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Title: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2018, 09:11:23 AM
Now that the order for this project has arrived its time to start a painting diary :)
The original thread for this project can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17224.msg253888.html#msg253888 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17224.msg253888.html#msg253888)

I've sorted Pierre the Shy's figures out and will arrange getting them to him :!!

I tried a test glue of one of the sabots and was pleased to find they went together very easily :)

I've also sorted my order into units, this was mainly to check my calculations :-
I'm pleased to say I seem to have got them right and have all the figures I need for the units I want #:-S

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/43059673311_e20617f615_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28B35Gx)
Officers, Artillery and casualties on the left
Horse, Dragoons, Forlorn Hopes and Rabble in the centre
Foot battalia on the right


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2018, 09:15:26 AM
I did a quick test using blu-tack to check how the foot battalia will base up

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/29187763068_9a0f52fa2c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LtdV5h)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/28191703477_2ff5cedfa2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JXcRg4)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 June 2018, 09:25:18 AM
Are you sure you have enough?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 June 2018, 09:29:48 AM
Blimey that was quick work - maybe Mollinary's 48 hour estimate was correct  ;)

The sabots seem to work well. Glad we got them with a bigger lip at the back as our detailed labels would not have worked on the thinner edges.

This should keep us entertained for quite a while.  

Are you sure you have enough?

As one of our gaming friends says "you can never have too much lead"


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 June 2018, 09:30:39 AM
Are you sure you have enough?
I thought I had enough AWI when I finished my first project, just finishing up the extra 1,200 of the second project ;) ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 June 2018, 06:53:35 PM
The AWI Germans have vacated my painting rods so...

A unit of Horse and a unit of Foot have been prepared and washed :)

They will be put on the rods and hopefully undercoated today :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 29 June 2018, 06:56:10 PM
Really looking forward to seeing what you can do with these, having seen the magic you worked on the AWI figures,


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 29 June 2018, 07:32:18 PM
That looks a very neat way to prepare your troops.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 June 2018, 11:06:22 PM
Each of the foot units has figures from 6 different packs so I wanted to sort them all at once to make sure I had ordered the right proportions :-\

It also allowed me to juggle the mix of figures overall rather than risk ending up with too many of one pack/pose left or too few for the last few units
I used most of the EC28 Musketeers, Firing (no rest) I'd ordered in the Forlorn Hopes so the battalia each got one more EC03 Musketeers, Cap than planned

As I paint the units I will probably do some more swaps between units to vary the proportions, e.g. one unit with more firing muskets another with more advancing musketeers

I've gone with one third of the horse regiments with hats EC09, one third with helmets EC10, and the remaining third 50/50 hats and helmets
Some of the 50/50 units will be two brigaded regiments, one in hats the other in helmets. Others will be a mix of helmets and hats
Hats and helmets are spread roughly equally between Royalist and Parliament


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 June 2018, 10:12:17 AM
A unit of Horse and a unit of Foot undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 July 2018, 12:53:19 AM
First paint applied for this project :)

Horses base coated :)
Jackets and trousers base coated, those in unit colours anyway :)

Going with a uniform look would be much quicker but I think the units will look much better with some figures in different colour jackets and or pants :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 July 2018, 05:28:52 AM
Horses highlighted :)

Unit colour jackets and trousers highlighted :)
Remaining jackets and trousers base coated in various colours :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 01 July 2018, 08:13:57 AM
I do admire your dedication to a project once started. Also I have at last bitten the bullet and bought FK&P - will be using 15mm as I have shed loads that have been waiting for a suitable set of rules for at least 15 years.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 July 2018, 08:39:35 AM
Manes & tails done :)

Remaining jackets and trousers highlighted in various colours :)

FK&P give a very good game with plenty of period feel


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 01 July 2018, 10:26:04 PM
Wow! That sure looks like a lot of lead to paint!!!! Hmmm, let me see now - how many HOTT armies will that make????? Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 July 2018, 08:12:47 AM
Making good progress, horses and tack done, started riders :)

Foot clothes done, onto bags :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 03 July 2018, 03:20:35 PM
Are you sure you’re a Kiwi and not Polish?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 03 July 2018, 04:32:36 PM
Are you sure you’re a Kiwi and not Polish?
Trying to follow the thread. Do you mean this?
(https://leadenshipsandtinmen.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/1b6e5c6a-9c37-4c67-b526-63dcc14fb384.jpeg)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 03 July 2018, 06:12:49 PM
Behave yourself DG. Our Polish workers are exceptionally hardworking - yet another reason why it is foolish to quit the EU.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Last Hussar on 03 July 2018, 11:57:50 PM
The B word
Interesting to see where this goes.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 04 July 2018, 05:05:34 AM
Hopefully back on track......quickly.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 July 2018, 05:58:16 AM
I am collecting all my Scots figures from Paul this weekend to sort out while he makes a start on some of his units for Cheriton. Also been working out what Covenant regiments to depict....have to choose 12 all up and producing flags for them in GIMP from some templates i found on the net years ago.

Is that back on track now Techno?...maybe l should work for Kiwirail ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 04 July 2018, 09:17:32 AM
Hopefully back on track......quickly.
Cheers - Phil
Back on track it should be - watching fools destroy the country is too depressing to dwell on.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 04 July 2018, 10:34:51 AM
Back on track it should be - watching fools destroy the country is too depressing to dwell on.

Isn't watching fools destroy contries the whole raison d'être of this forum?!  :-\  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 04 July 2018, 11:11:07 AM
The sabots are really good idea

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 04 July 2018, 02:49:39 PM
Well done, Andy.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 July 2018, 05:39:22 AM
Painting continues, the horse have almost caught up with the foot with all main colours done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 July 2018, 01:47:38 AM
Hats and caps base coated :)

Started painting the bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 July 2018, 02:17:07 AM
Finished painting the bases :)

Hats and caps highlighted :)

Belts and most other details done :)

Skin base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 July 2018, 08:31:11 PM
Hair done, skin highlighted :)

Final details & touch ups done :) :)

These will be washed tonight and hopefully based over the weekend :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: OldenBUA on 12 July 2018, 09:54:10 PM
Very interested to see your take on these as I am still painting the same figures. Not for ECW though. It does seem you have a different approach. I always start with the skin, then clothes, then belts etc. So painting from the inside out, if you understand my meaning.

And maybe I can ask you as well. What do you think the flag bearer from the command set is holding in his hand? It's the figures on the outside in the last row in the centre section of your example unit. Next to the drummers. To me it looks like a Colt .45 handgun, but I'm pretty sure that's not what it is.  :P

Cheers, Alex


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 July 2018, 03:21:17 AM
OldenBUA, I use quite a bit of dry brushing so would get ‘overshoot’ onto skin etc hence I take an outside in approach

I’m also intrigued by what the flag bearer is holding. I’ve gone with a belt helping to support the end of the flag pole. Zippee looks to have painted his flag bearers this way as well

Once these are based I’ll be looking for feedback and suggestions


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 July 2018, 09:23:13 AM
Figures washed :)

Bases labeled and numbered to make returning figures to the right sabot easier :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 13 July 2018, 11:57:24 AM
Here's a couple of concept shots of Argyle's cuirassier bodyguard* and a typical highland clan unit that I am going to be using for my Scots W3K stuff. The sabot bases are for FK&P rules and mean that units can be easily adjusted to represent small or large sized units or have a central block of pike inserted if required to represent say a "regular" highland levy regiment such as the Strathbogie regiment that fought for Montrose in 1644/45 campaign.

Highland Batallia
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/28510904007_5be0684e51_z.jpg)

Argyle's Bodyguard
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/836/28510904327_bc887974de_b.jpg)

* According to the BCW Wiki this unit did exist: http://wiki.bcw-project.org/covenanter/horse-regiments/marquis-of-argyll-s-lifeguard and besides, what gamer will say no to such a unit  ;)

Any thoughts on layout/figure distribution etc?

 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 13 July 2018, 01:58:07 PM
Indeed, Peter! Everybody needs cuirssiers! This is, after, all suppose to be fun. I have a small unit (which I was tempted to use at Fyvie but probably will be used at Kilsyth). It can be flagged as either Hasslerig’s or Argyle’s. I Like the way you guys are planning to do the basing.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 13 July 2018, 02:10:32 PM
I’m also intrigued by what the flag bearer is holding. I’ve gone with a belt helping to support the end of the flag pole. Zippee looks to have painted his flag bearers this way as well
I’ve always interpreted this figure’s left hand to be gripping the pommel/guard of his sword with his waist sash bunched up in front. The flag has a short staff with (I think) a suggestion of a ball on the butt, an arrangement used for flourishing and tossing.
It is somewhat like an inkblot test!  :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 July 2018, 09:18:41 PM
Pierre the Shy, looking good :)

One observation, you should have some 40x20 spacers you can use with Argyle's Bodyguard rather than multiple 40x9s


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 July 2018, 09:20:23 PM
Thanks d_Guy, the sash/sword hilt makes more sense

It's interesting that you mention the short flag staff...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 July 2018, 09:35:15 PM
I've had three minor challenges:
  • I managed to over wash one of the figures, fortunately only on the pike head and upper shaft, a quick repaint has sorted this (may need a rewash)
  • Some how I managed to miss painting one side of the pike heads on half the pikes #-o The light grey undercoat may have been giving a NMM effect :^o Now painted, will need a wash
  • The flags I've developed and printed for the foot are too big for the flag staff :o

The information I'd found gave the size of foot flags as 6' so I sized my flags to be 10mm. After some test fitting it looks as though the biggest flag I can get on the flag staff is 7mm
If I've got my arithmetic right that's 3'5" in 1:150 scale, how big are the Pendraken flags :-\

Time to resize some flags and reprint :!!

My 5mm cornets for the Horse do fit :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: OldenBUA on 13 July 2018, 09:54:16 PM
I also found that flag staff a little too short. What I have done in some cases is to cut the staff. Then fit the flag on the bottom bit of the staff, and insert the rest of the staff at the top. A bit fiddly, but works for me. The Pendraken flags that I have are 11mm tall, 13.5mm wide.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 13 July 2018, 11:24:44 PM
Yes did find the bigger inserts at the bottom of the pile thanks Paul.

Nice idea if using slightly bigger flags OldenBUA  :)

I have found some good online Covenanter flags but at correct scale (about 10mm as Paul says) the "for Covenent, crowne and countrie" (or whatever it is) writing on the "saltire" type flags tends to be largely illeglible and I'm only showing the scrolls on the colonels flags not the actual mottos, though their heraldic devices still show up OK. The unit will be identified correctly on the label on the back of the base. 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 13 July 2018, 11:50:51 PM
I also found that flag staff a little too short. What I have done in some cases is to cut the staff. Then fit the flag on the bottom bit of the staff, and insert the rest of the staff at the top. A bit fiddly, but works for me. The Pendraken flags that I have are 11mm tall, 13.5mm wide.

Where this is a problem I have also done the  same. To prevent creasing I often fill the middle section with a short piece of fuse wire.  I reckon that, to be in scale, the flag should be at least 12 mm.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 July 2018, 05:24:50 AM
  • I managed to over wash one of the figures, fortunately only on the pike head and upper shaft, a quick repaint has sorted this (may need a rewash) Sorted, did need the rewash
  • Some how I managed to miss painting one side of the pike heads on half the pikes #-o The light grey undercoat may have been giving a NMM effect :^o Now painted, will need a wash Sorted
  • The flags I've developed and printed for the foot are too big for the flag staff :o Flags resized

Thanks for the suggestions on flag size, I'll have a chat to Pierre the Shy tonight about the Foot flags and staff lengths :-
I'll also print off my resized flags to see how they look, I also came up with a better way of dealing with the 'bit between the two flags, that wraps round the staff'

Figures have had their final dry brush and bases painted :) :)

I've also prepared 6 horse units for when the painting rods free up tomorrow


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 July 2018, 07:57:02 AM
Flags resized again, this time to 12mm, will print them tomorrow and experiment with extra wire :-SS

6 units of Horse undercoated :)

First two units based :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 06:33:55 AM
The weather was kind today so
  • flock touched up
  • flags added
  • varnished
  • pictures taken


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 06:36:55 AM
Sir George Vaughan's & Colonel Andrew Lindsey's Regiments of Horse

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/42556448945_aeb5afeaaf_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27QyVCn)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/41653155400_e616823935_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26sKiVJ)

And with a couple of fillers a small unit of Horse

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/42744479094_f2664f5dc1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288bCru)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 July 2018, 06:48:11 AM
Luvverly stuff, again, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 06:49:25 AM
Sir Thomas Blackwall & Colonel Stephen Hawkin's Regiments

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/29590023498_43c5423262_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M5LB5W)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42744477894_75b229cd74_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288bC5N)

Two Regiments brigaded to form a battalia, don't you just love the precision and clarity of English ;)

Sir Thomas Blackwall Regiment had black coats and black flags, device unknown. I've gone with the Lieutenant-Colonel's flag

Colonel Stephen Hawkin's Regiment had white coats, flag colour and device unknown. I've gone with a white Lieutenant-Colonel's flag


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 06:56:45 AM
The foot flags are 12mm square with the flag staff cut and and an extra 5mm of wire added :-SS :)
Thanks for the advise OldenBUA and Mollinary :)

A special thanks to those who convinced me to go with sabots
I'm really pleased with the look and the flexibility :) :) :)

Pike Heavy

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/29590022508_051c6b70fb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M5LAMS)

Shot Heavy

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/42744476764_ec1ce0ec52_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/288bBKj)

Commanded shot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/29590021888_e4824327f4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M5LABb)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 07:00:14 AM
Any thoughts or feedback welcome

I'm still not sure about the mix of uniform and non-uniform colours in the units, particularly the proportions :-\

Any odd or jarring colour choices...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 July 2018, 07:02:03 AM
Wot I sed before.  :-bd

The colours, and the mix, look fine to me. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 July 2018, 07:50:16 AM
Just superb


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 17 July 2018, 08:36:33 AM
Given the paucity of information on the Civil War uniform colours, and to what extent they were worn anyway, I think you have the mix about right. Besides, it does make the units a lot more versatile, especially if you have a few spare command stands to slot in. Very nice work indeed.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 July 2018, 10:46:04 AM
"Impressive...very impressive"...they look even better based than when I saw them still on their painting sticks last weekend.

Seeing the first completed units gives me the feeling that my (very long held) desire to play W3K period games is finally being realised. Think we have found a really good combination in 10mm figures and the FK&P rules to make this happen.

Its a long way from my first motivation back in the early 80's watching Peter Livesy's 25mm Minifigs Scots Royalists blasting away their opponents with salvo fire using George Gush's WRG Renaissence rules.

And yes the sabot basing does work well  :)     


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 July 2018, 01:41:41 PM
I very much like the mix of coat colors plus you’ve put in enough of a single color (grey) to make it look like one of the two regiments portrayed at least got an issue of coats. I agree with Leman’s comment that ECW gives a good deal of leeway for imagination. The sabots are excellent, particularly putting command on thin strips and using spacers for different configurations. I think that will pay dividends in the future.

The painting’s not too either!

One suggestion for some future regiments - put the ORs in a single coat and breeches color but all the officers in civilian dress - I think it is a nice look.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 July 2018, 04:21:24 PM
Looking good plus, the sabots are worth the extra effort when done as well as yours.  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 17 July 2018, 04:25:17 PM
They look excellent

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 July 2018, 08:50:31 PM
Thanks all  :-[ :)

d_Guy, these units are probably at the most mixed end of the spectrum, other units will definitely have more ‘uniform’ colours


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 17 July 2018, 09:12:53 PM
Looking great Paul.  I think the idea for officers is a good one. I cannot recall any indication that any but the most junior (corporals, drummers etc) would have worn an issued ‘uniform’. To show their social status they would have worn the best they could afford , within the limits of their  budget and practicality. I seem to recall a number of officers with pretensions as ‘professional’ soldiers would have worn predominantly red. The sabots look brilliant?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Shutuphippie on 17 July 2018, 10:09:38 PM
Looks fantastic



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Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 July 2018, 01:03:27 AM
My current thinking is to have drummers and ‘ensigns’ in uniform colours and officers definitely in non-uniform / civilian colours


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 July 2018, 09:47:04 AM
More progress on the 6 units of Horse :) :) :)
  • horses base coated
  • horses highlighted
  • armour base coated
  • armour highlighted
  • first of three colours of Buff coats and gauntlets base coated


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 July 2018, 03:04:15 AM
Remaining two of three colours for Buff coats and gauntlets base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 July 2018, 11:55:58 PM
Buff coats and gauntlets highlighted :)

'Themed' sleeves base coated :)
I've decided to have about a third of figures with one coat colour, based on the flag colour, the rest will be random :-\
Prince Maurice's regiment is noted as having red coats so they are all red :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 July 2018, 07:16:31 AM
All non-themed sleeves base coated :)

All sleeves highlighted :)

Sabots assembled and first coat done on all bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 July 2018, 09:44:18 PM
Hats and boots base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 July 2018, 06:26:54 AM
Hats and boots highlighted :)

Manes, tails, hooves and markings done :)

Bases painted and labeled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 July 2018, 02:58:02 AM
Tack done :)

Skin base coated :)

Part way through belts and scabbards :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 July 2018, 05:24:08 AM
Belts and scabbards finished :)

Final metal base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 July 2018, 04:38:01 AM
Metal highlighted :)
Hair done :)

Lots of pictures taken for my last couple of entries in the painting competition, not from this project
Post processing to be done and entries need to be posted :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 29 July 2018, 08:46:15 AM
Very impressive AWI entry Paul and I look forward to seeing pics of your ECW forces.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 July 2018, 09:47:18 AM
Thanks Steve, that's all my entries in #:-S
(I don't do Fantasy or Sci-Fi, too much history, too little time)

I need to do a brief report on our refight of the Affair of Abu Tellul :!!

I hope to get the 6 units of Horse finished this week  :!!

Then it is either 3 units of Foot or 5 units of Forlorn Hope and 1 unit of Foot :-\
After two full days gaming at Call to Arms one of out local conventions


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 July 2018, 04:12:40 AM
Progress delayed by Painting Competition and final preparations for an AWI demo game this weekend :(

Looking forward to 2 days solid gaming this weekend with an AWI demo game on Saturday and a WWI 1914 game on Sunday :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 31 July 2018, 07:03:34 AM
Enjoy yourself, Paul !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 August 2018, 09:37:01 AM
Thanks Phil, will be a chance to catch up with various friends and should be a lot of fun :)

Finally got a chance to add the last details to the 6 units of Horse :)

Too many distractions, all of various good kinds ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 02 August 2018, 03:15:52 PM
Unfortunately the competition closed much sooner in NZ than UK. Half a world away (Oasis?).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 August 2018, 09:11:30 AM
First day of Call to Arms completed, a very close run AWI game, lots of positive comments on 10mm :) :)
AAR to follow after the AAR for the Affair of Abu Tellul :!! :!!

Caught up with many friends and reminded of several past games including our refight of Austerlitz in 2005 :) :) :)

6 units of horse washed :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 August 2018, 09:05:05 AM
Second day of Call to Arms completed, a close run WWI game, lots more positive comments on 10mm :) :)

AAR to follow after the AAR for the AWI game after the AAR for the Affair of Abu Tellul :!! :!! :!!

Caught up with more friends :)

I forgot to mention yesterday that we had what may be the first meeting of Forum members at an Antipodean show :)
Rupert of Hentzau, Pierre the Shy and I had a brief chat about the painting competition
Peter and I have known Bryan for a 'few years' ;)

6 units of Horse have had their final dry brush and figure bases painted :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 August 2018, 09:22:19 AM
Kiwis rightly dominating the competition I guess!  :P


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 August 2018, 09:09:43 PM
6 units of Horse sorted ready for basing later today :) :!!

2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hopes prepared and on my painting rods waiting for the day to warm up so they can be undercoated :) :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 August 2018, 08:44:46 AM
6 units of Horse based :)

2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hopes undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 August 2018, 08:43:03 AM
Flock touched up on 6 units of Horse :)

Armour base coated on 2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hopes (officers only)  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2018, 03:02:46 AM
Flags added and edges touched up for 6 units of Horse :)

6 units of Horse varnished :) :)

Armour highlighted on 2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hope officers :)

Buff coats base coated on 2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hope officers :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2018, 09:15:16 AM
Painted and based
   36 Foot
   84 Mounted
     0 Guns
120 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2018, 09:26:16 AM
Royalist
Prince Maurice & Colonel Richard Manning's Regiments

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1793/43941967281_e72456255f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14Xx)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/29004111847_dffe86691e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbZDXV)

Sir Humphrey Bennet's Regiment

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/43941966871_e48b381bd4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14Qt)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/43941966591_2e37b1b736_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14KD)

Sir Edward Waldegrave's Regiment

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/29004110287_3e81e2aa45_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbZDv2)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43941966331_fb597116c9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14Fa)

Sir William Clerke's Regiment

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/29004109317_442e915624_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbZDdi)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1819/43941965891_1332bac3c8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14xz)

Parliament
Colonel John Middleton's Regiment

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1811/29004108327_87ab6bdd46_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbZCVe)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/43941965321_406b77aecd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14nK)

Colonel George Thompson's London Regiment

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/29004107587_2074f90895_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LbZCGt)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/43941964901_94762411bd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29X14fv)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 August 2018, 10:34:41 AM
Those are brilliant, well done sir.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 09 August 2018, 11:26:17 AM
Wow! that’s an impressive work rate.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 09 August 2018, 12:40:16 PM
Well done, Paul! Well worth the wait.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 09 August 2018, 01:07:05 PM
Superb work once again 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 09 August 2018, 02:06:09 PM
You’ve done them proud, Sir. Of course we’ve all come to expect nothing less.
The labeling scheme is excellent and very readable (after I figured out TH was To-Hit  :) )


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2018, 08:56:07 PM
 :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 August 2018, 02:47:04 AM
Those are some amazing cavalry units.  Wow!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 August 2018, 02:56:51 AM
Jackets and pants base coated and highlighted in uniform colours on the 2 units of Foot and 2 Forlorn Hopes :)

Started base coating the non-uniform jackets and pants :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 August 2018, 02:22:35 AM
Finished base coating and highlighting the non-uniform jackets and pants :)

Assembled sabots, painted first side of bases and sabots :)

Base coated hats, boots and shoes :)

Now the paint is dry time to get off the forum and start highlighting the hats and boots :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 August 2018, 09:24:47 AM
Hats and boots highlighted :)
Second side of sabots  and bases painted :)
Weapons done :)
Stocking done :)
Details left to do :!!

Deciding which units to do next :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 August 2018, 09:47:17 PM
Belts and scabbards done :)

Decided on two more units of foot and three Forlorn Hopes next :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 August 2018, 06:00:08 AM
Most of the detailing done :)

Bases ready to be labeled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 14 August 2018, 07:06:46 AM
Goody...More piccies, soon !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 August 2018, 08:58:32 PM
Bases labeled  :)

Figures painted :)
Final check then wash tonight  :!!

Next batch, two more units of Foot and three Forlorn Hopes, prepared and sorted ready to go on the painting rods :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 17 August 2018, 09:13:03 AM
Prodigious work. Very self-disciplined.  =D>


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 August 2018, 10:54:47 AM
Final check and wash done :)

Forecast is good enough for undercoating tomorrow afternoon :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 August 2018, 02:13:34 PM
Prodigious is a word I have not heard applied for sometime - apt, very, very apt. +1


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 August 2018, 02:31:21 PM
I totally agree.....But I still want some eye candy !  ;) ;) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 August 2018, 11:00:23 PM
Final dry brush done :)
Figure bases painted :)

Hopefully I'll get them based this afternoon  :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 18 August 2018, 07:29:40 AM
The suspense of waiting for the 'photos is killing me ;)!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 August 2018, 09:28:19 PM
Based yesterday afternoon :)

Next batch, two more units of Foot and three Forlorn Hopes, undercoated yesterday afternoon :)

Flock touched up this morning :)

The cold last night, 0 degrees, has slowed the drying of my basing mix so these won't get finished today :(

The forecast for next week is a mix of rain or showers with strong to gale winds :( :(
It doesn't look like varnishing weather until Saturday or Sunday :-w :-w :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 18 August 2018, 10:09:11 PM
Yup...whoever thought of global warming obviously doesnt live in Wellington....4 layers on and still freezing first thing....roll on summer ☺


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 August 2018, 08:51:17 AM
Flags added :)
Edges to do :!!

Next batch 'uniform' base colours done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 19 August 2018, 10:36:45 AM
Yup...whoever thought of global warming obviously doesnt live in Wellington....4 layers on and still freezing first thing....roll on summer ☺

What a depressing thought....You're looking forward to your Summer......While we're going downhill towards Winter. :'( :'( :'(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 August 2018, 11:09:44 AM
Flag edges done on previous batch :)
Still definitely not varnishing weather :-w

Next batch, all base colours and highlights done on jackets and trousers :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 21 August 2018, 03:07:40 PM
Paul, at the rate you are going I suspect you lot will be playing full games (with painted figures) by your mid-summer!
I have said before but say again, you sir are a machine!

While we're going downhill towards Winter. :'( :'( :'(
It is mid August and already storms are swirling down from our mountains bringing noticeably COLD air! I shudder at the thought of Winter.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 August 2018, 08:47:15 PM
My first goal is to paint enough units for the Montgomery scenario from the rule book :!!

