|The Minifig standard bearer, I will probably use him in the command group.|
|ECW musketeer retro style!|
Seven of the pikemen are conversions with head swaps to helmets and painted tassets to give a good mixed armoured block look, I wanted to keep the red quite bold and dark so started with Vallejo Burnt Red followed by two coats of Flat Red. The musket blocks were painted in batches of 6 figures at a time and I included a couple of officers, one for each 'wing'. I have a yearning next to do another big unit, this time representing Rawdons Yellowcoats.
A few weeks back I ordered a few samples from Essex Miniatures to see how they measured up to my Hinchliffes, unfortunately they are a little too chunky as you can see from the Priest figure that I painted. He will be used on a command base with my Cromwell figure, but the rest are up for grabs if anyone can use them? Only a few mounted command figures with horses (the horses are huge!) plus a few sample musketeers, no point bothering with eBay so if you can use them just contact me as usual. I have to say they are lovely castings with large detailed faces and hands.
|L to R Hinchliffe, Minifig & Essex.|