Friday, November 6, 2015

Landsknecht in 54mm

In a departure from the usual painting activities, something new was tackled this week.  What was that?  A metal figure in 54mm crossed the painting desk.
On a whim, I purchased a couple of 54mm figures from eBay.  At first, I was unsure whether to leave the figure in its natural state of bare metal with a nice patina or paint the figure.  For the Landsknecht with halberd, I opted to give him a coat of paint.
First, the sculpting detail on the figure is remarkable.  Crisp lines with deep undercuts and no flash.  Nice!  The results turned out pleasing too.

What will I do with him now?  For now, he will adorn my desk.

21 comments:

  1. Interesting addition and nice paint scheme. Will this lead to scale creep?

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    1. Thanks! No plans for fielding massive armies in 54mm although the company does have a handful of 54mm gladiators that might be tempting for arena combat. What do you think about that?

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    2. I think I need to resist going to another scale....

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  2. very nice work and figure - marvelous!

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  3. Superb work on the larger scale, Jonathan

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    1. Glad you like him, Dean. Maybe I am inching up to one-to-one scale like you?

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  4. Very cool! Now are you ready to move up to 120mm?

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    1. Thanks! Moving up to 120mm? I don't think so!

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  5. Impressive, I never tried this scale and you've done an excellent job on it!

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  6. Beautiful painting Jon, really like your subtle highlighting on the flesh!

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    1. Soren, I appreciate your kind comments!

      You may be interested in what is currently on the painting desk; a battalion of Minden SYW Prussians. Remember, our little agreement?

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  7. He's magnificent. I quite like the nonchalant pose, leaning on his halberd, and the jolly expression. Reminds me of the wood carving figures one sees in Germany. Nice!

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    1. I agree with your wood carving reference. His facial expression suggests to me he has been at this occupation for far too long and is quite tired of the whole business.

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  8. Fine work on this piece Jonathan!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks! Always appreciate your comments.

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