Then I’ll probably do the extras for the Lessie’s Moor scenario from the TtS forum :-\

Looks like we might have a period of varnishing weather today, unfortunately I will be stuck in the office in town ~X(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 22 August 2018, 09:21:28 AM
This is the reason I hand varnish everything.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 August 2018, 08:42:03 PM
Armour and buff coats base coated and highlighted  :)

Started base coating the hats, boots and shoes :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2018, 01:25:58 AM
Finished base coating the hats, boots and shoes :)

Varnishing weather once it warmed up so sprayed the sabots and some 'fillers' :)
The plan was to spray the figures about now, unfortunately clouding over so I've have to hold off for a while :-w :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2018, 03:28:03 AM
Highlighted the hats and boots :)

Some of the cloud blew through so figures have been varnished and are currently drying :) :)
Pictures tomorrow when hopefully there will be less cloud :-w :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2018, 03:31:18 AM
My next batch will include some Colonels, Generals and Commanding Generals. These will be 2, 3 or 4 figures on a 40x40mm base.

Given that most troops will be on sabots should I base the officers on double thickness bases so they are at the same height as the troops :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 25 August 2018, 08:19:38 AM
Sounds Like a plan if that will even out a possible height difference. In my SYW armies I have rounded the base corners to make the officers stand out even more.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 August 2018, 11:22:16 AM
My next batch will include some Colonels, Generals and Commanding Generals. These will be 2, 3 or 4 figures on a 40x40mm base.

Given that most troops will be on sabots should I base the officers on double thickness bases so they are at the same height as the troops :-\

What about making sabots for them? Or a removable under base - magnets or something to keep them attached.

Then, if you ever want to include the figures within the regimental sabot, or use them with a different rules set, they will fit seamlessly.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2018, 09:25:27 PM
Leman, it will even out the height difference. Commanders, attached Light Artillery or Shot and Dragoon horse holders will be the only troops on 40x40 The officers are the only ones of those with labels, which are deeper than the unit labels. I think they'll stand out ok

Interesting suggestions O Dinas Powys  :-\
I'm unlikely to want them on the sabots and given the small number of figures involved re-basing X_X would probably be less work than building the sabots

I think I'll go with double bases

Stockings done on current batch :)
Waiting for it to warm up enough to paint, got down to -3 overnight :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2018, 06:54:24 AM
Warmed up nicely about by about midday :)

Bags and wood work painted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2018, 07:01:25 AM
Was also sunny enough for some pictures ;)

Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1889/29335423337_3539397a67_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LGgHjZ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44223176572_7a8e51db57_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anRkFA)

Lord Hopton's Forlorn Hope

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1852/29335427227_a7fc143e28_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LGgJu4)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1874/44271661111_12a7204a0d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2as8QrV)

Sir Allen Apsley & Sir John Paulet's Regiments of Foot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1880/44223175832_8964ddbf69_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anRksQ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1874/44223174242_cecfe85215_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anRjZq)

Sir Allen Apsley's Forlorn Hope

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/29335423857_4749be51ce_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LGgHtX)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/44223177582_21efa75571_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anRkZ1)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2018, 07:03:16 AM
Painted and based
  108 Foot
  110 Mounted
     0 Guns
218 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 26 August 2018, 07:49:24 AM
Those look fantastic Paul and were well worth the wait 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 26 August 2018, 07:49:34 AM
Superb work again Paul. I really like the way you have tackled this project.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 26 August 2018, 07:54:34 AM
Very nice Paul, some very good looking units. bases for the Command elements seem to have come together very well in the larger sabot.

I also like the colours on the figures, they are nice and bright,are they painted over white undercoat?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2018, 07:57:34 AM
Over a light grey undercoat, in case I miss anything ;)

I'm dry brushing with some quite light highlights


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 August 2018, 10:08:52 AM
Very nice regiments, awe inspiring indeed.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 August 2018, 10:48:42 AM
LOVELY stuff, once again, Paul !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 26 August 2018, 04:16:14 PM
Paul, Just amazing!!! Please tell us how much you have to pay those elves to come in at night and do all that painting for you, and at such a good quality too!!! Really nice. Your basing really makes them look like class act!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 26 August 2018, 04:52:11 PM
Perhaps Paul works for the NZ Elf and Safety.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 26 August 2018, 05:08:46 PM
Very, very lovely Paul! Captures the visions I have in my head but can never realize.  :-bd

Perhaps Paul works for the NZ Elf and Safety.

Or maybe Weta Workshop.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2018, 08:38:34 PM
I wouldn’t work for Weta Workshop, they push their employees way too hard

I’ve got behind the scenes a few times through work (IT) and worked with some of them while volunteering on the Great War Exhibition
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,11412.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,11412.0.html)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 26 August 2018, 11:26:08 PM
Once more, good stuff, Paul!  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 August 2018, 08:54:08 AM
Correction

Painted and based
 134 Foot
   84 Mounted
     0 Guns
218 Total

It helps if you put the numbers in the correct column of the spreadsheet


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 27 August 2018, 12:08:00 PM
This makes my 48 WWI Germans in 5 weeks look a bit rubbish.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 27 August 2018, 07:01:19 PM
Lovely stands of models. 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 27 August 2018, 07:06:44 PM
Great again Paul!  Puts my 138 attached shot on 46 separate bases to shame. Ah well, now on to three small units of horse for the Royalists at Marston Moor, Rupert’s Lifeguard, Porter’s/Newcastle’s Lifeguard, and Frescheville’s Horse.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 August 2018, 09:34:32 PM
It's not a race guys, so long as we all keep painting ;) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 28 August 2018, 03:46:38 PM
Glad it is not a race!  #:-S  ;)
I myself chopped off and swapped six heads, turned some muskets into half pikes and painted nine figures!  :O) <- I don’t know what this means but like it’s looks.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fsn on 28 August 2018, 05:25:08 PM
Clown.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 28 August 2018, 06:22:34 PM
Received the new ECW Artillery crew sculpts today, both the Scots and English versions.  They are lovely, with lots of character. Looking forward to painting them!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 August 2018, 08:33:05 PM
Metal work and most of the details done :)

Hands and faces base coated :)

Sabots assembled and painted :)

Both sides of bases painted, edges to do :!!

Next batch, four units of horse and enough commanders for the Montgomery scenario, prepared :)

Had a bit of a hunt for pictures of the various senior officers, now know hair colours for most :)
Due to portrait conventions of the time I know nothing about what they actually wore, they are almost all depicted in black armour ~X(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2018, 08:40:42 PM
Montgomery is a great battle, not often units rally to fight again and win!
The other thing people don't appreciate is how steep the fields are the battle was fought over! Walked them many times as a kid, nightmare!
And the route up to the castle is even steeper!!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 29 August 2018, 05:00:28 PM
Probably in the field most senior officers wore a buff coat and back and breast, both of high quality. Even C18th senior commanders had their portraits in full armour.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 August 2018, 10:16:20 PM
Probably in the field most senior officers wore a buff coat and back and breast, both of high quality. Even C18th senior commanders had their portraits in full armour.

That was my thinking, I'll let my imagination provide the other colours ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 August 2018, 08:32:53 AM
Finished painting the current batch  :)
Wash tomorrow night, when dry :-w
Then final dry brush and figures bases to do :!!

Finished painting and labeling the bases :)

Next batch sorted and waiting to go on painting rods :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 30 August 2018, 03:38:57 PM
Stroll on !!  :o :o :o

The number of painting 'machines' we've got on this forum, is just astounding.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 August 2018, 03:59:25 PM
Hi Phil!  :-h


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 August 2018, 08:33:29 PM
Cut out some 40x40 bases to go under the commander’s bases last night as I’d run out of other things to do

Also did some research on the Second Battle of Amman, September 1918, for the last of my WWI centennial series


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 August 2018, 08:51:46 PM
Final dry brush done :)

Figure bases painted :)

Both before Pierre the Shy arrived to pick me up for a day trip to Palmerston North for a large Modern Spearhead game with some friends up there we don’t get to play with as often as we would like


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 September 2018, 10:51:39 PM
Thanks Pierre the Shy for a nice day trip to Palmerston North / Frankenau, Germany in 1979 :)

I'll post a link to our host's blog once he has a report up, the terrain was very impressive, and the game went well :) :)

Current figures sorted ready for basing :)

Next batch on the painting rods ready to be undercoated if once the day warms up :-w

Basing to do in the mean time :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 September 2018, 04:28:50 AM
Pierre the Shy has posted a brief report on our 'away game' with a few pictures here, http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17741.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17741.0.html)

Current figures based :)

Next batch, four units of horse and enough commanders for the Montgomery scenario, undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 September 2018, 04:10:29 AM
Flock touched up on current batch :)

Horses base coated on the next batch :)

The LOA range horses are significantly taller and thinner than the ECW range :-\
The senior officers obviously ride finer bred horses ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 September 2018, 01:27:17 AM
Flags added to the current batch and edges tidied up :)
Waiting for varnishing weather, rain and gale force southerlies doesn't cut it :-w

Horses highlighted on the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 September 2018, 08:30:45 PM
Manes, tails & hooves done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 05 September 2018, 08:56:59 AM
hmmm lots of shiny new stuff coming out from PM lately........just have to keep calm and stay on target with our ECW W3K project  O:-)

Our plan is to do enough English units first to play some reasonable sized games (Montgomery) then start the Scots. 

Keeping one eye on the TB stuff coming out for future reference.




Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 05 September 2018, 09:27:54 AM
It’s a frightener isn’t it. I’ve just got sorted for the Hundred Years War and the TB C13th come out for 2nd Barons War  :'(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 September 2018, 10:50:57 AM
And Steve J mentioned that interesting looking Battle of Britain game at the Cotswold Wargaming Day, and ... X_X


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 September 2018, 08:51:04 PM
Markings done on horses of the ‘next’ batch :)

‘Current’ batch still waiting for varnishing weather :-w
Maybe Tuesday  :-w :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2018, 12:35:02 AM
Armour base coated on the 'next' batch :)

Still only 10C (50F) outside and rained earlier, 'current' batch still waiting for varnish :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2018, 05:38:13 AM
Armour highlighted, buff coats base coated and highlighted on the 'next' batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 September 2018, 06:17:11 AM
‘Current’ batch varnished :)
Varnish still drying and losing the sun for pictures :(

Jacket and trouser colours base coated and highlighted on the 'next' batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2018, 07:18:12 AM
Awoke this morning to rain, so no vanishing on this side of the planet either!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ithoriel on 09 September 2018, 12:22:47 PM
Awoke this morning to rain, so no vanishing on this side of the planet either!

Are you holding the wand correctly? How's your Latin pronunciation? Have you tried other spells? :P


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: petercooman on 09 September 2018, 01:23:25 PM
Are you holding the wand correctly? How's your Latin pronunciation? Have you tried other spells? :P


(https://i.imgur.com/moyuwaL.jpg)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2018, 07:33:12 PM
 =O =D> :-bd
It's wengardium lev-i-oh-sah!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 10 September 2018, 07:53:59 AM
 X_X X_X

Aaaaargh !!  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 12:06:29 AM
Forecast is Mostly cloudy, but some sunny spells this afternoon. Cold southerlies dying out tonight. So I might have enough sun for pictures of the 'current' batch this afternoon :-w

Boots and hats base coated on the 'next' batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 05:26:16 AM
Boots and hats highlighted on the 'next' batch :)

Saddle clothes done for the troopers and started for the senior officers :)

Sabots and spacers (under the senior officers bases) glued for the 'next' batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 05:33:58 AM
I took advantage of one of the sunny spells :)

Colonel Ralph Weldon's Regiment of Foot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1860/44558991212_8fc3e9b067_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwtFb)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/44558990722_c2114f3f23_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwtwJ)

Colonel Samuel Jones' Regiment of Foot   under the command of Lt Colonel Jeremy Baines

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1860/43889884764_7ea1884495_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29Sp8D7)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/44558989972_f04bfcca77_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwtiN)

Colonel Adam Cunningham's Mounted Infantry as a Forlorn Hope

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/44558989562_3af292de09_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwtbJ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/44558989002_7f46a890fa_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwt25)

Colonel Ralph Weldon's Forlorn Hope

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/30737928938_161f0b6537_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NQcVo3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/44558987082_410d8ca6d9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwsrY)

Colonel Samuel Jones' Forlorn Hope

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/44558988442_ea527dbecc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwsRq)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1870/44558988102_4444edb9bb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aTwsKy)




Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 05:35:43 AM
Painted and based
 245 Foot
   84 Mounted
     0 Guns
329 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 11 September 2018, 07:24:44 AM
Once again, great work Paul. I particularly like the way you have mixed the position of the flags and drummers on each base 8).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 11 September 2018, 07:29:01 AM
Very nice Paul. I do like the subdued colours of the troops, and the brighter colours of the officers. Cracking work.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 11 September 2018, 07:46:45 AM
Absolutely belting, once again, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 September 2018, 07:54:31 AM
Superb work. Really beautiful there.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 09:20:05 AM
Thanks all :) :-[

... I particularly like the way you have mixed the position of the flags and drummers on each base 8).

I'm planning on using the flexibility of the sabot basing to allow me to represent:
  • Pike heavy - pike at front with flags behind
  • Standard (1:2) - officers and flags at front
  • Shot heavy - shot at front with officers behind

... I do like the subdued colours of the troops, and the brighter colours of the officers...

That is thanks to some of the really useful advice I've had from the forum on this project


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 11 September 2018, 10:31:26 AM
Terrific looking units.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 September 2018, 10:53:51 AM
It's not only the look of the units (painting and basing, etc.) but the inclusion of the commanders' names that impresses me also (presumably the names are historically accurate? - please don't tell me, if not!  X_X ).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 11 September 2018, 10:56:55 AM
Here’s hoping Captain of Horse Oliphaunt Crumple doesn’t turn up.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 September 2018, 05:24:06 PM
 ;D

Have to admit, I've used some made up names in my own W3K (ECW) games in the past ..... Sir Hampden Park, Sir Patrick Thistle, etc.  :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 September 2018, 07:58:40 PM
Really nice work again!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 September 2018, 08:25:58 PM
It's not only the look of the units (painting and basing, etc.) but the inclusion of the commanders' names that impresses me also (presumably the names are historically accurate? - please don't tell me, if not!  X_X ).

All historically accurate, based on the Battle of Cheriton :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 11 September 2018, 11:16:31 PM
They look excellent

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 September 2018, 09:11:23 AM
Saddle clothes done for the senior officers :)

Started on their cuffs, sashes etc :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Poggle on 12 September 2018, 02:31:53 PM
;D

Have to admit, I've used some made up names in my own W3K (ECW) games in the past ..... Sir Hampden Park, Sir Patrick Thistle, etc.  :D

I am tempted to field Sir Rick Astley's Regiment of Foote. He'll never give you up, never gonna let you down...  :P


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 September 2018, 03:48:41 PM
Would he run around and desert?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 13 September 2018, 12:18:06 PM
Well Montrose can have a troop of dragoons lead by none other than one Captain Blackadder......not sure what his first name was  ;)

Spent 3 hours tidying up 150 Scots Horse tonight - removing the "mould flller line" to the horses belly on the lancers took a while but they're done, and are ready to pass on to Paul on Saturday for painting in due course.     


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2018, 03:43:58 PM
I am tempted to field Sir Rick Astley's Regiment of Foote. He'll never give you up, never gonna let you down...  :P

There was one (or more) edition/s of White Dwarf where the figures were named rather than coded, (with something like 12345/6.)

I remember one with the 40K Imperial guard given names from Rush, & Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and others...I think there was another with surnames from the original Marillion line up.

I think I was one of the very few, in the studio, who got it.  ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 September 2018, 08:46:35 PM
More progress on sashes etc :)

Tack done :)

First side of bases and sabots painted  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 14 September 2018, 08:16:40 PM
Someone just posted a scenario for Marsden Moor on the FK&P forum.....15 x 6 table, 15cm grid, over 100 units with 3000 figures.....

Could do doesn't mean should do though  ;)

 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 September 2018, 08:31:10 PM
Was it a certain gentleman of this parish!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2018, 09:01:43 PM
It is indeed, it can be found here

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/tothestrongest/marston-moor-scenario-t1090.html (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/tothestrongest/marston-moor-scenario-t1090.html)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 September 2018, 06:29:15 AM
Finished painting the current batch :) :)

Washes etc to do tomorrow :!!

Painted and labeled bases :)

Selected the next three units to do


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 15 September 2018, 08:04:45 AM
You're getting faster and faster, Paul !! :o :o :o

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 September 2018, 09:20:28 PM
Progress has been good :D

I did the wash last night after our game :)

So I've done the final dry brush and painted the bases this morning :)

I've also added 4 shims to command bases where I've mixed ECW and LOA figures on the same base

Started preparing the next batch, three units of foot :!!

Having a break on the forum while I have breakfast ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 September 2018, 12:17:18 AM
Next batch, three units of foot, prepared, waiting for space on the painting rods :) :-w
Weather looking promising for undercoating

Shims painted :)

Paint on the current batch should be dry enough to move them off the painting rods soon :) :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 September 2018, 05:59:00 AM
A very productive day :) :)

Current batch based :)

Next batch undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 September 2018, 11:03:41 AM
On the current batch:
  • flock touched up :)
  • coronets added :)
  • coronets edges touched up :)

Next batch waiting patiently :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 September 2018, 01:17:34 PM
Blimey, bit busy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 September 2018, 10:54:00 PM
Base and sabot edges for the current batch finished early this morning :)
Will soon be dry enough to varnish :-w

Base coated armour on the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2018, 08:14:25 AM
Highlighted the armour, on what is now the current batch :)

Base coated and highlighted the buff coats :)

Base coated the 'uniform' colours :)

Varnished what was the current batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2018, 08:26:20 AM
Took a few piccies as well ;)

Sir Arthur Hesilrigge's Regiment of Horse - two units due to the number of troopers

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/44755010471_9f39962682_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bbR8nz)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/44036388014_548755b1fb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a6kZXd)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/44036390934_96e2eefcf5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a6m1Py)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/30884760268_dce8c59819_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P4btdG)

Sir William Balfour's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/43846052205_3b2a40c179_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29NwtKk)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1899/42945066160_7736e8ff5d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28qUFZb)

Colonel John Dalbier's Regiment of Horse - the coronet is 'speculative'

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/42945065380_64ef36c6fa_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28qUFKJ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/30884759218_c58e134213_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P4bsUA)

Parliamentary Commanders
Sir William Waller, Sir Arthur Hesilrigge, Major-General Christopher Potley, Sir Michael Livesey

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/44036388384_a87d93ff24_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a6m14A)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/44036385614_84a548294a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a6kZeQ)

Royalist Commanders
Sir Ralph, Lord Hopton, Colonel George Lisle, Colonel Thomas Howard

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1895/44036388764_0d5ffdc4ec_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a6m1b9)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/42945064320_ffd76be7b7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28qUFrs)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2018, 08:39:22 AM
Painted and based
 245 Foot
 152 Mounted
     0 Guns
397 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 18 September 2018, 10:20:08 AM
Very nice  :)

Those LoA range figures you have used in some of your command stands don't look out of period and complement the ECW command figures well.

Were Hesilrigges Regiment only standard Swedish horse by the time Cheriton was fought?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 18 September 2018, 11:37:04 AM
Great work as always 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 18 September 2018, 02:50:18 PM
Yeah, these meet spec.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 18 September 2018, 04:36:59 PM
They look great

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 September 2018, 05:02:44 PM
Fantastic work


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 September 2018, 07:32:38 PM
Brilliant, Paul !!  :)

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2018, 08:29:42 PM
Were Hesilrigges Regiment only standard Swedish horse by the time Cheriton was fought?

They were Cuirassiers earlier in the war but it seems likely that after Roundway Down they were re-equipped as harquebusiers

They are rated as well-mounted veterans which still gives them plenty of punch

Sir William Balfour’s Lifeguard will be my Parliamentary cuirassiers ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 September 2018, 11:57:28 PM
Highlighted the 'uniform' colours  :)

Base coated the non-'uniform' colours  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 September 2018, 09:06:46 AM
Highlighted the non-'uniform' colours :)

Base coated shoes, boots and hats :)

Highlighted boots and hats  :)

Musket stocks painted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 September 2018, 06:55:51 AM
Pike shafts painted :)

Scabbards and belts  :)

Metal base coated and highlighted :)

Bags and 'apostles' painted :)

Skin base coated :)

first two hair colours done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 22 September 2018, 05:47:29 PM
So - you’re making progress then?   :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 September 2018, 09:36:40 PM
You could say that ;)

Last two hair colours done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 September 2018, 09:38:48 PM
As part of this project I'm going to need some ECW era buildings

Can anyone suggest a good source of suitable 6mm scale buildings

Yes, I want Wendy houses ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 September 2018, 11:33:19 PM
Total Battle Miniatures and Battlescale both do 6mm and 10mm.

http://www.totalbattleminiatures.com/bigbattalions/6mm/pikeandshotte.html (http://www.totalbattleminiatures.com/bigbattalions/6mm/pikeandshotte.html)
https://battlescale.com (https://battlescale.com)

(As an aside, Pendraken's 19th Century American 10mm are very good in my opinion - I just wish the same manufacturer that Pendraken get their buildings from did Black Powder buildings in the same quality)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 23 September 2018, 07:39:12 AM
Leven Miniatures do a great range of 6mm stuff, generally very well detailed and at an excellent price:

http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/ (http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 September 2018, 08:40:21 AM
Thanks for the building suggestions, any others I should be looking at?

Very good progress today :)
  • finished painting the current batch
  • painted the bases

If I get the wash tomorrow night they might be based on Tuesday :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 September 2018, 08:50:56 AM
I also need to upgrade my hedges as part of this project :-\

I'm using a 15cm grid and none of the commercial hedges seem to fit. The very nice Pendraken ones for example are 80mm long ~X(

I have quite a bit of clump foliage left over from another couple of projects so am experimenting with possibly making my own :-\

I've seen some comments about coating clump foliage with dilute PVA to make it more robust, what is the collective view on this?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2018, 09:36:03 AM
My view is yes, I do that all the time. Attach with dilute pva, soak in dilute pva, leave at least 24 hours, varnish with matt spray.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 September 2018, 08:28:52 PM
Ratio of PVA to water?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2018, 08:41:45 PM
About 50/50 is best, but first time you do that you'll think it's awful. You want the consistency of runny cream rather than syrup...

More water = longer drying time. It might be worth pinning the tufts in place as they dry too.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 September 2018, 11:19:36 PM
Many thanks

Highlight before or after soaking in dilute PVA :-\

I’m guessing after to avoid highlights running


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 September 2018, 07:14:36 AM
After


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 September 2018, 10:12:23 AM
Leven Miniatures do a great range of 6mm stuff, generally very well detailed and at an excellent price:

http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/ (http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/)

Always my first stop for new buildings west of India.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 September 2018, 10:43:44 AM
Looks like I will be ordering from Leven, their English church and various buildings from their Medieval range :)
My wish list has crept up to 14 buildings :o

Test hedge soaked in diluted PVA :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 September 2018, 10:50:05 AM
A couple of minor touch ups on the current batch earlier this evening :)

Bases labeled :)

Current batch washed :)

Sorted out the next batch; 3 units of Dragoons and 6 Field guns :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 24 September 2018, 11:02:21 AM
 :o :o :o :o......You ARE getting quicker & quicker, Paul. Stroll on. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 September 2018, 10:20:33 PM
I find I do get quicker as I get more familiar with the figures
There are no more "what is that" moments with bits of detail, the ECW standard bearer's sash is a good example of that. Obvious once you see it but confusing until then :-/ :)
I also get to know the 'best' way to paint particular bits, angle the figure that way and the brush this way...

I've done the final dry brush and painted the figure bases on the current batch :)
They should be dry enough to base this evening :-w

The PVA on my test hedge looks to have soaked in and is slowly drying :-w
Needs some highlights, flock and varnish :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 September 2018, 09:41:46 AM
Based the current batch :)
Weather is not looking promising for varnishing for the next week :( :-w

PVA is probably dry on my test hedge and it is definitely more robust, thanks ML:)
Will highlight tomorrow when I'm sure it will be fully dry :-w

Prepared the next batch; 3 units of Dragoons and 6 Field guns :)
The figures will be going on the painting rods shortly :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 September 2018, 06:30:12 PM
Bl8mey, and I thought I was busy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 September 2018, 08:37:23 PM
 :D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 September 2018, 10:39:12 AM
Weather was better than forecast so I managed to get the the next batch undercoated :)

Touched up flock on the current batch :)

Also flocked my trial hedge :)

Then distracted by a friends birthday party <:-P


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 September 2018, 12:15:01 PM
It's strange.....Whenever Paul mentions that HIS weather is getting better.....It reminds me that in the Northern Hemisphere....Our weather is just going to get worse and worse.
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Sandinista on 26 September 2018, 12:41:40 PM
Weather was better than forecast so I managed to get the the next batch undercoated :)

Don't talk to me about the weather  >:(  I have been soaked every day this week on my commute in to Auckland

Cheers
Grumpy and damp


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 September 2018, 01:34:38 PM
At least you know it's going to get better, Ian.  ;).......Until it's our turn again.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 September 2018, 02:34:37 AM
Did churchyards in England during the ECW include graveyards and did they have gravestones (similar to those provided by Perfect Six) :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 27 September 2018, 03:39:22 AM
Hi Paul,
Graveyards as consecrated ground associated with a church have been around for several centuries. The use of upright gravestones (I just looked at perfect Six) I don’t think came into common use until the mid to late 17th c. The PS set strikes me as 19th c gothic.
Maybe one of our English friends could go look at some  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 September 2018, 03:53:24 AM
That was my thinking and it saves me £3 :)

Will be interesting if someone in England can confirm


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2018, 12:23:32 PM
Most grave markers will date to 18th century or later, that was because if you were rich enough you would have a tomb in church, commoners might get a wooden cross, or be buried in an unmarked or communal grave.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: sunjester on 27 September 2018, 01:14:09 PM
Wot Will just said.

