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The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:57:05 PM »
I have just watched the Borgias and I had to paint myself a Cesare and his assassin lapdog Micheletto together with his bad ass pope daddy (which I did a while ago)







I wonder where I can find some useful miniatures for the other characters...
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 04:41:01 PM by traveller »

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 04:47:20 PM »
Nice, they look great!  :) Love the detail on the pope's headgear. I was wondering if I should watch the series, from the trailers etc. it looked quite nice, historical inaccuracies aside...
By the way, where did you get the figures?
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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 05:23:26 PM »
Thanks for your comments,

I like the series a lot. Great inspiration for skirmish wargaming  ;D

The miniatures are conversions:

Micheletto: Perry body and West Wind head

Cesare: Copplestone conquistador body and Copplestone Somalian head

Pope: GW Empire sorcerer body, Copplestone SYW Grenadier head and bible hand from an Old West miniature

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 06:17:39 PM »
Great work on all three!  8)

I managed to follow the first season of the series, is there more skirmish action in the second season as most of the action seemed to take place in the bedroom  lol

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 08:03:52 PM »
As in all the US produced series, Rome, Tudors, Borgias, Game of thrones, they seem to add a big portion of sex in the first season but it fortunately fades away in the later seasons. I like them since they, at least to some extent, are based on historical events. Any student of 15-16 th century Italian history would recognize the scheming and backstabbing that goes on in The Borgias. The struggle between the Borgia Pope and Catarina Sforza is legendary and even if the TV series mix up events a bit, it is still a fascinating story  ;)

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 04:40:11 PM »
I am slowly reviving my project for the Sack of Rome 1527 and added some friends to the Borgias above. These will portray some of the Black Bands of Giovanni that participated in the defence of the city (or maybe just a band of street thugs)
















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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 06:39:55 AM »
Great work :)

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 08:07:47 PM »
Very well done! I really like the mix of models.

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 08:10:50 PM »
Thanks for your comments! It was really fun to watch the series and converting/painting at the same time :)

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 07:01:22 AM »
Know nothing of the series but must ask, where is Lucretia?  (aka Lucretia McEvil - though perhaps an undeserved epithet)

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 08:58:42 AM »
Know nothing of the series but must ask, where is Lucretia?  (aka Lucretia McEvil - though perhaps an undeserved epithet)

She definately deserve one  ;)

I just wanted to portray Cesare and Micheletto as they were the main characters involved in the actions scenes and they fit to my Rome 1527 project. I recommend the series if you have not seen it. It provides a good feel for the period and a lot of potential wargames scenarios. Another one, although more fantasy, is ”DaVincis Demons”, which has more focus on the conflict with the Turks.

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 04:44:08 PM »
Very nice band indeed !

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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 02:39:40 AM »
Can't model Jeremy Irons' voice, alas.
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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 03:07:36 AM »
Very characterful group of figures, well done. Those Copplestone Somalis are useful minis, I've used the heads and bodies for things (but I've not painted them as Somalis yet, lol).
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Re: The Borgias - Cesare and Micheletto UPDATED
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2018, 07:02:13 AM »
Very characterful group of figures, well done. Those Copplestone Somalis are useful minis, I've used the heads and bodies for things (but I've not painted them as Somalis yet, lol).

Haha, you spotted that one  :D useful indeed!