These are lovely Phil - your smooth paint style is always a treat to see. As you know, I have a soft spot for the Requites as they had one of the best uniforms of the period. I like how you've maintain visual interest by changing the colour/pattern of their blanket rolls. Very nice.
I have to say I'm particularly partial to the pair of Spanish guerrillas. I clearly remember commenting on one of your first blogposts years ago that featured the lead elements of this group. The leader here has a great sense of nobility about him, and the drummer seems quite the stoic, with a pistol in his belt and drumsticks bravely tapping out the attack.
Great work Phil!
Saturday, 5 March 2016
From PhilH - Spanish Patriots through the Ages (25 points)
I've been a busy bee this past few weeks, but not everything is quite ready to post. But having missed three (?) weekly entries I thought I'd finish these off and post them up before my final run-in.
It's well past time to break up the relentless green of my entries, and what better way than with some jaunty red beret'd infantrymen. Yes, three more Carlist Requete militiamen for the Rebels. I just can't get enough of these berets and stripy blanket rolls!
I've nearly painted my whole my SCW lead pile over the past year. But as reward for the home improvements, I picked up a weighty care package from Empress at the Hammerhead show today. Enough to to keep me going for another year, with some colourful and interesting troops, I hope.
And to mix things up a little, here are a couple of Spaniards filled with patriotic fervour from the previous century. These two from Perry miniatures join my guerilla band in their struggle to hurl the dastardly Napoleon out of Spain.
In fact, they are the last two of this project to be finished, after I submitted Commandante Theresa last time out (see were supposed to be alongside her, but alas weren't quite finished). What's really bonkers, is that these two have languished primed but unloved in the lead pile for more than five years and through five AHPCs. In fact, the first ever photo I posted on my blog was of the rest of the band, which I'd presumably finished quite recent to March 2011. So it's awesome to let them join their compatriots, well in time for the release of Sharpe Practice 2 later this year!