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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. Paul Handley PlanetFigure Supporter

    I’d definitely vote for that. I don’t know why the Bourbon restoration isn’t more popular.


    Nice :)
  2. Paulo A Fixture

    Doubtless the 4 first categories are my favourite ... although a good figure is allways a good Figure no mether the subject or century.
    What Iike in the first categories is the "Liberty" of colors and also the fact that there is very thin line between mithology and Historical acuracy ...that (again) gives us Liberty to "play" a little with our Figures and make them more interresting .
    Other wise , I believe that at this moment I´ve already paint all the subjects in that board :sneaky:
  3. Vincent Z Member

    I wish I could select multiple...

    But my vote has to go to Napoleonic... There is an air of romance in wearing the brightest and most dashing uniforms into battle.

    if I have a second and third choice it would be Ancients (specifically Egypt upto Hellenization, Ancient Greece, Roman late Republic + early Empire) and Medievals (Byzantine, Sassanids, and 100 years war). Not very original, I know.

    I also like to have more Chinese representation in this hobby given my heritage, but haven't found much in the way of good pieces other than a few busts. Anybody found any good pieces or brands with Chinese figures?
    Blind Pew likes this.
  4. Civilwar 100 Member

    My vote is for ACW, just love the era and variation of uniforms.


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