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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thistle & Rose Gallic Army

A new owner is bringing Thistle & Rose (T & R) 15mm miniatures back on line. I haven't painted 15mm ancients in ages so it was a great opportunity to get back in the saddle by painting a T & R Gallic army for Triumph.  

T& R are true 15s, comparable in size with Corvis Belli.  Not too tall or plump and very detailed. I don't know how they managed such fine detail on 15mm figures.  Some of the shield work was so intricate I used washes and glazes to highlight the handiwork. The "Dying Gaul" figure is a great touch too.  

The T & R FaceBook page is up here.  When they go live, they'll have a deep bench of periods and armies.  In fact, I should have another round of 15mm painting in the Spring with Saxons, Normans and Vikings.  





This project was a good reminder that one can never paint too many Gauls.  I do miss the days of playing ancients with our disbanded ancients group.  One day!

25 comments:

  1. Nice to see you painting 15s again, Monty. They look great!

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  2. Don't know this brand, but these minis, under your brushes, look superb...Beautiful army and presentation (love the buildings in the background!)...Congrats!

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  3. They look beautiful Monty. Any chance of some real close-up shots so we can see the detail you're talking about [ahem] "in detail" as it were?

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  4. Thanks man. I shipped them already but I pulled a close up of the shields as painted by another painter from the T&R FB page. Shoot me your email and I'll get it to you. Me: m_luhmann @ yahoo.com

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  5. They don’t look half bad and your painting on these fellows is absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to give 15mm ancients another try.

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    1. Thanks Caliban! Love your 28mm ancient painting!

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  7. Been waiting for T&R to go live for nearly two years now. I know its a part time business as the owners have proper jobs but they are such a good range its frustrating to have to wait so long. You castings turned out really well painted too.

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  8. With what rules did you use these, Monty? FoG?

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  9. Great looking army, Monty! I've never heard of T&R, but they do look like fine sculpts. Although I'll likely not be venturing into 15mm anytime soon :)

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    1. Thanks Dean! Time and tide eventually drives every painter out of 15mm. :-)

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  11. Marcus! No FoG in the last 2ish years here. The warband is for the owner of T&R and they play Triumph! I put a hyperlink to the rules up in the body.

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  12. Your usual lovely 15mm ancients work!
    Best Iain

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  13. Thanks man! It has been a long time!

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  14. Nice work! Bill showed me the figures you painted and they were beautiful. I saw him right before Christmas to bring him your Dacian army. We finally came to an agreement on the army and I was in the neighborhood anyway.

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    1. Thanks Jeff! Very cool that you reached a deal AND get a game in!

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