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.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Italian Wars Handgunners

My latest base of figures comprises a unit of handgunners. The figures are by TAG and were, as I’ve banged on about before, a real joy to paint. I chose a colour scheme for the coats of Foundry Storm Green and Yellow, going straight from shade to light without the mid colour. I think it reflects the stark Mediterranean light but you may not agree ~

This is the last of my TAG units, for now anyway. I have now got two bases of Foundry Gendarmes, two bases of Warlord/ProGloria, Tiger Miniatures, Dixon Miniatures and Steel Fist Landsknecht pikes and a Landsknecht Command base of Warlord/ProGloria and Steel Fist figures and, as Phil would say, we are done!
I received my new admission date letter for my hip replacement operation on Saturday morning. I am going in now on May 4th - no Star Wars jokes please! I don’t think that will be enough time to paint all these, but I will give it my best shot! I hope that my friends will keep me in their thoughts come ‘The Day’, and if they are of the inclination towards prayer, to mention me kindly. Thanks.

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  1. I like the colours, might steal the idea for my WWI Allenby in Palestine project. Prayers booked for your op.

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  2. Nicely rendered, like the colour combo.

    Are they based on Papal livery😂

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    1. It was amusing wasn’t it?

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    2. Paint the next unit dark blue and a light blue, it will then be in PayPal livery.

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    3. I will bear that in mind!

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  3. Really nice. What do you use as base material?

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    1. Thanks George. The base texture is Woodlands Scenics ballast, light Buff, small, medium and large texture. Most decent railway shops stock it. Hobbycraft used to, but no longer at least locally. Then it’s washed with Artists Acrylic Country Maple, don’t bother dry brushing if get wash right. The Tufts are from Great Escape Games, the flowers from Warbases. The static grass is a mix of Spring and Summer grass from the Tutbury Jinny, a train shop in Tutbury.

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  4. Another nice unit David...
    At the rate your going you will be painting some of Phil’s by the 4th of May... of course that gives you a nice couple of weeks to get back on your feet... and we will see you at Partizan... ;-)
    Take care old boy...

    All the best. Aly....

    P.S. I only ever pray before I look at my bank statement.

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    1. Thought you GW types probably owned banks 😉
      I hope to be at The Other Partizan.

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  5. A really lovely looking stand David!

    Christopher

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  6. Lovely subdued palette,looking forward to your gendarmes,not a praying type but the best of luck!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. Two gendarmes completed so far and third almost done.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and for the comment.

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