Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Ballet Comes to Town

Off and on for the past several weeks, I've been doing some non-wargame figure painting - ballerinas for my daughter's dance academy - Bluebird Dance Academy. These MegaMinis figures were procured to use as performance gifts to the girls in the dance academy after their winter performance this coming Saturday. Although I didn't put a lot of detail into the figures (mainly because of their small size), they did come out rather nicely, if I say so myself.

Here are the dancers of the company, led by Ballet Mistress Leslie, in the blue skirt. The younger girls are in the light pink leotards and tights on both flanks (see, I did get a wargaming term in!), while the older girls in black leotards and light pink tights are in the center.

And here the company of dancers entertains the Duke and Duchess of Courland (on the left) and the Margrave and Margravine of Carpania (on the right), in a holiday-inspired scene of cordiality between the two enemies in normal imagi-nation life.


Fitz-Badger said...

Nice change from painting military figures. I'm sure the girls will appreciate the ballet minis. The Duke and Duches and Margrave and Margravine minis look great, too! Makes a nice little scene with the dancers.

Anonymous said...

All you need is Stollenian Gen. Drosselmeier to show up with the Nutcracker Prince, and the ballet-Jeu de guerre can commence!

Capt Bill said...

We all need a cultural diversion from time to time. Well done!

tradgardmastare said...

I love the ballet figures and the pioneers from the previous post too! The girls will indeed appreciate them.
best wishes

Anonymous said...

Another style option you have is what kind of back you want on your Leotards. The classic tank top style is popular but you can also have a sloped or t-back. All of these styles are appropriate for either practice or show time. When choosing back style, you simply want to pick one that you like and feels comfortable.

abdul666 said...

De Saxe would appreciate!
Some grace and tenderness in a brutish world - a true relief!

We would greatly appreciate to be allowed to invit the Ballet to perform in Monte-Cristo...


Snickering Corpses said...

Very nicely done, sir. Are the hair and skin colors chosen to match the girls to whom they'll be given?

ColCampbell50 said...


Yes. My daughter has two black girls in the younger classes and none in the upper (yet). And the hair colors are as close as I could get to the girls' actual color.

The challenge with these figures was that the sculpting was not sufficient for any real detail work so I was constrained to just a basic block style of painting with a coat of Future as a protection.

I wrote each girl's name and the date of Saturday's performance on the bottom of each Litko base.