Thursday, 30 June 2016

ECW- Kings Lifeguard of Foote Pt.3

A bit more movement on this regiment, slightly......

Okay the pike men I had for this unit were from the Foundry range and the shotte from the Perry range (both sculpted by the Perry's) and stylistically were quite different, seeing as I needed to order some horse, and Perry's being much cheaper, I opted to buy 2 packs of Perry pike men for this unit to tie the pike and the shotte bases together. Usually I'm not so fussed about this but the opportunity was there so why not spend a couple more $'s.



Foundry pike men above standing (although they could be viewed and advancing) with pike at 45% wearing the Montero cap. These chaps wont be wasted as I have plenty of Foundry shotte that they can be married to.



A sample of the Perry pike men in marching pose, I will be using the standing pose for this regiment as the shotte are in firing and loading pose, it just happened that his was the box I grabbed a sample figure from. The sculpts aren't as detailed and relaxed as their Foundry work but the proportions are much more realistic and will fit better with the shotte, particularly useful down the track if I need to move them on.


Mock up of the pike block with the Foundry figures, yes the officers are finally finished.



Two bases worth of shotte in mock up, I do need to make the regiments look a bit more rag tag, I figured the Lifeguard might have been a bit more presentable...



Another of the command, I think the officer and standard bearer with the cape are Foundry, not so sure about the other however he looks well pleased with himself... being in the Kings regiment and all.



And the dead and injured are piling up, decided to get a start on some casualty figures (Warlord Games) to sprinkle about the bases, chaps in blue will be a hint of the next regiment after the Lifeguard......

thanks for looking







12 comments:

  1. Great details and fabulous paint brush!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I do like painting the Foundry sculpts. Pity the molds are showing signs of wear.

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    1. Cheers Roger thanks for stopping by

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  3. The Pike & Shotte army is looking very nice, Dave. That Montero cap really has a modern look to it too.

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    1. It is the precursor to the modern design, originally from Spain or there abouts. Instead of the flaps folding up over the the cap like the modern version they folded up and forwards around the brim, there is an example on one of the shotte chaps. Good design never goes out of fashion ;-)

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  4. Nice work Dave especially love a casualty figure or two!

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    1. Cheers Francis, Baroque bases are 6cm x 6cm's so there is scope for a bit of the old "bring out your dead" and other landscaping.

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