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Thursday, 27 November 2014

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH

Following on with a more cheerful post, here is a 54mm figure I painted a while back as the start of a 54mm Funny Little Wars project, but based in The War of the Spanish Succession (I'm calling it Funny Little Wigs). I plan to paint a small force each for the allies and the Franco-Bavarians and am making good progress with the former.


A rather nice figure from Tradition, but Rose Miniatures do an even better version of the Duke which I hope to get hold of (for Christmas). 

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  1. Cool figure, can't wait to see his troops... not to mention opponents too!

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    1. Hope to show them soon, and then put my mind to getting some French, or preferably Bavarians.

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  2. 54s seem to be catching on. I got the Rose figure years and years ago (didn't know they still made them). At the time the Duke was part of a series called 'Marlborough's Guards' so I ended up two foot figures as well. This stuff is certainly bringing back memories, many thanks.

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    1. I'm enjoying 54mm all the more as I can actually see them clearly when painting them. I still like smaller scales, but the 54mm chaps are flavour of the month.

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  3. Excellent work! Also I salute your current choice of listening: as I'm sure we've discussed before Dio-era 'Sabbath is also a great love of mine. Current listening on my part is Bowie 'Hunky Dory' and Tull 'Aqualung'. They most certainly don't make 'em like that any more!

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    1. A real pity the poor old sod (RJD that is) got the dreaded cancer, just glad I saw him sing live before he succumbed... without a doubt the greatest voice in rock. I admire Bowie for being so damn cool, but never really got into his music..... Tull on the other hand are (or were, as I believe Mr. Anderson has retired to grow chillis) possibly the best band in the universe and beyond.

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  4. Having probs with leaving comments Spinginsfeld?I can't see yours on my computer...

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    1. Seem to have sorted it out by changing the background colour....blogger sometimes does these things.

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  5. His Grace the Duke is most impressive. Lovely work painting him, wonderfully old school.
    Cheers,
    Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael, the shinier the better for this project.

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    1. More wigs are on the horizon, I have Prince Eugene, King Lewis and also some French courtiers on the painting table.

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