help speed things up. All the basing will be done as a single task once the figure painting is all done.
These are all Perry plastics from the new Agincourt English box – although the men at arms will be used as French, alongside a few metal colleagues and retainers. I particularly like the plastic men at arms – very well defined mouldings, with minimal cleaning up required and which are easy to paint. They take ink washes well over a silver base coat, followed by a silver drybrush; before the leather, cloth and any gilding details are picked out. A few longbowmen have had pairs of arms attached from the WotR box, to produce differing poses, which seem to work OK, despite the bows being a tad shorter.
You need to take immense care however when removing some of the arms and weapons from the sprue – even with a new scalpel I have had polearm shafts snap. Whilst those exquisitely made visors are also a challenge to clean up and attach, after you’ve dropped them on the floor and spent time finding the little b*ggers again! Useful to add spare visors to some of the metal figures though, to produce a bit more variety.
Plenty more to be done – this month I will largely be painting French men at arms….