Monday, December 23, 2013

From JuanM: 28mm Spanish Gladiator & British-Crewed Breda (32 points)


Juan, a veteran Challenger, joins us and submits these two fine entries for his debut this year.
Here are my first entries to The Challenge.
The first one is a 28mm gladiator, a 'Hoplomachius', from Brigade Games. This is a fantastic figure from Paul Hicks, the first one for another project I want to begin with my club´s mates. So here is 'Viriato', an Spanish gladiator. It has been a true pleasure to paint him.



The second one is a 28mm Italian Breda AA gun with British crew. This model is from Offensive Miniatures, a very nice one that I expect to use in my games of "Chain of Command", in scenarios based in the Dodecanese Campaing; for that reason, the crew are from the RAF Regiment.


Beautiful work Juan. You've such a smooth style with the brush, it's always a pleasure to see your work.

These two subjects, separated only by around 2000 years, will give Juan 32 points (including a bit extra for the great arid basework on the Breda). Welcome back Juan!

23 comments:

  1. Very nice work on both of these Juan!

    Christopher

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  2. Top work as ever Juan. Glad to see you on the scoreboard

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  3. These are both brilliant Juan. Like Curt, I really love your painting style and find your choice of tones exceptional. Looking forward to more!

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  4. Excellent pain really like the British gun crew the painting style is perfect

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  5. Outstanding paintjobs! The gladiator is great.

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  6. Two great entries here! I particularly like the way you based the Italian Breda AA gun with British crew.

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  7. stunning work as Curt say's your brush work is super smooth
    Peace James

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  8. Just great, especially the smooth shading on the Brits!

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  9. the Spanish ! the Spanish!

    great work!

    GillesW

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  10. Hermosa obra de Juan, me encanta el basando así!

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    1. Ray, you're such a worldly fellow? Or did you just order tapas and wine from the menu?

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    2. Muchas gracias, caballero; thank you a lot, sir!

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  11. Fantastic entries. The shading and skin tones are exceptional
    Well Done!

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  12. Thank you very much for your kind comments. They are really apreciated.

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  13. What a great first entry to the Challenge

    Ian

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  14. Outstanding work Juan - top notch!

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  15. I would have to say this is the best entry I've seen thus far in this year's challenge. Lovely work, Juan. Bravo!

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  16. Stunning work, Juan. Museum-quality!

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