Thursday, 18 October 2012

Goumier's


I've been maxed out with work and other life dullness lately so haven't done much painting. I did however manage to paint up these four French Goumier's from Artizan Designs. Really nice figures and they made a real change from all the Khaki I seem to paint.

The Goumiers wear these big cloaks which have really colorful markings which differ depending on what tribe the soldier is from (if I understand the history correctly). I thought they would make a nice change and were a real challenge to paint what with all those stripes. I've got more of these from the Artizan range to paint and am rather looking forwards to it.

In other news, the observant (ie not blind) among you will have noticed I changed the blog to a lighter colour,   I was finding the all black rather difficult to read, which says something about my eyes!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely job on the miniatures and the blog Sir!

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  2. Super nice job, and cool subject. Is this fella named Joseph?

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  3. Cheers chaps, more of these to do, they make for a colourful alternative to the usual WW2 fair.

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  4. Great job on them chaps there Smillie. There is a good film called Days of Glory, a French film about the North Africans, well worth watching.

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  5. Nice work dude, I'd never heard that about the cloaks before. You learn something new every day. Blog is much easier to read I agree.

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  6. Cheers guys, thanks for the info on the film Pete, I'll have to give that a look in.

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