Thursday, 22 January 2015

From Millsy - 28mm ECW Scots (80 points)


These were, believe it or not, the last unpainted ECW miniatures I owned until last night. Now they have joined over 200 infantry, 70 cavalry and assorted other bits and pieces to form my completed ECW project. Of course something like that is never truly "complete" but I have no plans for more and certainly need a break.

This submission is 16 x 28mm Renegade Miniatures Scots muskets, painted up as the two sleeves of shotte to go with my recent pike submission, Once again luverly sculpts and very easy to paint.


Despite what I had thought it turned out these was some plaid amongst these which slowed things down a bit but it's worth it. Why paint Scots without it?


Here's the whole unit together including command, pike and shotte...




And here's all the ECW I have painted in this Challenge. I will post some pics of the whole army on my blog sooner rather than later but it will take time to set up and shoot given the size.


I must say there is a tremendous sense of satisfaction that goes with completing something like this and I am mindful that Curt and his Challenge are a large part of why the project has been completed in the space of just a few years. Thanks Curt!

Time to think of something else to do... Suggestions? :-)


From Curt:

Those look brilliant laddy!  I'm sure it's genetic, but I love the look of all that hodden grey and blue bonnets ranked up, especially with their brother unit of pike - fantastic. 

I look forward to seeing the group shote (shotte?)!

26 comments:

  1. That's certainly an impressive lineup there. I think you need to do a second ECW force to fight the first one ;)

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    1. Oh trust me I am so VERY tempted to keep going. The Project Auldearn 1645 blog may well be the death of me...

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  2. Great Scots!
    ; )
    And so close to Burns Night as well - Let's raise a dram to these braw laddies!

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  3. Fabulous painting on these guys. I'm not really into ECW but yours somehow really catch my imagination... that uniform look of grey and dark blue broken up by the plaid is just awesome.

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  4. They look mighty fine and the group shot is grand! These fellows have ALMOST inspired me to delve into the ECW. I will resist that and the Sudan though!
    For a new project....now that I'm allowed to purchase new miniatures on my own... I'm going to load up on Conquest and Wargames Factory Woodland Tribes. I've a rulest for preEurope contact and a few rangers and French Marines would get me started in FIW skirmish. You can't lose with Algonquin war parties! ;)

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    1. David, you need to check out Bob Murch's new line of Native Americans. It's pretty early stuff but it is freakin' gorgeous.

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    2. ... and congratulations on being allowed to buy minis on your own. Tough household you have there!

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    3. No Sudan!! You need to be be sent to the house of correction!

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    4. I have a modest force of GW Praetorian, Mordian, and Tallaran that were inspired by Sudan uniforms! ;) I will check out Bob's stuff, the new plastic kit from WGF looks really useful, and the Conquest Tribes actually look like my ancestors and ancestor's cousins, the Sauk are accurate down to their pointed faces! ;)

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    5. "No Sudan!! You need to be be sent to the house of correction!"
      Here here!

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  5. Great looking figures. Congratulations on completing the project, can't wait for the pictures of the full army.

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  6. Great job on these lads mate.. Really looking forward to seeing the whole lot out..

    As for suggestion for next.. Something in 3mm....

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    1. Nah.. Not really.. Zulu I think in glorious 28mm.. That's your bag..

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    2. Here her!. And you are just the man!

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  7. Lovely looking figures Mr Mills! I think you need some NYW figures, I can't be the only one painting them for the Challenge???

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  8. Lovely work Millsy and it's another project that someone has completed during this Challenge :)

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  9. Thanks everyone! Full army pics TBA in the next week or two I promise...

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  10. Nice work. I always steer clear of ECW but I am slowly coming round.....very slowly!

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  11. Great work Millsy - congrats on getting a project completed. Of course, they are never truly "completed", are they...

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  12. Lovely lovely work, of course I see the Covenanter's as the bad guys ;-)

    Ian

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    1. As does any right thinking King's man!

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