Sunday, 17 May 2015

15mm Burgundian Cavalry 1

A new project and something I have wanted to try for a long time, namely having a go at 15mm scale, and late medieval was the obvious place to start, so I ordered some mounted figures from mirliton and a few of  Donnington's figures including there superb Charles the Bold, plus a mix of mirliton and legio heroica Swiss.
   Firstly I was shocked at how small these figures are compared to 28mm figures,  but now I have got some painted I must say I love the little wee chaps.



The flag is a print with a bit of extra detailing, and besides Charles the Bold( The Donnington miniature) who took much of a day to paint they paint up very quickly and easily compared to 28mm figures!
   A comparison of the two different scales: 15mm mirliton and 28mm front rank miniature!

Once I have finished these mounted figures I will try out some of the Swiss pike which look very fiddly to paint but if I am happy with the results I will be giving this scale a bit more time!

  

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Really outstanding work! It seems you do the little guys just as superbly as the larger ones!

    Christopher

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    1. Thankyou kindly Christopher, and the beautiful thing is they take less than half the time!

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  2. 15s? Unbelievably intricate detailing that often is only seen on the larger 28s.
    Fantastic brushwork!

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    1. Many thanks Jonathan for kind words !

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  3. :o)

    I think they are 28's and you shrunk them to 15mm scale ...have you been watching "Fantastic Voyage" :op

    anyway... Awesome work Chris! hope to see more of your 15's perhaps two massive armies?

    cheers,



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    1. He He, most kind compliment Phil. I am not full on with this scale yet but it has accured to me that creating larger armies is much more achievable at this scale, I can paint three cavalry in the time it takes to do one in 28mm, and three 15s take up the space of one 28mm!!!

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    2. I totally agree with you Chris in terms of painting 15s and 28's ratio - with 15's one can put an army together quickly where as 28's require's more work, figures and funds to put together a good size 28mm army. Also motivation is a key factor to paint 15's or 28's ... and you have both!

      Do I see a 15mm Impetves Burgundian army on your painting/workbench? :o)

      cheers,

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    3. Spot on sentiments Phil, work, time, funds and motivation, are all to be considered, 15mm certainly looks the easier way to achieve your goals and create nice armies!

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  4. Superb. I'm still building my Burgundian Army. I started it years ago using Tin Soldier figures, that have character and some charm but look like blogs compared with what you have done here.

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    1. Thanks kindly for commenting, and a nice little collection you have too!

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  5. Chris! What are you doing! Heresy I say! There beautiful but the Spanish inquisition (think Monty Python skit here) may come knocking on your door soon sir;)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Ha Ha I know Kevin, they are not gods scale, but they sure take less time to paint and less space too, plus they are cheaper!

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  6. Splendid, these colors are , once again, fantastic!

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  7. You're outclassing most of the stuff I've ever seen done in 15mm Chris - simply masterful painting. 15's have their charm, and with sculpting this good, they even compete with 28's in terms of pure painting experience.

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    1. Most kind indeed Soren, they sure are charming little figures and the sculpting on these is amazing for the size!

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  8. These are fantastic, Charles the Bolds heraldry is insane for 15mm! I couldn't get anywhere near that in 28mm!
    I'd love to see you do a late medieval or early renaisance army in this scale

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  9. Thankyou Oli, it would be great to give a pike bloc a go in this scale!

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  10. Wow - phenomenal painting Chris. They look wonderful!
    Looking forward to seeing more.
    there are some old Perry/Foundry 15mm WotR on ebay I think I spotted recently, in case they maybe useful?

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  11. Thanks Simon, I think the figures you were talking about have ended, but I will keep an eye out for anything useful( and at a bargain) popping up on there!

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