My entry for the Casualty bonus round in the Analogue Challenge may be stretching the definition of a casualty just a little bit. The poor unfortunate victim in this vignette is a 'casualty' of a rather bloody sacrifice rather than a victim of combat. However for me the real focus of the model is the Priest in his colourful headdress.
These figures were bought from the Bring and Buy stand at Salute some years ago and came in a plastic bag without any additional information or labelling. I have since found out that they were part of a larger set from Outpost Wargames (sculpted by Martin Baker) that originally included two other priest figures. They are cast in pewter to 28mm scale although the proportions do make these rather 'chunky' figures, full of character.
The decorated altar stone is part of the set but the larger stone base is actually an old resin casting by Ainsty Castings that I found and recycled for this project. I did consider removing the metal base from the feet of the priest - pinning it to steps of the altar instead - but in the end I decided to keep it separate so that this figure could be displayed separately. I think the whole vignette looks pretty cool but I'm pretty sure my wife might take a dim view of me putting a full bloodied human sacrifice scene on display in the Family room!
I like that vignette ! it's fun to see colours like that !ReplyDelete
the altar is perfectly painted too.
I agree: not the best vignette to put in the family's room !
(except if you are vampires !!)
Open heart surgery, Mayan stylee! Very nice, BL.ReplyDelete
I saw that on the Challenge page just yesterday, I really like it!ReplyDelete
Very nice Lee I now look forward to seeing some more south American items for you. Maybe a pulp game at posties!!!! No seriously Ray will be up for it, he told me so!ReplyDelete
Sweet vignette - love the obsidian dagger!ReplyDelete
Wonderfully gruesome Lee. For shame if they won't let you have this as the centrepiece of your model displayReplyDelete
This really caught my eye Lee, loved the colours and the scene. Great job Sir.ReplyDelete
Well done - colourful but gruesome. Pity for that chap on the altar that the Geneva Convention hadn't been invented yet.ReplyDelete
"Well, he wanted a bigger role in the worship service, didn't he?"ReplyDelete
Splendid work, love the details!ReplyDelete
Nice work in a period not often covered Lee.ReplyDelete
Very colourfull work. Great little vignette.ReplyDelete
I really like this entry. I gave it a vote.ReplyDelete
Great work Lee.
Excellent work Lee, very eye catching!!!!ReplyDelete