Friday, 3 June 2016

15mm Italian wars VII. Cannon emplacement progress.

I have added boxes, barrels of gunpowder, cannonballs made from green stuff, a few homemade cannon rods, and a basket of green and red apples for the hungry Landsknecht crews.



Once i have completed this i will return to finishing of the Landsknecht pikebloc!

10 comments:

  1. This is going to look great - looking forward to seeing the finished base

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    1. Thanks Oli, so am i, i have not done anything like this before!

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  2. I've just discovered your stunning miniatures and am inspired. I see you use Old Glory as well as Essex, is this about the extent of your miniature manufacturer choices?

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    1. Thanks Jude, i guess i dont advertise myself enough!
      I have only started painting 15mm about a year ago so am fairly new to the scale, and at the present time have used manufacturers that suit the particular project! Essex seemed the best for my Renaissance Gendarmes, and they are very nice figures, and old glory ticked all the boxes for me regarding Landsknechts with large 50 figure bags of pikemen, command and sword and halberd packs,plenty of variety plus there cheap and the pikes came with own steel wire pikes! I plan to use Khurasan miniatures for the early Renaissance spanish and Swiss and will probably squeeze some other manufacturers in along the way! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I have one more comment/question: Do you use standard black priming followed by zenithol painting technique? I started that way and now am experimenting with warm primer followed by warm color, or cool primer followed by cool color. For example, on a figure with many warm colors such as reds, yellows, etc. I use Red Oxide or brown spray primer first. On a figure with cool colors such as blues, etc. I use Grey primer spray first. This seems to allow fuller expression of color hue than just going over black. The final coats of GW washes have allowed smoother finish and transitions and fill in the crevices with "shadow" in places where the black undercoat used to be.

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  4. so far your current work looking good Chris!

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  5. Very nice. I really like the big bases giving scope for creating a diorama and relying a story rather than just 40mm wide gaming markers. I must paint some more artillery and try for a better effect next time!

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    1. Hey thanks, yes the smaller scale does give more room to create this type of diorama, and thanks for providing your own inspiration in 15mm italian wars, great painting!

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