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Friday, 10 November 2017

Rumbleslam Fantasy Wrestling - Halflings!

Rumbleslam Halfling wrestlers by TTCombat

Yes, I like wrestling. Yes, I know it isn't real before any asks. No, I don't think Colonel Bill's would pay me to go over to the USA to watch it live ... not that it would hurt to ask ­čśť
Two things I've learnt about myself. One: I find painting a chore. Two: It is easier for me to make up the uniform colours, than having to work to historic examples. Three (I'm feeling generous): I'm a glutton for punishment and keep painting miniatures with huge amounts of flesh showing, which take an age to paint all the layers on! Not particularly looking forward to painting the big Ogre.

Cheers for looking

27 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff, Roy. Love the face paint!!! :-) Perhaps surprisingly to many, I too I find painting a chore. But I feel playing with unpainted minis to be utter heresy!!

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    1. @Blaxkleric: Thanks Simon

      Yeah, the face paint and shorts design came to me whilst I was having my evening meal. One of those flashes of inspiration that come from no where.

      To be honest, I don't play enough to have to worry about using unpainted miniatures (though I am repainting my STAW models - though not the Borg, as they look good enough pre-painted. Just got some decent sized TOS ships to go with my 1701-A model, and am looking at doing TOS Fed and Klingon versus Borg)

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  2. These are so well done Roy, painting may have been a chore but you are very good at it!

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    1. @da Gobbo Grotto: Many thanks for the kind words

      I've certainly improved my brush control and technique over the last couple of years, and my understanding of paint application and colour use is coming to me with every paint job. But to be honest I am a very slow worker, and find it difficult to motivate myself to paint. One of the reasons why I'm favouring pre-painted gaming at the moment when I do play.

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  3. Top notch work on the painting, Roy. I find painting incredibly relaxing and enjoyable but I can understand that not everyone feels that way. Each to their own, huh?

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    1. @Bryan Scott: Thanks Bryan (and cheers for the comment you've left over on LAF - Its not a site that I know my way around, yet. So I'll have to look into it more during 2018)

      Yeah, if someone asked me 'what is it that I enjoyed doing?' I'd be stuck as to know how to answer. I just do things and hope that they can be done quickly, so I can move on to the next thing to do. I'm certainly a different character than the majority of people.

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  4. I think i'd like painting figures if I was as good at it as you are!
    Can't understand the attraxtiveness of Wrestling , but each to their own!

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    1. @Zabadak: Thanks Joe

      Ah, I was indoctrinated into the cult of wrestling back when I was still too young to attend Primary School. Sunday afternoon, Me my Father and my Grandmother all watching British Wrestling on the television. One of those family traditions that made up my childhood.

      As to painting. Back when I attended the clubs when I was teenager, I used to look at the adult's painted armies and say to myself that if I could paint that good I'd paint all my figures to such a standard. I have to be honest, I now can paint better than the majority of them could, but I'm so slow a painter that it would take me a lifetime to get an army done (never mind anything else). There's also the problem of, too many projects and not enough time.

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  5. I am not a fan of wargaminging sports games, I never have been. Not even Bloodbowl. So while I do appreciate the painting (even if you find it a chore) these are not for me. But wouldn't it be boring if we all liked the same things.

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    1. @Clint: Cheers Clint

      Stu offered me a load of figures to paint for the trade stand ... you should have seen the face I pulled on hearing his words! (it made Stu laugh) I'll still end up painting the EMP display miniatures for Col. Bill's though.

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  6. THey look nice, very nice...

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  7. These are just priceless Roy, I love them.

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    1. @Michael Awdry: thank you Michael

      I have to admit they do look good. And I'm looking forward to playing with them (alongside some Dwarf wrestling loonies).

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  8. Excellent painting Roy, despite you not enjoying the chore of hairy sticking. :)

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    1. @pulpcitizen: cheers

      I'm using synthetic brushes exclusively nowadays. I just can't use sable brushes, or the like. You'd think a bristle would be a bristle, be it real or plastic, but no. I just can't control sable brushes as well as I can synthetic fibres.

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  9. "Painting a chore"????
    Corr, Halflings Obviously Rendered Exquisitely!!!!

    You've done a masterful job on them Roy and I'm jealous of your skill and talent! :-)

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    1. @Wargame Addict: thank you

      Yep, I'm not a fan of painting if I'm being honest. Part of the problem is lack of motivation, the other is the untidy environment that is my attic paint room (it needs a good sorting out. whoops!)

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  10. oh fantastic miniatures Roy!
    best regards

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    1. @Michał Kucharski: thank you Michał

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    1. @Simon Quinton: Thank you

      Yeah, the inspiration for the face paint was when I got thinking back on a GW BloodBowl Norse player who I painted up with the Mel Gibson 'Braveheart' war paint. I was going to copy the same design, but decided on something 'jazzy' at the last moment.

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  12. Great miniatures Roy ! And an awesome paint-job !
    Love them.
    Greetings

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    1. @Mario Morrhaye: Thanks Mario

      I'm hoping to team them up with some Dwarf wrestlers at some point in the future, so that'll be something to look forward to. I'm interested to see the height difference between the TTCombat Dwarves and Halflings.

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    2. I'm looking forward to those Dwarfs Roy !
      You know I'm a bit of a Dwarf fan :)
      Greetings

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