Monday, December 21, 2015

On and Off the Painting Table

Genoese Crossbowmen

     Finally finished the Genoese Crossbowmen (European Mercenaries) by Perry Bros. If you've assembled these, you will find that there are not enough arms to match torsos.  Solved that issue with a bit of miliput on the shoulders to continue a short-sleeved pattern on the padded jacks.  These are for my son's French army from the late 15thc, when due to political upheaval in among the Plantagenets, powerful Yorkist and Lancastrian families, England was losing its French possessions one by one.

I glued the front rank pavises to stakes on the movement tray.  My thoughts are that
pavises look ridiculous fixed directly to a figure base.

Troll Bouncer Light Warbeast

    My oldest son got into Hordes a while back, so of course I've started picking up figures.  They are very well sculpted.  I used miliput to add hair, a bit more volume to the kilts, and on the champion a boss brooch, as well as cutting off the warhammer and replaced it with a cudgel (with iron spike).

Troll Axer Light Warbeast

Fennblade Champion


  1. Fantastic to see action on your painting table!
    Really looking forward to seeing more Renaissance work.

    1. Thanks, I have halberdiers and more crossbowmen primed and on the table. Just weighing my options for their livery and flags since there were significantly shifting alliances in Northern Europe and England in the latter half of the 15th c.

  2. Nice work on those crossbowmen; the pavises look great too!

    1. Thanks! I just did them free-hand, would like to do the decal transfers on the next set.