Sunday, 20 July 2014

War of Roses Yorkist king.

I converted this figure from front ranks range, replacing the head with the Richard III head and made the gold chain and rose( well that was what I was aiming for it to look like) with green stuff. There is certainly not the scope for conversion on front rank figures as is on Perry ones but just a head swap and a little amateur sculpting can totally change the original figure.
  The other two figures are lord Ferrer's on the left and Duke of Norfolk on the right.


It has been a while since I finished the Swiss Pike and I hope to start a new Pike bloc sometime in next few months, a mix of pro Gloria and foundry Landsknechts. I am aiming for the same basing style and size as the Swiss, and after some thought have decided to paint them as the black band who fought at battle of Pavia in French pay.

Happy painting day's to all.

13 comments:

  1. excellent work Chris... ever thought about sculpting your own 28mm figures?

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    2. Thanks Phil, little jobs with green stuff is my limit, more than happy to sit back and let others do the hard work making little men for us to paint.

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  2. Lovely minis Chris - such detail, and very relevant with all the commotion last year surrounding the historic finding of Richard's remains. Was fortunate enough to get the story via the BBC history Pod Cast - imagine that he's been resting there under a car park for all those years. Sounds like he had a rough exit with that blow to the back of the head. Poor chap, it's really hard not to sympathize with this man and the fate he suffered.

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    1. Thanks Soren, looks like Richard III died fighting to the end in the thickest press of his enemy as the chronicles and legends have always said he did, as indeed they said he had a crooked back. I certainly would not wish for his end, betrayed and hacked at from all sides .

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  3. As usual lovely bit of brushwork!

    Christopher

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  4. Very much your works are pleasant. This not exception. I congratulate 8)

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  5. Not a huge fan of front rank but the paintjob is ace!

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    1. Thanks Stefan, I think the chunky style of these has a love them / hate them effect with painters and wargamers.

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  6. Lovely minis, your painting skill and detailing are simply amazing!

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