Thursday, 9 March 2017
Iain W Elderly Gendarmes ( 170 points)
Here are 2 units of Gendarmes each of 8 mounted 28mm figures the first unit is the elderly unit in the title as they are venerable Hinchcliffe figures from long ago last century! As they were an ebay purchase the horses are from various sources and indeed as some of them came without heads I was forced to add perry heads to a couple, which have turned out surprisingly well I think. I used Hans Burgkmair's The Triumph of Maximillian as my source in painting them , I added some vines and flowers which are in other period illustrations , these are not terribly succesfull but they are done now and I'm buggered if I'm going back to them! En masse I'm happy with them and they were relatively cheap! The next batch are Old Glory and I wasn't looking forward to them but I think they have come out rather well and I enjoyed painting them, rather more geometric patterns which works well at this scale and fun with the lances, the (rather oversize looking now)banners are overpainted downloads.
This should give me 160 points which would leave me 25 points short of my total , I have another unit of Gendarmes and some bits and bobs so I should make that.
I do have a Curt geld dilemma as I have nothing arranged and the end is looming, I have got 2 nice renaissance figures that go together well, if anyone fancies painting the other one drop me a line at caveadsum1471@yahoo .com and I'll pop it in the post to you.
These should also count in my renaissance side challenge with Curt
All the best Iain
The Italian Wars have some of the most colorful units in history(to include historic personna equally colorful in name,atire, and character)The Gendarmes have always been my favorite ever since I seen some period prints which portrayed Roland and his men as Gendarmes. Big men in metal suits on big horses in metal suits and carrying colorful pointy sticks. These fellows more than live up to the expectation and I quite enjoy the colors and paterns you used on them. There is absolutely no mistaking them for their task. Beautifuly done, Iain!