Prior to the Reformation there were practically no grave markers outside the church, anyone who could afford a memorial would be buried inside the church in some manner.

You do see a few grave markers prior to about 1650, but extremely rare. Churchyards were used for all sorts of secular activities (meetings, military musters, formal announcements etc) and lumps of stone sticking out the ground would just get in the way. It may be an extreme example but the precincts of St Pauls in the late 16th/early 17th century, not only hosted numerous booksellers and stationers stalls, sermons and state announcements (like the defeat of the Spanish Armarda) from St Pauls Cross, and various food and ales sellers, but had regular horse fairs and four times a years had a temporary gallows for public hangings.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 September 2018, 10:57:01 PM
Thanks Mad Lemmy & Sunjester, definitely saving £3 then :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 September 2018, 11:21:25 PM
Added flags and touched up edges on current batch :)

Highlighted test hedge :)

Assembled guns last night :)

Undercoated guns this morning :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 27 September 2018, 11:45:52 PM
I’m waiting for some of your 6mm buildings to show up. I keep edging toward “Wendy House”. Leman’s FPW (et. al.) pics have almost convinced me, just need an ECW nudge to get me over the top!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2018, 05:41:46 AM
Give me a chance, I haven't ordered the buildings yet ;) ;D

Base coated the horses on what is now the current batch :)

Cut out and prepared some 15x15 counters which will be labeled up 1 through 10, these will replace my temporary cardboard ones :!!

Varnished what was the current batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2018, 05:50:11 AM
I took some piccies as well ;)

Sir Bernard Astley & Colonel Matthew Appleyard's Regiments of Foot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/31089031008_e5ab0c724d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PnepN1)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/44049491205_f6e544cd29_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a7va5i)

Colonel Gilbert Talbot & Colonel Francis Cooke's Regiments of Foot

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44049490875_3725a59a83_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a7v9YB)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1957/44049490795_4ff002f8bb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a7v9Xe)

Sir Arthur Haselrigge's Regiment of Foot under the command of Lt Colonel John Birch

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1972/44049490375_c0ee87a958_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a7v9PZ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/31089028518_a830089b22_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pnep45)

Sir Arthur Haselrigge's Regiment of Foot defending my trial hedge

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1936/44049489775_f6ac152275_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a7v9DD)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2018, 05:53:19 AM
Painted and based
 353 Foot
 152 Mounted
     0 Guns
505 Total

This now gives me enough painted and based troops to do the Montgomery scenario in the rule book :) :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 September 2018, 06:25:01 AM
Well done that man  :)

When did you say the Montgomery refight was?

I will get Mrs Shy to make those bags this weekend too.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 September 2018, 06:30:14 AM
We will have to see if we can schedule the Montgomery refight after our current game so maybe in a week or two :-\

Thank Mrs Shy for me (She is kindly making me a couple of bags to draw chits from)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 September 2018, 06:44:05 AM
Those are great and the hedge is superb!
Make sure you get plenty of photos of the Monty scrap.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: sunjester on 28 September 2018, 07:17:35 AM
Excellent, splendid job Sir! Huzzah!! =D>


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 28 September 2018, 07:34:30 AM
Excellent, splendid job Sir! Huzzah!! =D>

Same from me, Paul.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 28 September 2018, 11:10:25 AM
Excellent work

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 28 September 2018, 11:24:23 PM
Truly amazing work!!!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 September 2018, 07:48:35 PM
Highlighted the horses :)

Painted some 15x15 counters  :!!

Further progress yesterday was derailed by driving wife and 5 of her friends to an International Spring / Cherry Blossom Festival :-<

About to start labeling counters :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 29 September 2018, 11:30:32 PM
Nice painting.  Awesome looking units!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 30 September 2018, 12:08:50 AM
Cleaned up some more highlanders - removed bayonets from jacobite period musket armed highlanders as they're for 1645 not 1745 period.

painted gameboard for another side project, just need it to dry and then mark up grid squares and ready to try a couple of test missions.....tally ho!   :-$ 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 September 2018, 12:45:42 AM
Labeled the first 117 counters #:-S

Finished cutting out the other 180 15x15mm counters, should have included them in my ECW order ~X(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 September 2018, 07:32:46 AM
Mains, tails & hooves done :)

Markings on the horses done :)

Gun carriages base coated :)

90 counters prepared  #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 30 September 2018, 07:49:49 AM
Excellent painting once again Paul 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 October 2018, 05:35:15 AM
Painted both sides of the 90 counters :)

Base coated some of the barrels from EC26 Artillery equipment to go with the Field guns :)

On closer inspection rather than having wooden tops and metal bands at the top and bottom the barrels appear to have some form of cloth covering nailed on :-\

What colour was this cloth likely to be and were the nails iron or brass (to reduce the risk of sparks)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 October 2018, 09:39:46 PM
Painted the edges of the 90 counters last night, glued the labels to them this morning #:-S
Only 90 more to go X_X

Highlighted barrels and gun carriages :)

On closer inspection of the barrels from EC26 Artillery equipment rather than having wooden tops and metal bands at the top and bottom the barrels appear to have some form of cloth covering nailed on :-\

What colour was this cloth likely to be and were the nails iron or brass (to reduce the risk of sparks)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 01 October 2018, 10:29:03 PM
Can I ask what all the counters are for?

Not wanting to throw a spanner in the works, we've played quite a few games, and used very few counters. But we did have ammo and dash marked on printed labels on the bases.

Regarding the barrels - I went with assorted pale browns for the covering, assuming it was either leather or dirty cloth. Nails I just went with a wash for shadow.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 October 2018, 11:47:06 PM
The 'counters' are my version of the Victory coins and chits/playing cards used for FKaP, most of them won't be on the table most of the time

We will be using small pompoms to keep track of ammunition, dash and disorder, etc These have the advantage of staying on the stands and so easily moving with the troops

Thanks for the thoughts on the barrels, makes good sense


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 October 2018, 04:25:27 AM
Base coated and highlighted armour and helmets on the Dragoons :)

Base coated and highlighted metal work on gun carriages :)
Yes, I know the metal work was probably painted but the contrast looks good


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 October 2018, 07:10:12 AM
Base coated and highlighted buff coats on the Dragoons  :)

Base coated and highlighted guns  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 02 October 2018, 07:54:10 AM
The 'counters' are my version of the Victory coins and chits/playing cards used for FKaP, most of them won't be on the table most of the time

We will be using small pompoms to keep track of ammunition, dash and disorder, etc These have the advantage of staying on the stands and so easily moving with the troops


OK, that makes sense, we have used colour beads for victory counters. The victory counters are another good mechanism, takes a little bit of setting up at the start of the game, but then is super simple during the game, and is very obvious when the game is coming to a conclusion.

I'll be interested to see how the chits go for activation, I ended up getting some small (approx 1 x 2") playing cards so that they fit in the boxes better with 10mm figures.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 02 October 2018, 06:04:52 PM
Fred,
I used small cards for a while also but would often get fumble fingered with them. I now prefer the chits. You can put them in a bowl for easier mixing and I find them less intrusive on the board (I original liked the look of cards but changed my mind). Incidently, while I have the “official” set of chits from Simon, I like the white on black ones I made since they are easier to read. Mollinary painted the “offcial” ones and they look really good. I don’t have the skill or patience for that.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 October 2018, 09:47:27 AM
I'll try and make sure I include some pictures of my chits and coins when we play our 'first' game

Base coated clothes :)

Highlighted first two clothes colours :)

Prepared and painted both sides of last batch of counters #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 October 2018, 09:30:46 AM
Highlighted remaining 7clothes colours  :)

Painted both edges of last batch of counters  #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 October 2018, 05:12:49 AM
Base coated and highlighted hats, boots and shoes :)

Painted saddle blankets and blanket rolls :)

Assembled sabots for the current batch :)

Labelled the last batch of counters #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 October 2018, 10:07:24 AM
Painted all the wood work, belts and scabbards :) :)

Painted both sides of the sabots and bases :)

Varnished the last batch of counters #:-S

We finished our WWII game last night so we will be playing the Montgomery scenario from the FKaP rule book next week :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 07 October 2018, 10:35:38 AM
Get a move on....You're slowing down, Paul.  ;) ;) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 October 2018, 07:48:53 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

The counters were time consuming


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 07 October 2018, 08:19:08 PM
And we NEED to see them!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 07 October 2018, 08:52:01 PM
Concluded our epically long WW2 Normandy game on Saturday......the US players hoping to return after the war to rebuild the town we largely demolished......opps. A great game even if l ended up with 2 running and 2 immobilsed Shermans left.

We are looking at playing Montgomery next weekend.

15 covenanter foot regiment colours made up in GIMP.....colonels and regimental flags for each.....mainly based on Dunbar colours from Reids Scots Colours Vol 2.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 October 2018, 12:06:31 AM
And we NEED to see them!

They will be in action next Saturday and I will take some pictures including them


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 October 2018, 07:34:29 PM
Good progress yesterday  :)

Collars and some hat bands and plumes left to do :!!

Edges done on bases and sabots :)

Selected the next batch, 3 units of Royalist horse, unless Pierre the Shy convinces me I should start on some Scots ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 October 2018, 10:47:09 PM
Collars, hat bands and plumes done :)

Touch ups done :)

They will be washed this evening once the paint is fully dry :-w

Sabots labeled :)

Discussing which Scots to paint first with Pierre the Shy :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 October 2018, 09:41:37 AM
Current batch washed :)

Pierre the Shy working out the forces for his first Scottish scenario so I know what to paint first

3 units of Royalist horse prepared is case the planning takes longer than expected ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 October 2018, 08:03:20 PM
Current batch have had their final dry brush and figure bases painted :)
I will hopefully get them based today :!!

Set up the Montgomery scenario from the FKaP rule book last night, ready for our Saturday evening game :)

The weather is not looking promising for undercoating until mid week :( :-w
This give Pierre the Shy a few more days to work out what I'm painting next :!! ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 October 2018, 08:11:02 PM
Lots of photos please


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 October 2018, 08:16:56 PM
Oh, and remember, this will get right in the way of the fighting..
https://www.montysbrewery.co.uk .


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 12 October 2018, 09:59:56 PM
Lots of eye candy please.
The battlefield is half an hour from me so be assessing your terrain ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 October 2018, 10:26:29 PM
No pressure then ;D ;D ;D

Sorted current batch ready for basing :)

Pierre the Shy has provided painting info for his Scottish horse and lancers so looks like they will be next, 3 Horse to start with :)
Royalist horse are back in their bags waiting for their turn :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 12 October 2018, 10:37:33 PM
Pierre the Shy has provided painting info for his Scottish horse and lancers so looks like they will be next, 3 Horse to start with :)
Royalist horse are back in their bags waiting for their turn :-w
Thanks for starting them  8)
 
Continuing our approach of doing up enough units to fight a scenario I am starting with Alford.....a reasonably small affair.

These guys will be part of Balcarres' Covenanter cavalry brigade.
   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 October 2018, 02:53:56 AM
Current batch based :)

3 units of Scottish Horse on my painting rods, will probably get undercoated tomorrow when it is forecast to be warmer :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 October 2018, 09:38:29 PM
I had some spare painting rods so I added the three units of Royalist cavalry I'd already prepared :-[
All 6 units now undercoated :)

I'm giving the newly based batch a bit longer to dry as there was a frost overnight :o

We played a very enjoyable game of FKaP last night :) :) :)
I'll be putting together an AAR with piccies :!!

So enjoyable, in fact, that the group has agreed to play test the Stow on the Wold scenario that Simon Miller has developed :)
I just need to make another 9 hedges by next week :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 13 October 2018, 11:26:09 PM
Yes it was great to play the scenario with fully completed units and I think our "newbies" enjoyed themselves last night.

I'll let Paul tell the story of the game, though I think there might be a Parliamentry Committee set up to investigate certain matters.....I think we might be offered free passage to Virginia or the West Indies  :-X :o 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 October 2018, 04:38:27 AM
Horses on all 6 units base coated :)

Flock touched up and guns added to the bases :)

Bases made for the 9 new hedges :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 October 2018, 04:47:28 AM
I have a question about the EC20 Scots cavalry
The sword armed trooper is wearing what looks to be 'quilted' armour covering his chest and back :-\
Is this a quilted buff coat, some type of metal armour, or something else entirely :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 14 October 2018, 04:44:02 PM
EC20 are wearing “Jacks”. Quilted cloth or light leather often with metal plates sewn inside. Generally buff color (but not limited to)..
Here is a discussion:
https://myarmoury.com/feature_spot_quilted.html

As you can see they have been around for quite awhile. The Border Reivers from the previous century favored them.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 14 October 2018, 06:38:23 PM
EC20 are wearing “Jacks”. Quilted cloth or light leather often with metal plates sewn inside. Generally buff color (but not limited to)..
Here is a discussion:
https://myarmoury.com/feature_spot_quilted.html

As you can see they have been around for quite awhile. The Border Reivers from the previous century favored them.

Thanks for that DGuy - confirms what we went for in the end (leather/buff coat of some sort since Scots were not generally using any metallic body armour in this period).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 October 2018, 07:22:23 PM
Thanks d_Guy that’s what I thought but I like to double check when painting someone else’s figures ;)

Flags added and edges done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 October 2018, 09:58:26 AM
Hedge bases painted :)

The battle report on Montgomery can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17860.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17860.0.html)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 October 2018, 08:36:00 AM
Last night hedges glued to bases and later soaked in diluted PVA :)

This evening hedges dry brushed :)
And sorted troops for Stow on the Wold scenario and applied temporary labels :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 October 2018, 09:42:11 AM
And sorted troops for Stow on the Wold scenario and applied temporary labels :)

As Stow on the Wold was the final battle of the First Civil War I hope the Parliamentary forces do better this weekend and emulate the historical result of the battle.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2018, 12:38:06 PM
Busy busy busy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 October 2018, 07:40:42 PM
The game is on Saturday so I need to be busy :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 October 2018, 08:40:21 PM
Hedge bases flocked last night and touched up this morning :)

It is now a race between the day warming up (was below freezing last night) and the wind picking up (Strong northerlies developing morning) to see how much varnishing I get done :-SS


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2018, 12:27:11 AM
Warmth beat wind :)

All my varnishing is done, 19C (66F), and it is still only a gentle breeze :) :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2018, 09:24:32 AM
As well as varnishing the hedges I got back to the 6 units of horse I'd started and have now dry brushed most of the horses :)

You'll have to wait for the AAR report of tomorrow nights game to see how the hedges came out

I also varnished a few other things and took some piccies of them


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2018, 09:36:29 AM
Royalist Field Artillery

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1935/44508446125_0b44c26a3b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4qoa)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1916/44699192254_0eb3c5e6fc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b6V3yw)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/44508445155_f76ae40bae_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4q6r)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/44699191284_41b3f97ec1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b6V3gN)

Parliamentary Field Artillery

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1977/44508436195_4023722ef8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4nqX)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/44508443875_5742b791b3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4pHn)

Parliamentary Independent Dragoon companies

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/44508443125_816d285dc3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4pur)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1907/44699189864_a7b98c7e30_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b6V2Rj)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44699189094_0da848fe78_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b6V2C3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/44508441835_672d3d530c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4p7c)

Sir William Waller's Regiment of Dragoons - 2 units

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1933/44508440655_711d859424_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4oKR)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1918/44508440045_d9a4cba705_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4ozk)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/44508438535_4cd56ed17c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4o8i)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1951/30483039087_677e5c5ca1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NrFxvr)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/43606221520_535a15cf24_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29rkhrw)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/44508437375_a44f820501_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aP4nMi)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1919/43606218990_6e6afdb077_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29rkgFU)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/43606220300_402529d561_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29rkh5u)




Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2018, 09:39:50 AM
Painted and based
 428 Foot
 170 Mounted
     6 Guns
604 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 October 2018, 02:59:35 PM
Looking excellent!

Both the numbers and the photos that is.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 19 October 2018, 03:05:29 PM
Paul, ABSOLUTELY beautiful work! I especially like he artillery and the iron barrels. Please tell me how you did them? And please do take some pictures of the game!!!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 October 2018, 05:11:05 PM
Love the dragoons and the alternate basing too.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2018, 05:34:59 PM
Great work all round once again 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 19 October 2018, 06:46:47 PM
Great stuff Paul, some lovely painting and basing


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 October 2018, 07:59:38 PM
Thanks all

Paul, ABSOLUTELY beautiful work! I especially like he artillery and the iron barrels. Please tell me how you did them? And please do take some pictures of the game!!!

Terry

All paints are Vallejo, the barrels are painted 995 German Grey then heavily dry brushed with 863 Gunmetal Grey and then a light dry brush of 865 Oily Steel to pick out the details

The other metal work is painted 863 Gunmetal Grey then a light dry brush of 865 Oily Steel

The carriages are painted then dry brushed with:
  • 985 Hull Red / 982 Cavalry Brown
  • 903 Intermediate Blue / 905 Blue Grey Pale
  • 875 Beige Brown / 843 Cork Brown

I use diluted Tamiya X-19 Smoke as a wash and finish with a very very light dry brush with 986 Deck Tan

I've packed my camera ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 October 2018, 04:56:43 AM
Set up for Stow on the Wold game this evening :)

Finished dry brushing the horses of the 6 units of horse I'd started :)

Base coated and dry brushed the armour and helmets (coronet's helmets only for the Scots) :)

Base coated the buff coats and Scots leather armour :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 21 October 2018, 04:09:27 AM
Thanks Paul! Those are the best looking iron gun barrels I've sen, and will be doing some for my LoA Armies in the not too distant future.

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 21 October 2018, 09:14:21 AM
Those are terrific, Paul !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 October 2018, 08:20:50 AM
Painting progress has been delayed by:
  • gardening :-w
  • house maintenance, I managed to stay on the ladder while fixing the guttering #:-S
  • playing a couple of games :) :)
  • writing up the after action reports http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.0.html)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 23 October 2018, 10:14:26 AM
  • gardening :-w
  • house maintenance, I managed to stay on the ladder while fixing the guttering #:-S

Follow my methods of gardening, Paul.

'Nuke' everything with the strongest weedkiller you can get.......
Guttering.....I haven't got an answer for that one.....VILE job.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 October 2018, 04:38:12 AM
Base coated all the jackets, takes longer than it sounds as they are semi-random colours :)

Started on the trousers :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 October 2018, 05:35:06 AM
Finished trousers :)

Started highlighting jackets and trousers :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 October 2018, 02:58:09 AM
Good progress today:
  • finished highlighting jackets and trousers :)
  • base coated hats, bonnets and boots :)
  • highlighted hats, bonnets and boots :)
  • started on manes and tails, Bays and Browns done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 October 2018, 07:35:11 PM
Paul let me have a quick look at the latest batch of figures when I went to collect him for last nights game.

Looking very nice indeed.....the Pendraken Scots Cavalry looks quite distinct from their English contemporaries.

Time to get some of my MDF bases assembled and painted/flocked...using the same system as Paul has.   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 October 2018, 07:54:05 PM
 :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 October 2018, 02:48:46 AM
Finished the manes and tails :)

Hooves done :)

Started on the tack :!!

Glued up the sabots for the English and painted the first side :)
As Pierre the Shy noted above he will be basing the Scots


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 October 2018, 04:03:29 AM
Made good progress on the horse once I got the tack finished :)

Saddle blankets, wood, scabbards and belts done :)

Painting was briefly interrupted by a couple earthquakes :o

The larger one was 6.2 but fortunately over 200km deep and about 360km away #:-S

Also finished painting the sabots and bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2018, 07:21:03 AM
Not what I was expecting to read halfway down. Hope everyone is unscathed.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 October 2018, 07:45:07 AM
Looks as though there was no significant damage and no one hurt :)
Good thing the quake was so deep #:-S

Swords base coated and pistols done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 30 October 2018, 08:13:55 AM
Not what I was expecting to read halfway down. Hope everyone is unscathed.

Definitely seconded !!
Glad everything was OK, Paul.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 30 October 2018, 09:30:35 AM
Painting was briefly interrupted by a couple earthquakes :o


 :o  Most definitely on a different scale (no pun intended) to my experience!   

I do my painting on the kitchen table. We have a particularly springy floor at the point everyone walks past the table on their way to the sink. Usually this happens when you are doing fine detail. I've got it down to a fine art now (i.e., recognising when someone is about to walk past and stopping painting) but, at first, there was many a smudged figure that had to be re-done. Much less warning with an earthquake, of course, where you are - these are extremely rare where I live and when they do, almost negligible - your experience makes me appreciate the high rainfall we get here instead!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 30 October 2018, 09:50:48 AM
Was under my desk at work PDQ when the quake happened but no damage anywhere this time thank goodness....went on for a looooong time though.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ithoriel on 30 October 2018, 02:28:58 PM
So glad everyone is OK!

Does give this thread a certain,"Other than that, how did you enjoy the play, Mrs Lincoln?" vibe though.

May all your earthquakes be deep and distant, whoever and wherever you are!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 October 2018, 08:07:48 AM
I keep forgetting we are a lot more use to earthquakes than other parts of the world ;)

Good progress on the current batch :)

Stirrups done and swords etc highlighted :)
Gauntlets done :)
Sashes, plaids and trumpet banners done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 November 2018, 08:33:20 AM
Skin base coated :)

Hair done :)

Bases and sabots labelled :)

Sorted out my next three units of Sir William Waller's Horse

Unless Pierre the Shy has different priorities I'll do 3 units of his Scottish Lancers as well


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 01 November 2018, 01:32:37 PM
Until you got to the sabots it sounded like my wife’s preparations for going out!



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 01 November 2018, 01:36:15 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 November 2018, 03:24:21 AM
  ;D ;D

Unless Pierre the Shy has different priorities I'll do 3 units of his Scottish Lancers as well

Pierre the Shy has different priorities so I’ll be doing two small units of Cuirassiers and one or two units of pistol armed horse depending on how many there are and what will fit on my painting rods ;) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 November 2018, 07:12:48 PM
Two small units of Cuirassiers and two units of pistol armed horse will fit on my painting rods in addition to three units of English horse :)

Final details and touch ups done on the current batch :)

Preparing three units of English horse :!!

Pierre the Shy has already prepared the Scots #:-S :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 02 November 2018, 10:00:26 PM
Two small units of Cuirassiers and two units of pistol armed horse will fit on my painting rods in addition to three units of English horse :)

Using these as bodyguards for Dukes of Argyll and Leven respectively - how historic these are depicted as cuirassiers is purhaps open to question but what gamer doesn't like to have some heavies around :) 

Pierre the Shy has already prepared the Scots #:-S :)

Using PM ECW figures for these really just needed to flatten out the pouring channels on the bottom of the bases, they are very nice clean figures.

I will be very happy to get the first units back for basing, first unit completion is always a milestone for a new period, and I have been dabbling in the Scots ECW period for a couple of years now.  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 November 2018, 01:38:02 AM
Finished preparing my 3 units of Parliamentary Horse :)
Sorted them and the Scots ready for when the painting rods are free :-w

Waiting for the touch ups to fully dry before washing the current batch :-w

Cut and glued bases for 10 more hedges  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 November 2018, 10:11:07 PM
Current batch washed late afternoon yesterday :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done this morning :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 03 November 2018, 10:15:21 PM
Using these as bodyguards for Dukes of Argyll and Leven respectively - how historic these are depicted as cuirassiers is purhaps open to question but what gamer doesn't like to have some heavies around :) 

Using PM ECW figures for these really just needed to flatten out the pouring channels on the bottom of the bases, they are very nice clean figures.

PM ECW figures?  Not familiar with these, can you give more details please?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leon on 04 November 2018, 01:14:53 AM
PM ECW figures?  Not familiar with these, can you give more details please?

I think you already own quite a few of them...!   :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 November 2018, 08:58:13 AM
Pendraken Miniatures, indeed ;)

Current batch based, the English any way :)

Waiting for the wind to calm down a bit so I can undercoat the next batch :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 04 November 2018, 09:06:35 AM
Doh!   The context made me think you were talking about a different manufacturer from the reet of the project, so I assumed..........


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 November 2018, 09:11:13 AM
It took me a minute to twig the first time he used PM ;)

Pierre the Shy has wandered from the true path  :d

He just hasn't delivered those ones to me to paint yet


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 November 2018, 09:45:36 AM
PM Miniatures?!?

Well I wasn't talking about young Neve (non-NZ residents may need to think about that one  ;))

Leon is 100% correct by PM I meant Pendraken Miniatures.

In what way have I wandered from the true path Paul? Those "other guys" are still in the one true scale i.e. 10mm O:-)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 04 November 2018, 11:48:43 AM
“other guys”????????? :o


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 November 2018, 06:17:28 PM
Story behind the "other guys" is that most of the pike and musket units are sourced from another 10mm manufacturer as they do Scots musketeers in firing/ready/reloading poses without musket rests.

The majority of historical sources available to me seem to agree that the Scots infantry did not use musket rests after 1639 so I decided to go with the Lancer Scots infantry figures in this case.  :-$  :)


  


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 November 2018, 06:29:00 PM
Pierre the Shy, apologies if my post didn’t come across with the joking tone I intended


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 November 2018, 06:34:15 PM
Flock touched up on th English bases :)

Flags added and edges done :)

Scots ready for collection by Pierre the Shy :)

Next batch on the rods waiting for undercoat  :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 November 2018, 11:32:32 PM
Next batch undercoated :)

English waiting for varnishing weather :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 07 November 2018, 07:12:46 AM
They probably are, Paul.....The Welsh definitely are. :D ;)

Cheers - A rainswept Phil.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 November 2018, 06:53:04 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Raining here today, might be varnishing weather on Sunday :-w :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 08 November 2018, 07:18:07 AM
It was hammering down here early yesterday....and the water was rushing down the fields and onto the road.
I spent part of the day unblocking the storm drain outside the back door, (that was quite easy) and then getting all the leaves off the top of the drains in the road, so there wasn't white water trashing the track (almost) opposite us.

