Friday, 11 March 2016

ECW Project - Infantry - Steady Progress - part 11

It feels like ages since I last posted something up on the blog about my ECW project and those of you following probably think I have gone off the boil....however I hate to disappoint but I have been slogging away.

Over the last few weeks I have been tackling the vast numbers of infantry to build the seven regiments planned. That's 280 minis to paint and guess what I am nearly there.

Each regiment consists of 40 men - 16 for the pike block and two sleeves of 12 strong infantry men


Finished


Finished



I have ordered a fair few movement trays from warbases - I have a standard square for the pike block and my musketeers are based on 8 hole and 4 hole trays. This gives me some flexibility in unit sizes etc. My chum, Mark, who is building the Royalist force has sleeves of Muskets 8 strong so I can either match him and use the surplus to build commanded shotte or I can just make mine look more impressive.


One finished-  one almost finished


As you will note from the photos the bases are not finished and I still need to add the standards and flags. I'll do all this once the core paintjobs are finished.

As of today I have now finished painting five of the seven regiments and the other two are close to being finished. My choice of uniform colour was quite random - a couple of units in red, one mustard, one green, one blue and the last grey.


in progress....


The vast majority (99%) are all Warlord Plastic figures with a few metal ones sourced from ebay thrown in for good measure. The upright plastic pikes have all been elaced with brass versions (very pointy and sharp) and being tall they determined the size ogf box required for storage (14litre box bought from Clas Ohlsen) - as you can see in the last picture I need about eight of these for the whole army.



Just before I leave you I wanted to highlight that the next set of troops that are going to get my attention are the dragoons. Rather than go out and buy some expensive ones I decided to do some conversions using the standard Warlord cavalry with firearms raided from the infantry sets.



Until next time....

Part 12 can be found here

http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/ecw-project-very-nearly-finished.html

11 comments:

  1. Hi Eric,

    It's great to see someone so close to actually being "done" wh a portion of such a sizeable project. Best of luck with the artillery, dragoons, cavalry, etc.

    Jerry

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  2. Excellent progress on a great project.

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  3. Going along nicely there Mr Shed.

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  4. Two hundred and eighty? It's amazing! You have encouraged me to try to finish four this weekend!

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  5. maybe a tip ... I have been ''painting'' horse furniture/leathers using sharpie pens , works well with my 15mm's . maybe it would work with 28mm's . its def faster .

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  6. Nicely done! I agree with Rolf's tip re. Sharpies. I use them for horse tack on 10mm figures and the technique is faster than painting them.

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  7. Sharpies are a wonderful thing indeed , just been using my daughters giant multcolour pack for some highlighting/drybrush work ... and for touching up /repairing muskets on some 20mm plastic figs : everyone should try them !

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    1. That I must try! Once I find out what a Sharpie pen is!

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  8. Amazing. I'm impressed with the size of the project. I hope you could answer me a question, though: what did you do with horsemen left arms when you turned them into dragoons? I can't really see on the picture, and I've been musing with idea of creating dragoons this way. Will be very grateful for your help!

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    1. Hi there...the project is now finished and was a great deal of fun.

      With regards to the dragoons left arms these were actually integral to to the riding figure so I had to clip and scrape away the old arm before adding the new. There not brilliant but it does work.

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