Thursday 1 March 2012

Claymore Castings - sample figures

Dave Imrie very kindly sent me a couple of samples of the Claymore Castings figures, covering the Anglo-Scottish wars at the end of the fourteenth century, the first releases of which are imminently going to be on sale. I painted these last week, but a BT fault on telephone line here meant that I've had no internet connection for a few days and so couldn't post as planned.

The pictures are taken under a desk lamp and some of the details of my paintwork has been lost ('ll have to take my word for it...!). They are great sculpts (by Paul Hicks); highly detailed, wonderfully animated and very clean castings. I'm going to employ them as an additional Scots spear bloc for my HYW, although the attire will be slightly out-of-date for the 1420s. They are easy figures to paint up and I'm thinking about doing a couple of simple head swaps to 'age' them a little to fit with the rest of my army. Height wise they'll look Ok next to the Perry figures, although the sculpting style is somewhat different of course.


Bedford said...

Really nice work mate.

Claymore Castings are really great. They sit nicely in the 'gap' in terms of period and of course can be used for later conflicts too (not too late though).

BTW, that reminds me, I've got a few pics to post too :O)


Dalauppror said...

Looking very good !!!

Nice to see all the pre-production minis pop up at different blogs, increase the craving to get them:)

Best regards Dalauppror

Hendrid said...

They do look nice. I'll hopefully see some samples in the flesh as it were on monday so looking forward to that. Nice painting on them BTW

Stephen said...

Cracking Darrell