I think the neighbours had only recently repaired their 'drive'....and sadly a lot of the repairs got washed away.

Cheers - Mr Soggy.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 November 2018, 07:30:55 AM
Fortunately nothing that bad here #:-S

Horses of the current batch base coated and highlighted :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 November 2018, 03:50:50 AM
Armour base coated and highlighted :) :)

Buff coats base coated and highlighted :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 November 2018, 03:58:50 AM
The weather has improved allowing varnishing and pictures :) :)

Colonel Thomas Howard's & Sir Henry Bard's Regiments

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4881/31933980578_2f1fa7ef46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDTZS3)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4852/31933980168_d65436eebb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDTZJY)

The Queen's (Monsieur Raoul Fleury) & Colonel Richard Neville's Regiments

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/31933979808_d2eafdfe37_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDTZCL)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/31933979458_d08bdc43cd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDTZwJ)

King's Lifeguard Regiment of Horse - small unit of Dutch Cuirassiers

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/31933979228_4e4026a28d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QDTZsL)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/45755515242_f42aefe699_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cHfYzQ)


I see Flickr has imposed a 1,000 picture or video limit on their free accounts :(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 November 2018, 04:01:58 AM
'English' Painted and based
 428 Foot
 210 Mounted
     6 Guns
644 Total

Scots Painted
   0 Foot
 36 Mounted
   0 Guns
36 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2018, 07:54:52 AM
Beautiful.
I use Imgur these days.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 10 November 2018, 07:58:38 AM
Lovely work, once again, Paul. :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 10 November 2018, 09:22:10 AM
They look absolutely excellent

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 10 November 2018, 05:24:15 PM
Got to say, you do amazing amazing work with brown.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 November 2018, 08:43:21 AM
Thanks all :)

I've made a start on the jackets and trousers of the current batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2018, 04:55:44 AM
Finished base coating the jackets and trousers of the current batch last night :)

I should be dry brushing the highlights but will have to wait for it to cool down a bit, currently mid 20s C (high 70s F) #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2018, 08:12:48 AM
Evening has cooled down to 18C (64F) so dry brushed about half the jackets and one third of the bonnets :) :)

I've only got 7 brushes that are worn enough but still good enough for localised dry brushing


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 November 2018, 12:17:14 AM
Dry brushed the rest of the jackets and bonnets :) :)

Base coated boots and hats :) :)

Painted the first side of the bases for the next batch of hedges :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 November 2018, 07:33:00 AM
Dry brushed boots and hats :) :)

Painted the second side of the bases for the next batch of hedges  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 November 2018, 08:53:19 PM
Manes, tails & hooves done :)

I had to finish them this morning as Pierre the Shy interrupted me last night when he kindly picked me up for our regular Saturday night game
I noted that he waited till I had finished his Scots ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 November 2018, 08:57:23 PM
Manes, tails & hooves done :)

I had to finish them this morning as Pierre the Shy interrupted me last night when he kindly picked me up for our regular Saturday night game
I noted that he waited till I had finished his Scots ;D

Given the result of last nights game perhaps it would have been more productive to let you stay at home and finish them all last night  ;)   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 November 2018, 04:58:00 AM
The Renown didn't go the way of the Hood so I was well please with my evening ;)

Got the tack done this afternoon :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 November 2018, 07:08:30 AM
Woodwork done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 19 November 2018, 05:05:33 PM
As always, very impressive!!!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 November 2018, 06:52:52 PM
Pierre the Shy’s & my order from Leven Minatures has arrived :)

Very thoroughly packed and well cast Wendy houses ;)

Now I need to decide if I base them and if so on what size bases :-\

A least one, the forge, comes as two seperate pieces and having them on bases will lift them so they are closer in height to the troops :-\

All the buildings have quite small foot prints, all but the manor will fit on 50x50 bases

I’ll be using them for For King and Parliament on a 15cm grid, forum members - your thoughts


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 November 2018, 04:07:26 AM
Weapons base coated on current batch :)

Started adding individual details, hat bands, sashes etc :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 22 November 2018, 07:09:35 AM
I leave my Leven buildings free standing, so that they can be moved around to make way for troops in games such as BKCIIetc. For games such as Bloody Big Battles, where they sit on a base showing the BUA, they can then be moved aside as required. Hope this helps?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 22 November 2018, 04:09:35 PM
In HOTT and DBN we leave the buildings unattached for the same reason Steve J says - to allow troops to fit in the space. The only buildings we secure to a base are those for Strongholds because no troops ever occupy them - take it and the game is over.

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 November 2018, 06:29:41 PM
Thanks guys I’ll go with freestanding to start with
I can always base them later if I need to

Made good progress on the details on the current batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 November 2018, 10:54:12 PM
Weapons highlighted :)

Details finished :)

Faces and the few visible hands base coated :)

Prepared my Leven buildings :)

Took advantage of a calm morning to undercoat them :)
I knew I was cutting it fine with the amount of black spray I had left so undercoated the undersides with grey to seal them
Then undercoated the sides and rooves black and ran out with four buildings left to do :o
The remaining four have been undercoated grey, it will be interesting to see how much they stand out :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 November 2018, 04:47:10 AM
Hair done :)

Faces and the few visible hands high lighted :)

Collars, plumes and last of the hat bands done :)

Touched up undercoat, where spray missed, on buildings :)

Filled a couple of small holes on buildings :)

Started preparing next batch; remaining commanders and 4 units of horse :!!

We are hoping to do Cheriton at our Nationals at Easter next year :-\
I've realised how much is left to paint :!! :!! :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 24 November 2018, 09:52:18 AM
We are hoping to do Cheriton at our Nationals at Easter next year :-
I've realised how much is left to paint :!! :!! :!!

After some logistical calculations we decided that we would commit to going to the wargaming  "Nationals" in Paraparaumu next Easter, its only about a hours drive north of Wellington. Aiming to put on Cheriton refight so Paul's going to concentrate on finishing off whatever needs to be done for that (several hundred more figures  :o) so the Scots will go on to the back burner for the moment after the current batch is done.....I have other projects that I can progress in the meantime.....and a new mission to (hopefully) lure some old Spearhead players from round NZ to a largish game in Wellington later next year...I wonder who came up with that idea  ;)     


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 November 2018, 03:20:27 AM
There's only 919 figures left to do :o
And I've just finished 36 of them ;)

The current batch of Scots and English are now painted :)

The next batch, 4 Regiments of Horse and the remaining 24 commanders, are prepared, on the painting rods and under coated :) :) :)

I've assembled the three sabots for the current batch of horse and painted the first side of the sabots and bases :!!

Hedges added yesterday to the bases I did a while ago, soaked in dilute PVA this afternoon :) :)
I'm going to need more for Cheriton, I need to work on the deployment map :!!

My buildings will be put to one side as well while I focus on getting the figures done :!! :!!

I think we can both share the 'credit' for the largish Spearhead game, the date of the event next year helped (August 2019)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 November 2018, 06:50:55 PM
Painted the second side of the bases & sabots for the current batch  :)

Base coated most of the horses in the next batch :) :!!

Trying to work out how to fit the battle onto a reasonable number of tables :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 November 2018, 07:49:06 AM
Must be time for more piccies soon ??  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 November 2018, 03:10:35 AM
Current batch based :)

Looks like varnishing weather on Saturday :-w so hopefully some piccies then

Hedges highlighted and flocked :)

Next batch:
  • horses highlighted
  • armour base coated and highlighted
  • buff coats base coated and highlighted

It looks like I might be able to fit the battle of Cheriton on a 1.8m x 3.6m table (6'x12' in old money), with only a few geographical liberties  :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 27 November 2018, 04:59:57 AM
Paul, you amaze me with how quickly you can paint figures and still have them look so nice! I am looking at four figures to round out my Rohan army and so far I've only gotten them primed and certain areas undercoated white. Check back with me three weeks or so, and MAYBE I'll have them done!!!!  :)

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 November 2018, 07:43:02 AM
Hats and boots base coated and highlighted on the next batch :)

I have found an approach that 'just works' for me :)

The great sculpts work really well with this approach and allow me to get result I'm happy with fairly quickly :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 27 November 2018, 08:26:59 AM
I think you must also have an awful lot of patience, Paul.

When I USED to paint, I tended to think of each wee man as an individual task......I don't think I'd have been able to work through them like you do....I'd have lost patience, I'm sure.

Just keep up the excellent work !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 November 2018, 03:03:35 AM
Current batch:
  • flock touched up :)
  • flags added :)
  • edges of flags painted :)

Flock on hedges touched up :)

Next batch:
  • jackets base coated and highlighted
  • trousers done :)
  • Horse's markings, manes, tails & hooves done :)
  • started on extra colours for senior officer's cuffs, saddle blankets etc :) :!!
  • sorted out sabots and bases

Next next batch, 9 light artillery and 2 units of foot, started preparing the figures


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 29 November 2018, 09:54:43 AM
Current batch:
  • flock touched up :)
  • flags added :)
  • edges of flags painted :)
Flock on hedges touched up :)
Next batch:
  • jackets base coated and highlighted
  • trousers done :)
  • Horse's markings, manes, tails & hooves done :)
  • started on extra colours for senior officer's cuffs, saddle blankets etc :) :!!
  • sorted out sabots and bases
Next next batch, 9 light artillery and 2 units of foot, started preparing the figures

Blimey you are cracking on......at this rate all the troops will be done by Christmas......purhaps early 2019  ;)

FWIW Techno I have based up all the Scots Cavalry that Paul has done for me so far, just got to finish playing with the banners for the various regiments in GIMP then I will post some pics. Well pleased how they have turned out.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 29 November 2018, 10:28:17 AM
Look forward to that, Peter !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 November 2018, 06:39:01 PM
Finished extra colours for senior officers cuffs, saddle blankets etc :)

This week has been a bit of a sprint to see how fast I can paint them if I have to ;)

Looking forward to seeing those Scots based :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 November 2018, 06:53:19 AM
Varnished hedges :)
Too windy to varnish figures, lighter winds forecast for tomorrow :-w

Next batch:
  • started tack on senior officer's horses :) two other colours of tack to do :!!
  • painted coronet poles :)
  • glued sabots together :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 November 2018, 11:27:50 PM
Varnished the current batch :)

Finished all the tack on the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 December 2018, 04:52:54 AM
On the next batch:
  • Wood done :)
  • Metal painted and highlighted :)
  • Stirrups done :)
  • Started sashes and other details :)

Next next batch, finished preparing the artillery :)

Current batch, lost track of time so no time for piccies before this evenings game :-[


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 01 December 2018, 08:06:05 AM
With your method of 'quick' painting, Paul.

Do you do a 'tick sheet' for each batch, and cross off the bits you've done ?
I'm sure I'd miss loads of 'bits' from model to model, if I tried to paint as fast (and as well) as you do, Matey.

Cheers - Mr Envious. :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 01:31:07 AM
I have a set of painting notes for colours etc which applies to all units

I tend to work through in the same order for all units and will do, for example all the armour for the batch, then move on to buff coats

I also use patterns where I can, two dark then one light buff coat. I also make notes/marks on the painting rod just below the figure

The bit that slows me down and sometimes means I need to go back and catch something I've missed is when doing just random colours

Using a wet palette means i often have the colour still available when I notice I've missed something


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 01:37:49 AM
Waiting for the thunder and heavy rain to pass through so I can photograph the 'current' batch :-w

I've finished painting the 'next' batch :)
They will be washed this evening once they have had a while to dry :-w

Finished painting the sabots and officers bases for the 'next' batch :)
Have started painting the other 12 bases :!!

I need to get on with preparing the two units of foot for the next next batch :!!
The artillery is already prepared :)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 03:34:42 AM
I've prepared the two units of foot for the next next batch :)
They are now waiting for the 'next' batch to get off the rods; once they have been washed, final dry brushed and figure bases painted :-w

I'll assemble the artillery while I wait :!! :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 03:41:15 AM
There was a bit of a break in the weather so I grabbed some pictures of the 'current' batch :)

Lighting was not good as still a lot of cloud about so I've had to bump the exposure up 1.5 F-stops in the post processing :o

Sir William Waller's Regiment of Horse - in 3 units due to the large number of troops and troopers

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4854/45227094855_cc7cc36111_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFBv)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/45227094495_f0aeab045d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFvi)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4877/45227094275_ea4de854a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFrv)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/45227093915_bdcbc99728_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFki)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4841/45227093815_7ecde2cc5b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFiz)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/45227093485_4266825a08_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUyFcT)




Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 03:46:21 AM
'English' Painted and based
 428 Foot
 246 Mounted
     6 Guns
680 Total

Scots Painted
   0 Foot
 72 Mounted
   0 Guns
72 Total

Pierre the Shy will be basing the Scots and I'll be taking a break from painting more Scots until I have painted all the 'English' I need for Cheriton


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 02 December 2018, 04:04:26 AM
Those will do.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 04:45:00 AM
I'll assemble the artillery while I wait :!! :-w

I'll have to find something else to do, I used the superglue and Baking soda approach described here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17976.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17976.0.html)

All 9 guns fully assembled in the time it used to take me to get the wheels on 2-3 :o :D :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 02 December 2018, 07:00:53 AM
Lovely stuff again, Paul.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 02 December 2018, 07:44:38 AM
Great work once again 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 December 2018, 08:54:06 AM
Top work chap


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 02 December 2018, 11:01:24 AM
Great stuff Paul


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 02 December 2018, 11:46:31 AM
Excellent as usual

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 02 December 2018, 11:58:43 AM
More excellent units. You have really embraced FK&P.  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2018, 06:54:18 PM
Pierre the Shy and I certainly have embraced FK&P  :)

They have enabled us to game a period we have both been wanting to do for a long time

As I think I have said before they are an elegantly simple set of rules that really capture the feel of the period and are a joy to play

They are well supported by Simon & Andrew


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 02 December 2018, 07:19:14 PM
Excellent work chap  8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 02 December 2018, 08:07:42 PM
As I think I have said before they are an elegantly simple set of rules that really capture the feel of the period and are a joy to play

We have found that to be very true!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 December 2018, 08:31:34 AM
What is now, briefly, the current batch is off the painting rods and ready to be based :)
(Four units of Horse and the remaining senior officers)
The bases have all been painted and labelled and shims added where ECW range officers are on the same base as LOA officers :)

The next batch, 2 units of Foot and 9 Light artillery bases, have replaced them on the painting rods :)
They were undercoated after work this evening before it got too dark :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 December 2018, 06:09:53 PM
Current batch now based :)

Next batch:
  • gun carriages base coated & highlighted :)
  • foot - uniform colour base coated, on those that have ‘uniform’ :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 December 2018, 11:13:22 PM
Day off today. I pledge to do my damnedest to finish the foederati.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fsn on 05 December 2018, 07:35:50 AM
With custard or cream?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 December 2018, 06:34:41 PM
Current batch flock touched up, flags added and edges done :) :) :)

Nothing done on the next batch last night :-[ :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 December 2018, 02:18:56 AM
Current batch waiting for varnishing weather, forecast is good for the weekend :-w :)

Next batch:
  • 'uniform' colour on Foot highlighted :)
  • other jackets and trousers base coated :)
  • sabots assembled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 December 2018, 08:11:50 AM
Next batch:
  • other jackets and trousers highlighted :)
  • two sides of sabots & bases painted :) :)
  • artillery barrels base coated & first highlight done :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 December 2018, 07:20:33 PM
Current batch varnished last night after work :)
Too late by the time the varnished dried for piccies :(
I'll be out this afternoon at a work Christmas BBQ so piccies will have to wait until tomorrow :-w

Next batch:
  • hats and boots base coated :)
  • two coats on the edges of the sabots and bases :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 07 December 2018, 09:30:00 PM
FWIW I have not been totally lax in progressing the Scots cavalry but between Christmas do's and family matters I haven't had a great deal of time to do much this week.

All seven units have bases painted, figures mounted and have been flocked.

Just need to add 5 cornets and then a coat of matt varnish to hold everything together and do then do labels for them all.

I have even come up with a fictional scenario to blood them in if Paul has time to play over Xmas....and some Royalist dragoons and foot finished.


 
 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 December 2018, 06:15:09 AM
I'm sure I can make some time over Xmas :)
I have Parliamentary Dragoons and quite a bit of foot from both sides, I'm sure a temporary label or two will sort the Dragoons out ;)

Next batch:
  • hats and boots high lighted :)
  • wood work started :)
  • metal work on artillery base coated :)

Work BBQ enjoyed :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 03:25:35 AM
Next batch:
  • wood work finished :)
  • stockings done :)
  • scabbards & belts done :)
  • metal work done :)
  • bags started, too hot to paint last colour
  • bases labeled

I bought some pizza boxes yesterday at a local catering supply company
I've moved some of my 6mm figures and some terrain into some of the pizza boxes to free up space in my primary plastic draws for my growing ECW collect #:-S
Thanks to the forum for the suggestion

Current batch piccies taken :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 03:37:49 AM
Four more units of Parliamentary Horse

Colonel Jonas Vandruske's Regiment

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/44420885850_56b6e2c141_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjDLf)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/44420885270_73c4a5379e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjDAf)

Sir Michael Livesey's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/45325008765_64bea67d12_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c4dw1n)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/44420884890_070b785c52_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjDtG)

Colonel Richard Norton's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/44420883980_80ef56b52d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjDd1)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4837/44420882990_420626ffef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjCUW)

Sir Edward Cooke's Regiment of Horse under the command of Lt Colonel Thorpe

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1976/44420882230_8bce3c4eb7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjCFQ)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1951/45325011075_be7e733531_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c4dwGc)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 03:48:14 AM
The remaining commanders for Cheriton

Royalists

Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Forth, Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet, Colonel Matthew Appleyard

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/45325010675_b19b906250_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c4dwzi)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/45325009945_869ff245c4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c4dwmH)

Major-General Sir John Smyth and his Colonels; Sir Edward Stawell and Lord John Stuart

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/45325009305_fe64064fcb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c4dwaF)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4829/46187229532_8f5795e9f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnpCcE)

Parliamentarians

Lieutenant-General Sir William Balfour, Major-General Richard Browne, Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Leighton

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1979/44420876610_13071507e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjB1W)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/44420875760_366e775746_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aFjALh)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 03:49:50 AM
'English' Painted and based
 428 Foot
 318 Mounted
     6 Guns
752 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 09 December 2018, 04:13:23 AM
Paul, That is truly amazing work! And you are so fast!!!

 I truly love all of your command elements!!!! Did you have any guides to go by or did you just create them? I am finding good info for generals hard to come by. I guess because they could wear what ever they wanted, but I still wish there was some kind of guide....maybe I need ot work one up???? Nah, the way I type it would turn out frightful!!!

Again, very ncie work!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 04:20:53 AM
I basically made them up :-[ ;)

There are a few portraits of some of the more significant commanders of the period but all of them are so controlled by the conventions of the time they provide little actual information

For example almost everyone wears black armour with the appropriate props reflecting their status...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 09 December 2018, 08:08:08 AM
Great work Paul 8).

I always think it worth treating pictorial info with care. Uniforms were often stylised to reflect the status of the sitter for the portrait, how much they could afford for the painter which then affected what paint he could use. Also certain colours had symbolism or a very high cost. Useful but not definitive by any means.

For my figures, I go with what will stand out on the table and to help differentiate units.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 09 December 2018, 08:10:12 AM
Gorgeous work....and so quick, as Terry says !! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2018, 10:44:52 AM
Beautiful work.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 09 December 2018, 12:09:54 PM
Just lovely what more can I say

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2018, 06:54:54 PM
Last bag colour finished on what is now the current batch :)

Started on the details :)

I need to sort out the next batch :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 09 December 2018, 07:15:22 PM
I am in awe of this - just looking forward to seeing your refight of Cheriton!

Andrew


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 09 December 2018, 07:34:27 PM
I am in awe of this - just looking forward to seeing your refight of Cheriton!

Andrew

Would be great to see you.....l'm sure we could find a command for you to run ☺


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 09 December 2018, 08:06:50 PM
Gorgeous as ever, I've been really enjoying following this project!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 December 2018, 08:29:02 AM
I am in awe of this - just looking forward to seeing your refight of Cheriton!

Andrew

Would be great to see you.....l'm sure we could find a command for you to run ☺

We could probably find a command for Simon as well ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 December 2018, 08:33:34 AM
Finished painting the current batch :) :)

I'll wash them after I've finished my cup of tea and read of the forum :!!

Decided on the next batch; two units of the Yellow London Trained Band and one unit of the Yellow Auxiliary London Trained Band

Prepared and ready to undercoat tomorrow, once I've done the last bits on the current batch and got them off the painting rods :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 December 2018, 03:44:58 AM
Washed the current batch last night as planned :)

Final dry brush and figures bases done :)

Another 10 hedge bases made :)

After some drying time they were sorted ready for basing :)

Next batch on painting rods and undercoated :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 December 2018, 11:34:31 PM
Current batch based last night :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 December 2018, 07:13:28 AM
Flock touched up on the current batch :)

Armour base coated on the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 December 2018, 07:15:56 PM
Current batch:
  • Flags added :)
  • Flag edges done on :)
  • Artillery glued to bases :)

Next batch:
  • armour highlighted :)
  • buff coats base coated :)
  • buff coats highlighted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 12 December 2018, 07:30:38 PM
Blimey....at this rate all the troops will be done by Christmas ☺


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 12 December 2018, 08:48:47 PM
Happy Christmas!  :)  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 04:02:50 AM
Current batch varnished :) :)

Next batch jackets and trousers base coated :) :)

Edges done on hedge bases :)

Oh, while waiting for it to cool down enough for more painting I took some piccies ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 04:09:51 AM
9 Light Artillery markers these represent guns attached to units, they can also be placed on sabots and used as extra artillery if required

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/45571603984_7198a36262_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1ob5)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/45571603594_c167af7367_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1o4m)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/45571602434_76f1d59867_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1nHm)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/45571601914_b7da2b82fb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1nyo)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4911/45571601324_11f21551bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1nod)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/45571600894_449233aa02_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1nfN)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 04:13:36 AM
Major-General Christopher Potley's Regiment of Foot - two units due to the size of the Regiment, one unit will fight as commanded shot at Cheriton

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/45571600344_11083370db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1n6j)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4859/45571599704_ac35a913ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1mUh)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/45571599194_f988afcba0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1mKu)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4898/45571598614_d76131eac5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cr1mzu)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 04:17:01 AM
'English' Painted and based
 536 Foot
 318 Mounted
   15 Guns
752 Total

I've now done all the Commanders and Artillery required for Cheriton :) :)

And I've now done just over half the figures I need for Cheriton :) #:-S :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 December 2018, 06:31:19 AM
Good grief.  8)

Astonishing output, Paul ! :-bd

Great work, as always !!  =D>

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2018, 07:02:17 AM
Fantastic work.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: sunjester on 13 December 2018, 08:22:24 AM
Superb!  =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 09:20:52 AM
On what is now the current batch jackets and trousers highlighted :)

Both sides painted on the hedge bases  :)

I have a spreadsheet that I use to keep track of what figures I have, it now tells me I have 5,008 painted and based 10mm figures :o
Not bad in about 5 years ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 December 2018, 10:27:27 AM
Well.....I've painted one in the last six years. (10mm) and one 15/18mm figure....So I'm catching you up. ;D ;D ;D ;D

I haven't got a clue how many I've sculpted.....Must be something around 2-3,000. (Said he, guessing wildly.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 13 December 2018, 11:02:21 AM
Great work as always

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2018, 06:44:56 PM
Well.....I've painted one in the last six years. (10mm) and one 15/18mm figure....So I'm catching you up. ;D ;D ;D ;D

I haven't got a clue how many I've sculpted.....Must be something around 2-3,000. (Said he, guessing wildly.)

Cheers - Phil

That’s how many I’ve acquired, I’ve painted more than that ;)

Oh and I’ve acquired a few ships as well ;) :-$

That’s an impressive number of sculpts, they are all much appreciated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 December 2018, 07:50:20 PM
Thanks, Paul. :)

I truly don't have a clue how many 'wee' men I've sculpted over the years.

That's why, when you chaps post piccies of the little folk here,.....Sometimes I think......"Gosh...that looks like my 'style'".....  Did I make that ?"

And truly.....I haven't got any idea. X_X

(Especially as I've 'forged' other designers style....to fit in with existing ranges.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 December 2018, 11:45:32 PM
Stocking done :)

Hats, shoes and boots base coated :)

Hats and boots highlighted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 December 2018, 06:58:39 PM
Progress slowed yesterday by the warm weather and a Christmas party

Hedge bases finished :)

Belts and scabbards done so far this morning :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 December 2018, 03:50:13 AM
Metal work base coated before it got too warm for painting figures :)

Clump foliage glued to hedge bases :)

Sabots assembled for three units of foot :)
First side of sabots and bases painted :)

Started preparing the next batch, another three units of foot :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 16 December 2018, 08:34:16 AM
You seem to be getting even faster, Paul. :o

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 December 2018, 06:34:08 PM
I’m focused by the need to get all the figures done in time for the Nationals at Easter so I can put on Cheriton :!!

