Bit of a mixed bag today. Some pictures of the test figures I did for my Perry French (loosely based on the livery colours for Jean de Bethencourt, more on him in another post), along with some hobby rumblings about productivity, project planning, and realistic expectations.
|First "test" minis for the 100YW French. A man at arms, and some scruffy spearmen.|
I've been caught in a bit of a loop lately, with the Magpie very much in the picture, thinking about possible projects. In addition to the ones that are at least semi-active (currently 6mm Naps and 7YW, 28mm French HYW, Vikings, and Covenanters, 28mm Bolt Action, and at least 4 GW projects), I am pondering 28mm English HYW, Saxons, Successors, my much ignored Carthaginians, and god knows what else.
|I quite like the Perry kits. Tons of options, cross compatible, and with a little attention, capable of tremendous variety.|
|The figures are, in terms of proportion, quite "fine". Slimmer and more human than the chunky, heroic style you often see.|
|Even compared to some older Perry sculpts (I was hoping, for eg., to mix in old Bretonnian models), they're not a good fit - at least side by side.|
|I've been experimenting with multi-figure basing on rounds. A few people on the Lion Rampant FB group put me on to it, and I really like the effect.|
|The Spearboss. I figure he's a little older, a little richer, and has had time to get some decent armor.|
|If nothing else, this will be a chance to work on my metallic techniques. Aiming for some smoother finishes over time, I think,|
|Assorted scruffy lads|
|The side my opponent will never see ;)|