Saturday, 21 February 2015

First plastics for Salute game



I've started work bulking out both armies for the Agincourt demo game at Salute in April. These have been painted using ink washes and highlights restricted to some areas only, and no bowstrings added, to 
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….

12 comments:

Dalauppror said...

Exellent paintwork !

really looking forward to see your game at Salute

Pendragon Without said...

Looking good - I will be making a beeline for your table in April.

painted stuff said...

Fab work! Looking forward to see the game,just booked the flight to London.

Phil said...

Wow, beautiful job, archers are really nice!

Chrisfigurines said...

Beautiful painting on those HYW figures, great colour choices for the clothing on the archers.

Ray Rousell said...

Great looking troops, love the Knights!

Bedford said...

Very nicely done Simon- some lovely deft brushwork on display!!

Darrell.

SteveH said...

they look great!

Dave H said...

Lovely work as usual Simon. I am so frustrated I wont be able to get to Salute to see the game. I do hope you will post lots of photos for those who cannot make it :)

painterman said...

Many thanks for the kind words - and yes Dave H, the camera will be taken to Salute!

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