details on the tunics, believe it or not, are cast on the driver and helper.
A view of the other side. The whip is made from salvaged wire for a small notebook.
The model came with a moulded base, which even has a starfish on it. This is presumably meant to be one of the British chariots that scared Caesar's legionaries so much by thundering along a beach somewhere near Essex. Not much has changed in 2,000 years...

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  1. Yeah, it's mental, but it's also very well done. Such a dynamic piece, you can almost feel the crazy movement of the chariot.

    Well painted too!

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    1. Hi Anne, I've just posted your comment - somehow I missed it earlier.

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  2. Have you ever used it in a game? Man-o-man! What I would give to have something like that for my Pontic Scythed Chariots.

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  3. Thanks for looking. He hasn't seen tabletop action yet - my mate is slowly collecting a Gallic/Galatian contingent for use as mercenaries with his Successors. Doubtless they will also see action as the campaign progresses, led by this guy in person.

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  4. Dynamic (VERY dynamic!) and beautiful piece!

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    1. Hi Phil, 'dynamic' is definitely a good word!

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  5. OTT is No1. This is cracking stuff, Paul...more...MORE!

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  6. Wow - not sure how I missed this post earlier; but it is very cool, indeed. Love the wildness of the whole piece.

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    1. Thanks, Dean, I think we're online at almost the same time!

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