Metal work highlighted :)

Clump foliage soaked in diluted PVA :)

Second side of sabots and bases done :)

Next batched prepared and sorted ready to go on my painting rods :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 December 2018, 07:08:18 AM
Finally finished a couple of Scots Covenant cavalry units.....too much going on at work and home to spend more time on them lately  =)

The Earl of Argyll's Bodyguard - treated as a small unit of Dutch style Cuiraissiers in For King & Parliament terms

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/32477610788_94c84ff282_c.jpg)

and the Earl of Leven's Bodyguard - also treated as a small unit of Dutch style Cuiraissiers in For King & Parliament terms

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/46349665071_c9167520c6_c.jpg)

Both together

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/46349666501_b4c3e36914_c.jpg)

I am using slightly different labelling to Paul by not putting brigade ID coloured squares on my labels since I'm not representing units at one particular battle. For particular games I will add a small square label to each unit above their name to ID which brigade they are in.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 December 2018, 07:12:19 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 December 2018, 07:18:02 AM
Small! Small! So small that you blink and miss them!
Love it boss.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 December 2018, 07:41:26 AM
Small! Small! So small that you blink and miss them!
Love it boss.

Small? but they are 10mm figures Lemmey  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 17 December 2018, 08:14:29 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

 Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 December 2018, 11:53:08 AM
Hear, hear !!

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 December 2018, 02:32:30 AM
Clump foliage highlighted :)

Sabots and bases painted :)

Most of the details done on the current batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 December 2018, 07:01:50 AM
A MOST unrewarding conflict to game. 'specially when your wife wipes out your royalist horse in three rounds....  :'(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2018, 07:37:30 AM
Go the wife!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 December 2018, 08:42:49 AM
 ;D

Sabots and bases labeled :)

Skin base coated :)

Hair done :)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 December 2018, 10:51:54 AM
Go the wife!

She insists a picture be posted. Hmmph.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2018, 12:31:29 PM
Ouchies


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 December 2018, 06:13:11 PM
That was indeed careless ;)

Does your wife know you are hiding this in an only vaguely related thread ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2018, 12:45:13 AM
Fortunately, Thais pay little attention to detail, except in choosing how much nam bpla to sprinkle on a dish of kao pad.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 December 2018, 10:09:41 PM
Skin highlighted :)

Most of the hat bands, all the sashes and drum bands done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 December 2018, 04:58:47 AM
Painting done on the current batch :) :)

They should get a wash this evening once fully dry :-w :!!

Assembled another batch of 10 hedge bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 December 2018, 07:59:05 PM
Washed last night :)

Final dry brush and figure bases painted before breakfast :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 21 December 2018, 09:35:15 AM
Washed last night :)

Is that the annual pre-christmas bath?   ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 21 December 2018, 10:11:12 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

DAMN.....You beat me to that one, Forbes. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 21 December 2018, 02:16:34 PM
lol

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 December 2018, 08:01:39 PM
Is that the annual pre-christmas bath?   ;)

 ;D ;D ;D

Current batch based last night and flock touched up this morning :) :)

Hedges flocked last night and flock touched up this morning :) :)

Beveled edges on next batch of hedge bases and started painting them :) :)

Undercoated next batch, three units of foot, yesterday and base coated armour this morning :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 December 2018, 06:36:03 AM
Flags added to the current batch and flag edges painted :) :)

Finished painting next batch of hedges :)

Next batch:
  • armour highlighted :)
  • buff coats base coated :)
  • buff coats highlighted :)
  • uniform colours base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 22 December 2018, 09:47:36 PM
OK here are the rest of the Scots Cavalry that Paul painted for me - 5 regiments of Covenant Horse.

I have labelled them as regiments that were present in the 1644/45 battles against Montrose as that is my first focus for their use. I also have another 5 regiments of lancers to field as many of the units raised for later battles (Carlyle, Dunbar etc) the cavalry were mainly lance armed. The beauty of the basing system we are using is that its easy to change a sabot of lancers for one of pistol armed troops if required to vary the look of a unit.

These are the last of the Scots that I have to complete at the moment. Later, once all the Cheriton forces are done, I will get Paul to put the rest of my Scots stuff in his painting queue...after Easter 2019.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4822/46372708052_e4d4d57c95_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/46372707202_73867dc1fd_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/44606605620_3e81b837f8_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4870/31483724817_254b4a2687_c.jpg)

Their first action will be in a "what if" version of the Battle of Rowton Heath where Leslie's Cavalry force rides South to Chester immediately after the Battle of Philiphaugh to assist Parliament in capturing the King who was besieged in Chester. The Covenant forces will replace those of Poyntz in the game itself. We are planning to play this over the Christmas break.  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Very cool


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 22 December 2018, 10:22:32 PM
Excellent looking units 8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 22 December 2018, 10:28:57 PM
Nice   8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 December 2018, 11:45:08 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

Nice basing and good looking flags :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 December 2018, 11:47:45 PM
Current batch varnished :)

A batch of hedges varnished as well :)

Clump foliage glued onto next batch of hedges :)

Non-uniform colours base coated on the next batch :)

Two thirds of the colours highlighted  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 23 December 2018, 08:20:48 AM
Those figures above, DO look rather spiffy !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 December 2018, 08:30:37 AM
Finished highlighting the jackets and trousers  :)

Stockings done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 23 December 2018, 09:20:58 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 December 2018, 12:21:50 PM
Finished highlighting the jackets and trousers  :)

Stockings done :)
Must be Christmas...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 December 2018, 07:50:06 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 December 2018, 10:46:25 PM
Hats and boots base coated & highlighted :) :)

Hedges soaked in diluted PVA :)

Next batch selected, last unit of Dragoons, a unit of Cuirassiers, a unit of foot and a unit of Horse, a bit of variety for Christmas ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 25 December 2018, 10:01:51 AM
Jocks Away! they look terrific.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 December 2018, 05:33:25 PM
Wood, metal and leather work done :) :) :)

Sashes and drum bands done :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 25 December 2018, 09:38:44 PM
Impressed that you are allowed to paint on Xmas day. All gaming activity must stop as decred by SWMBO in our house, except reading my presents that is.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 December 2018, 08:33:02 AM
Being allowed to paint on Xmas day probably has something to do with the geographic location of my SWMBO ;)

Bags and most other details done :)

Hedges highlighted :)

Next batch prepared :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 December 2018, 08:42:39 AM
The drizzly mist we have had for the last few days suddenly cleared up mid-afternoon, allowing me to take some pictures :)

These were finished about 4 days ago

Yellow Regiment of the London Trained Bands - two units due to the size of the Regiment

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/31529228287_5bb14da7fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38x7g)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7838/31529227927_f26059d5a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38x14)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/31529227717_8fa34caa51_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38wWr)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/31529227587_2c54b73c8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38wUc)

Yellow Auxiliary Regiment of the London Trained Bands

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4868/31529227427_475536156c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38wRr)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4868/31529227127_5b0683b190_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38wLg)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 December 2018, 08:47:04 AM
'English' Painted and based
 644 Foot
 318 Mounted
   15 Guns
977 Total

This takes me over half of the Foot for Cheriton done :)
And about 60% of all troops for Cheriton done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 December 2018, 09:31:36 AM
Excellent, Paul.

Astonishing output !  =D> =D> =D>

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2018, 10:57:20 AM
Those trained bands are excellent


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 26 December 2018, 11:06:09 AM
Stunning!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 26 December 2018, 01:26:11 PM
Some more very nice units there. These are going to make a great looking army.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 26 December 2018, 02:45:38 PM
Those are quite good. 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 December 2018, 06:53:21 PM
Those are quite good. 
:-[ ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 26 December 2018, 07:50:10 PM
Brilliant work once again 8).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 December 2018, 02:21:24 AM
Painting finished on the current batch :)
They'll be washed this evening once the paint is dry and then final dry brush and figure bases tomorrow :!!

Next batch sorted and watching for space on my painting rods :-w

Hedges flocked :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 December 2018, 07:14:28 AM
'English' Painted and based
 644 Foot
 318 Mounted
   15 Guns
977 Total

This takes me over half of the Foot for Cheriton done :)
And about 60% of all troops for Cheriton done :)

In the immortal words of that iconic Kiwi TV ad "but wait....there's more!!"

Very nice Paul....as always.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 27 December 2018, 01:31:17 PM
The Trained Bands have achieved the motley look that I prize above all else! Wonderfully done. It is 10mm, yet each figure is an individual and tells a store... a tin smith apprentence, a cordwainer, a guild hall porter....  if I had a prize for such things I would send it immediately!

 :-bd :-bd :-bd



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 December 2018, 07:44:26 PM
Thanks all  :-[ :) :D

d_Guy, you have already sent me a worthy prize :)

Final dry brush done and figure bases painted :) :)

Flock touched up on hedges :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2018, 08:14:09 AM
Current batch sorted for basing :)

Next batch on painting rods and undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2018, 10:09:15 PM
I should be basing the current batch but some fool forgot to prepare the bases #-o :-[

Sabots glued and first side of sabots and bases painted :) :)
Waiting for paint to dry :-w

Horses of next batch base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2018, 03:43:57 AM
Two coats on the edges and both sides of the sabots and bases done :)

Horses of the next batch highlighted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 29 December 2018, 06:00:36 AM
Off to visit Paul tomorrow to play a"what if" FK&P scenario based on the battle of Rowton Moor that I designed. This will be the combat debut for both my completed Covenant pistol armed cavalry regiments and some of Paul's newly completed Royalists so I hope it goes well. There is not a pike in sight, but lots of cavalry plus some supporting dragoons and commanded shot. Should be an interesting afternoon's gaming and a good way to round out 2018 wargaming wise ;)   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2018, 07:16:07 AM
It appears I will have the privilege of fighting under the gaze of my Sovereign

Hopefully I can improve on history :-SS

I'm looking forward to what promises to be an interesting game, definitely a good way to round out 2018 :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2018, 07:17:03 AM
Sabots and bases labeled  :) :)

Armour on the next batch base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2018, 11:38:56 PM
Amour on the next batch highlighted :)

Buff coats on the next batch base coated and highlighted :) :)

Further painting delayed by preparations for and imminent outbreak of hostilities on Rowton Moor :D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2018, 06:46:18 PM
Most of the jackets and trousers base coated :)

Painting will be slowed for the next week or so by a visit from my son and his partner


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 12:31:53 AM
Finished base coating jackets and trousers :)

Started high lighting jackets and trousers :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 06:20:38 PM
Finished highlighting jackets and trousers :)

Assembled sabots for the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2019, 07:32:03 PM
Base coated hats, boots and shoes :)

Painted first side of sabots and bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 January 2019, 07:45:18 PM
Highlighted hats and boots :)

Woodwork done :)

Painted second side of sabots and bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 05 January 2019, 09:52:58 PM
Paul, How much do those painting elves charge you per figure???  ;D You amaze me with your production of painted figures!!!!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 January 2019, 01:34:21 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

I’ve been slowed with family visiting over the last week or so, not that I’m complaining, good to catch up :) :) :)

I should speed up again in a couple of days ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 January 2019, 03:03:16 AM
'Current' batch based after waiting very patiently  :)

Next batch's stocking and saddle blankets done :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leon on 07 January 2019, 05:31:12 PM
This project is coming along very nicely and those bases work a treat!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 January 2019, 08:03:59 PM
I'm really pleased with the sabots and bases, they do indeed work a treat :)

My thank,s again, to the various forum members who helped convince me that the flexibility of sabots and 40mm bases was the way to go :-bd

Flock on the 'current' batch touched up :)

Scabbards and belts done on the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 07 January 2019, 08:19:16 PM
Paul, Your productivity is amazing! As is your maintenance of standards. My New Year’s resolution is to try and match it. Not sure why I am
setting myself up for failure!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 January 2019, 06:21:33 AM
Flags added to the 'current' batch and edges done :) :)

Started on manes, tails and markings on horses of the next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2019, 04:43:22 AM
Varnished 'current' batch' this morning :)

Finished manes, tails and markings on horses of the next batch :)

Did most of the horse tack on the next batch before it got too hot to paint :) #:-S

Prepared the next next batch, 3 units of Foot :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2019, 04:59:52 AM
I also took some piccies of the 'current' batch

Colonel Charles Gerard & Sir Henry Bard's Regiments of Foot

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/46619736992_6cf5948f35_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e2CkAQ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/45757177175_d1fca29305_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cHpuBR)

Colonel Anthony Thelwall & Sir Theophilius Gilbey's Regiments

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/39707256043_931110f48d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uN4QP)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/39707255593_1027da749f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uN4H4)

Sir John Owen & Colonel Charles Lloyd's Regiments

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/39707255233_b4c382c599_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uN4AR)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/39707254633_d58ea1ca7b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uN4qv)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2019, 05:03:05 AM
'English' Painted and based
    752 Foot
    318 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,085 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2019, 06:33:23 AM
I've fixed the white edge on Colonel Charles Lloyd's flag


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2019, 07:02:20 AM
Those are beautiful sir.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 09 January 2019, 07:08:02 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2019, 08:29:14 AM
Terrific, once again, Paul ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 09 January 2019, 09:53:19 AM
Awesome matey  8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 09 January 2019, 01:19:50 PM
They look excellent

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 09 January 2019, 03:25:04 PM
Lovely work yet again 8).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 January 2019, 06:57:27 PM
Finished the horse tack on, what is now, the current batch once it cooled down enough to paint :)

Glued up the next batch of hedges, short ones this time :)
I was lucky to stumble across some short craft ice block sticks which are just the right length to fit either side of my roads and fit the 15cm grid I'm using :-bd

Metal work base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 January 2019, 06:11:11 PM
Beveled edges of hedge bases and painted first side :) :)

Metal work highlighted  :)

Bags and ‘apostles’ done :)

Skin and hair base coated :)

Bases and sabots labelled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 January 2019, 08:53:11 AM
Second side of the hedge bases painted :)

Finished painting the current batch :)
Wash, final dry brush and figure bases tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 January 2019, 07:10:06 PM
Checked for any touch ups needed and found a few, done :)
Realised I'd missed the stirrups #-o Done :)
Wash delayed till this evening :-w

Sorted next batch ready for the painting rods :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 January 2019, 08:18:26 PM
Washed yesterday evening :)

Final dry brush and figure bases painted this morning :) :)

Yesterday hedges glued to bases and later soaked with diluted PVA, highlighted this morning :) :) :)

Current batch sorted ready for basing as soon as the paint was dry enough :-w :)
This freed up the painting rods for the next batch :)

These have now been undercoated before the forecast showers and strong northerlies :) #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 January 2019, 12:27:10 AM
Current batch still waiting to be based :-[ :!!

Hedges flocked :)

Next batch:
  • armour based coated and dry brushed :) :)
  • buff coats base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 January 2019, 07:53:43 AM
Current batch based :)

Next batch, half the jackets base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2019, 06:58:13 AM
Flock touched up on the current batch and the hedges :) :)

I heard back from the organisers of the NZ Nationals in Kapiti at Easter, there is room for the Battle of Cheriton :) :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fsn on 16 January 2019, 08:20:03 AM
Wow! That's a big hall!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 January 2019, 09:43:54 AM
Wow! That's a big hall!

Don't be silly. They'll do it in the garden.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2019, 07:41:14 PM
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2019, 07:42:14 PM
Flags added to the current batch and edges done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 January 2019, 04:33:24 AM
Current batch and hedges varnished :) :)

Next batch, remaining jackets base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 January 2019, 04:42:34 AM
Colonel William Eure's Dragoons

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/32896691558_31f3dd2661_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y9id)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/31830643607_e85a8f640c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QuLno8)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/32896695208_24785d8418_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Yao9)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/31830642867_67b10ec178_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QuLnan)

Sir George Lisle & Colonel William Eure's Regiments of Foot

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/32896694508_8b31a7c763_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Yab5)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7879/32896693388_46fbaef33f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y9QL)

Sir William Balfour's Lifeguard

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4894/32896692998_048de39373_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y9J3)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/32896692548_260354766e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y9Ah)

Sir John Meldrum's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/32896692098_1cc2534c1d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y9sw)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/32896690628_35a3e2e085_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7Y92b)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 January 2019, 04:44:49 AM
'English' Painted and based
    805 Foot
    352 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,172 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 January 2019, 07:10:08 AM
Dearie, dearie me.

With the number of figures that you paint, Paul.......I'd have thought you'd have got a clue how to do it properly, by now !  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

They are superb.....I really am astonished how you keep up such a wonderful standard, and paint and base them so quickly.
 :-bd =D> :-bd

Well done, Matey !!

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 17 January 2019, 07:30:46 AM
Outstanding as always!  :-bd

I'm guessing you're adding a new pole to the foot standard bearers to fit the flags? Don't think flags that size will fit on the standard model.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 January 2019, 07:34:00 AM
They are superb.....I really am astonished how you keep up such a wonderful standard, and paint and base them so quickly.
 :-bd =D> :-bd

Maybe Paul just can't wait to get started on some of my Highlanders in tartan plaids  :)  ;)  

The main reason for the big push to finish these is actually because Paul had confirmed with the NZ Nationals organisers that they have enough table space for us to play Cheriton at Easter which are being held in Paraparaumu, about an hour north of Wellington.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 January 2019, 08:42:28 AM
Plaids are always tartan, aren't they? Just cloaks otherwise (I speak open to correction by true Caledonians).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 January 2019, 10:12:41 AM
Speaking as a born and bred Scotsman, I don't know ....  :-[

I've very rarely worn tartan (in fact, the only time I've worn the kilt was recently at my daughter's wedding!) but, given that official clan tartans are reckoned in some quarters to be largely an 18th/19th Century invention courtesy of an enterprising kilt maker,* I tend to regard "plaid" as a chequered pattern and so not necessarily a 'recognised'** tartan.

A cloak is a cloak, I suppose, whether it is a red one, a blue one, a plaid one, etc. 

* but did he get many of his ideas from local weavers who just happened to ply their trade in their own clan areas and therefore their patterns became the local fashion or 'clan tartan?'
** (and the debate goes on..) but what is a 'recognised' tartan? I didn't wear my clan tartan at the wedding and, instead, wore one of the modern patterns (can't remember the name, but it was very fetching. B) ).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 January 2019, 11:30:29 AM
I'm guessing you're a lowlander, though I know that's a terrible accusation.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ithoriel on 17 January 2019, 11:42:31 AM
Lowlander though I am, I'll say that a full plaid is length of tartan cloth that is wrapped around the waist, draped over the shoulder and fastened at the front with a brooch.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2019, 12:55:57 PM
Those are brilliant


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 17 January 2019, 01:02:26 PM
Brilliant as always

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 January 2019, 03:29:03 PM
'English' Painted and based
    752 Foot
    318 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,085 Total


The quantity and quality continue to amaze!
In the same period I have managed one (1) 10mm, single arch stone bridge.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 January 2019, 06:01:47 PM
Lowlander though I am, I'll say that a full plaid is length of tartan cloth that is wrapped around the waist, draped over the shoulder and fastened at the front with a brooch.

OK I have been educated  :)

Paul was a bit anxious about depicting tartan in 10mm but has come up with a simple but effective method which looks effective. Each figure will be unique, as Westmarcher pointed out this was well before the "invention" of official clan tartans. 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 January 2019, 06:28:22 PM
In Prebble’s book The King’s Jaunt (George IV visit to Scotland in 1822), it relates that Sir Walter Scot send off to all the lairds a request for an example of their “tartan”. They apparently grabbed the first thing they could find that resembled a pattern and sent it in. English tailors took it from there, doing a marvelous job of “tarting” them up.

Incidently I used various approachs to painting mine, the best being 0.25 Pentel pens in various colors. I don’t have Paul’s skills (or tenacity) so he will likely develop a better approach.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 January 2019, 06:35:48 PM
Outstanding as always!  :-bd

I'm guessing you're adding a new pole to the foot standard bearers to fit the flags? Don't think flags that size will fit on the standard model.

I cut the existing pole and add a bit of wire in the flag between the two parts of the existing pole
Not as strong as adding a new pole but a lot less effort
Any repairs will hopefully only involve replacing the flag


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 17 January 2019, 07:07:20 PM
I cut the existing pole and add a bit of wire in the flag between the two parts of the existing pole
Not as strong as adding a new pole but a lot less effort
Any repairs will hopefully only involve replacing the flag

Yeah, I was considering doing something similar myself, have models lined up with different flag sizes trying to decide on what to do!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 17 January 2019, 07:09:17 PM
I cut the existing pole and add a bit of wire in the flag between the two parts of the existing pole
Not as strong as adding a new pole but a lot less effort
Any repairs will hopefully only involve replacing the flag

And I thought I was the only one to do this!  :D ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 January 2019, 07:50:38 PM
If I'm understanding this procedure correctly ..... me, too! ....... but utilised to avoid painting the cast-on flags that you get with Pendraken's Prussian SYW infantry standard bearers (both the Austrian and Prussian cavalry flags were murder to paint by the way - has anyone seen how ornate some 18th Century flags are? ..... Leon .... never, ever do this to us again).

When it came to doing the Prussian infantry flags, I therefore gave painting the cast-on flags, a body swerve and ordered extra Prussian Grenadier officers with pole arms (these wear bicornes, by the way) and (I think) followed a similar technique (except I used cut down pikes from some Irregular Miniatures figures I had purchased instead of wire).

Having said all of that, for figures that don't have cast-on flags, do you know you can now get some flag manufacturers to reduce the size of flags to your own specifications to fit the flag pole the miniatures manufacturer presents you with? For example, I was able to recently acquire some customised flags (size wise) from Wargames Designs for some 15mm Peter Pig figures which met my specifications exactly.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 17 January 2019, 08:04:31 PM
Yes, I know you can do that, and I have on occasion got flags custom made to fit the pole. But there are occasions when the poles just are not big enough. To get what is, for me, the right look for ECW Foot colours, I need a flag which is at least 15mm  on the staff. Given the need for the finial at the top, and an mm or so space next to the hand to allow for flash, moulding problems etc, then sometimes the cut is the easiest way forward. Again, personally, the flag is an absolutely key aspect of the look of an infantry unit, and I would not sacrifice it by having a small flag, just to fit the moulded pole. I am by no means an advocate of the ‘League of Augsburg’ style huge flags, but all our miniatures have an element of caricature in them, small figures are rarely completely anatomicaly correct. Indeed, if they were, they would often look rather odd. Given this fact, I am more than happy to accept the slings and arrows which come from having flags slightly larger than exact scale size! 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 January 2019, 08:36:22 PM
Sorry, didn't mean "you" as in you specifically, Andy - from the little I know about you (which is mainly from your contributions to this forum), it was of no surprise to me that you are sufficiently geeky to have already gone down that route(!)  :D ;)  It was information intended for the general readership. Totally agree with you regarding (Barry Hilton's) League of Augsburg flags, btw - in my opinion, they are ridiculously too large - don't fully understand it (and obviously not just me) - suddenly all efforts to be historically accurate in every other aspect of the period, the figures, the uniforms, etc., go out the window on a whim.* Still, it's his toy soldiers and he can do what he likes.

* not intended to otherwise denigrate Barry's contribution to wargaming in that era which is otherwise excellent (imo). 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 17 January 2019, 09:54:16 PM
Yeah, a 10mm square flag just about fits onto the ECW pole but looks a tad small in proportion to the overall unit. The flags obviously add a lot of character to the unit so whilst you don't want it to look cartoonishly large, being slightly larger than strict scale gives you the character without looking ridiculous. I'm guessing Paul's are maybe 11 or 12mm from the pictures? The poles and pikes on the ECW range are all a little short for proportion anyway so going a little bit out out of proportion on the flags isn't so big a deal. So long as it looks right on the table!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 January 2019, 09:54:41 PM
FWIW when I did my Flodden flags I wanted them larger than the Pendraken flag sheet (and on linen paper). Got permission from Leon to copy, upsize and reprint them - believe that I bought an extra set as “royalty payment”, but not at Leon’s request. I am slowly upsizing my ECW flags (which I make myself) and unless their design is exactly documented and/or iconic in the wargaming world I do what I like (including a few anachronisms).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 17 January 2019, 10:01:50 PM
Sorry, didn't mean "you" as in you specifically, Andy - from the little I know about you (which is mainly from your contributions to this forum), it was of no surprise to me that you are sufficiently geeky to have already gone down that route(!)  :D ;)  It was information intended for the general readership. Totally agree with you regarding (Barry Hilton's) League of Augsburg flags, btw - in my opinion, they are ridiculously too large - don't fully understand it (and obviously not just me) - suddenly all efforts to be historically accurate in every other aspect of the period, the figures, the uniforms, etc., go out the window on a whim.* Still, it's his toy soldiers and he can do what he likes.

* not intended to otherwise denigrate Barry's contribution to wargaming in that era which is otherwise excellent (imo). 

Guilty as charged on the geeky front!  ;D ;D ;D  And I didn’t take your comments personally. My point was that for me, it is the overall look of the unit which matters, and I would never let it be constrained by how many  (or few) mm the cast on flagstaff allowed me to use for my flag.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 January 2019, 04:23:32 AM
Yeah, a 10mm square flag just about fits onto the ECW pole but looks a tad small in proportion to the overall unit. The flags obviously add a lot of character to the unit so whilst you don't want it to look cartoonishly large, being slightly larger than strict scale gives you the character without looking ridiculous. I'm guessing Paul's are maybe 11 or 12mm from the pictures? The poles and pikes on the ECW range are all a little short for proportion anyway so going a little bit out out of proportion on the flags isn't so big a deal. So long as it looks right on the table!

