David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Pope Alexander VI

Every Papal States army needs a Pope! Well, perhaps not, but mine has one now thanks to a very kind gift from Andrew Taylor of Antediluvian Miniatures. The figure is from their latest release of character figures sculpted by Matt. I’ve based him on his own for now, though I have bigger plans for him in due course ~

















And finally, here Pope Alexander VI is accompanied by his Pontifical Guard, Cardinal Bicclione and his Confessor ~















I’ve also finished the base of Italian spearmen. The TAG figures are a joy to paint and the riot of colour is just fun. I have got to wash the base’s texture and then apply static grass and clumps of grass and flowers, but they will be along shortly I’m sure.

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  1. Very Popish, does he give good mass? I wonder.

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  2. Very nice work David! A fine project!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, I’m enjoying the project.

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  3. Nicely done David...

    I think he looks a bit shifty ... I am not sure I would trust him with the collection box...

    All the best. Aly

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  4. Alexander was a fascinating character who was much maligned by his enemy Dell a rouvre. Pottering around Northern Italy a couple of years ago there were signs of his great building interests. Great figures by the way David.By the way have you seen the German version of the Borgias its well worth a punt..

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    1. Bought the most recent BBC DVD set for viewing during my convalescence. I’m pleased by how things have gone so far with the project.

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  5. Splendid! Although You in your red night attire complete with tassels will give me nightmares for years ......

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