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Author Topic: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games  (Read 8146 times)

Offline Cubs

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2019, 11:45:49 AM »
Amazing work as always.  Where in the world does one acquire a Pixie Paladin riding a guinea pig?

Bad Squiddo. I've just found out, the Amazon holding her sword aloft has the guinea pig mounted Pixie as her scout, so they're a double-pack. Who knew?
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Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2019, 04:33:14 PM »
Very nice minis and realy good painting :-*

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2019, 07:53:29 PM »
Bad Squiddo. I've just found out, the Amazon holding her sword aloft has the guinea pig mounted Pixie as her scout, so they're a double-pack. Who knew?
While I could ask "why?", I have instead decided to ask myself "why not?", found myself lacking an adequate answer to this query, and may thus well find myself in the previously unexpected ownership of a guinea pig mounted pixie scout before too long. What a time to be alive.


Also, lovely brushwork.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2019, 08:33:15 AM »
While I could ask "why?", I have instead decided to ask myself "why not?", found myself lacking an adequate answer to this query, and may thus well find myself in the previously unexpected ownership of a guinea pig mounted pixie scout before too long. What a time to be alive.


For such a tiny model, it was surprisingly easy the paint. I stuck on my short range specs and painted it up in a couple of hours start to finish. The detail is crisp and directs the paint where it needs to go.

Offline N.C.S.E

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2019, 10:33:47 AM »
Stunning. :)

Putting in my request for a troupe of more "generic" Hoplite Amazons. I have in mind the contingent of Amazons (12 if I recall correctly?) that Penthesilea brought with her to Troy after the events of the Iliad. The array of "generic" amazons from other companies lean toward the opposite of what "believeable female figures" might stand for.

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2019, 11:55:24 AM »
For such a tiny model, it was surprisingly easy the paint. I stuck on my short range specs and painted it up in a couple of hours start to finish. The detail is crisp and directs the paint where it needs to go.
Having just looked up the size of a 1p coin (barbaric foreigner me), I won't deny the sculptor must have been a bit of a wizard, but to paint such a tiny figure in such a manner is not just down to the quality of the subject. I don't believe you typically paint much in, say, 10mm scale? It's not so much your experience I wonder about, but mainly interested if you approached these little ones similarly to how you would normally paint a 28mm figure, given the far more limited space for colour gradients and the likes.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2019, 12:23:03 PM »
Having just looked up the size of a 1p coin (barbaric foreigner me), I won't deny the sculptor must have been a bit of a wizard, but to paint such a tiny figure in such a manner is not just down to the quality of the subject. I don't believe you typically paint much in, say, 10mm scale? It's not so much your experience I wonder about, but mainly interested if you approached these little ones similarly to how you would normally paint a 28mm figure, given the far more limited space for colour gradients and the likes.

My wife asked how I managed to paint the details in the face - I told her I didn't, I painted around the details in the face, which did the same job. By leaving eyes, mouth and under the nose as the base colour, then stroking in the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin with the highlights, the facial features just appeared. It was standard 3-stage colours for the most part, plenty of deep shade left to help give crisp delineation and a focus on bright colours, with a little pile of slate and relatively dull colours to the base so as to help the little fella be visible. The shiny bits on the black eyes were a tiny spot of beige underneath and a white blob on top - an effect I completely robbed from one of my daughter's story books, about woodland animals.

Offline Annie

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2019, 03:10:55 PM »
Thanks Cubs!

I'll post some crisper photos in the week too, with my fancy gear :D

The Kickstarters are shipped so next week....... they should all be available at retail, I'll bump when they are!

Offline Cubs

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2020, 07:14:05 PM »
Now, Annie isn't sure if this latest addition will be an Amazon, or a Shieldmaiden, or just a random fantasy female type, so I'll show her here with the caveat that she may end up belonging to a different category. Since she's all new and such, she lacks a name as yet (Hooty McHootface is already taken), but I reckon she'd make a great 'Priestess of Athene'.




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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2020, 08:13:10 PM »
fantastic miniature!  Great paint job too!

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2020, 08:21:01 PM »
I like this range anyway, and obviously your paint jobs are incredible.. But that last one is just great. I might need it pick one up!

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2020, 09:45:12 PM »
 :-* Really interesting figure and superb brushwork....could see her appearing in Mortal Gods
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Offline Zopenco

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2020, 05:45:40 PM »
Any chance of Bad Squiddo producing amazon figures inspired by the frieze of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Amazonomachy_from_the_Mausoleum_at_Halicarnassus_(British_Museum)

Or the Bassae Frieze?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Amazonomachy_in_the_Bassae_Frieze

Offline Cubs

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Re: Amazon Warriors - by Bad Squiddo Games
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2020, 07:40:27 PM »
You'd have to ask Annie, I'm just a brush Scotey.