Celtic Senon Chief 300 B.C.

Portrait of a Celt
Portrait of a Celt
This article describes the painting of a 54mm miniature from Andrea Miniatures.the Celtic Senon Chief 300 B.C.The figure is sculpted by Jesus Ara from Andrea or other miniatureretailers.

From the enclosed instructions "The figure depicts a Celtic chief. The Celtic warriors did notfavour the use of armour. They preferred to fight almost completely nude. Only the chiefsused helmets and ornaments."This photo shows his shield which was painted withbright anthropormorphic designs.
Celtic pants design
Celtic pants design
I took a big risk and decided to paint some flamboyant checkedpants on this model.I started with blood red.Then painted blue stripes over that.Then painted yellow stripes over that.Then used a fine black Pigma Micron marker over that.I am ambivalent on the results.On the one hand I like the plaid and the crazy weave pattern.On the other hand, my hands were a bit shaky and it does notlook super realistic.Oh well, at least I enjoy experimenting
The gaze of the chief
The gaze of the chief
I like how the gaze and the helmet of the model turned out.Unfortunately he is looking down a bit, so you do have to golow and look somewhat upwards to see the face.

The model came in multiple pieces which I pinned and epoxied together.I think I would have had better results with the pants if I heldoff with the placement of the shield. The shield blocked easy accessto painting the pants.

The hand and the spear were also separate, but I waited until thelast moment to epoxy those in place.Rather than use the supplied white metal spear, which lookedlike a wet noodle, I cut a new brass wire spear, which looksa lot more straight and deadly.
More crazy pants
More crazy pants
One more close up of "Celtic Chief Crazy Pants."The Celtic chief is painted with Reaper Master Series paints.

I hope you enjoyed reading the details of the paintingand photographing of a large miniature of a Celtic Senon ChiefPerhaps these hints will help with painting ancient warriors.

Enthusiasts of this scale may also enjoy thePegaso 54 mm Celt miniature.More miniatures-related articles are atDan Becker's Miniatures and Models site.Thanks for stopping by and reading about my miniatures.

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