Anyway, moving on, here is a base of command figures Phil gave me for a test piece. They are from Foundry’s Casting Room Miniatures range I believe. Phil had painted one figure and I have painted the other three. I’m sure you will be able to tell which are which! A couple of views ~
I’m not at all sure at this stage how the project will progress, but I will keep blogging any progress I make. I’ve bought a Papal Starter Army and several figure packs from TAG, some clerics and pavise from Perry Miniatures and some Landsknechts from Warlord. Oh and a ‘big’ Empire gun and crew by Games Workshop which I bought from a trader at Wargamer last month. All of these have been cleaned up but none are undercoated as of yet, one reason being that we’ve no bases for them. We shall be having the MDF bases made for us by Warbases, once we can agree on the sizes we want for the look of our units and games! That will mean at some stage setting out figures on card of various sizes and configurations until we are happy with the overall effect. In the meantime I do have a few other figures I can be getting on with painting...
If you continue with this project, check out Pete's Flags for the Borgia standards. Pete made me a brilliant series of flags for Ceseare's army and household troops.He does them in 28mm and 15mm.
Thanks Robbie, already have three sets of flags from Pete, bought all I wanted to start project last month. Figs all ready for undercoating next dry day.Delete
Yeah I can count the number of times I said no new projects and the very first thing I would do is start a new project so I wouldn't dare call you out!ReplyDelete
I have Italian Wars figures in boxes, but as of yet haven't pulled the trigger. I can see why you started the period again as it so many aspects to draw a hobbyist in with beautiful color, different arms and introduction of new weapons makes it a fascinating spectacle on the tabletop and interesting to paint. However it is a difficult period to tackle with all the different colors involved and is what holds me back.
Good luck with the project and I'll enjoy watching your progress!
BTW great looking command stand!
Hope to paint my first figures later this month.Delete
Now that is really weird as I just bought a load of early Italian Wars figures of eBay to organise into a Venetian Army, probably to fight my Turks. As I bought them on eBay I guess they really ough to be a PayPal army but no...... 😉 Having sold my ACW armies I thought I’d need so,etching to fill the gaps under the table.ReplyDelete
You have gaps under your table? I’m speechless!Delete
A cool start to a interesting new project.ReplyDelete
Nice one David...ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing where this goes...
All the best. Aly
Slowly I expect Aly, but I shall do my best.Delete
Another of my never quite got there periods, looking forward to the project.ReplyDelete
You will need plenty of patience following my progress on this I’m afraid George.Delete
Now we both know you don't do slowly, you will be waiting impatiently for me to finish by Easter ;~)Delete
I started one figure this morning, so you are still ahead.Delete
Great period,nice and colourful I keep thinking I've got enough and then paint more of them!ReplyDelete
“Enough” ~ a concept unknown to most wargamers I’ve found down the years!Delete