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Most popular eras for figure painters

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Babelfish, May 10, 2016.


If you could only paint one era, what would it be?

Ancients (Greeks, Romans, Celts etc.) 20 vote(s) 7.9%
Dark Ages (Vikings, Barbarians, Huns etc.) 13 vote(s) 5.1%
Medieval (Knights, Crusaders, Saracens, Mongols, Byzantines) 21 vote(s) 8.3%
Renaissance (Conquistadors, Rievers, Landsknechts etc.) 5 vote(s) 2.0%
Early modern (approx. late 16th - mid 18th century, incl. Pirates, Cossacks) 5 vote(s) 2.0%
French & Indian War / AWI 9 vote(s) 3.6%
French Revolution & Napoleonic 58 vote(s) 22.9%
Samurai & Oriental (Medieval up to approx. late 19th century) 8 vote(s) 3.2%
Old West & American Civil War (post AWI to approx. 1890) 14 vote(s) 5.5%
British Empire up to WWI 21 vote(s) 8.3%
Crimean War & Franco-Prussian War 4 vote(s) 1.6%
World War I 10 vote(s) 4.0%
World War II 32 vote(s) 12.6%
1945 to present 8 vote(s) 3.2%
Fantasy & Sci-Fi 25 vote(s) 9.9%
  1. Babelfish A Fixture

    Not sure if this has been done before (may have been, but don't recall seeing it in my time here).

    Just for fun really, but the results could be interesting.

    I think I've covered most bases, hopefully without having too many choices.

    Pick just one.

    Haven't set a time limit. Just going to let it run a while and see how it pans out.

    I'll pin it for now to give it a bit of a start. I can always unpin it if people get bored with it.

  2. megroot A Fixture

    Pitty i just can do One.
    My periode of interest is WW 1 and Napoleontic. Vote for the last because I have more Nappi's then WW 1 figures.

  3. Mark S Guest

    You haven't included partially or fully naked women Steve......they may seem to be fantasy to us known as "the withered" but I think it's still a category all it's own.
    I won't mention it to Mrs. Babelfish.
  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    I guess you all know what I did choose.

    Janne Nilsson
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  5. peedee A Fixture

    I don't want to unduly influence any voting, but if anyone else votes WW2 me and the others in the bearskin and shako corner will shove our sabretaches up yer Waffenbarbe baby.

    Vive l'Entrepreneurs et les maquettistes.

  6. Babelfish A Fixture

    LOL Paul!

    Yes for some reason those pointing Germans in their coal-scuttle helmets are irresistable to many! :hungry:

    - Steve
  7. peedee A Fixture

    Well, I just hope they run out of grey paint in their hobby store.

    Mooh-hoo, hoo-hoo, ha-ha, ha-haaaaaaar.

  8. peedee A Fixture

    (Mark ?.......don't mention he forgot film and TV too.
    tsch..... never mind..... we can demand a recount on this basis if the poll collater doesn't give us the result we want...don't tell him:D).

  9. Babelfish A Fixture

    Fear not Paul, it's all above board and very transparent! It won't be like those EU referendums in which countries that vote NO are made to vote again until they deliver the "right" result that the politicians want!

    - Steve
  10. peedee A Fixture

    Dayammn :(


    ;) P.
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  11. theBaron A Fixture

    I think the Kaiser's Army (Hohenzollern Empire) deserved to be represented. You've basically bracketed it with the Franco-Prussian War and WWI.

  12. Babelfish A Fixture

    Fair shout Brad, I knew I'd probably missed something out. I was trying to offer a broad range of choices but without breaking it down too much. The flipside of course is that if I'd made 2 categories (say Hohenzollern Empire and French Second Empire / Third Republic) you can bet your pension that someone would have come along and said "but I like both!"

    It's not an exact science, some categories obviously overlap with others to an extent. I'll certainly bear it in mind for future reference though.

    - Steve
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    All of the above as long as they are flat. :D
  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Oh Roger, you're much too predictable. :ROFLMAO:

    All the best,
  15. Helm A Fixture

    Pffft Napoleonic my eye, we were hammering the French long before that :sneaky: Medieval baby
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  16. theBaron A Fixture

    Heh heh heh, Roger, I did a spit take!
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  17. theBaron A Fixture

    Yeah, I hear ya, Steve! I know it's tough.

    Maybe "fin de siecle", for the world from the 1880s up to July 1914 would have covered it. No worries, though!

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  18. peedee A Fixture

    Lol boys, I love this...so much fun.

    There is no way I would have put this thread up myself Steve..
    my categories would have offered you the proper complete choices which is all a modeller needs.

    1) Sum fellers wrapped in metal with sharpy sticks and sewn on badges.

    2) Elegant gentlemen in powdered wigs that doff their hat before their battalion volleyfired your team off the pitch.

    3) Royalist and the French Revolution
    3a) The Consulate period of the Republic of France
    3b) The 1st Empire of France
    3c) Bonapartists prentending to be Royalists so they had a job after Waterloo.

    4) Native first Americans.

    5) Gentelemen that wear the plaid to battle.

    6) Trumpeters and kettledrummers

    So you are a braver man than me...obviously.

  19. mick3272 A Fixture

    Well Steve,
    Bit of head scratching, between British Empire and Crimean War.
    Plucked for BE as that covers the period of the crimean war.
    I take the point that there were French Turks and Russians in the
    Crimean war, but they don't count as they wern't British.
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  20. Forté A Fixture

    Just the one vote

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