Well guessed, I had to check when I got home, my foot flags are 12mm (6'2" at 1/150)

That seemed to me to be the appropriate compromise between scale and look


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 January 2019, 11:20:20 PM
Jackets highlighted :)

Trousers base coated :)

Next batch of hedge bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 January 2019, 11:35:47 PM
If I'm understanding this procedure correctly ..... me, too! ....... but utilised to avoid painting the cast-on flags that you get with Pendraken's Prussian SYW infantry standard bearers (both the Austrian and Prussian cavalry flags were murder to paint by the way - has anyone seen how ornate some 18th Century flags are? ..... Leon .... never, ever do this to us again).

When it came to doing the Prussian infantry flags, I therefore gave painting the cast-on flags, a body swerve and ordered extra Prussian Grenadier officers with pole arms (these wear bicornes, by the way) and (I think) followed a similar technique (except I used cut down pikes from some Irregular Miniatures figures I had purchased instead of wire).

Having said all of that, for figures that don't have cast-on flags, do you know you can now get some flag manufacturers to reduce the size of flags to your own specifications to fit the flag pole the miniatures manufacturer presents you with? For example, I was able to recently acquire some customised flags (size wise) from Wargames Designs for some 15mm Peter Pig figures which met my specifications exactly.


Same here. The SYW line is a joy to paint and looks as period-appropriate as Voltaire, but I had to use Irregular Miniatures standard-bearers for the plain flagstaff.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 January 2019, 12:33:12 AM
Yep.  They are quite nice.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 January 2019, 02:29:02 AM
Trousers dry brushed :)

Stockings done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 January 2019, 02:51:05 AM
Hats, shoes and boots base coated :)

Hats and boots dry brushed :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 January 2019, 07:29:51 PM
Wood done last night :)

Scabbards & belts done this morning :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 January 2019, 08:09:47 AM
Bags and "apostles" done this afternoon :)

Beveled the edges of the next batch of hedge bases and painted the first side :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2019, 04:02:28 AM
Skin base coated and hair done :) :)

Sashes and drum details done :)

Second side of hedge bases painted, gates and hedges glued to bases :)

Hedges soaked in PVA :)

Sabots for current batch assembled :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2019, 11:58:23 PM
Painting finished on current batch last night, washed this morning :) :)

Hedges and gates dry brushed :)

Two sides and first coat on edges painted on sabots and bases :)

Next batch, three units of Foot, prepared and sorted :) Now patiently waiting for room on the painting rods :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 January 2019, 08:14:33 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done on the current batch :)

Hedges flocked :)

Sabots and bases painted and labeled :)

Next batch still waiting for space on the painting rods :-w :-w

Did some more work on the layout for the game at Easter, I think I've figured out how to include Cheriton Wood  :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 January 2019, 06:43:05 PM
Current batch sorted ready for basing :)

Next batch on painting rods :) now waiting for the day to warm to undercoating temperature :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 26 January 2019, 07:11:22 AM
And taking some photo's !  ;)

(There really has been a lot of wonderful 'eye candy' on the forum, recently !)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 January 2019, 07:32:12 PM
Next batch undercoated yesterday morning :)

Visited small local convention ValleyCon yesterday lunch time :)

Enjoyable second half of a Napoleonic game last night :)

Current batch based yesterday afternoon & flock touched up this morning :) :)

Armour base coated on the next batch this morning :)

Further progress today will be limited due to my wife's birthday



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 January 2019, 06:47:34 AM
Progress has been further delayed due to high temperatures, currently 25C and it is nearly 8pm here :o

Forecast is for hot weather for the rest of the week ~X(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 28 January 2019, 07:26:58 AM
Send some heat over here, Paul. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 January 2019, 07:28:14 AM
Enjoyable second half of a Napoleonic game last night :)

We won!! 8) The Highland Brigade a good day, capturing a village from the French and spiking the guns of a French foot battery, though the 7th Hussars got a bit carried away, but those French Hussars were in charge reach.......bugler sound the charge...tally ho  <)

Back to making smoke markers for Cheriton game.... O:-)  


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 January 2019, 06:36:00 PM
Given the tight timeframe between now and Easter I’ve ‘outsourced’ a couple of tasks for this project

Pierre the Shy is making some smoke markers to show units firing :)

His good lady has already kindly made some bags for us to draw our chits from :)

Roy, the host for our regular Saturday games, is painting my Leven buildings :)

All this is letting me focus on:
  • getting all the troops painted
  • working out the terrain map
  • working out the troop deployment
  • making the hedges
  • making the ridges
  • making extra sets of chits
  • recruiting players


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 January 2019, 06:40:31 PM
Still too hot for any painting ~X(

This run of hot weather is forecaste to break tomorrow night :-w

I managed to get enough motivation together to cut out a large batch of counters  :)

Six players have expressed interest in playing in the Cheriton game at Easter so we will have enough players  :) #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 January 2019, 08:06:59 AM
Still too hot for painting ~X(

24C at 9pm :o #:-S

I found a shady spot so I could varnish the current batch of hedges :)

I sanded the edges of some of the chits I cut out yesterday :)

I've prepared the flags for the current batch and will glue them once it has cooled a bit more, so the PVA doesn't dry too quickly :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 31 January 2019, 10:09:23 AM
Still too hot for painting ~X(
24C at 9pm :o #:-S

Strike a light, Paul !

It's probably about minus 2C here, at the mo'.....Minus 10 in some parts of Scotland, overnight, apparently.
How do folk ever manage to survive in places like Siberia !!! :o
I think some our friends over the other side of the Atlantic are going through some horrendously low temps at the mo', as well.

I'm complaining, because I'll have to go and do some soldering upstairs in the pole barn pretty soon.
My poor little fingers are going to turn blue. ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 31 January 2019, 04:29:28 PM
Yesterday was -19 C w windchill, -27 C. Warmed up to a balmy -11 C today w windchill -18 C. Not the coldest place over here by far.
Spring is coming.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 31 January 2019, 04:35:33 PM
Hard for us to imagine such cold Bill. Just hope our cousins across the (frozen) pond are all OK.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2019, 01:16:46 AM
I've seen some of the weather on both sides of the pond up north and wasn't expecting a lot of sympathy  ;)

Keep safe and warm guys :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2019, 01:18:17 AM
The weather has cooled down a bit, high of 23C today, so I have been a lot more productive :)

I've touched up the flags on the current batch :)
Too windy to varnish them, but less wind forecast for tomorrow :-w

On the next batch:
  • Armour dry brushed :)
  • Buff coats base coated :)
  • Buff coats dry brushed :)
  • 'Uniform' jackets and trousers base coated :)

Next batch of hedge bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2019, 06:54:47 PM
Finished base coating non-uniform jackets on the next batch :)

Base coated about half the non-uniform trousers :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 February 2019, 02:52:50 AM
The current batch was varnished early this morning before the wind got up again :) #:-S

Finished base coating all the non-uniform trousers on the next batch :)

Dry brushed all the jackets and trousers on the next batch :) :)

And I took some picces ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 February 2019, 03:04:46 AM
White Auxiliary Regiment of the London Trained Bands

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/46040457445_05d1240df2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d9rnYr)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/39989933393_e111e28cf3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23VLRYe)[

White Regiment of the London Trained Bands - 2 units due to size

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4877/32013382677_ebec5724de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QLUXkK)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/46040456075_a58b0ab599_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d9rnyP)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/46040455585_3784cfc852_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d9rnqn)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/39989911993_11d4890d4b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23VLKBg)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 February 2019, 03:07:04 AM
'English' Painted and based
    913 Foot
    352 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,280 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 02 February 2019, 03:50:50 AM
Continue to applaud you taking the time to put these guys in mufti! Excellent look.  :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 02 February 2019, 07:33:50 AM
Terrific work, yet again, Paul.  =D> :-bd =D>

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 02 February 2019, 08:45:01 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 February 2019, 10:13:54 AM
Brilliant work again.  8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 February 2019, 06:31:32 AM
Thanks all :) :-[

Continue to applaud you taking the time to put these guys in mufti! Excellent look.  :-bd :-bd

They're Trained Band, i.e. militia, of course they have to be in mufti, their drill is a bit rough as well ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 February 2019, 06:36:39 AM
Hats, shoes and boots base coated :)

Hats and boots dry brushed :)

Both sides painted on the hedge bases :)

Sabots assembled and both sides of sabots and bases painted :) :)

Too hot again this afternoon to paint so prepared the next batch, 6 units of Royalist Horse :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 February 2019, 07:32:51 PM
Scabbards and belts done :)

Woodwork done :)

Made a start on the hat bands :)

Edges of sabots and bases painted and sabots labeled :) :)

Clump foliage glued to hedge bases :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 05 February 2019, 11:13:22 PM
Waitangi Day holiday in NZ today.

Got some spare time so started sorting out 300+ figures for 12 highland battalia.

I mainly used figures from Pendraken's 1745 Jacobite range plus some Highland archers from the C16 range since bows were still recorded as being in fairly widespread use in Scotland up to least 1640.

They are all very quick and easy to clean up, just little molding marks on the bottom of the bases to remove to make sure they stand up correctly. Only additional thing I need to do is remove any bayonets from the 100 odd musket armed figures since bayonets were only introduced in the 1680's (plug bayonets were first widely used by the British army at Killiekrankie in 1689).

Assembled more bases for the highlanders.

Sourced some good kapok quilt filler to use for smoke markers from offcuts in Mrs Shy's material stash  :)   

   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2019, 01:13:03 AM
Does Mrs Shy know about the kapok ;) ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2019, 01:16:12 AM
I’m also making good use of the Waitangi Day holiday :)

Metal work base coated and highlighted :) :)

Hat bands finished and sashes done :) :)

Drums done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2019, 08:49:05 AM
Bags and 'apostles' done  :) :)

Skin base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 06 February 2019, 11:10:56 PM
Paul, Your stuff always looks so good and also one of my favorite periods, although I prefer teh TYW.

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 February 2019, 07:10:02 AM
Thanks Terry

Finished painting the current batch :)
Wash, final dry brush and figure bases to do then they will be ready to base :!!

Hedge clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA yesterday, highlighted today :) :)

Finished preparing about a hundred chits :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 February 2019, 11:27:27 PM
I managed to get the current batch washed before heading out to work this morning :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 08 February 2019, 08:33:56 AM
Awwwww.

I thought you might have finished 'the next lot' by now. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 February 2019, 08:06:48 PM
Final dry brush and figure bases done on current batch last night after work :) :)

Sorted ready for basing this morning :)

Should be based today, so they might be finished tomorrow Phil :!!

Next batch, 6 units of Royalist Horse, undercoated :)

Painted both sides of the hundred or so chits :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2019, 08:12:32 PM
Last bit sounds a bit chitty!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 February 2019, 03:47:53 AM
Current batch based :)

First coat done on edges of chits :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 February 2019, 03:06:39 AM
Current batch:
  • Flock touched up :)
  • Flags added :)
  • Flag edges done :)

Current batch of hedges varnished :) :-SS
If these are OK in the heat I'll varnish the current batch :-w

Base coated the Bay horses of the next batch before it got too hot to paint :) :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 February 2019, 04:24:52 AM
Varnish has dried fine on the hedges so current batch varnished #:-S :)

Not sure if there will be time for piccies tonight after the varnish dries...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 10 February 2019, 08:32:16 AM
You rotten tease !  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 10 February 2019, 06:36:20 PM
Me: I’ll be out for awhile.

Wife: Where are you going?

Me: Out to varnish the hedges.

Need pics to prove that’s what I was doing.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 10 February 2019, 06:37:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Stop it !

I've got to go and do supper.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 February 2019, 11:31:05 PM
There wasn't time for piccies after the varnish dried, or last night after work as the sun was too low :(

I'm working from home today so hopefully if the cloud clears there will be time for piccies :-w

Horses base coated on the next batch :)

Second coat done on edges and back of chits :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 03:10:38 AM
Piccies :)

Sir James Pennyman’s Regiment of Foot
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/33192460168_ed138afb6f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sz7311)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/40102750813_a10bce8eb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/246K5Ea)

Sir William Waller's Regiment of Foot
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/40102749853_e1b1544cb5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/246K5nB)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7800/33192458558_5abcc30261_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sz72wf)

Colonel James Holborne’s Regiment of Foot
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/46154027555_51fd22a95f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2djtspM)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/33192459138_63c31bba5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sz72Gf)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 03:13:48 AM
'English' Painted and based
 1,021 Foot
    352 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,388 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 12 February 2019, 06:49:38 AM
Oh...Is that it....How disappointing. ;) ;) ;) (Said he with tongue wedged firmly in cheek.)

As always, Paul.....Really stonking work !!!  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 12 February 2019, 07:05:58 AM
Gorgeous looking units  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 12 February 2019, 07:54:28 AM
Oh...Is that it....How disappointing. ;) ;) ;) (Said he with tongue wedged firmly in cheek.)

Don't worry Techno there will be plenty more pictures coming, even if there are only a couple(?) more batches to complete for the Cheriton game at Easter......

I've got "a few" more Scots units for Paul to paint up eventually, if he hasn't got sick of painting pike and musket units by now  ;)

looking forward to Easter.....we might be going to stay with my in-laws who live close to Kapiti College where Natcon is being held this year as other wise its about an hours drive from Wellington each day. Easter traffic is normally complete madness going up to the Kapiti coast.       


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 08:44:58 AM
Doing the terrain for Cheriton will give me a bit of a break then I will crack on with some Scots :) :!!

I've made a good start on the hedges and our regular Saturday host, Roy, has done a great job painting my buildings :) :)

I've roughed out the map for the ridges so need to finalise that, cut out some foam for under the base clothes and work out how many hedges I need :!!
I know the current answer is more, just not sure how many more :!!

Staying up in Kapiti does make a lot of sense, there is access to the hall to set up on the Thursday night  :-\

I've glued labels on the first 100 extra chits I'm making for Cheriton :)
Only another 220 to go :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 12 February 2019, 10:26:22 AM
Utterly outstanding!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 February 2019, 10:36:23 AM
Wow.
What will happen once you have the entire ECW on a 1:1 unit scale?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 12 February 2019, 01:21:26 PM
They look great

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 06:48:27 PM
Wow.
What will happen once you have the entire ECW on a 1:1 unit scale?

With over 1,000 foot I’ve probably got enough figures for two 500 men battalia at 1:1 ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 12 February 2019, 07:46:51 PM
With over 1,000 foot I’ve probably got enough figures for two 500 men battalia at 1:1 ;)

Which will need to fit in a 100 meter grid box (although you might want to use two boxes)  ;)
Your work continues to impress, Paul  :-bd =D>

(Still need pics of the varnished hedges, however. I can’t stall much longer!  :D)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 12 February 2019, 08:59:23 PM
Wonderful work once again 8).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 11:47:51 PM
Which will need to fit in a 100 meter grid box (although you might want to use two boxes)  ;)
Your work continues to impress, Paul  :-bd =D>

(Still need pics of the varnished hedges, however. I can’t stall much longer!  :D)

The grid box would need to be about 600mm wide, assuming 6 ranks plus officers ;)

You can see some varnished hedges in the first picture of this report ;)
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.15.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.15.html)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 13 February 2019, 12:54:53 AM
Meant to imply real life, 1:1:1 scale, so roughly 600mm*160. In any event 600mm per box would be something to see (the large battles Mollinary does may approach that size  :-\).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 February 2019, 09:58:58 PM
Varnished the 100 labeled chits :)
Prepared some more chits :!!

Cooler weather today so I've:
  • touched up the base coat on the horses :)
  • dry brushed the horses :)
  • base coated the armour and helmets :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 15 February 2019, 10:04:04 PM
Meant to imply real life, 1:1:1 scale, so roughly 600mm*160. In any event 600mm per box would be something to see (the large battles Mollinary does may approach that size  :-).


Not quite, but Marston Moor with over 3,000 figures is 15ft long with 150mm boxes! A 30 x 12 box board.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 February 2019, 04:20:03 AM
And very impressive it looks  :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 February 2019, 04:23:12 AM
Dry brushed the armour :)

Base coated and dry brushed the buff coats :) :)

Base coated all the jackets :)

Dry brushed the first four jacket colours :) 8 more colours to go :!!

Finished preparing the chits I had cut out :)

Painted the first side of the chits, just over 100 :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 February 2019, 03:01:24 AM
Dry brushed the remaining 8 jacket colours :)

Painted the second side of the chits :)

Painted trousers :)

Base coated first colour for hats and boots :) 3 more colours to do :!!

Delayed by helping some friends house hunt and now too hot to paint


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 February 2019, 06:38:30 PM
Base coated remaining colours for hats and boots :)

Started first coat on edges of chits :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 February 2019, 06:36:33 PM
Dry brushed hats & boots :)

Manes, tails, hooves & markings done on horses :)

Coronet poles & saddle blankets done :)

Edges done on chits  :)

Started adding details to Cheriton map, I need to make more hedges :!! :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2019, 06:37:34 PM
Belts & scabbards done :)

Tack done on horses :)

Pistol wood done :)

Numbers glued on chits & varnished :) :)

Two batches of hedge bases cut and glued :)

Sabots and bases assembled & painted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2019, 11:56:34 PM
I’ve found/created a suitable sign for the pub that will be part of Hinton Ampner in the Cheriton game

Not the Hinton Arms, the only pictures I can find for it’s pub sign are of a Gent in a fairly modern suit :(
Not The Flower Pot in Cheriton, again far too modern :(

I’ve settled on The Fox from nearby Bramdean and a suitably vintage sign :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: GrumpyOldMan on 22 February 2019, 12:38:08 AM
Hi

It's a shame that the Hinton Hunt logos are also anachronistic or you could have recycled those for your inn sign  :D :D.

http://www.vintagewargamingfigures.info/HHcat.html (http://www.vintagewargamingfigures.info/HHcat.html)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eOQd8Fem-8k/VwopRSEl7ZI/AAAAAAAAftY/cphaisFuMEsju5pypsknl2cndF-aJZUYQ/s1600/p1.jpg)

Cheers

GrumpyOldMan


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 22 February 2019, 01:47:40 AM
I’ve found/created a suitable sign for the pub that will be part of Hinton Ampner in the Cheriton game

Not the Hinton Arms, the only pictures I can find for it’s pub sign are of a Gent in a fairly modern suit :(
Not The Flower Pot in Cheriton, again far too modern :(

I’ve settled on The Fox from nearby Bramdean and a suitably vintage sign :)

Hope The Fox is well stocked and open all hours....plenty of potential customers in the area back in 1644  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 February 2019, 08:59:05 AM
Hope The Fox is well stocked and open all hours....plenty of potential customers in the area back in 1644  :)

I'm sure it will be, shame it is among the Parliamentary forces ;)
St Michael & All Angels in Cheriton will also be 'open', it is closer to the Royalists ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 February 2019, 09:01:19 AM
Metal work base coated and highlighted where appropriate :)

Gloves done :)

Two batches of hedge bases beveled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2019, 01:06:13 AM
Sashes & hat bands done :) :)

Skin and hair done :) :)

Trumpeter 'flags' done :)

Collars done :)

First batch of hedge bases painted :)

Sabots and bases labeled :)

First unit of next batch, 3 units of foot, prepared :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2019, 04:17:47 AM
Touch ups done on current batch :)
Hopefully they will get washed after tonight's game, once the paint is fully dry :-w :!!

Second batch of hedge bases painted :)

Clump foliage glued to first batch of hedge bases :)

Prepared remaining 2 units for next batch :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Sandinista on 24 February 2019, 01:23:11 AM
Hopefully they will get washed after tonight's game
That's what the landlord of the pub that sponsored our football team used to say  :)

We often had a choice, shower or last orders at the pub  :d :d :d

Cheers
Ian


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 February 2019, 06:10:10 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

They did get washed last night which meant they had their final dry brush and figure bases painted this morning :) :)

A very productive day:
  • current batch based :)
  • two batches of hedges have been soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • two more batches of hedge bases cut and glued :)
  • another batch of hedge bases glued and painted :)

Next batch about to go on the painting rods :!!
Hopefully they will get undercoated after work tomorrow, if the weather improves as forecast


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2019, 07:39:48 PM
Flock touched up and coronets added on the current batch :) :)

Next batch undercoated last night and armour base coated this morning :) :)

Six batches of hedges at various stages of the 'process' :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2019, 11:41:17 PM
Current batch varnished :)
Ran out of time for pictures yesterday  :(

Next batch:
  • armour highlighted :)
  • buff coats base coated & highlighted :) :)
  • jacket & trousers - ’uniform’ colours base coated :)

Hedge batches:
  • 1 varnished :)
  • 3 ready for dry brushing :)
  • 1 ready for flocking :)
  • 1 ready for clump foliage  :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 February 2019, 01:33:24 AM
Scots reinforcements dispatched from PM HQ today...... :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2019, 03:56:52 AM
 :) :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2019, 06:35:11 AM
The now current batch:
  • jacket & trousers - non ’uniform’ colours base coated :)
  • jacket & trousers - all colours dry brushed :)
  • stockings done :)

Hedge batches:
  • 3 dry brushed :)
  • 1 clump foliage added :)
  • 1 bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2019, 06:50:58 AM
And I took some piccies ;)

Lord Hopton's & Colonel Gunter’s Regiments of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7855/33359415608_80db27307e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SPRJ35)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/47183075082_ca91279bd4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpAow)

Sir Edward Stawell's & Colonel Edmond Pierce's Regiments of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/33359415828_af9e07bf27_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SPRJ6S)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7843/47183075592_7df53b87e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpAxj)


The Marquis of Hertford & Sir Allan Apsley's Regiments of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/33359416098_72172bca1c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SPRJbw)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/47183075912_efe1a8b678_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpACQ)

Lord John Stuart's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/33359416458_78b70deb77_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SPRJhJ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7879/47183076242_5b9126a2a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpAJw)

Sir Nicholas Crispe's & Sir Edward Ford's Regiments of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7890/33359416868_2c73e4178a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SPRJpN)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/47183076572_4e5a1aaef4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpAQd)

Colonel Dutton Fleetwood's Regiment of Horse

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47183077292_70535b3481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpB3C)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/47183077012_7d8c870dba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eTpAXN)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2019, 06:52:36 AM
'English' Painted and based
 1,021 Foot
    424 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,460 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 February 2019, 08:33:55 AM
Very smart.
Love them.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 28 February 2019, 08:46:49 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 28 February 2019, 11:05:53 AM
Excellent, Paul  :-bd.....But what else do we expect ? !  ;)

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Womble67 on 28 February 2019, 04:35:53 PM
They look excellent

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 28 February 2019, 09:24:50 PM
Hasn't Paul finished and photographed the next batch yet ?.........SLACKER !!  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2019, 12:32:04 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2019, 09:16:42 AM
Current batch:
  • Hats, shoes & boots base coated :)
  • Hats & boots dry brushed :)
  • Musket stocks done :)
  • Sabots assembled & both sides painted :)
  • Bases both sides painted :)

Hedge batches:
  • 2 flocked and varnished :) :)
  • 1 flocked :)
  • 1 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 1 bases painted :)
  • 1 bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 02 March 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Great stuff Paul, looking forward to seeing the whole lot on the table  8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2019, 11:18:41 PM
So am I, Easter is not that far away :!! :!! :!!

Pierre the Shy and I with some other players are refighting Cheriton at the NZ Nationals over Easter, hopefully we will get to play it three times (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 March 2019, 01:45:22 AM
We've been reading the menu a long time; serve us a battle now!

(Sorry, you're probably even more impatient.)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 March 2019, 08:53:27 AM
We are looking at having a couple of 'practice' games later this month, so hopefully I will be able to serve an aperitif or two


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 March 2019, 09:15:11 AM
Current batch:
  • Pikes and rests painted :)
  • Scabbards and belts done :)
  • Metal work painted and highlighted :) :)
  • Bags done :)
  • Two coats of the edges of the sabots & bases :)

Hedge batches:
  • 1 flocked and varnished :) :)
  • 1 flocked :)
  • 1 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 3 bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 03 March 2019, 09:31:01 AM
We've been reading the menu a long time; serve us a battle now!

(Sorry, you're probably even more impatient.)

Theres this one we played a while ago: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18109.0.html

The main course won't be ready till Easter though.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 March 2019, 04:08:03 AM
Current batch:
  • 'Apostles' done :)
  • Hat bands and sashes done :) :)
  • Drum heads and bands done :) :)

Hedge batches:
  • 1 flocked and varnished :) :)
  • 1 clump foliage dry brushed :)
  • 1 clump foliage added :)
  • 1 painted :)
  • 1 edges beveled :)
  • 1 bases cut and glued :)

Finished draft map and counted up, I need about:
  • 300 hedges :o :!!
  • 50 short hedges :!!

I've done 100 hedges and 40 short hedges, with another 50 under way :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2019, 06:56:26 PM
Finished painting and touch ups on the current batch last night :)
Washed before I left for work this morning :)

Hedge batches:
  • 2 flocked :)
  • 2 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 1 base edges beveled :)
  • 1 started painting :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 March 2019, 01:27:56 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done last night on the current batch :)
Should be based before my game this evening :!!

Hedge batches:
  • 2 flocked and flock touched up :)
  • 2 flocked :)
  • 1 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 1 clump foliage added :)
  • 1 bases cut and glued :)

Deployment maps for Cheriton finailased with the kind assistance of Simon Miller and Andrew, much appreciated gents :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 March 2019, 07:49:45 PM
Current batch based yesterday afternoon, flock touched up this morning :) :)

Hedge batches:
  • 4 flocked and flock touched up :)
  • 1 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 1 clump foliage added :)
  • 2 bases cut and glued :)

Cloud, drizzle and/or showers forecast for the next 10 days :(
Not looking promising for varnishing :(

A big thank you to MAgamer for his mention of pizza boxes :-bd
I've currently filled 4 with 6mm figures and vehicles to free up draw space for the output of this project
I've also got 4 pizza boxes of hedges and another 2 to come :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2019, 03:58:45 AM
Flags added to two of the units of the current batch and edges touched up :) :)
When I went to cut out the flags for the third unit I realised I had made one of them with the wrong device Piles Wavy rather than Cinquefoils :o #-o
I've corrected the flag and will reprint and add tomorrow :!!

