Monday, October 13, 2014

Some Painted TYW Figures

A while back I posted the sculpts of my Thirty Years War / English Civil Wars range of 15mm figures that I was working on. Well, I finally got around to putting them into a mold and casting them. Below are a few pictures of the painted figures.

I have organized them for a set of rules I'm working on that uses a 1 to 25 figure scale. The units photographed are to go with my ECW armies.
Here is a unit of Royalist horse wearing buff coat. The leader and ensign are wearing armoured hats.
These Parliamentarian cavalry wear a back and breastplate, gauntlet on the left hand, and a variety of helmets.
Here is a Royalist regiment of foote with unarmoured pikemen. The musician for this unit is a drummer. The musketeers have rests for their firearms.
This regiment of foote carries a lighter musket (without rests). The pikemen are armoured in back and breast with tassets.
This is a regiment of unarmoured covenanters.
The final regiment has armoured pikemen, musketeers in stocking caps, and a fifer as a musician.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

...And Girls of the Better Sort

I was looking through the photos on the FLW group site a while back and noticed that most of the females photographed were participating in what can only be called rather questionable behavior. In fact, they resembled barracksroom harlots more than proper ladies that should adorn a gentleman's field of honor.

This got me to wondering what could be the reason for this. It was my thought that there could be a lack of availability of fashionably clothed women. With that thought in mind, I have created some ladies that may fit the bill.

Each of the bodies is cast without arms or head. I made several sleeve styles that can then be added to the body of choice. The heads on these samples have original sculpts for hair and hats, though I have made several heads that will be put into a mold for casting.

On all of these models, I used Kneadatite to make the collar and neck dressing. This dress is trimmed in velvet with 'Leg of Mutton' sleeves.

The photos above and below use the same body. The additional bits on the dress below were casted and glued into place. These bits will be available when the figures go into production.

Above is a nice looking single breasted suit.

Above is a black satin riding habit. 

Above and below are different versions of the same body

Finally, a fine looking double breasted suit.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thirty Years War - Part 2 Cavalry and Artillery

In the last post I showed the masters for the infantry of my new Thirty Years War line of 15mm figures. In this post we'll see the cavalry, artillery, and two foot musicians.

Here is a Fifer and Drummer. They are shown with berets. The Fifer has a short jacket and open legged pants. The drummer has a slightly longer jacket and pants tied at teh knees.

This man has the sponge for a cannon. He has a broad-brimmed hat and typical attire.

This man has the ladle for a cannon. He has a broad-brimmed hat and typical attire.

This man is handling a cannonball. He has a helmet instead of a hat.

This man carries a gunners quadrant and wears a morion helmat with plume.

Here is aman with a linstock. He would be the commander of the gun and wears a gorget and helmet.
This man is officer material. He has high boots, back and breast plate, a sash, and broadbrimmed hat with plume.

This is a dragoon. He is firing from the saddle. He weas a long coat, shoes and stockings,  and broadbrimmed hat with plume.
This is a typical cavalry man. He has a buffcoat and an iron hat. He's firing a wheellock pistol.

This man has high boots, back and breast plate, and a plumed helmet. He is firing a wheellock but he also carries a carbine.

This is a cuirassier. He has back, breast, and leg armour. His helmet is the lobster style with the three barred faceguard.

This man also wears a buffcoat and has a typical broadbrimmed hat. He's firing a wheellock pistol. Like the infantry in the last post,  all of these figures have removal heads so that the can be swapped.