Friday, 19 December 2014

From RichardM - 28mm Italian Wars Mounted Arquebusiers (40 Points)



It has taken me two weeks but have finally gotten my inaugural post up for the Challenge.

This is a base of mounted arquebusiers for my growing Italian Wars army.  They are based for the Impetus rule set. They are painted to be fairly generic - there weren't many 'uniforms' around in that period according to my (limited) research.


Having said that, at the moment they will join my growing Venetian Army from the early part of the 16th century.


The figures are beautifully sculpted and cast from The Assault Group and are their "Italian Mounted Arquebusiers Standing Ready".  


They were primed / under coated with etch primer and then given a brown diluted oil wash as a base / shadow.  Painted with Vallejo and Foundry acrylics after that.  
From Curt:

Ooh, that is lovely work. Well done Richard and welcome to this year's Challenge! I really love the basing system for Impetus as it allows (if not demands) the creation of wonderful vignettes like we see here. I've always wanted to get into this period as it's so colourful, both in its uniforms and in its crazy politics (I. Must. Resist...). If there are others who are interested in the Italian Wars please do check out Richard's blog as he has many other amazing images from his collection. I like your use of colour from the uniforms of the troopers to their horses' tack - marvellous stuff. I look forward to seeing more of this period from you over the coming months!

21 comments:

  1. Stunning job, colors are amazing!

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  2. Superb work Richard. I think you've nailed these and your use of colour is great :)

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  3. Very nice indeed. I like the boldness of the colours on the tunics and trousers. depicts the period and makes the figures jump out of the base. Always good to see an Impetus base as well.

    Cheers, Ross

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  4. Superb work - the colors look amazing. I've always been interested the Italian Wars but painting the uniforms has always scared me a bit

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  5. These look flamboyant and deadly. Really great job

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  6. Beautifully done, and I'm loving those bright colours.

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  7. Bravissimo! ma che bella!!
    Congratulations for your great blog also!

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  8. Brilliant work here. The palettes are so vibrant and I like the way you created pathways on the base using the grass tufts.

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  9. Nice and colourful. Welcome across the start line.

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  10. Really nice work! I love the colors! I've been interested in the Italian Wars ever since I read Nicco Machiavelli's History of Florence. I can't decide if its the architecture, uniforms, or personalities that fascinates me though!

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  11. Stunning work Richard. The colours are beautiful and your brushwork is so clean and tidy!

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  12. Lovely colourful figures. I'll be getting into this period in a big way when Warlord starts putting out boxes of plastic Landsknechts.

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  13. These are very nice! Really enjoy all the colors present and the fact they are based for Impetus is another plus.

    Christopher

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  14. Great first entry. The Italian Wars is a great period for interesting "uniforms" to paint.

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