Sunday, May 19, 2013

Entry #6 to the Lead Painters' League: 'Citizens, We Must Feed the Revolution'



When I first saw this set of figures on the Eureka Miniatures website I knew I had to get them. They really have a certain charm about them - the young lass ardently kneading the dough with her bare feet, while her fellow citizens busily work it into loaves for the baker's oven. Bread to feed the hungry mouths of the Revolution!


I especially like her jaunty feathered bicorne and the men sporting their distinctive Liberty caps.



I've also included an industrious looking fellow sitting astride some sort of workhorse contraption. He's working on... I dunno, some manner of metalwork? Or perhaps he's a woodworker repairing some vital component of Monsieur Guillotine's Le Rasoir National.  You can almost hear some unfortunate aristocrat getting a 'haircut' in the distance accompanied by a refrain of La Marseillaise

Ah, spring in Paris...


I invite you to check out the Lead Painters' League to see all the entries from this week's round.

48 comments:

  1. What a sensational set and wonderfully executed Curt - a real joy to the eyes!

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    1. Coming from a 'vignette master' such as yourself that is high praise indeed. Thank you!

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  2. Another cracking entry Curt! Vignettes as nicely done as this are always a joy to see.:-)

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much Christopher!

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  3. Not enough bread? why don't they eat cake? ;)

    Lovely vignette Curt :)

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    1. Not cake, madame, de la brioche.

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    2. I'm a pain au rasin man myself but I'm sure I'd be one of the first on the gibbet if I had lived in 1789...

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  4. Fantastic, I love that!!
    Phil.

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    1. Cheers Mr. Magpie. I have some Phil-inspired Pulp stuff coming up in the next few weeks so stay tuned...

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    1. Says the same when said either way, nice! Thank you Rosbif.

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  7. Brilliant vignette Curt! Very atmospheric. I hope la jeune fille has washed her feet!

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    1. Mon dieu! The brioche is so much better with a bit of Parisian dust on her dainty feet. ;)

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  8. This is one of your best Curt!

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    1. A great compliment coming from you Moiterei, thank you!

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  10. That's an excellent diorama Curt, splendiferous work!!

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    1. A most humblest thank you Sir Ray!

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    1. Thank you Juan! I'm still thinking (and admiring) of those Harkonnen figures of yours.

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    1. Cheers Andrew! I need to chat with you about acquiring some of your gorgeous terrain. Will be in touch.

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  13. Very nice work, and not your typical wargames diorama!

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    1. Thanks Scott. Yes, that is one of the reasons why it really caught my eye. I thought it would serve as a nice focal point within a village or in an established camp.

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  14. Hmm, about the only set I did not buy from Eurekas new "extras". And seeing how nice yours looks... I could kick myself for not doing so!

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    1. Ah, then you're ahead of me as I still need to collect a few more - they are so nice and provide such great character.

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  15. Wonderful, Curt - really wonderful. I love the way you've added the small touches, like the soot from the bread ovens and the bags of flour by the side. That would make a perfect base-line camp, something very worthy of looting for any Austrian Croats or Hussars!

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    1. Cheers Sidney! Yes, it certainly would serve as a good objective, I had not thought of that.

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  16. Extraordinary, Curt; quite the scene.
    As to the previous comments, Defend the revolution! Keep the monarchists at bay!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Mike and best of luck on kicking cigarettes. Not an easy task, I can only imagine.

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  17. Beautifully rendered; the composition and colors are excellent. Best, Dean

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    1. Dean, thanks very much, I appreciate the encouragement.

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  18. Wicked work once again dude - brilliant!

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  19. Great stuff Curt, just what needed for the revolution...

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    1. Thanks Stuart! BTW I'm really enjoying your Elizabethan Zombie Wars game. Very creative.

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  20. Great work, Curt!
    Fine detailing and a very nice vignette indead.

    I was happy to vote for you on LAF.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thanks so much Monty! It seems to be a very close match, which is good. Blackwolf's warband is excellent and very deserving.

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  21. Very characterful. I am not sure I want to eat bread with toe- jam though. Very nicely painted and a joy to behold.

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    1. Thanks Clint, much appreciated! I have a suspicion that in living in those times the prospect of 'toe-jam bread' would be the least of one's worries.

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  22. That's a hell of a sweet set and your painting is glorious as ever.

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    1. Cheers Kawe! Hey, if you're in Montreal now we should arrange a time to get together for a visit and a game. Drop me a note.

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  23. Now I know how this looks painted. Looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Mike! Now, you need to pick one up for your new Revolutionary War project...

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