Saturday, 27 September 2014

Second Swiss Pikebloc underway.

I have finally formulated the plan for this second Swiss pikebloc.
It will be between 55 and 60 figures of cantons of Bern, Schwyz, Zug and Schaffhausen, which should make a colourful bloc.
I am not sure of Schaffhausen's canton colour, but believe it was yellow, but I am not sure, if anyone knows different please let me know!!!
  I have included Hans Von Hallwyl, a commanding officer of Bern, and painted his standard bearer to add a bit more interest and colour, and may yet also add into the mix another Bern commander Niklaus von Diesbach .(it would be a good excuse to try a plastic man at arms!)
 Here is the progress so far.
 
  Left to right: Banner of Zug, Zug commander, Hans von Hallwyl standard, Hans von Hallwyl, and lastly banner of Bern.     


     The fellow on the left is a Bern man at arms and the pikes are the first of the Schwyzer contingent . 2nd from left is a foundry figure, the rest are perry.

Hope you all have a great weekend
Regards
Chris

15 comments:

  1. You painted these in a day? I painted three horses and that not including the horse furniture. Nicely done!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks Kevin, nahh, not in a day, I been working on these all week. I wish I could paint this many in a day!!!
      Cheers

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  2. Beautiful painting Chris, you've really perfected the armor highlighting adding a lot of character to the result. Perry and Foundry mix quite well for this period - do you know who sculpted the Foundry range, was it also the Perrys?

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    1. Cheers Soren, i originally thought Perry's sculpted those foundry Swiss but i believe it was another sculpter at foundry, whos name i no not. Who ever he was he did a great job on them and they look very well at the side of the Perry ones, and was very fortunate to get 28 of them so cheap.

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    2. Hi - Dave Andrews did the Foundry Swiss figures; they match in surprisingly well when painted.

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  3. These figures look great Chris, I am looking forward to seeing another of your pike blocks!

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    1. Thankyou Oli, i am looking forward to the finished bloc and photographing it with the first one, they should make a colourful and prickly sight!

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  4. Your off to a magnificent start! They simply look superb!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, about 50 still to go!

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  5. Looking forward to these - will dig out anything on Shauffhausen (was there myself earlier this year)

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    1. Thanks Simon, yes Dave Andrews rings a bell. If you find anything about Shauffausen canton colour that would be great!!
      Cheers

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  6. Oooh, missed this post earlier. Superb brushwork on excellent figs!

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