Thursday, 18 February 2021

Low Countries pike

Last night I finished repainting these repurposed surplus Swiss pikemen who have signed up, instead, for the Liégeois militia. 

There's a cracking image of a soldier with a padded jacket with added metal arm protection (just like the Perry plastics, above) on the left in this painting of the Flemish School by Hans Memling (late c. 15th). He even has the red trousers that the militia wore.

At the moment I'm undecided as to whether I should base them, now, or paint up a bunch more to introduce more variety of poses. I might buy some Perry metals. We'll see what happens, next week!


Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

These look great Simon. 35 is a great sized unit for most of us, but for you, ... well paint some more ;)

BigRedBat said...

Hi Paul, I'm thinking 2 units of 48, but a chum is making some stunning flags for them and I may need even more. :-)