Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Project moving on and some new additions.

I have finally finished painting four units of light cavalry for my Wars of the Roses project. They seem to have been on my painting board for weeks. Which in fact they have, a combination of lovely weather, loss of painting mojo and general laziness. However, thanks to the Tabletop Commanders paint and chat sessions, the old enthusiasm has returned and I have at last finished them.


First up are a pair of light cavalry units for the lesser lords or mercenaries. They are painted in in a mixture of liveries.




Finally Ralph Lytton has a unit in his claret & blue colours.



As does Godfrey Howard in his colours of green & white.



With those completed, I moved onto the two pieces of artillery and crews. I managed to finish them off in a couple of sittings. They still need to be washed and based, but look fine.




Finally, readers of the blog will know, I ordered some boxes of Gripping Beast plastic Arab troops. They are for further down the painting queue, but I took out just a single sprue of five figures to paint up as test figures. One with a sword and two each of spear men and archers. I won't be basing these yet, as they will form part of units for Lion Rampant, Saga, L 'Art etc. on will end up on Renendra bases. I am pleased with how they turned out, again they still await their wash. I normally paint the arms and heads on the sprue, but on this occasion, I actually built the models first and then painted them, it worked well so I shall use that method again.




Next up will be two carts, one horse drawn and the other pulled by oxen. There are lots of metal pieces and so I will need to check the gallery on the Perry website to see how they fit together.

5 comments:

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    1. Thanks Gary, the WotR artillery and crew were a very quick and easy job to paint up, the Arab warriors turned out fine as well.

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  2. Very nice done. Still waiting for my Lion Rampant rules. Today is the first day they may arrive...looking foreward to them.
    Greetings, Urs

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    1. Thank you Urs, I see from your rules have now arrived. Great stuff.

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  3. Very nice done. Still waiting for my Lion Rampant rules. Today is the first day they may arrive...looking foreward to them.
    Greetings, Urs

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