Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Swissmas

Well I have managed to finish the front ranks, here is the Unterwalden contingent. I am not 100% sure Unterwalden had red and white canton colours, or just red. If anyone knows please let me know.

A Burgundians eye view
Next step is to add one or two dead Burgundians in front of them.
Merry Christmas all.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Perry Swiss. The jolly boyz of Uri and Basel.

Here's the Uri and Basel contribution to the front ranks. I have added a few foundry Swiss into the mix. I decided to put the foundry Uri captain up front as I really like this figure and is full of character(as most foundry mini's are) and think he stands out better at the front. Just six pike armed thugs from Unterwalden to paint and that's the front bases done.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Perry Swiss. Glarus contingent front ranks

The front ranks of the Glarus contingent. The base is 50mmx100mm. The next group will be the front  ranks of the Uri contingent.
Regards Chris

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Perry Swiss

Sorry for poor photo but here's the first group of Swiss underway. These are going to be the Glarus contingent . I had been a prolific painter of front rank's medieval figures for many years and shade and highlighting had to be slightly more extreme otherwise they looked flat and lifeless. When I used the same style on a small group of Perry war of roses a few years back the result was very bad, the highlights stuck out like a sore thumb, these being so much slimmer they cannot take that level of contrast, so I am going to try and keep it more blended with these .

Friday, 15 November 2013

Perry Swiss

I have wanted to do a Perry Swiss pike block for some time, its been 2 or 3 years since I did some old glory ones and I have been getting the itch to create another one but don't want to repeat the past with old glory figures, so for this one I went for Perry with a couple of packs from the still very nice foundry late medieval Swiss range, but they were Perry sculpts anyway so in a way it is still going to be an all Perry affair.
The plan is for about 45-50 figures 8 to 10 figure frontage and 5 ranks deep with first two ranks with pikes levelled  and next three at an angle but I have also converted some Italian heavy infantry to hold pikes and with the inclusion of a pack of foundry unarmoured Swiss for the rear ranks there should be more variation with the angles the pikes are held at.
Here's a few I have cleaned up and stuck a few Perry Swiss heads on.
The pikes are not stuck on yet, they are just for show at moment.

I have made up a few more and given them a coat of enamel semi gloss, once this has dried properly I will give them a thin coat of  acrylic matt black.  Hopefully i can start on them in next week or so

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Artizan designs Landsknechts

I finished this Landsknecht pike block using Artizan designs miniatures earlier this year. IF, like me you are a bit of a novice when it comes to painting Landsknechts then I  personally recommend Stuart Mulligans Landsknecht painting guide, this bloke seems to paint them for fun.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Musketeer miniatures Early Saxons

I will start with the latest figures I have been working on they are Musketeers early Saxons and superb sculpting to.