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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Prince Phillip, the Duke of Hazard

Every Pirate Captain needs a parrot. Unless that Pirate happens to be a Pirate Cat like HRH.  HRH knew if she had a parrot, she'd eat it, but surely she must have a winged creature as a companion.

While in port at Liverpool, HRH bought herself a winged monkey from a street side vendor.  The little monkey was great with a rifle, but not very intelligent. Every time he opened his mouth, gibberish came out.


Despite his lack of eloquence, HRH found him adorable. "I shall give you a name and a title my little monkey" she said. "From henceforth you shall be known as Prince Phillip, the Duke of Hazard"


"Just don't talk when we go into port or you'll start an International Incident" HRH admonished, giving his tail a playful yank.

This little guy is a 25mm sculpt from Eureka Miniatures and he was fun to paint.

Well folks it's Wednesday and for some of you it's been a bad week. So slap a smile on your face and pretend everything is hunky dory. I know I will.







85 comments:

  1. He is adorable and much cuter than those scary winged monkeys in "Wizard of Oz"
    I imagine many adventures for the duo

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  2. Ooooh, what a cute little critter. Soooo much better than a squawky parrot :)

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    1. Tamisin, Mistress of the Bow makes her appearance next Wednesday!

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    2. Woohoo! Can't wait to see my avatar :D

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    3. I gave her ginger hair, but I didn't attempt your freckles. I hope you like her as she's quite the hot babe! I know the men will drool all over her!

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  3. Nice colour choices the wings,Fez and waistcoat really stand out. Great work again Anne

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  4. The painting is excellent. I really appreciate the colors chosen for the fez and the jacket.

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  5. Wonderful figure choice. Excellent painting and I do love the name. Great stuff Anne!

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  6. Hola Amiga
    Como mola el mono alado,seguro que tendra buenas historias que contar
    UN SALUDO

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  7. Not the kind of Prince Phillip I was expecting, but still pretty awesome. I've always wanted a winged monkey, but I'm not sure I'd want one that had a gun. It just seems dangerous to give a monkey a gun, flying or not.

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  8. When I read the tittle I though of a Royal figurine, but not a monkey (jajajjaaj) Very good of you Anne. Well this a curious miniatures, a monkey with wings. A well painted work Anne as always do.

    Slainte

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    1. Eureka makes some really unique figures. I'm posting another figure from them on Monday. It's not like anything else I've ever painted before.

      Slainte!

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  9. Prince Phillip looks so cool although I guess just like Mark I wasn't expecting him to be a monkey prince and to an extent an underling. I'm really loving how you're building up your wonderfully painted characters and giving them clear cut character profiles because it's going to make it even easier to relate to your brilliant fairytale-esque world. I'm really loving what you're doing in terms of painting and building up this great little world and I really look forward to seeing how well you're doing as you progress. This combined with the brighter nights incoming must be making things so much easier for you, I know keeping myself busy is keeping the depression at bay or at least from being as bad as it once was which was unbearable haha, great post Anne!

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    1. It's been sunny for the last two days here and that has given me a boost. We've really got to watch ourselves between now and the end of February because we both went down the tubes at about that time last year.

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  10. Nice figure and very funny , great paint Anne
    Cheers

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  11. I read this all in the voice of the narrator from the 80's show "Dukes of Hazard". I love this figure. A winged monkey with a gun? Terrifying. But a winged monkey with a gun and a fez? Cute.

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  12. The Duke of Hazard - funny!
    If the monkeys in the Wizard of Oz had guns like that, it might've ended differently for the witch.

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  13. A cat teaming up with a monkey, nothing can surprise me now!

    Nice work!

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    1. Wait until you see what I have up on Monday....

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  14. such a tiny figure, Annzie, I've no idea how you managed to paint it so precisely.
    And he's one happy monkey - only a wingspan from banana trees tops!

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    1. Actually he was the easiest figure I've painted so far. He does like his bananas and he's about as smart as a fruit too!

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  15. I like this monkey-Duke! funny comments...
    another nice character for your story!

    (... oh! and Anne, I've something special for you on my blog....)

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    1. thanks for your visit, but it seems that you have missed something in the post,
      and it's very important, I will explain why after you see it!
      (it seems that Dez had missed it too...)

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    2. ... oh! it's not clear! I was talking about MY post on MY blog! (Galadriel)

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    3. I went back and saw it and left another comment. Thank you Samwise. You are a wonderful man!

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  16. That's awesome! I want an army of those!

    I don't even know how my weeks it, too tired to tell.

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    1. Eureka does make an army of these guys and I have some of the other figures. Hope you get some rest Andrew!

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  17. A flying monkey with a gun -- PERFECT! And he even looks a bit like the real Prince Philip, from the back anyway.

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    1. I'm glad you liked him. I couldn't resist making this joke :)

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  18. Wow, nice job. I'd be cross-eyed after trying to paint those tiny details.

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  19. Like the story development and even better the figure

    Ian

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    1. I'm glad to hear that. I've painted all the figures for it as of right now. There are two more figs I'd like to buy for it but we'll see.

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  20. Fantastic looking figure, great painting!
    Phil.

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  21. hahaha see she can never rule Canada, a cat needing a monkey for a side kick geez. Even Tarsier Man could beat him. Great job and interesting fact is liverpool is only 2 hours away from me, all be it a different one haha

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    1. I wish they made a Tarsier Man figure, I'd paint it. Unless you've moved to Dublin recently 'twould have to be a different Liverpool. I didn't know there was a Liverpool in Cananda, I'm assuming the Brits named that town.

