Monday, 5 March 2018

28mm Steelfist Renaissance knights.

 It seems these days only the superbly sculpted and extreemly historicaly accurate, and very much into my historical time zone Steelfist miniatures could  make me even think of putting paint to 28mm figures.  I was very much consigned to 15mm only and have not touched a 28mm figure for at least 18 months or more.
  I have painted these wonderful mounted Renaissance knights straight from the art work of  Maximillians triumph, banners and all.




There is some very exciting stuff going on at Steelfist miniatures,with their new Landsknechts released recently,  i just had to get myself enough to make a 44 man pikebloc( also a nice sheet of petes flags to). they are certainly the very best  and most historically accurate 28mm Landsknechts out there and likely be the best ever produced, for along time to come.   My future painting plans have been more or less dictated to by manufacturers  recent releases, , i had given up on the Italian wars due to a lack of  fine figures to paint in  15mm, now suddenly the early Renaissance is coming to life, with Steelfist 28s and bluemoon and khurasan releasing or working on releasing what look to be excellent Italian wars ranges, things have never looked so good  and with only a bit of basing to finish of my wars of roses and a part complete 15mm ECW Royalist army in the way,  the italian wars has made a unexpected and welcome leap to the top of my wish list.

Steelfist Landsknechts safely arrived

13 comments:

  1. Fabulous painting on truly superb sculpts. Their samurai range is equally stunning.

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    1. Thanks Dean, yes the Samurai, as with all Steelfist minis are at the top of the tree in terms of detail and quality!

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  2. Fabulous painting on truly superb sculpts. Their samurai range is equally stunning.

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  3. HI Chris - wonderful painting on those - would you mind me linking to your blog from Steel Fist Facebook page?
    All the best Simon.

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    1. Hi Simon, thankyou, yes that would be great!

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    2. Its an honor, i have a few of my past miniatures on the manufacturers galleries and you are more than welcome to use any images here for your own if they help show the great sculpting and details!

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  4. The work on the barding and banners is simply amazing. These are some of your best work I think Chris. A great way of showing them off as well, having travelled to Austria specifically to see the Triumph last time it was put on display you have chosen a subject I am particularly fond of!

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    1. Thankyou Oli, i think the banners certainly are probably the nicest i ever did, but were a bit time consuming. Another love of mine is renaissance art, it must have been a great experience to actually see such a wonderful and colourful art work of the period.

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  5. Gorgeous work, and nice to see you back in the 16th century and in 28mm! I think I'll have to get some of these to add to the dismounted ones I already have.
    Best Iain

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  6. Thanks Iain, once i finish my 15mm ECw Royalists and war of roses its back to the Italian wars in both scales!

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