David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Italian Crossbowmen

The latest base of figures to join my army of the Papal States under Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia are a unit of TAG Italian crossbowmen. One thing is immediately clear from the pictures, and that is that my painting is not really up to such close up photography any more, if indeed it ever was. I will plead the vagaries of age and infirmity and trust to my chums to play up to the game ~


As the earlier unit you will have seen was in yellow and white I wanted something a little more colourful and chose Foundry Bright Red and Union Trouser Blue for the colour scheme. I think perhaps that I should have done more than simply reverse the colours on the pavise now I see them like this, but they will have to do now, although I see VVV have sheets of heraldic devises which I might add later. I shall have to sleep on it as they say. In the meantime, I’m more than half way through a base of Halberdiers for the army, so, onward and upward!

18 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with your painting David. Knocks mine into a cocked hat.

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    1. That is very kind Colin. It was a bit of a shock though seeing them much larger than in reality!

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  2. A lovely looking unit David....

    Trying to paint wargames miniatures that survive photo enlargement is the path of madness and young people.
    What looks good as a unit on the table and pleases you is what matters.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, both for the compliment and advice. I know you are right of course...

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  3. Look like very fine figures to me David!

    Christopher

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  4. Nothing wrong with them, lovely unit.

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  5. After your comments I have zoomed in to check them out!, they look very fine to me ...🧐

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  6. Look good enough for the table to me.

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    1. Hope you still think so after seeing them yesterday.

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  7. Lovely looking figures, photo enlargement makes even professionally painted miniatures look ropey, yours look great and produced in no time, you've made massive progress in the time I've lost my phone and tracked down my bookmarked blogs!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain. I take it you’ve found your phone?

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  8. Your painting looks great to me. Nothing to be ashamed off at all. Great work imo.

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  9. Your brushwork looks superb to me!

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