Thursday, 27 August 2009

Siggins Goes Shiny



Regular readers of Mike Siggins' columns in WI and Battlegames will be aware that he's a long time fan of the great Mr Gilder, and if you've browsed his website you'll be aware that Mike is a very accomplished painter. So it should come as no surprise that he's a dab hand at the shiny style.

Mike was good enough to send me some images of the Connoisseur Napoleonics he has been working on recently. Obviously i'm impressed. To my eyes Mike has that artistic flare that can turn a pedestrian piece into a work of art with a few swirls of the brush - something that all the great painters i have admired over the last 30 years have had. I am even more impressed that Mike has achieved all this with acrylics (though the horses were painted with oils).

Napoleonics are of course the archetypal 'Grand Manner' wargame period, and Connoisseur the ultimate range (for me at least), so i'm glad to be able to feature some at last. More Napoleonics from Mike (and a couple of other talented painters) soon.

4 comments:

christot said...

The Connoisseur Personalities range is one of the great secrets of the Napoleonic wargming world, all really fabulous figures (and horses), only rivaled by the "Willie" personalities -which are remarkably similar in style

johnpreece said...

Resistance is futile, soon all wargames figures will once more be painted in the Master's true style.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Wow!!! You simply cannot argue with the quality of Mike's work with the paintbrush.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

DC said...

Chris - i agree entirely, i've always loved Gilder's personality figures (and everything by Ted Suren). I'm surprised to hear they are a secret though - probably just shows how out of touch i am with the Napoleonic scene. cheers.