Monday, 15 June 2015

15mm Charles the Bold

That's my very first 15mm unit completed, and I have already learned a hard lesson, don't use the lances that come with the figures, two have broken with just a little handling, they are simply to delicate so in the future I will use a tip I have picked up on a forum and cut down a north star pike and fatten the bottom end with modelling putty!!! I will replace the two broken ones in this way sometime in the future.
  So next is to finish of the rear ranks of Swiss and then its time to get the Renaissance period really rolling, I have ordered a number of Essex French Gendarmes and have received an order of the excellent petes flags, Spanish and French Renaissance sheets, I had asked him for the landsknechts banner but unfortunately the rights went to pro Gloria but he kindly sent me a sheet of the landsknecht black band who fought for the French and were destroyed out at the battle of Pavia, needless to say I very much appreciate the kind gesture , and as usual am very impressed with the superb quality of detailing, and strong colours of the flags, which are every bit as good in 15s as they are in 28s, and I look forward to adorning my Renaissance units with these colourful and detailed banners!





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  1. These are fantastic Chris, I am really looking forward to see what you do for the renaissance in 15mm!

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    1. Thanks Oli, you have a great Italian wars collection in 28mm, and i plan to put most of my15s effort into this fascinating period!
      Thanks for your encouragement!

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  2. Stunning work once again. You paint 15s like they are 28s. And then some!

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    1. Thankyou Michael for the compliment!

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  3. Fantastic work Chris! lovely looking unit too! ;o)

    cheers,

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  4. Very impressive first unit, shall be interesting to see how the equally colorful Gendarmes will look like when finished. I really agree with you on the quality of Pete's flags - those are amazing little works of art!

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    1. Thanks Soren, i must say i am looking forward to getting the first unit of 12 French Gendarmes painted up and adorning them with petes flags, they will hopefully be a colourful sight!

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  5. Simply splendid and incredibly impressive unit - chequers on a sallet in 15mm (wow!!). This is going to be some army!
    Simon.

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment Simon, these 15mm figures are actually easier than 28s to be honest! You don't have to work as hard on fine details!

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  6. Yet another excellent example in how to paint 15mm figures beautifully!

    Christopher

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    1. Thankyou for the kind comment Christopher!

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