Thursday, 5 June 2014

Release the hounds..!!

I've received the castings of my medieval 'aluants' - very crisp moulds from Griffin Moulds that really bring out the detailed sculpting skills of Steve May.



I've fast-tracked the painting of a set of four, to show them off (the man at arms was already done and waiting to be joined by his pack). I need to investigate a good colour pallet for the dogs, but a quick look at the medieval illustrations I have seems to show few markings; really having just a single colour coat. My favourite pose is the one sniffing for the scent of a deer or boar. The picture below shows the castings, with just a wash of GW Nuln Oil. You'll now spot these little chappies turn up in many future vignettes of mine no doubt!


I currently have some spare packs, which I'm able to offer to sell if anyone's interested. I guess the dogs could be used across the medieval and early modern period, and probably for the ancient period too?
I've costed them at roughly what they've cost me, as this is not a commercial venture, but equally its not cost-effective to just have handful cast up.

So, there are 4 dogs per set (as per the photo) and cost is £3.55 including postage to the UK, and £4.25 for postage to Europe. Payment can be made by PayPal please, made AS A GIFT, to my Paypal account which is h.chick@tesco.net
IMPORTANT - Please also add your delivery address to the Paypal payment (or send me a separate email), as I've discovered that Paypal don't always provide this when I get the funds notification!
Many thanks.


34 comments:

  1. Those are great and very usable sculpts. I'd happily buy a pack.
    Best regards,
    Mattias

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    1. Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  2. They are fantastic sculpts, I could definitely use a pack!

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    1. Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  3. Great looking hounds, poses are perfect!

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  4. Looks fabulous, what an inspired idea for period-feel!

    Cheers, SG
    mountainsoflead.com

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  5. Nice painting ! And as promised, spare me one, please.

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    1. Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  6. Another well painted and thought out vignette, the hounds are great.

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  7. Those really are delightful models and a cracking paintjob as usual.

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  8. Excellent right enough, put me down for a pack.

    Regs

    Rory

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    1. Rory.
      Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  9. Exellent looking hounds and a stunning command viginet !

    best regards Michael

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  10. Bow-wow! Great work there, a lovely vignette!

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  11. ECM they are lovely. I'll take a pack!

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    1. Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  12. Lovely pieces, if you have a couple of packs I would like them
    Thanks

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    1. Graham,
      Many thanks - if you'd like a pack please send me the Paypal payment and I'll send them to you.
      Simon.

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  13. They are reaaallllllyyy great. I hope you can still send me a pack :-) Where do I need to send the paypal ?
    By the way you are one of 3 men who’s works have decided me to start a medieval army... so THANKS to you ;-)))

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    1. Hi Christian - thanks for the kind words.
      Please send the Paypal payment to h.chick@tesco.net and I'll get the hounds to you. Thanks, Simon.

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  15. Hi, magnificient work.
    I just come to send you Paypal. I hope you still have a pack for me ...

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    1. Phillippe;
      Thank you for your order - I will post them tomorrow for you. Simon.

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    2. Great. I will check my mailbox every morning !
      Thank you very much.

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    3. I just come to receive my "hounds". Great minis. Thank you very much for the sending.

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  16. It's a great job! Simply Wonderful!
    I will try to repeat. Tell me, dogs are made in a single copy or not and I can buy them?

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    1. Alexandr, yes they can be purchased - if you send me a Paypal payment and your address - as outlined in the posting.
      Thanks, Simon.

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  17. I just got my order yesterday. Very smooth deal and very nice castings : I should have bought more !
    Thanks again to share them,
    Matt

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    1. Its fine to order some more Matt.
      Glad you liked them.

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  18. Well received the hounds and they are really really great ! Thanks again for them and a wonderful service :-)))

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  19. Just sent you an email, hope you still have some to spare?

    Simon

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  20. Simon, Excellent hounds & you did a great paint job. Do you have any left?

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  21. A bit late to this party. Beautiful hounds and very evocative of the period. Do you happen to have any left? Love to get a set.

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