      Nah, you'll always rule Canada with your mighty paw!

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    2. If Anne gave you a side kick, it'd be something like a maggot but even a maggot wouldn't want to be by the cat's side. You're lucky Anne made Orlin so *ahem* *sigh* (covering mouth) mighty.

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    3. He has a Goblin Standard Bearer who is quite hideous and he has a Mouse Knight who is really cute. One day I'll buy and paint up that Viking Woman that Hasslefree makes.

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    4. Tarsier Man may have a figure one day as there will be Tarsier man books on display. Pfft the cat can take all, just gives the grunt work to the underlings.

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    5. Ugh, he has minions. See, Anne, I really need a page where I can reference all of this. My Migraine addled brain can't keep up with everything. Is the Mouse Knight the one you painted in the contest? He was adorable! A Viking Woman would be awesome!

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    6. That was a Mouse Mage. Dark Sword has a whole line of Mice critters, Dogs, Cats and Frogs. I have 3 of the Frogs, I'm just not good enough to paint them yet. Very advanced techniques required for those, but I'm going to be learning them from a Polish painter as soon as he's finished his exams. Can't wait for that!!

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    7. Will the Mouse Mage play a part in this tale? That's right, I should have remembered the conversion!! It's all coming back to me now. I'm going to search your blog after I post this for a second look. I just loved him.

      Advanced techniques? Is it because they are small or because they have such complex lines with their bends and such? I'm glad you have found such a helpful community, Anne!! I hope his exams are over soon so you can get started.

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  22. Nice figure and very nicely painted. Reminds me much very much of the wizard of oz for some reason.

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    1. These little guys were based on Oz, but I painted them brown instead of grey. They still look like those though.

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  23. That winged monkey is bad ass, and I imagine would shoot that damned Wicked Witch if he was ever in The Wizard of Oz.

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    1. Ding dong the witch is dead, the witch is dead, ding dong the Wicked Witch is dead!

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  24. That's got to be the best little monkey sculpture I've ever seen. You did a great job of painting it!

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  25. Cat and boobies, winged monkey...what the next? By the way...and the pirate ship?

    Marzio :-)

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  26. Top painting Anne! So where's the wicked witch then?

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  27. You are super duper talented, chickie. But I say don't pretend to have any kind of day, just have whatever kind of day you want.

    As for the progress sheets ... I'm filling them up faster than they can be printed. They are just perfect for the kind of writing I do.

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  28. I love him!! And I want one!!! xx

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  29. Very cute, love the Fez! ;-)

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  30. very nice work! funny little guy I must say

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  31. Great name for the monkey, sis!

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    1. Thank you petal. I'll be back on FB in a few days. I'm scraping myself up off the pavement right now. It will get better.

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  32. Hi, Anne. The Duke is a nice addition to the Captain's crew. Fine painting of this winged monkey. BTW, not a bad hat on this chimp either.

    The incident-waiting-to-happen has enuff characterization about him that I'm ready for the rest of the story.

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    1. You never know with Phillip what might happen. As long as HRH is with him, she can keep a handle on his idiocy!

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  33. Reminds me of The Wizard of Oz. Which reminds me I've been meaning to give that one another watch..

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  34. never trust a monkey with a gun, especially a flying one at that :D

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  35. Super work Anne, keep em coming!

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  36. Another sharp looking paint job! I think its time to introduce you to shaded metallics though. That would really make that long rifle stand out.

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    1. I have to learn how to do that Kris. It's really holding me back right now. Would it be okay if I sent you an email to ask you questions?

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  37. the duke of hazard....haha...i like...there is a special place in my heart for winged monkeys you know...and he knows how to use a gun too....a perk...smiles....

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  38. Winged monkey with a gun. This story gets better and better! Do flying monkeys still fling pooh? Maybe as a backup weapon with the powder gets wet for their guns? Nice painting on the Duke!

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  39. Good work there Anne, Eureka Miniatures produce some great figures.

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  40. I love that HRH has her own companion and it's a monkey that has to remain mute otherwise it may start an International Incident. My mind is whirling with potential plots! Another fine painting job. I love the color of the wings, Anne, great choice.

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    1. Thanks for noticing the wings! I think those were the best part of the figure.

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  41. The fez really sells it. He looks great. Also, I'd be horrified to give an animal that throws its own crap a projectile weapon.

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  42. That's a big rifle for a little monkey. He's as foreboding as he is adorable. Very nicely done, Anne!

    xoRobyn

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    1. They make a whole warband of them and they are cheap as chips. I've got three more that ride on a flying carpet!

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  44. How creatively you spun a story Anne ~ I so enjoyed meeting him ~

    Thanks for your visits in my blog, I really appreciate your personal share ~

    Take care ~

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  45. Wonderful! I especially love the yellow trim and the adorable fez hat! The Wizard of Oz would have turned out quite differently had the flying monkeys been musket armed like this fellow.

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  46. if the flying monkeys in the wizard of oz were armed like this little guy....it would have been a very different story. haha

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  47. It's Sunday now, I'm late to the party as usual. I adore your miniatures and already see them moving about in tales like a movie in my mind's eyes. There's nothing like a winged monkey, is there? :)

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  48. must have been a pain painting all the highlight sin the fur, what brushes do you have?? In any case I want one!

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  49. What a funny figure! And so nice painted!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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