Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Warlord Games 'Boadicea Triumphant!'

I've almost finished Warlord Game's excellent 'BoadiceaTriumphant' model and have attempted to do it what limited justice I could.


I would have completed it weeks ago as unlike me, I decided to mount a big push and get it done in relatively quick time.  The little woman had, after all, bought it me over a year ago and it was only fair I should make an effort to show her the completed version in order to ensure her continued procurement policy towards my chaotically disorganised hobby. However, my hospital stint and four weeks' convalescence put paid to that and so it was inevitably delayed.


The constituent parts prior to clean-up and priming; the figures have a nice, heroic feel to them, with 'Boadicea' herself bearing a passing resemblance to actress Alex Kingston, who, coincidently featured in a woeful television drama about the warrior queen some years ago.


There's not a great deal of room aboard the chariot, and so with this in mind and to ensure a good grip, I drilled locating holes in its bed and pinned the models' feet to assist their gluing later.


The (almost) finished model;  due to the unforgiving scale, I drilled the horses' bits prior to priming in order to feed thread through to act as reins but have yet to fix them. The problem will be where to feed them to as neither of the figures has been sculpted with them in mind.



I was thinking of maybe scattering a spare Roman scutum onto the base and even fix a couple of (bent) pila into the side of the chariot to represent battlefield chaos, but decided against it as being too 'busy' and distracting.

Really enjoyed building this one and look forward attempting more Warlord stuff in the not-too-distant future.

That's it for now,

Monty


30 comments:

  1. Cracking redhead you've got there Monty
    Nice job with paints
    Hope she gives the Romans hell :)

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    1. Cheers Geordie - redheads are the only way ;)

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  2. Well done Monty!

    I'm thinking whether to by this model or not since the moment I began collecting my barbarian force.

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  3. Good job! Got to love the guy with the standard - who ate all the oakcakes!

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  4. Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments, which are very much appreciated.

    @Thomas I would recommend this model to head up any force of Celts ;)

    @Justin - I agree, an impressive set of Iron Age 'moobs' lol

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  5. Great work, the model and your painting is supberb.

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    1. Many thanks Paul - problem is, it takes me forever :S

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  6. Great Paintjob and Fantastic Work on Boadicea! Nice Ancient Miniature! I am a vivid hobbyist, Miniature Painter and wargamer. On top of that, I collect collectibles and action figures and love playing Total WAr. Me and my friend set up a hobby blog called Toyconstruct that features our collection of Modern Miltiary Model Kits, Warhammer, Action figures and reviews.

    It would be so great to have our blog (www.toyconstruct.blogspot.com) google connect with yours, hobbyist and fellow wargamers alike. Do give us your opinion and thanks (:

    P.S Nice to see many of your works and interest that are common with mine!

    Cheers!

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    1. Many thanks for the kind words Jiaqi, will do, mate - no problem ;)

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  7. Masterful work Monty! A real head turner mate.

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  8. Good job Monty! The base turned out really nice too :)

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  9. That's a top notch model and top notch work Monty.

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  10. Nice job monty. Just starting to put this one together myself. Nice inspiration from you and Phil Hendry to get it done

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