Friday, 10 October 2014

Swiss Pikes. A bit of progress

Three of four front rank bases completed. The front bases have three ranks deep and the rear ones will have two ranks, which is opposite to the first one I did earlier in the year. A few have plastic heads and some have heads from the metal Swiss heads set. Once again a mix of Perry and foundry miniatures.
 
Have a great weekend all.


















14 comments:

  1. Simply wonderful work yet again Chris! Mixing the figures is really paying off.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, they certainly add variety

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  2. Awesome and Gorgeous! work of painting, I agree with Christopher mixing the figures make the pike bloc alive..it's alive!.... it's alive! :o)

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  3. Superbly done! Marvelous Swiss pikemen.

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  4. Beautiful work Chris, really nice animation in the pike ranks. Also, again I'm positively surprised at how well the Froundry and Perry minis mix. P.S: What colors are you using for the light wood on the pikes - looks great compared to the dark brown I always throw on anything that's "wood".

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    1. Thanks Soren, the only real difference I can see between the foundry and perry minis is foundry's hands are a little bigger, which is a good thing when you are sticking pikes to them! Other than that they are pretty much same in height and anatomy !
      If its of any help to you here are some of the colours I have used to get the different pike shaft colours:
      1. foundry spearshaft shade A as basecoat and foundry buff shade C to highlight. That's the light wood.
      2. Same base coat as above but highlight with Vallejo panzer aces New wood. Makes a Richer wood colour
      3. Vallejo model colour Burnt umber as basecoat then mix it with some white to highlight. Makes a duller brown
      Panzer aces old wood is a good base coat , once again highlights with a bit of white added.
      Cheers for asking


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  5. Great job, these pikemen are most impressive!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Phil, appreciated.

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  6. lovely looking contingent Chris - just right for Swiss - love the cantonal colours and the flags. Going to be another wonderful unit.
    Simon.

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    1. Thanks Simon, i aim to use less drab colours in this one and stick to more of the canton colours, which should be a colourful sight when finished!

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  7. Late to the party, but this project just keeps looking better and better.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  8. Never to late Kevin, thanks for the encouragement

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