What I like best in viewing other people's blogs are painted figures. On this blog such postings are the ones which usually get the most interest and the comments - which are always gratefully received. So I apologise in advance that there are now finished models this time. Life's has been a tad busy with my youngest daughter starting her University life and my eldest about to return for her final year. However painting has progressed on the barded horses, which I'll show when they have their mounts.
In the meantime here are the men at arms for the Duke's contingent, at the ready-to-undercoat stage. Doing the modest enhancements to these figures takes me longer than the painting stage will on 'white armoured' figures! All have plumes and saltires added, as I'm doing for all the Burgundian Ordonnance men at arms; those on the ACW horse frames have had saddles made from putty on the back of the figure too. I selected helmets which were not closed faced or with raised visors, as this unit will be posed in readiness rather than in the midst of any action.
The man at arms pointing is a metal with a headswop and his golden fleece pendant and chain built up from green stuff. I hope that the face wont look so crude when it's painted - sadly the Perrys men at arms sprue has a number of heads which are positioned with the moulding joint down the middle of the face - creating an inevitable ridge which is very difficult to entirely remove and I had to try and rebuild the bottom lip (...plastic surgeon for 28mm I am not!). I really do hope that this doesn't get repeated on future sprues and that all heads laid out sideways on the sprue.
Shouldn't be too long before we're back with some finished stuff...
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Another WIP, I'm afraid.
Posted by painterman at 15:03
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Well, I'll comment.ReplyDelete
I do like WIP shots, and it certainly helps me get enthusiasm for a paint job, and to remember exactly what I did to develop a discernable effect.
Since many of us face the same issues prepping and customizing, these are quite helpful.
As a really stupid question, what do you use to hold the plastic bits together?
If you mean how do I glue the plastic parts together, then its Revell Contacta - which effectively melts the hard plastic and gives a good bond. Otherwise its with Locitite superglue (the gel version).
Greate WIP pictures, very good inspiration and a way to see whats beneath the colour to see how the mini was built.ReplyDelete
Best regards Michael
The 'problem' with well painted modified figures is that you often can't tell how much work has gone into it. So it's another vote for WIP posts from me as well.ReplyDelete
I enjoy the WIP posts, they help to show the work gone into the final painted minis and how the conversions have been done. They have certainly inspired me to do more conversion work.ReplyDelete
Nice work! You did use green stuff for the burgundian cross on the armour. I am not quite sure what to use on my mounted knights,i thought about thin copper foil cut to pieces or maybe liquid green stuff. Do you know how the real thing was applied back in the 15th century? did they use red cloth stripes or did they just paint it on the armour?ReplyDelete
If I may, it would depend on the status of the troops with the lowly receiving a red saltire in strips, livery jackets with the red saltire sewn on (they may have had to do the sewing them selves) and the higher nobility of the Ordonnance receiving richly embroidered livery jackets if not wearing their won coat of arms.Delete
Darrell is right, I've gone for an interpretation of cloth attached to plate armour. If the cross is added to cloth, then I'd suggest that the cloth cross was stitched on. Interestingly the Swiss chronicles appear to show painted crosses on Swiss plate and possibly the smoother surfaces of Burundian horse bard.Delete
Great conversions Simon and it will be great to see them painted up.ReplyDelete
I reckon you have one of the most unique Late Medieval armies out there.
Certainly the most unique Burgundian Ordonnance army!!
Am certainly trying for a unique army - at least with some elements of it!Delete
I also enjoy WIP reports as well as the completed miniatures. And, I share your dread of casting lines on faces...ReplyDelete
Thanks for 'votes of confidence' with the WIPs - great to know that they're of some interest, etc.ReplyDelete