Hedge batches:
  • 4 flocked and flock touched up :)
  • 1 clump foliage dry brushed :)
  • 1 clump foliage soaked in dilute PVA :)
  • 4 bases cut and glued :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 11 March 2019, 07:13:37 AM
Scots reinforcements dispatched from PM HQ today...... :-bd :-bd

And they arrived in the mailbox today  :-bd

that completes all the ECW figures that I need......for now  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 11 March 2019, 07:42:24 AM
11 posts from Paul since the last photo's....There must be some arriving soon. (Hint, hint. ;))

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 11 March 2019, 08:01:03 AM
11 posts from Paul since the last photo's....There must be some arriving soon. (Hint, hint. ;))

Cheers - Phil

Paul is putting a lot of effort into the Cheriton refight....I'm sure the end result will be worth the wait  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 11 March 2019, 05:09:11 PM
It always is, Peter !! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 March 2019, 04:14:51 AM
Corrected flags added to Sir Edward Stradling's Regiment, both standards now have Cinquefoils :)
Edges done on those standards :)

I've just checked the forecast and no varnishing weather in the next 10 days :( ~X(
Hopefully, the showers will clear enough to let me get the 30 hedges and 3 units I have waiting done :-w

I've done 150 hedges, have another 70 hedges at various stages in the process, and 30 waiting to be varnished
So only another 50 to do :!!



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 12 March 2019, 07:38:55 AM
No varnishing weather for the next 10 days !! :o  :'( :'( :'(

Mind you, you certainly wouldn't be able to do any varnishing here for the next few days !
Not only would the figures get very wet.....They'd get blown off the table !

Cheers - Phil.





Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 March 2019, 05:25:26 AM
Weather was better than forecast this afternoon/evening :)

Two batches of hedges and the current batch of figures varnished :)

Run out of time for piccies tonight :(

Making good progress progressing multiple batches of hedges :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 March 2019, 07:56:56 AM
As the weather was again better than forecast as soon as I got home from work I grabbed some piccies just before the sun got too low #:-S

Sir Edward Stradling’s Regiment of Foot

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/46468886365_91c58e91e4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dNibXX)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/47331100662_01f193b5bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f7ugeG)

Duke of York's Regiment of Foot

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4825/46468886055_53e8b0e26c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dNibSB)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4890/47331100272_1f02e0e671_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f7ug7Y)

Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foot

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/46468885765_8282e11bb6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dNibMB)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/47331100062_1b7f64c7b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f7ug4m)

These are the last of the troops I need for Cheriton but not quite the end of this project

Some of you may know that none of these regiments were at the battle of Cheriton, the shot and officers from these units will be used as the Commanded Shot from Lieutenant Colonel Edward Hopton, Sir Allen Apsley and Colonel Matthew Appleyard's regiments


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 March 2019, 07:59:36 AM
'English' Painted and based
 1,129 Foot
    424 Mounted
      15 Guns
1,568 Total


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 15 March 2019, 08:28:46 AM
TERRIFIC !!, Paul !  =D> =D>

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: jambo1 on 15 March 2019, 05:34:41 PM
Very impressive!! :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2019, 06:28:14 PM
Superb


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2019, 07:28:05 PM
As always so very well done! Inspires me to do another reorg of my mountains of lead!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Steve J on 15 March 2019, 07:36:36 PM
Wonderful work yet again 8).


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 16 March 2019, 08:11:51 PM
Paul, as always, looking great!!!

I did notice one of the flags developed a wrinkled crease when trying to add the motion - a problem I have encountered more than once. I finally figured a solution and offer just a a  suggestion. Now I take my paper flags and use various sizes of round things (like a pencil, modeling file, straw, etc. ad will roll the flag around it. Then for more folded places I will carefully add additional folding by hand. Seems to work pretty well, and I think is worth the trouble.

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 March 2019, 11:29:16 PM
I agree Terry, I use the same technique

Unfortunately the crease developed while trying to 'carefully' add a little more movement late in the process and the glue had dried too much for me to sort it ~X(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 16 March 2019, 11:32:05 PM
I'm making good progress on the hedges :)
And the weather is cooperating :)

30 hedges varnished toady :) :) :)

50 in various stages of the process :!!

Only 30 more left to start :!! :!! :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2019, 02:09:24 AM
Watch a flag in a lively wind; sharp creases do happen, so let not thy heart be troubled.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 18 March 2019, 03:39:38 AM
Ah, OK Paul. I suspect you may have just told me why I was having the problem on doing flapping in the breeze flags.

Another thing that makes it a bit easier for me is that I always replace any cast standard poles with wire, so I can do the flag and work it without it being attached to the figure - thus my Muscovite flags not yet attached. Not sure 10 MM allows that though.

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 March 2019, 08:19:57 PM
Making good progress on the hedges :)

20 of the last 30 hedge bases have been cut and glued, about to start on the last 10 :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2019, 06:04:40 AM
More progress on hedges today :)

All of the last 30 are now cut and glued :)

I've finished preparing the 'extra' chits bases that will bring my 4 extra sets of chits up to 'full' strength


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 March 2019, 02:36:32 AM
That last set of pics was pretty amazing.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2019, 06:15:59 AM
The last 30 hedges have had their clump foliage applied :)
10 hedges have been soaked and PVA and dry brushed so are ready to flock :)
The other 260 are finished #:-S

I've labeled the Pub as "The Fox" and varnished half the buildings :) :)
Then I ran out of varnish ~X(
I'll have to get some more on Monday :-w

I've had to cut and prepare 18 more chit bases and once these are painted and labeled all the chit sets will be up to full strength :!! :)
They will also be in the varnishing queue :-w

This weekend I'm aiming to:
  • buy foam for the hills
  • cut out the hills to go under the base clothes
  • buy some felt to mark the woods and muddy area
  • cut out and begin painting the felt


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2019, 06:51:38 AM
Just a quiet weekend then?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 22 March 2019, 04:05:13 PM
It is clear that you really give a chit about preparing for this game!  :) :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2019, 09:03:12 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Last of the hedges have now been soaked in diluted PVA :) #:-S
One to dry brushing and flocking :!! once dry :-w

The extra chits have been painted and will be labeled once I finish reading the forum :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2019, 06:55:30 AM
Bet you're regretting I ever mentioned the pva...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 March 2019, 09:03:56 AM
I am grateful that you did mention the dilute PVA as it has made the hedges much more robust and your advice was most helpful :)

I must admit that it is the most frustrating and time consuming step in the whole process ~X( ~X( ~X(

The extra chits have been labeled :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 March 2019, 09:23:17 PM
The last 40 hedges have been dry brushed and 20 of them flocked :) :)
The next 20 will get done once I've finished my cup of tea and got off the forum ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 March 2019, 06:04:52 AM
All hedges flocked and flock touched up :) :)

Looking at my list for this weekend the results are mixed
  • buy foam for the hills - the cost of foam has gone up since I last bought some :o X_X
  • cut out the hills to go under the base clothes - I need to talk to our regular host about a plan B :-\
  • buy some felt to mark the woods and muddy area - all bought :)
  • cut out and begin painting the felt - I've cut out most of Cheriton Wood :) I need to get the rest done & get painting :!!

I also need to buy more varnish tomorrow


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 March 2019, 06:46:16 AM
I bought more varnish and managed to get the last of the buildings varnished after work :) :)

I've come up with a plan C for the hills, will call and price it up tomorrow :-SS

Cut out all the felt :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2019, 03:28:35 AM
Definitely not varnishing weather today :(
Next week is looking better :-w :)

Plan C will work for the hills, polystyrene foam ordered :)
I'll collect it on Thursday and start cutting it to shape :!!

All the felt is painted :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 March 2019, 05:01:42 AM
The weather took a surprising turn for the better :o :)

All remaining chits varnished :)

30 of the last 40 hedges have been varnished :) :) :)
The last 10 will have to wait until tomorrow as I'll soon lose the sun :-w

I collected the expanded polystyrene I'd had cut into 1200x600 sheets (4'x2' in old money) :)

They were much easier to cut than I had feared #:-S :)
I've even ended up with one spare sheet through careful use of the various off cuts :-B :)
The good weather allowed me to cut them outside which has avoided any domestic disharmony ;)

These sheets will be used under a fleece base cloth to form the ridges required for Cheriton and I'm sure many more ridges and hills in the future
So they don't need as much protection as hills that go on top of the table
I would like to minimise the shedding of small balls of expanded polystyrene, to avoid upsetting hall cleaners and vehicle owners if nothing else

So a question for the forum, how best to simply and cheaply 'seal' the 11m2 of sheets  :-\



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 29 March 2019, 10:26:23 PM
I've found some acrylic house paint left behind by the previous house owner :-\
I've painted an off cut and it doesn't look to have had any adverse effect  #:-S
So I better get painting all the pieces I cut out on Thursday :!!

I've also set up for a test/practice game this evening, will be interesting to see how it goes  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 30 March 2019, 07:29:12 AM
That's enough waffle.....I want to see more pretty pictures !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2019, 09:10:38 AM
 =O =D>


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2019, 06:59:33 PM
That's enough waffle.....I want to see more pretty pictures !!

Cheers - Phil
Good thing I took my camera to the practice/ test game then ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 30 March 2019, 08:17:34 PM
It's been quite spell since our last FK&P game so it was good to get back into things C17 last night....even down to Handel and Vivaldi music playing in the background  :)

I think you will agree that all the work that Paul's done for the Cheriton refight has really paid off when you see the pictures.

I will leave it up to Paul to report on the game itself  :-X  ;)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2019, 08:48:12 PM
While waiting for the day to warm up I've put up a brief report http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg275572.html#msg275572 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg275572.html#msg275572)

Now onto painting more polystyrene hills to seal them :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 March 2019, 04:08:58 AM
Good progress on painting the polystyrene sheets :)
Still about a third to do :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 March 2019, 09:41:49 PM
Further good progress on painting the polystyrene sheets :)
Only 2 left to do :!!

I should probably paint the second side of each sheet and do a second coat on the edges :!! :!!
Hopefully the weather will cooperate  :-w


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 April 2019, 07:50:08 PM
Weather finally looking promising for painting today :)
Unfortunately I will be in the office at work  ~X(

Forecast for Tuesday is looking promising  :-w

Made some more victory coins, this will allow me to have the armies fight longer if the first game finishes too quickly


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 April 2019, 05:35:27 AM
The second of my test/practice games for Easter went well http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg275869.html#msg275869 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg275869.html#msg275869)

I've now resorted all the troops and double checked everything :-B

A few things left to do:
  • print information sheets for the public and game banner
  • print updated version of the QRS
  • paint last 2 polystyrene sheets
  • varnish 4 extra victory 'coins'
  • paint second side of all the polystyrene sheets

The last three are weather dependent but not critical :-w

So with 11 days to go I'm left pondering what I've missed :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 April 2019, 08:31:28 AM
Seams like youve been pretty thorough.
Maybe you've missed beer and the great outdoors?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Leman on 07 April 2019, 10:51:01 AM
I have to admit it can be a right hoo-ha putting on a display/participation game, and I sometimes wonder if those who’ve never done it realise this. Mind you, I still think, particularly with display games, that there should be a club member free at all times to chat to the public while the game is being played.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2019, 02:14:46 AM
The players are a disparate group from, I think, 4 different towns/cities rather than a club so finding a volunteer to be free at all times would be a challenge

I agree that we need to be accessible to the public and make a point of talking to anyone that shows an interest, this is something I’ll be emphasising in the player briefing

We also have good signage and a one page background for any one who wants to read it


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 April 2019, 07:47:22 AM
A few things left to do:
  • print information sheets for the public and game banner - done  :)
  • print updated version of the QRS - done  :)
  • paint last 2 polystyrene sheets - done :)
  • varnish 4 extra victory 'coins' - done :)
  • paint second side of all the polystyrene sheets - half done of them done, the weather may cooperate again this weekend  :-w



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 14 April 2019, 04:18:48 AM
The weather didn't cooperate on Saturday :(

But Sunday dawned fine and clear and unfortunately about 3 degrees C :o

It finally warmed up enough to begin painting the second side and second coat of the edges of the remaining sheets by about 10am :-w :)

Almost all done :)

I ran out of paint with about half the last side of the last sheet to do ~X(

I realised I was running short so made sure I did the edges and the side near the edges so that will have to do


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 April 2019, 02:21:32 AM
Unfortunately l wont be able to join Paul this Easter...my daughter took a bad tumble out a window and has been in hospital with a broken rib and cracked vertibrae....she was very lucky but will make a full recovery hopefully. In a spinebrace for 2 monfhs which means Lisa and l will have our hands full for a while..... will have to work with Paul on the Scots and get my W3K experience later in the year.

The really good news is l have been with her in the ward today and she's walking round quite normally. 2019 has been pretty challenging so far and theres still 7 months to go....


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 April 2019, 05:43:19 AM
So sorry to here this news, Peter.  :(
Very frightening. May she heal quickly and may you and Lisa and your family be strengthened.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 17 April 2019, 06:41:32 AM
I think Bill has said it all.

Good to hear she's up and about, Peter.

Best wishes - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 17 April 2019, 07:39:21 AM
Very sorry to hear that, glad she's on the mend.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 April 2019, 08:03:52 AM
 :o 

What a relief your daughter's walking about normally now.  #:-S


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 17 April 2019, 08:38:11 AM
That’s all a bit scary. Glad to hear she is on the mend.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2019, 09:25:59 AM
Jeez...
Get well soon that lass


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 April 2019, 11:10:34 AM
Thanks for your thoughts and support.....we're all back home now but recovery phase will take a while.....2 months in a spine brace will be hard for Bella.....basically its like wearing a full plate curaiss back and front 24/7, though its plastic not metal. 

Hope to get up to see/play in the Cheriton game for one day but we'll see how it goes.

Cheers
Peter

 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 17 April 2019, 08:35:16 PM
Good to hear Bella is home :)

As I've already said directly it would be good to see you if you can make it, but family comes first

I head off this evening to set the game up, ready for the players on Friday morning


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 17 April 2019, 09:24:13 PM
Good luck for the game Paul, and best wishes fo Bella Peter!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 17 April 2019, 11:30:49 PM
Indeed, Paul, very good luck with the game. Given how hard you have worked and how great everything looks, can’t imagine it will not be anything but a resounding success. Remember, LOTS of pictures!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2019, 11:49:31 PM
Good luck all


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2019, 05:02:06 AM
Thanks for the good wishes

The camera is packed in the rather full car and I'll be heading off in about half an hour

I'll be back on the forum sometime on Monday (NZ Time)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 April 2019, 10:25:57 PM
I'm back ;)

I've done a summary here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg276912.html#msg276912 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18115.msg276912.html#msg276912) and will be doing 3 battle reports once I have recovered a bit and process the 100 photos I took
 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 April 2019, 04:28:34 AM
The report on the first refight of Cheriton can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18482.msg277002.html#msg277002 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18482.msg277002.html#msg277002)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 April 2019, 09:36:05 AM
I've selected, post-processed and labeled the 16 pictures for the next Cheriton report :)
Now I just need to write the words :!!
Then do the report for the third battle :!!

I also sorted out all the chits @-) @-) @-)
All 560 were there :) :) :)
A few had wandered between bags
Four of the players kindly did a sort out after day two to make sure the odds were still fairly right ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 April 2019, 12:59:33 PM
So, now what?  ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 24 April 2019, 10:45:15 PM
I've made a start on the words for the second report :!!
Then pictures and words for the third report :!!
I also need to sort out all the troops, remove the temporary labels and reunite the pike with the various commanded shot units :!!

I believe Pierre the Shy has some Scots he will give me on Saturday that need painting
He also needs to email me the order in which he wants them painted plus information on the clothing of the Foot


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 25 April 2019, 12:15:57 AM
Ultimately I would love to do refights of Dunbar and Worcester since Paul already has heeps of Parliamentary troops.....first up I will get him to do enough stuff to cover Montrose's 1644-45 actions as I am an avid follower of DGuy's Celtic Fringe blog and he has been very inspirational in getting the whole ECW project of the ground for me. Scots ECW actions are something that I have been wanting to fight since the early 1980's for various reasons.

Preparing painting guide and exact details for Paul  :-bd   


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2019, 01:27:23 AM
 :-bd I'm looking forward to getting back to painting figures, its been a while ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2019, 03:31:47 AM
The second report on Cheriton has been posted http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18500.msg277204.html#msg277204 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18500.msg277204.html#msg277204)

I'll get onto sorting the pictures for the third report after I've mowed the lawns :( :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2019, 07:58:44 AM
Lawns mowed :)

Pictures for third report selected and post-processed :) :)

Scots Lancers to the head of the painting queue :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2019, 01:01:46 AM
Labeled half the pictures for the third report and started on the words :)

Undercoated 5 Regiments of Scots Lancers :) :)

It is good to be working of figures again after 45 days :o focusing on terrain and other things required for Cheriton


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 26 April 2019, 03:58:37 AM
Plenty more where they came from  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2019, 04:29:15 AM
Good  :D

Labelled the other half of the pictures for the third report :)

Sorted out all the figures from Cheriton and removed the temporary labels :)

Only one base needed any repairs, I ripped the corner of the permanent label when taking off the temporary one
Replacement glued on, will varnish tomorrow


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2019, 10:08:08 AM
Making good progress on the third report :)

I just need to work out what happened in the centre while I was focused somewhere else based on the limited number of pictures I took :-\ :-\ :-\


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2019, 10:14:56 PM
I've been asked by Pierre the Shy to include some grey horses in his units of Scots Lancers

I normally don't paint greys so am open to suggestions on the colours I should use :-\

My normal approach to painting horses is to base coat in a darker colour then dry brush with a lighter colour
For example my Chestnuts are base coated with Beige Brown and highlighted Light Brown
The mane and tail is then done with an appropriate single colour and a black wash near the end of the painting brings out the details


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 April 2019, 11:14:30 PM
Coat d'arms Horse grey, universal grey highlight, white dry brush


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 27 April 2019, 12:07:13 AM
Thanks ML, I'll give them a go with Vallejo Medium Grey and Sky Grey highlights and decide if I need the white dry brush

As you have already noticed I've posted my third report on Cheriton, here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18505.msg277347.html#msg277347 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18505.msg277347.html#msg277347)

So now I can crack on with Pierre the Shy's Scots :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 April 2019, 02:56:36 AM
All those hedges - one has to wonder how cavalry were so important in this war. Would equitationally-oriented members of this forum care to comment on the difficulties of taking a regiment over an obstacle like that every few hundred yards?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2019, 06:41:38 AM
Its almost boccage territory!
A level history time: Most of England at this time was undergoing the enclosure movement (upland areas were different, but that's another essay), whether legally or not (You needed an act if parliememt) the rolling and open fields of the three field system were being done away with and larger land owners were enclosing ther space into smaller packets of land.
You also have to remember that hedges in those days were not the machine trimmed versions we have today, but were wider and deeper  unless newly laid.
This is one of the things the Levellers hated.
Cavalry hated it ..


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 27 April 2019, 08:13:36 AM
Good points, Will. :)

There was me thinking that the horses wouldn't find hedges too difficult to clear.

'Modern', well trained, gee gees wouldn't find things too bad....Think of what they're capable of, in something like the Grand National.....BUT.....I can't imagine there would have been very many (if ANY) of that proficiency in those times.
I'd take a wild stab that some of the horses that were used, got a certain amount of 'practice' if they were used for hunting.......Perhaps ?? :-\

Untrained horses (I imagine) would have been a potential nightmare, though horses do tend to play 'follow the leader'....So, if the first one clears the obstacle, a lot would try and emulate the first over the hedge.
On the other hand....Probably quite a number would refuse, and potentially send their riders over the hedge, instead

Yep....I can imagine Cavalry hating this type of terrain.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 April 2019, 01:10:49 AM
I suspect it was more a case of forcing your way through the hedges rather than jumping over them, but I wasn't there :-\

Cheriton was particularly enclosed in comparison with other ECW battlefields and note that the Horse did try and get into the two more open areas; Lamborough fields near Yew Farm and the open grazing land towards Cheriton Wood

Scots Lancers' horses base coated and dry brushed :)

I went with Medium Grey, dry brushed Sky Grey, light dry brushed Ivory for the Greys and they don't look too bad ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 April 2019, 06:38:40 AM
Look forwards to seeing them


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 April 2019, 09:44:58 AM
Helmets and buff coats base coated :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 April 2019, 08:48:06 PM
Helmets and buff coats highlighted  :)
Bonnets base coated and highlighted  :) :)
Jackets and trousers base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 May 2019, 02:38:22 AM
Jackets and trousers highlighted  :)
Boots base coated & highlighted :) :)
Saddle blankets done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 May 2019, 03:39:49 AM
Saddle bags & rolls done ;)
Manes, tails & hooves done :) :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2019, 06:59:14 AM
Must be piccies soon.......  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 03 May 2019, 07:58:34 AM
Must be piccies soon.......  ;)

Cheers - Phil

They have to pass stringent customer satisfaction criteria first Techno ;) then I will base them up and take some pics  :-w

I am dropping off about half the units I still need Paul to paint up for me tomorrow....feels like a major step forward in getting my stuff finished  :-bd    


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 May 2019, 12:04:56 AM
I'm glad you feel it is a major step forward ;) ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 May 2019, 05:03:29 AM
Socks, blazes, stars and snips done :)
Started on tack, scabbards & belts :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 May 2019, 10:48:11 PM
Dropped stuff off to Paul and saw the lancers...the greys look great  :)

I will take some pics once they are finished.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2019, 06:17:37 AM
 :) :) :)

Finished tack, scabbards & belts  :)

Wood & metal work done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2019, 08:43:51 AM
After watching another successful Rocketlabs launch <:-P

Sashes & not-tartan done on trumpeters and officers :) :)

Skin base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 May 2019, 09:22:45 AM
Hair done :)
Skin highlighted :)

I'll check for touch ups and hopefully wash tomorrow night


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 06 May 2019, 12:41:27 PM
...'Ere....Paul.

What are the 'snips' mentioned a few posts ago ?

The 'chest feeds' on the horses ?...Or is it yet another term I'm too thick to recognise unaware of.

Cheers - Phil





Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 06 May 2019, 03:44:19 PM
Some day there needs to be shaggy highland ponies.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ithoriel on 06 May 2019, 03:49:44 PM
...'Ere....Paul.

What are the 'snips' mentioned a few posts ago ?

The 'chest feeds' on the horses ?...Or is it yet another term I'm too thick to recognise unaware of.

Cheers - Phil

Snip: a white marking on the muzzle, between the nostrils

Second right, bottom row

Paul may be using it more generally for white face markings?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/HorseFaceMarkings2.png)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 06 May 2019, 05:51:25 PM
Well..... :o

I've never heard them called that before *....Thanks, Mike. :)

Cheers - Some old git that has been around horses for far longer than he cares to remember.

* I'll bet Von will know that.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 06 May 2019, 08:17:40 PM
Thanks Ithoriel

Socks - leg markings
Blazes - top row, I tend to do first or third
Star - bottom left, I tend to do second or third
Snip - second right, bottom row, sometimes with a star

Adds a bit of variety to the horses :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 07 May 2019, 08:45:09 AM
Sounds great, Paul. :)

I did know what blazes, stars and socks were....But I'd never heard of 'snips'.....(Von had....What a surprise ! ;))

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 07 May 2019, 08:43:21 PM
A few touch ups then washed last night :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 07 May 2019, 09:44:57 PM
A few touch ups then washed last night :) :)

Glad to see personal hygiene is not being forgotten in this dash for the post!  :D :D ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 08 May 2019, 12:33:11 AM
Finished bases, labels and standards for the 5 lancer regiments and 5 units of the next batch...Montrose's Irish Brigade  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 08 May 2019, 02:31:58 AM
A personal favorite!  :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2019, 07:05:09 AM
The Lancers should be done in time to give them to Pierre the Shy at our regular Saturday game, second half of an interesting 1914 ITLSU scenario Pierre put together for us :)

I'll look out Montrose's Irish Brigade of the pile Pierre dropped off last week :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2019, 10:32:38 AM
I've finished painting the five units of Scots Lancers, so after a significant delay due to Cheriton:

Scots Painted
     0 Foot
 136 Mounted
     0 Guns
136 Total

Three units of Pike & Shot from the Irish Brigade ready to go on my painting rods tomorrow, once the Lancers are fully dry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 May 2019, 03:56:40 AM
The Lancers have vacated the painting rods and been replaced with Irish Pike & Shot who are now undercoated :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 May 2019, 06:01:32 AM
Buff coats base coated and dry brushed :) :)
Jackets base coated :)
Started dry brushing jackets :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 10 May 2019, 10:08:36 AM
Finished dry brushing jackets :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 May 2019, 05:10:40 AM
Trousers base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Started base coating hats, boots & shoes :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 12 May 2019, 02:51:17 AM
I picked up the lancers from Paul yesterday and based them up this morning.......AFTER making Mrs Shy brekkie in bed for Mothers day  ;)

Just need to add the unit flags and flock the bases once the PVA has dried then I can take some pictures in a couple of days since the heavens are due to open here later today.

