The Waving Flag: What I Have Painted Recently

Thursday 20 June 2019

What I Have Painted Recently

I've finally got around to photographing my latest unit.  It's a group of late medieval or early renaissance mounted hand-gunners:

I apologise in advance for my poor photography skills.  Clicking on an image will bring up a much larger version which will look much better.  Even so I seem to struggle with depth of field and I don't think the dark colour scheme helped either, but I wanted a scheme that reflected the end of the era of "white harness" and the beginning of blackened armour.

I started the Essex figures in September last year but was delayed as I then ordered some hand-gunners from Roundway.   Then I had to work out how to paint them.  They are really well sculpted and cast with a significant undercut that makes painting the tabard a real challenge (see the end section).

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Research Material
Both the Essex & Roundway figures are loosely based on these drawings:

The figures are noticeably different both in style and overall height. The latter can be rectified by putting a 1-1.5 mm shim under each Roundway base to balance the height.

Finally, as there aren't many  photos of Roundway ranges on the internet here's one of the mounted hand-gunner.  It shows the significant undercut between the firearm, its rest and the model's chest.


Vexillia said...

Replaced first image with one without the blue tint.

Vexillia said...

Replaced all images with ones without blue tint.

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