Sunday 20 January 2013

Works of Progress (II)

Just a quick posting, as the snow here today has allowed some time to be spent at the painting table as it's been too cold to work in the garage on my Cravant terrain boards. I seem to have got back into the groove for painting (rather than just chopping and assembling figures).

Here's the Burgundian artillery group from the last post at the next stage - all figures, gun and related bits have been painted. All that can be is now glued to the base, ready for sculpting the groundwork. The headless master gunner remains well... erm... headless. I'm awaiting some items that I've commissioned for my late medieval figures to get his helmet done and so he'll now be the last piece to do before completion. Happy with how they've all come together; working frantically as a team to re-sight the (already loaded breech) gun.

Also, as they have been on the table, here's some Burgundian Coustillers I've assembled and slightly modified. I now plan to add a second row to all my Burgundian men at arms. These will give the units a bit more visual and actual substance. As a result they'll maybe a few less men at arms units in the completed army, but we'll see. The Coustillers will comprise of lesser armed figures, with mix of lances and spears, plus I'll have more of them carrying flags and pennons, which always looks good.

Sorry for the poor quality pics. Three of them are Perry metal 'Scurrors' with plastic heads attached for some variety. Top right is a herald model, the one holding the sword, with hands removed and to be replaced with a flag at some point - I have several of these castings and I like the option of having some Coustillers wearing coats over their armour.  Last figure is a plastic man at arms with putty/green stuff riding boots added and Italian head (...very nice sculpts and a useful pack).

Cheers for now.


  1. Gun and crew are fantastic- a just reward for your great endeavours.

  2. Greate work Simon!!!

    best regards Michael

  3. I really really REALLY like this base a very lot, the choice and positioning of the figures works particularly well - it would be interesting if you could put together a set up with some swiss pike on the approach in the background when you photograph the finished item.

    The painting looks very finished and crisp on these figures too. Good effort !