The grey horses have come out very nicely  :-bd

That will be all 12 Covenant cavalry units completed.....onto some of Montrose's stuff next....Paul is doing the Irish Brigade first since they are involved in all of Montrose's battles.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 May 2019, 03:02:17 AM
You have been busy  ;)
I'm glad you like the greys :)

The Irish are progressing

Finished base coating hats, boots & shoes :)

Started dry brushing hats & boots  :) :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 12 May 2019, 10:23:07 AM
Finished dry brushing hats & boots :)

Bags, 'Apostles' and wood work done :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 13 May 2019, 07:34:31 PM
I finished up the lancers apart from colouring the edges of the unit flags which I will (hopefully) have time do tonight. Then I will take some pictures.

very pleased how the basing turned out......they're painted very well too  ;)

Also started fleshing some details about doing a refight of the Battle of Dunbar next year. Its the 370th anniversary on Sept 3 2020.....not as big as Cheriton but will use all Scots the units that I have...apart from Highlanders. 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 13 May 2019, 10:16:45 PM
Dunbar would be a great battle to see done! (Surprise Cromwell from the rear with your Highlanders - if the “Haughs of Cromdale” can resurrect Montrose why not you?  :D)

Hope your daughter continues to get healed up.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 14 May 2019, 03:34:21 AM
Dunbar would be a great battle to see done! (Surprise Cromwell from the rear with your Highlanders - if the “Haughs of Cromdale” can resurrect Montrose why not you?  :D)

Hope your daughter continues to get healed up.

The highlanders did turn up 95 years later in 1745...found no sign of Cromwell but did find General Cope's army at Prestonpans and beat them decisively.

Bella is recovering well thanks DGuy....in a spinebrace for another 6 weeks though.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Ithoriel on 14 May 2019, 01:02:39 PM
'I' faith,' quo' Johnnie, 'I got sic flegs
Wi' their claymores an' philabegs;
If I face them again, deil break my legs!
Sae I wish you a' gude morning'.

:) :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 14 May 2019, 02:01:10 PM
One of the great pipe tunes.  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 May 2019, 09:18:00 AM
OK so here a some pictures of the 5 lancer units that I took first thing this morning before going to work:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40887450593_57361872c2_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40887426103_09f7a5fbc2_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46937829245_bccc5d5b41_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32910022117_0c84c87c3e_c.jpg)

I had to look up what a philabeg was Mike  ;)





Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fsn on 15 May 2019, 09:31:53 AM
A Phil-a-beg is when you really, really, really want Techno to sculpt something.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 15 May 2019, 11:29:47 AM
Pure class! As our Scots brethren may say.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: sunjester on 15 May 2019, 12:18:44 PM
 :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2019, 12:48:07 PM
Top work


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 15 May 2019, 02:05:14 PM
Looking great, Peter. Bravo!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 15 May 2019, 02:08:51 PM
A Phil-a-beg is when you really, really, really want Techno to sculpt something.
Nice   ;D
And when you what him to add to them (drumroll) Phil-a-mor


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: fred. on 15 May 2019, 05:24:17 PM
They look rather good!!

I have some on these in progress, I think I need to improve the painting on them.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 15 May 2019, 06:34:37 PM
Those are top notch !!  :-bd

A Phil-a-beg is when you really, really, really want Techno to sculpt something.

OIK !!

Cheers - Phil  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 16 May 2019, 07:41:52 AM
Phil, you should know by now - Nobby cant help it !!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 16 May 2019, 10:12:22 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Very true, Ian.

Cheers - Phil  :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 18 May 2019, 04:44:33 AM
Solved the issue of where to find about 200 30mm long pikes for my Scots Covenanter pikemen today (I got most of my pike figures from a different manufacturer and they are cast with an open handed pose). Mrs Shy wished to show me something she wanted in Spotlight, a chain of fabric/craft shops in NZ.

Spotted a pack of 200 30mm x 0.5mm pins for 7 bucks so threw them on the counter with the stuff Mrs Shy had selected.....she even paid for them  ;)

Will have to remind people to pick up the pike units by their bases.....

And yes the heads are even the correct shape - according to Reid the Scots used narrow square headed pike tips rather than the older broadleaf blade style.

Now i just need to paint 200 pikes and super glue them to the figures once they are painted....that should be fun frustrating  ~X(    


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 May 2019, 05:37:14 AM
That's a good solution :)

If you want to super glue them to the figures when you clean them up I'll paint the pikes when I paint the rest of the figures
That should avoid damaging the paint work on the pikes or the figures :)

After a busy work week I finally made some more progress on the Irish
Scabbards and belts done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 May 2019, 08:26:37 AM
Now i just need to paint 200 pikes and super glue them to the figures once they are painted....that should be fun frustrating  ~X(    

Enjoy !! ;)

As an aside to that....But still 'on topic'.
I've always found sculpting open handed figures a right pain in the bum...especially at the 10mm 'scale'.

If the pike is going to be made as an integral part of the model....I can fix the pike into the base and then 'attach' the arm, plus hand, to that....very straightforward, as the arm's 'armature/former' can be made from a very thin sausage of green stuff, which, once set, can be sculpted over....Usually with a very 'soft' putty, made up of a 50/50 mix of green stuff and Magic Sculp.

This saves all the hassle of using a piece of ultra fine brass thread as the arm's floating 'former'....Then sculpting over that......THAT is really, really fiddly.

Recently, Dave wanted a couple of open handed pikemen for his Elizabethan project. X_X
I experimented, by using a thin piece plastic rod as a replacement for the brass,  which I would have been using, if the pike was intended to be an integral part of the model.
This was very much like making a (for me) 'normal' "Man holding pike."

To my delight....Once the arm had set..I was able to carefully pull out the plastic rod, leaving the pike man with a ready made open hand. The green stuff hadn't stuck firmly to the plastic rod....Just as I hoped !

No swearing, at all !!

I hope that makes sense....and just maybe some of you just might find that a useful tip.

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 May 2019, 10:36:38 AM
Fab


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 May 2019, 10:47:05 AM
He hasn't mentioned that as he withdrew the plastic rod, he jabbed the other end into his nostril.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 May 2019, 11:48:50 AM
What AGAIN !!!!!  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 May 2019, 03:28:16 PM
It wasn't my nostril.....It would have been my eye, if the Optivisor hadn't got in the way.

(That was a complete lie.....I didn't even have to 'force' the plastic rod out.....You wait...next time I try this I'll be over confident, and it'll all go tots up. ;))

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 May 2019, 04:26:43 PM
Tots up  - some strange Welsh expression I assume ?


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 May 2019, 04:42:05 PM
 ;)

I refuse to answer that question, on the grounds that I might incriminate myself.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 19 May 2019, 09:17:01 AM
It's not MIGHT, it's WILL !


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2019, 09:34:44 AM
Metal work done on the Irish :)

More figures picked up, Dragoons & Forlorn Hope. Pierre the Shy is sorting and cleaning them up faster than I am painting them :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2019, 08:43:47 PM
Pikemen’s stockings done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 21 May 2019, 08:28:54 PM
Finished painting current batch of Irish :)
Wash, final dry brush and figure bases left to do :!!

Next batch will be some more Irish Shot


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2019, 06:45:55 AM
Shouldn't that be Irish Stout?  ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 May 2019, 09:35:45 AM
 ;D ;D

Touched up the Irish this morning and washed them this evening :) :)
Final dry brush and figure bases tomorrow :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mollinary on 22 May 2019, 11:44:14 AM
;D ;D

Touched up the Irish this morning and washed them this evening :) :)

Not something most of us would care to admit to in public!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 22 May 2019, 02:24:56 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 May 2019, 10:49:57 PM
 ;D ;D

Final dry brush done :)

Next batch has been expanded to include a couple of Forlon Hopes as they will have similar colour clothing


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 23 May 2019, 01:35:27 AM
Meanwhile back in the proper thread..... :P

Bases and standards ready for when l collect the figures on Saturday.

After the next batch l will get Paul to do some Covenant regiments as l am just about finished adding pikes to the first six units.....no l haven't impailed myself on a pin once and l am filing down all the points as l go 😇


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2019, 05:50:18 AM
But you don't use thread with pins... ;)

Figure bases done on the Irish and they have vacated the painting rods :) :)

Next batch; two units of Irish Commanded Shot and two Forlorn Hopes on the painting rods and undercoated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 25 May 2019, 05:56:00 AM
Jackets base coated and dry brushed on next batch :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 May 2019, 08:29:20 AM
3 Irish Brigade musket and pike armed battalia based and flags added, just need to flock the bases and they're done  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 28 May 2019, 04:04:06 PM
Excellent, then pictures can follow shortly.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 28 May 2019, 04:09:35 PM
In your dreams, Bill ;)...These two are the biggest teases on the forum.

But it's always worth the wait.

(Getta move on you pair of slackers... ;) ;D)

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 28 May 2019, 04:40:14 PM
I live in a constant state of hope! REALLY want to see the Irish Brigade.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 28 May 2019, 07:39:32 PM
In your dreams, Bill ;)...These two are the biggest teases on the forum.

But it's always worth the wait.

(Getta move on you pair of slackers... ;) ;D)

Cheers - Phil.

Excellent, then pictures can follow shortly.

I should be able to finish them tonight  O:-) A few real world things to deal with first though....

I'll explain my reasoning for depicting them as I have when I put up the pictures.....D Guy might recognise the flags I have used for them.

I hope that satisfies your expectations  ;)

Got several regiments of Covenanters ready to give to Paul now I have finished adding "pin pikes" to the pike figures. 
 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 28 May 2019, 09:02:57 PM
Trousers, hats, shoes & boots base coated and dry brushed :)

Bags & ‘apostles’ done :)

First third of the scabbards & belts done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 30 May 2019, 09:04:31 AM
Here are the three Irish pike and musket units of Colonel's MacDonnell, O'Cahan and Laghtnan respectively. The pike figures are by Pendraken (so I am posting the pictures in this thread), but all the shot and command figures are from Lancer Miniatures ECW range as I wanted to use musketeer figures without musket rests.

The Irish Brigade has been depicted as they might have appeared when they landed at Ardnamurchan in July 1644. Some manufacturers of larger scale figures have depicted them as being clad in blue bonnets and mainly highland attire, which may have been the case later in the 1644-45 campaign. However when they arrived from Ireland my sources (mainly Stuart Reid's various works) suggest that they would have had a more Anglo-Irish rather than Scottish apperence. 

I choose to clearly differentiate the Irish from their Covenanter opponents who will of course be clad mainly in the almost universal blue bonnets and "hodden grey" uniforms. 

Thanks as usual to Paul for his amazing painting and Bill, alias D Guy for his Irish Brigade flags made available via his Celtic Fringe blog: https://inredcoatragsattired.com/

I tried to depict the veteran Irish in attack mode with "march attack" posed pikes and muskets levelled ready for a fierce salvee charge (which they can do in FK&P rules). Alistair McColla, the brigade commander, and his personal bodyguard were from the Western Isles so will be depicted in due course as highlanders, which are a bit further down the painting queue.

I took the pictures with my cellphone camera early today on a very grey and overcast day if you are wondering about the lighting effects, sorry they are not better.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47963721357_0214c7e869_c.jpg) 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47963743138_6749cffc76_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47963720397_c3b71e1df1_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47963770581_1f4600bdcb_c.jpg)

Next up are two Irish commanded shot battalia and two folorn hopes, then its on to some Covenant pike and musket units.

I hope that proves that neither Paul or myself have been "slacking" Techno  :)  ;)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 May 2019, 09:13:23 AM
Those are brilliant chaps, keep up the top work.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mmcv on 30 May 2019, 09:18:11 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 30 May 2019, 09:38:49 AM
Love 'em !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 30 May 2019, 03:29:55 PM
 :-bd :-bd =D>
I love them, Peter, very nicely done. Also like that you went with the harp flags. I first thought to use the Irish Confederation circlet, but wanted something more iconic. Some sources say the Irish used double-sided flags (the two faces not the same), but let’s face it, there are no regulations and I like this look way better.

Now they need to get into action!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 30 May 2019, 11:05:39 PM
Those have based up nicely, great flags again :-bd =D> :-bd

I like the way the veterans are maintaining their drill and dressing :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 31 May 2019, 10:55:02 AM
The rest of the scabbards & belts done :)
Wood done :)
Metal base coated :)
Skin base tone done :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Matt J on 31 May 2019, 11:44:35 AM
Awesome work (as ever) chaps  8)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2019, 04:48:26 AM
Finished painting the second batch of Irish and the Forlorn Hopes :)

Wash, final dry brush and figures bases to do :!!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2019, 03:01:40 AM
Wash done this morning, will be dry enough for the final steps this evening :)

Sorted next batch, 3 Royalist regular pike & shot battalia :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2019, 09:33:32 AM
Final dry brush and figures bases done  :) :)
First of three Royalist regular pike & shot battalia onto a couple of spare painting rods :)
Remaining two battalia waiting for waiting for the Irish to move off painting rods once fully dry :-w

Hopefully the weather will clear as forecast tomorrow allowing me to undercoat the Royalist regular pike & shot battalias :-SS


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 June 2019, 10:20:25 AM
Serious production line going again then Paul.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2019, 09:11:56 PM
The day is clear but currently cold 4C (39F), still forecast to warm to undercoating temperatures by midday :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 02 June 2019, 09:46:43 PM
Bases & flags done for the Irish Shot and next 3 Royalist standing regiments - Strathbogie Regt, Farquharson of Monaltrie's and William Gordon of Minimore's (which will be able to be used as Covenant Regiments as I need an extra brigade to have enough Covenant foot to eventually deploy 17 stands for Dunbar).
 
First fine day for a while after a few days of classic Wellington southerlies so taking the kids out to one of the regional parks for a tramp around since they've been couped up inside.

I will pick the completed Irish up from Paul if he's at home as we have to go past his place to get there...what a coincidence  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2019, 03:12:13 AM
Last of the Irish collected by Pierre the Shy :)

Three Royalist regular pike & shot battalia undercoated :)

Got to 11C (52F)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 June 2019, 01:02:26 AM
A good start on the three Royalist regular pike & shot battalia

Armour and buff coats base coated and dry brushed :) :)
Officers' red coats base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 04 June 2019, 09:34:04 AM
Officers' red coats dry brushed :)
Officers trousers base coated :)

Hodden grey jackets and trousers base coated and dry brushed for every one else :) :)
'Uniform' colours are soooo much faster

Hats, caps and bonnets base coated :)



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 June 2019, 11:01:10 PM

Hodden grey jackets and trousers base coated and dry brushed for every one else :) :)
'Uniform' colours are soooo much faster


From the surviving financial records it appears that each Covenant or Royalist standing regiment, or its Colonel anyway, was allocated enough money to buy enough cloth to outfit the entire regiment so I have asked Paul to do each unit in mostly uniform shade of grey, though not necessarily the exact same shade.....no 50 shades of grey jokes please  ;)

Got the rest of the Irish shot based up and added pin pike flagstaffs & flags for the two commanded shot stands.....they look very good...that baking soda trick with super glue works well  :-bd

Started painting the 12 artillery pieces I will be using.....everything from Wymess's frame and double barrelled leather guns to a couple of demi-culverins....


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 05 June 2019, 02:10:27 AM
As books are the theme today, I think we’ve discussed this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Regimental-History-Covenanting-Armies-1639-1651/dp/0859761940/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Edward+furgol+Covenanters&qid=1559696673&s=gateway&sr=8-1
But if you can find it in a bookstall or library  - really a wealth of info.

Just found a used  “Killing Grounds” on Abe Books and ordered - Thanks!


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 05 June 2019, 08:43:44 AM
Here's some pictures of the latest batch of stuff that I have finished basing up today.....2 Irish Brigade units as Commanded Shot and a couple of Forlon Hopes.

In the grips of yet another Southerly gale tonight so just took them on my worktop under lights.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48005954897_4918a9e82a_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48005869376_f220f3af56_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48005955457_9b79be583c_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48005955207_2e64995b24_c.jpg)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 05 June 2019, 10:53:35 AM
Look damn fine to me, Peter !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 05 June 2019, 08:41:38 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

They’ve based up well and the pins certainly work as flag poles :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 09 June 2019, 06:51:34 AM
Good progress on the 'regular' Scots

Boots base coated & dry brushed :) :)
Scabbards and belts done :)
Bags & 'apostles' done :)
Wood work done :)
Metal work base coated :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 June 2019, 10:41:56 AM
Fab


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 10 June 2019, 12:28:31 PM
Finished sorting out and cleaning up the last of the Highland figures tonight  O:-)

Also settlied on what regiments to represent the Scots Infantry at Dunbar - Most sources give the Scots 15 regiments of foot but some, like the Master of Lovat's were amalgamations of several smaller regiments - Thanks to Fitzpayne Fisher (and later Stuart Reid) recording all the Scots colours taken at Preston, Dunbar and Inverkeithing we have a pretty complete idea of the units involved  :-B   

The beauty of using the sabot bases that we have used is that by having two separate command stands I can use the pike and shot figures of the 3 regiments that Paul is doing currently as either Covenant (for 1650 - 1 games) or Royalist units (for 1644 - 45 games) rather than having to buy another 3 complete units.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 10 June 2019, 07:04:26 PM
Continuing to enjoy watching your progress and will particularly be interested in seeing your interpretation of highlanders. Keep up the great work!

You are right, sabots allow for multiple configurations, they are, in fact, the Bowser Balls!  :D  :-bd (see other threads for meaning).



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 11 June 2019, 06:23:54 AM
Finished painting the 'regular' Scots :)

I'll check them for touch ups later tonight and then wash, final dry brush and paint the figure bases over the next couple of days :!!

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and let me get the next batch, three Covenant regiments, undercoated  :-w



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Terry37 on 13 June 2019, 03:45:36 AM
Always impressive work....and so fast! You all make me feel like I have an anchor tied to my paint brush!!!!

Terry


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2019, 08:27:57 AM
Touch ups done a couple of nights ago :)

Wash done last night :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done today :) :)

Weather not promising for undercoating the next batch :(


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 June 2019, 10:28:49 AM
Weather not promising for undercoating the next batch :(

You wouldn't be doing any better, 'up here', Paul.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 June 2019, 11:22:38 AM
Yep - Monsoon season round here. Mind you gets lots of cash from the Ferry fares !


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 13 June 2019, 02:31:25 PM
We've been missing out on the worst here, Ian.....After reading about what it's been like in other places in the UK.

For a (massive) change we're getting off very lightly.  :o :o :o :o

Cheers - Mr Not-Quite-So-Soggy.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 June 2019, 06:18:12 AM
Bases & flags done for the first 3 Covenanter foot regiments - The General of Artillery's Regt, Colonel John Innes' Regt and Colonel Alexander Stewart's. Researching and making up the Covenanter flags in MS Paint and GIMP has been very time consuming but I'm pretty confident that they are correct..... :-B :-B :-B 

Collecting the three Royalist standing regiments - Strathbogie Regt, Farquharson of Monaltrie's and William Gordon of Minimore's - from Paul tomorrow (hopefully).

Prepared enough pike figures and pins for 3 more regiments (only 3 more to do after these are done).

We are going on a bit of road trip tomorrow, about 75km up the coast to Levin to refight the Battle of Marsden Moor in 28mm using FK&P rules that one of the players that took part in Paul's Cheriton refight is hosting.

Should be a good day out - costing me a LOT of brownie points to escape for the day though  ;) 


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 June 2019, 08:01:25 AM
That sounds cool


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 June 2019, 11:56:49 AM
That sounds cool

Yes should be worth the drive Lemmey  :)

Rob, one of our Saturday night regulars, has travellied a bit further to take part in this Waterloo refight in Glasgow run by Tony Pollard this weekend: http://www.waterlooreplayed.com/about.html

He's helping to umpire if I remember correctly......the sight of thousands of well painted 28mm Napoleonics would be worth witnessing  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 June 2019, 12:24:52 PM
A mate from Glasgow is playing...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 15 June 2019, 07:55:17 PM
The three Royalist standing regiments are packed and ready for Pierre the Shy to collect :)

I managed to get the first three Covenanter foot regiments under coated yesterday :)

My wife's working today so I don't need to expend any brownie points but definitely looking forward to the day even if they're using the 'wrong' scale ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 18 June 2019, 12:44:35 PM
99% finished putting together the three Royalist regiments, just need to finish edging the flags (3 of them took 2 attempts to print and stick on properly tonight) but I am letting the glue dry properly overnight before doing that.

The Marsden Moor road trip went really well, even with 60+ units on the table we had around 10 players all up so we were cormfortably able to complete 2 games in a day. The results were historical with 2 Parliamentary wins in the end, though the Royalists did not make it easy in either game.

I will put up some pictures of the game and the 10mm stuff sometime soon.

     


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 June 2019, 12:58:37 PM
Oooooh......Squeaks of excitement.  :)

Gettamoveon you slacker(s).

(Don't care.....It's always worth the wait !! :))

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 June 2019, 02:37:57 PM
Oooooh......Squeaks of excitement.  :)


Careful - the cat or maybe even one of the dogs will mistake you for a rodent, and get you !


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 18 June 2019, 03:01:51 PM
Nah....The (HAH !) Lab 'puppy' knows the difference between me and the 'bar stewards' I shoot, when I have to.

Cheers -The sniper.


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 18 June 2019, 09:01:55 PM
The Marsden Moor road trip went really well, even with 60+ units on the table we had around 10 players all up so we were comfortably able to complete 2 games in a day. The results were historical with 2 Parliamentary wins in the end, though the Royalists did not make it easy in either game.     

It was indeed a very enjoyable day out, thanks for the lift Pierre :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 19 June 2019, 05:53:12 AM
Managed to make a start on the three Covenanter foot regiments :)

The limited armour and helmets base coated & highlighted :) :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 19 June 2019, 11:16:29 AM
A few ECW related pictures:

Royalist "standing regiments" - since they were raised in 1639 and had an initial outfit of armour for the pikes I have included three EC 16 figures per pike block to represent armoured men.

In order to differentiate the Royalists I did not use the traditional Scots saltire flag since the Covenanters used it so extensively amongst their regiments. The "Lion Rampant" flag is reserved for the personal use of the King or his designated leutenant (in this case Montrose) so it will only appear on Montrose's command stand when made. Instead following the green harp colours I used for the Irish Brigade I chose to show the "Scottishness" of these guys by using the arms of Scotland on a blue background as used by the Kings Footguards in 1650. The colonels colours are all adopted from those made available on the fabulous Project Auldearn 1645 blogsite at http://auldearn1645.blogspot.com/      

The Strathbogie Regiment:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091217267_0be0cb6749_c.jpg)

Three regiments together:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091123051_7e2753c5c9_c.jpg)

from behind:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091120481_9bb0a50a46_c.jpg)


Marsden Moor 25mm Game:

In the first game I controlled the Parliamentary left wing cavalry - 2 brigades of raw Dutch style horse and Leven's Scots cavalry brigade.  
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091118206_ce5c742e97_c.jpg)

Next door to me Paul had Leslie's Scots foot:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091116621_d86caef48d_c.jpg)

After lunch we swapped sides and I ran some of the Royalist foot. Unfortunately Cromwell's cavalry overwhelmed the Royalist right wing cavalry in fairly short order so Rupert lead out his bodyguard of supercharged Swedish style cavalry to save the day (middle centre just behind the ditch)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091211227_faa9759258_c.jpg)
 
Unfortunately the raw Scots lancers that they fought first hadn't read the script and drew two 10's, while Rupert's veteran supertroopers drew no hits, even after Rupert's replay and so were destroyed....opps   :o  Rupert himself was a little more fortunate and survived to join a nearby friendly foot unit.

The banter around the table during this game was fantastic and it really was worth the trip.

Lastly one picture for DGuy showing my thinking of how to depict highlanders - 5 irregularly placed figures in front (trying to show as a "highland charge") with 3 other figures in the rear. All the figures are from Pendraken's Jacobite range except the highland archers which come from the Early C16 range.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48091214252_b9b6210e77_c.jpg)

I hope you can see the pictures alright through your "sniper" ghille suit Techno  ;)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 June 2019, 01:04:46 PM
Very nice


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 19 June 2019, 04:39:12 PM
Wow!
Much as happened on this thread since my last visit. The Kiwi’s are definitely all in! Thanks for posting the pics (yours and the game as well) and like the decision to make the Royalist standing regiments useable for Dunbar by switching out the command strip. Good looking units to boot.

The highlanders will also look good in that configuration, anxious to see them painted up. The sabot system that we all use will allow for multiple configurations.



Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: Techno on 20 June 2019, 06:50:58 AM
Looking good ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 20 June 2019, 08:59:15 PM
Those standing regiments have based up well :)

The game was definitely enjoyable, sorry the Royalist right flank didn’t last longer but Byron being forced to charge Cromwell’s better Horse didn’t help ;)

Looking forward to painting the Highlanders

Base coated the jackets & trousers of the 3 units of Covenanters ... grey :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2019, 05:35:10 AM
Dry brushed the jackets & trousers of the 3 units of Covenanters ... light grey :)

Base coated the bonnets of the 3 units of Covenanters ... blue :)

Dry brushed the bonnets of the 3 units of Covenanters ... light blue :)


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 June 2019, 07:17:04 AM
Easy street...


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: d_Guy on 22 June 2019, 05:15:24 PM
Hope you know that I constantly use your diary as a tutorial.  :)  :-bd


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2019, 09:29:33 PM
 :o X_X


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: pierre the shy on 23 June 2019, 12:17:37 AM
Easy street...

We havent discussed the 4 stripe tartans for the highlanders yet ☺


Title: Re: ECW project - For King and Parliament
Post by: paulr on 23 June 2019, 02:24:33 AM
 X_X X_X X_X X_X

Officer's jacket and trousers base coated, a variety of not greys :)

Started dry brushing the officer's jacket and trousers, a variety of not greys :)