Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Not-so-cross crossbowmen painter

Yep, took a little longer than expected, but that's what happens when you've deadlines of several different assignments due all at the same time. Your priorities get distorted...

No matter, these fellows are done, and quite a joy to paint. I know Dogs of War crossbowmen have no armour to speak of, but these minis are too good to pass by. Should I get to the stage of using some Regiments of Renown, then a couple more of these figures and I'll be able to pass them off as Marksmen of Miragliano and get some Perry Crusading Crossbowmen instead.

I've now got some Crusading Pilgrims lined up to paint as some single hand-weapon armed duellists. Alas, I couldn't find any minis which fitted in with the pikes and crossbows armed with two hand-weapons. Still, they should provide an interesting tactical proposition, being basically nothing but bait. They are also some pretty decent minis, so I'm looking forward to having a go at them.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Piked to the finish

Whaddya know? What lies in the far corner of me hobby cubby hole but some old (and slightly damp) static grass! The basing commences!

And finishes! Add a drop of pikes, and voila!

I now have some crossbowmen lined up to paint once I've purchased a couple more shades of brown and green.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Piked your interest? (geddit?!??!!??)

Well, six weeks later, my lightning speed brush strokes have finally finished the actual pikemen. Much more fun to paint than Napoleonics, though I felt somewhat hampered by a small selection of browns and greens. Need to purchase a couple more, as well as some basing flock of some sort. I'm holding off sticking the pikes on until I've got the messy joys of spreading PVA around miniature feet...