Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Burgundian skirmishers (first base)



First completed base for another Burgundian handgunner & crossbowmen unit. I changed the casualty figure that I was working on in the previous post, as he didn’t fit on the base in the corner of the foreground exactly where I wanted, so will be used somewhere else.

This casualty figure is a Perry HYW metal, who with some minor amends of providing him with a later fifteenth century sallet, removal of the plate & padded defences on his legs and the addition of a St Andrews cross on his jack, has just squeezed him into being an acceptable figure for the 1470s.




The fencing that the skirmishers are negotiating is Renedra plastic with a fence post of wooden dowel.
Some planted crops are at their flowering stage in the field that the Burgundians are emerging from.




Feel a bit fraudulent posting on only one base and three figures. Two more skirmisher bases to come to complete this unit – next figures have been assembled and are ready for painting.


15 comments:

  1. Fantastic, love the animated pose on the hand gunners

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  2. What a beautiful stand of troops!

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  3. Wow!!! That is bl**dy lovely! You´ve even painted the inside of the fallen guys helmet.

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  4. Stunning work, love the action in the base !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  5. Great painting as always but the composition and action here is wonderful. You can almost hear the chap grunt as he jump the fence!

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  6. It's not just about three figures, it's about showing a great piece of scenery and diorama building. Love the flowery field and all.

    Cheers, SG
    mountainsoflead.com

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  7. Fantastic base and figures,I can't wait to see the next one...

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  8. Really inspiring work, a great idea for most periods

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  9. Beautiful! I do like this work and the impression of movement...
    Phil.

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  10. Man that is so cool! There is so much story in that one piece.
    Cheers
    Thomas

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  11. Very nice and dynamic vignette! Seeing all those well painted burgundian troops makes me want to start with some burgundians as well, maybe for the siege of Neuss? ;-)
    Best regards Stefan

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