Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Loki Continues with more Napoleonics

Hi everyone, I am back to my old self mostly and an beavering away on my favourite period so here is the latest battalion.







This lot are the 2nd battalion of the 1st regiment of Berg circa 1809-1810 and are currently on Ebay

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Changes to the commission page and other news.

When we began this venture we had no idea that our services would become so popular in such a short space of time. This has led us in having to rethink our business strategy and planning for the coming year and to ensure we can continue to offer a quality service to you our customers.

We therefore have had to make some changes, and have decided that we are withdrawing the painting service for 15mm and 20mm figures. This is partly due to the bulk of the work we receive being 28mm and a clear step change between our hobby endeavours and those of our work, the edges get a bit blurred on occasion.

The other reasons are, Kevin has been busy trying to paint and sculpt figures at the same time and this is not viable in the long term as both impact on each other and at times block the schedule and cause a backlog, combined with Andrews continued health issues, his commitment to Warbases, and some major work he has deadlines to work too. We feel this is the best way to ease some of that and allow us to be more specific in what we do and maintain a good customer relationship for all our clients..

We have also had to implement some minor price changes in the commission costs, as material costs have increased significantly over the last 12 months and continue to rise, we have kept the increases to a bare minimum, and still believe for the quality of the work we produce that we are very competative on price.

We are currently fully booked until the second half of 2015 already, and so we are asking anyone who wants a commission to contact us directly to discuss their requirements at the earliest possible moment so we can avoid any nasty surprises or disappointments.

Thankyou

Andrew & Kevin
Brigantes Studio

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Rude WiP and a Few Napoleonics

Westfalia Miniatures.
Nearly complete, a bit more highlighting needed.
Westfalia Surgeons set.

Highlander giving the French a salute

Vivandier

Another view of his arse

Enuff said about this one


British tourists in Belgium

Another Tourist

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Boys from Berg

I have had another solid week at the brushes and this week it was the turn of the 1st regiment of Berg Line for me to complete.




These are a mix of Foundry Metal command and grenadiers with Perry Plastics.

Loki

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Loki's Latest work

Well I know these have featured on my own blog but they are just too good not to showcase as an example of my favourite period to paint.







Monday, 6 October 2014

Recent Work for the Derby Worlds.

Phew!!
What a busy couple of weeks.
The brushes and sculpt tools have been on overdrive for the Derby Deadline.
Here's a few sneaks at some of the stuff Brigantes have been working on.

First up is the new Miniature from Hinds Figures (Hinchcliffe).
A very lovely Napoleon on Marengo, Crossing the Alps.
Just like the popular painting we all know.
This is a beautiful piece in 28mm.
Sculpted by Mark Simms I believe.


A sneak peak at some of the new 15mm ACW.
Greatcoat Command.
An entire new range is currently being re-designed.
And will be available soon.


Finally, some new display figures for AW Miniatures.
28mm FIW British Command.



We are very busy, a lot of new stuff in the pipeline.
Painting to Veteran Standard by Kev
Sculpting also by Kev.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

28mm Woodland Indians

Another finished commission.
Quite a few Woodland Indians.
Various makes, Perry's, Warlord and the odd Dixons I recon.




A total of 35 of the murderous weeping's.
Shortly on their way to Germany.
Painted to Veteran Standard by Kev

Sunday, 14 September 2014

New War of the Roses

A couple of new War of the Roses items.
First up are Lord Montagu's Bills.

Followed closely by a cannon and crew, once again part of Lord Montagu's retinue.



The Bills are Perry plastics, the Cannon and crew are Perry Metals.
Painted to Regular Standard by Kev

Monday, 14 July 2014

Kings Lifeguard of Foote, Based and Finished by the Owner.

Charles kindly sent me some pics of the finished Kings Lifeguard of Foote for his ECW collection.
These are proudly displayed on the Warlord Games Forum.
I must say, these do look the part now they have had the basing completed.
The Irish Hero from the Osprey Highland Clansmen book also scrubs up pretty well.

Charles has done a great job on the basing and and a big thanks to him for giving me access to the pics for Brigantes.
28mm Redoubt, Bicorne and Pig Iron Miniatures painted to Veteran Standard by Kev









Thursday, 3 July 2014

New 28mm War of the Roses and 15mm Sculpting on the Design page.

William, Lord Hastings Shire Levy Bowmen.
I am at last getting near the end of this huge commission.
Six retinues from the Battle of Barnett.
Yorkists are Edward IV, Duke of Gloucester and Lord Hastings.
Lancastrians are Warwick, Lord Montagu and Duke of Exeter.
About 800 figures so far.
Everyone of them an individual.
All figures are 28mm Perry Plastics and painted to Regular Standard by Kev.




Friday, 20 June 2014

ECW, The last of the Kings Lifeguard of Foote and a rather Tough Irish Hero.

The unit is now complete.
A final Ensign and Drummer complete the commission.
An added extra is the Irish Hero figure.
He is from Warlord games and is painted as MacCholla at the Battle of Auldearn.
Osprey Warrior 21 "Highland Clansman" plate I.
These will be heading to Charles for basing as may appear in a future BP supplement.
All 28mm and painted to Veteran standard by Kev.




Tuesday, 17 June 2014

28mm War of the Roses.

Ongoing War of the Rose 28mm Commission.
This unit represents the Men at Arms retinue of Richard, Duke of Gloucester at the Battle of Barnet.
A mix of Perry's Plastics and Metals.
Painted to Regular Standard by Kev



Thursday, 5 June 2014

Northumbrian Tin Soldier - Nightfolk Questing Knights - Display Figures

I received these sculpts at Partizan on Sunday after offering to paint a set of them for David and Jayne's Display at Northumbrian tin soldier. I have David's agreement that I can post them on here as a preview for you all.

From left to right: Sir Venerable, Sir Hal 'The Bird Knight', Sir Bucket the Boor, Squire Knapsack. 

All figures painted and based to DISPLAY STANDARD by Andrew:




Now for a closer look at each model:

Sir Venerable




Well this is a rather striking figure, the helmet resembles the Leader of the Knights of Ni to some degree, but its the facial characteristic on this model that really stand out, the nose and tash are very prominent.

Sir Hal 'The Bird Knight'






Another wonderful figure that is loaded with character, from the large plume down to the fur boots this one has humour in spades.

Sir Bucket the Boor





Perhaps the easiest of the questing knights to paint as he is in full Armour but that beard and Mace really do stand out along with that Helm.

Squire Knapsack






Hair and nose are the first things you see on the squire. Then that helmet and torch really come into there own, this figures has lots going on and that is the wildest helmet I have ever painted.

These were an absolute joy to paint and I will be adding these to my own collection.