Saturday, 31 October 2020

Aghh! Not the bees...!

So, September pretty much disappeared - I’d been retiling the Manor House for a better finish which wasn’t very exciting and ended up being redone again anyway. Plus the whole pandemic, redundancy, lack of jobs and stress didn’t help much. October nearly escaped me, but did manage to get these guys finished - medieval bee keepers and hives from Midlam Miniatures (they do some halfling ones as well).

Mix of male and female, lovely minis - possibly a little to early for the 17th century, but beggars can’t be choosers and I doubt bee keeping technology advanced that much (the alternative is modern square hives). Besides, if it’s creepy enough for Nicholas Cage...

1 comment:

Allison M. said...

Wow... These are fantastic. Who would have ever thought that medieval beekeepers would get their own miniatures? And of course your paint jobs are lovely, not overly colorful for the characters but still rich and interesting. I'm sorry that I missed this post for a whole week!

Oddly enough, I didn't actually know where the archetypal "beehive" shape came from until I watched the British TV series Wartime Farm, where they showed how bundled straw bee hives can be made by hand, which they were again during the war. Pretty neat stuff.