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.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Eureka Renaissance Civilians

For the last couple of years Colin Ashton and I have made a joint order to Eureka Miniatures for collection from Salute, thus avoiding the unpleasant postal charges and other related impositions, not to mention receiving a fine discount. While I was browsing their site prior to finalising my part of the order I came across these non combatant figures for the Italian Renaissance. I seem to recall there are three or four packs in the range, but I only ordered the one comprising six casually standing figures, three male and three female. I’m pretty sure they are inspired by Romeo and Juliet looking at them. The females seem to be a young girl, her nurse and her mother while the males are a young man and two stern looking mature types. Here they are anyway, so see what you think ~

They made a pleasant diversion while the decorating was in full flow and I was still in Renaissance mode after completing the two bases of Light Cavalry for the project (see earlier post if you missed those). Now it’s back to the War of 1812 with a further US Regular Infantry unit in 1812 uniform, from Foundry of course. Will I paint them? “I will try!”

21 comments:

  1. Bellisima! They could also be painted to look like they're from a Fellini movie perhaps? Now get back to your 1812 stuff.

    Start saving up for our 2020 order.

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    1. Thanks for the kind, Italian,comment Colin. As to our 2020 order, I doubt I'll have painted all this year's by then at my present rate.

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    2. I don't actually want anything except a few more Piedmontese maybe.

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    3. When has that ever stopped either of us?

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  2. Nice looking civilians,males being much more colourful than the female in this period!
    Best Iain

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  3. Lovely civilians, always atmospheric on our tables...wonderful job!

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    1. Thanks Phil. One or two of the castings had faults.

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  4. Nice, now you need to find a copy of Jeremy Irons' The Borgias to watch...…

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    1. Bought it last April before my hip operation! Still to see it though!

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    2. Enjoy, nepotism honed to a fine art.....

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  5. They have turned out rather well David...
    A lovely bit of table decoration...


    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Aly, much appreciated.

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  6. Nice job on some different figures!

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