Wednesday, 18 May 2016

WOTR Dismounted Knights from Perry Miniatures

Still plugging away at these and I have finally finished all 38 figures.
I'm really pleased with them, especially the figures of Richard III and his Standard. The flag comes printed on the instruction sheet (along with a whole load more!) and I cut it out with a craft knife before folding in half and gluing it with undiluted PVA around the plastic flagpole. 
When dry, I touch up any white edges with either paint or washes and the bend to shape. When I spray the figures with varnish this finishes the job. I think they look just great.
I have painted two other figures as "Generals" for Bloody Barons and will be providing them with Standard bearers from the European Mercenary boxed set.
One as the Black Prince and another from the artwork that came with the box. I opted to give the impression of the details on their surcoats as time's to short to paint all those tiny gold lions and fleur de Leys.
I'm enjoying this period so much I think I'm going to get some light cavalry after the next box. The design and production quality of these figures is really excellent, I can't recommend them enough.

Monday, 2 May 2016

WOTR Perry 28mm

Well I'm still working my way through my 28mm plastics.
It's a slow old job with working away but I'm getting there. I've added some cavalry thanks to some Bretonnian Knights I found that I'd bought at a bring and buy probably 20 years ago!

These had their heads and arms replaced by Perry spares and look quite splendid in their Products for Wargamers movement tray.
The other armoured knights will be my household units and I'm very pleased with the Army painter chain mail undercoat method of painting that I've adopted.
As I'm enjoying these figures so much , my wife's bought me the Mercanaries European Infantry set to (hopefully) complete my WOTR armies.
So I need to get these Knights finished ASAP.
About 30% of the figures wear surcoats. These are the only large areas of block colour on these figures. So having sprayed them silver, they really are very quick to paint up.

Onward.....