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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) 8.0%
Dark Ages (Vikings, Barbarians, Huns etc.) 12 vote(s) 4.8%
Medieval (Knights, Crusaders, Saracens, Mongols, Byzantines) 21 vote(s) 8.4%
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) 23.1%
Samurai & Oriental (Medieval up to approx. late 19th century) 8 vote(s) 3.2%
Old West & American Civil War (post AWI to approx. 1890) 13 vote(s) 5.2%
British Empire up to WWI 21 vote(s) 8.4%
Crimean War & Franco-Prussian War 4 vote(s) 1.6%
World War I 10 vote(s) 4.0%
World War II 32 vote(s) 12.7%
1945 to present 8 vote(s) 3.2%
Fantasy & Sci-Fi 25 vote(s) 10.0%
  1. stoffy01 PlanetFigure Supporter

    You cruel bastards!
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  2. peedee A Fixture

    Trust me it's for my own good.
    I will respect me in the morning.

  3. jonsteed47 Member

    I picked th't subject for one re'son no nit-picking on the color scheme .
  4. Kevtk135 Active Member

    I clicked Sci/Fi and Fantasy because most of mine are that. But I'm drawn more to the figure's sculpting and dynamic pose. So if there's a Roman or Hoplite that looks awesome I'll get it as fast as I would a Wild West guy, a WW1 pilot or even an Troll or Orc. ;)
    I'm also drawn to real people. I'd buy a Wyatt Earp or Winston Churchill before I'd get a nondescript pirate...
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  5. santi fernandez Well-Known Member

    I could definitely vote 5 or 6 options but only one is valid, anyway I think that each painter goes through different stages over the years.
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  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    15000 views plus
    ..... 174 votes

    Don't be shy, your vote is anonymous
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  7. AWI, I wish there were more figures available in this period. Lots of awesome Napoleonic figures and vignettes but so far I just cant get into it....yet
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  8. alecs00 Member

    Knights are just the coolest
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  9. Henk A Fixture


    I know it's a bit late, but the Second Battalion want a word...

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  10. Venko A Fixture

    Lately I like more and more Fantasy&Sci-fi, just beacause...well, I'm not restricted to follow historical accuracy :)
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  11. peedee A Fixture

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  13. Joe55 A Fixture

    Ok I picked WW2, but truth be told, I like everything:D!

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  14. Paintster New Member

    Does anyone happen to know of a good place to purchase miniatures in the 25 to 28mm scale? I am trying to find a place that is cheap but not bad quality.
  15. Banjer A Fixture


    Resurrecting an old thread is probably not the best way to ask this question especially as it's not really relevant to the original thread. Better to start a new thread.

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  16. arj A Fixture

    For 25mm you can look at plastic soldier review. They've reviewed most soft plastic sets so that should give you an idea of what you might want to look for.
    For 28mm, have a look at Perry Miniatures. They have quite a few plastic and metal figures.

  17. Paintster New Member

    Many thanks to both of you!
  18. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Just a small part of the list
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  19. gorgosaurus Active Member

    Prehistorics for me! I voted Dark Ages ´cos that´s where I´m from.
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  20. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    ooh that was difficult to choose. I cut my teeth on Napoleonics as I loved the uniforms and this era of history, however, over time one looks at other periods of history and sees similar flamboyance in these too (eg landsknecht and SYW) so I guess my answer would have been C15 -C19 with a bit a fantasy too.

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