Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chinese Warlords: Army Command

I've decided to take a little break from my rank and file troops and get my command figures together for the army.  These two figures come from Copplestone's Mounted Command Pack.

For the horses, I've used photo references from Tibetan horse races to determine the coat colors.  I'm not sure I really got the dark, dappled legs on the white horse looking great, but then painting horses has always been a weak spot for me.

At the head of the army will be Lt. General Ma. I think this figure has enough of a pompous toad look to it to be someone promoted up the ranks based on his family connections.

The real brilliance behind the general is his second in command, Colonel "Scarface" Hu. He's a rough and tumble former tribal horseman of the plains. Unlike his boss, he's an old hand at hand to hand combat, as his face shows.

11 comments:

  1. I like them! They are both full of character, they could be right out of a classic adventure movie. :)

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  2. Major Thomas these figures are amazing. They really capture the essence of the period for me.....well done and thanks for sharing. I look forward to more of your work from the Warlord period as I have some of these figures waiting for paint myself

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  3. I do like your BoB stuff...very well done!

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  4. Very nice - I like that scar faced rogue.

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  5. Well done sir, beautiful minis!

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  6. I love the scar! I can't wait for my Marines to give him another one!

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