Friday, 23 October 2015

Ye old Burgundian standard bearer.

I say Ye old as i made this about 8 years ago when i was younger and more creative with miniatures!
 If memory serves me right i spent a week cutting, burring and modelling with green stuff to transform this figure and perhaps as long again on painting the flag, horse, and rider.

Back to modern times the 15mm campaign is forming with 12 Essex Renaissance Gendarmes ready to be painted as Spanish heavy cavalry, and i have recieved 200 Landsknechts from old glory, consisting of pikemen,sword and halberdiers, command and artillary.  There was a lot of choice on manufacturers but in the end i went with old glory as they have large bags of 50 figures with plenty of variety and at a unbeatable price, and another bonus i had not seen was they came with there own hard wire pikes, and the figures look pretty good too.






25 comments:

  1. My God Chris, thats the stuff that wins painting competitions! Absolutely beautiful work on the flag and the bardings. Did you have a source for inspiration, or did you free style it?

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    1. Thanks Soren, i found inspiration from a St Petersburg figure which are the most beautiful figures in the world and modeled the rider and horse similar to that! The 54mm Petersburg figure is stunningly beautifully painted and the type of painting that makes you think i need to improve my painting or put down the paint brushes for good!!!

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  2. Wowzeewowwow! I would never have thought the tabard and trapper could be executed so flawlessly. This is superb!

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    1. Thanks Dean, as replied to Soren, the figure that inspired me to make this was a 54mm St Petersburg miniature and was incredibly beautiful!

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  3. Absolutely superb detail painting Chris! A real work of art!

    Christopher

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    1. Many thanks for kind comment Christopher, makes all the effort worth it!

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  4. Spectacular barding and banner! I am very envious of such skills

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  5. It was definitely worth all the effort Chris.

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    1. Thanks Phil, i hopefully be making a start on 15mm spanish Gendarmes soon!

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  7. I'm lacking words to explain how incredible this painting for a 15mm miniature is.
    Even with hours I won't be able to get 50% of the result.
    Barding details are worth a tutorial!

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    1. Thankyou Frederic, alas it is a 28mm figure from front rank miniatures, i would be most happy if i could paint this in 15mm!

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    2. Thankyou Frederic, alas it is a 28mm figure from front rank miniatures, i would be most happy if i could paint this in 15mm!

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