Sunday, 1 February 2015

Swiss based up and finished

That's the second one out the way. I am now trying to work out the Halberdier bloc, and figures to use! I cannot focus my camera on more than one bloc so have not photo graphed the two blocs together but hopefully in future I will be able to use the camera better.
I will give a brief recap on the figures and extras used and my verdict:


Perry figures. The main component of the bloc, and good value and quality figures!
Foundry Swiss range. Love these figures, true Swiss and full of character!
Perry Italian heavy infantry. A few converted to Pikemen and Halberdiers
Perry Italian command. Used the drummer with perry swiss head swap
Perry Swiss metal head set. Superb set of heads, and really could not make a Swiss army without them!
Perry plastic heads. Poached from my dismounted men at arms box,  gave more variety of helmet styles!
Pete's cloth flags. Very fine flags and beats painting them!
North star Pikes.  North star Pikes are just like the real thing, very sharpe and out right dangerous in the wrong hands!

Thank you everyone who followed this and made kind comments, it really does help to motivate you and has given me the desire to make this Swiss project grow even more.













22 comments:

  1. Not only have you finished the Swis Pike Block but you have done it in a great deal of style. The painting is excellent and the block of pike look like they mean business- which we know they certainly did!!

    I do hope that you continue with this Late Medieval project as the results thus far are excellent!!

    Bravo.... and encore!!

    Darrell.

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    1. Thankyou Darrell, I will give the Swiss a little rest but fully intend to build on this Swiss project when I have decided what to do for the third infantry bloc!

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  2. Superb pike block! An amazing sight to behold.

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    1. Thanks for all your comments Dean during the build of this group of pikes.

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  3. Smart work! Congratulations 8)

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the faces and color choices. The photos are great too! They look like Swiss pikemen should, fearsome. Nicely arranged and good figure choices as well as conversions. Worth the wait to see!!!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks Kevin for kind words, and past comments on this group of pikes.

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  5. Simply gorgeous - I'm still amazed by the level of details in colors scheme and the animation you've achieved in this unit! Wonderful result!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments you have made on this pike bloc Soren.

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  6. Gorgeous, really impressive!

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  7. These look fantastic, I particularly like the Captain wearing his own coat of arms with his own banner! You have done a great job on these, I look forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thankyou Oli, and for the past comments on this. The Captain is one of the Bern commanders Hans Von Hallwyl, I thought it would add a bit more colour and interest in with the overall canton colours in the bloc. Thanks

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  8. Very impressive sight Chris - you should be really pleased with those - they look the business for Swiss battles of 1470s etc. All the conversion work and figure selection looks great and worth the effort to produce a unit which looks like its stepped from Schilling's illustrations.
    hopefully get to do some of mine, later this year.
    All the best, Simon.

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    1. Thanks Simon, very kind. Its a great complement to compare this to Schillings illustrations, as its a great source of inspiration and great to know these have the same look!
      I will be looking forward to your huge Swiss project in the future, knowing your ability to paint and your skills at conversion work, it will be most impressive!

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  9. Seriously impressive work Chris! Excellent tonal quality work and a great mix of figures to get an individual flare to each figure. Looking forward to the halberdiers!

    Christopher

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