Monday, May 16, 2016

Foundry Handgunners for Great Italian Wars

The last of the three units in this group of Great Italian Wars work rolls off the painting desk.  This time, a second stand of arquebusiers of class 'T' missile troops for Impetvs.  Figures are Wargames Foundry.
Three stands have been added to the project in May and one more group is presently under work.  The group in work is a large one, though.  On deck are 39 TAG pikemen for a three stand Impetvs pike block.  The TAG figures are delightful to paint and I await seeing the finished product.  Thirty-nine is a big bite to chew so it may take a couple of weeks to get it off the painting desk.  In the meantime, smaller painting projects are in work.
  Until next time.

24 comments:

  1. Very nice - this project is looking better and better!

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    1. Thanks, Greg! The project is advancing nicely. With a bit of luck, the collection will see action in June against the might of Jake's GIW project.

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    1. Thank you, Phil! The whites and light blues washed out in the photos but you get the idea.

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  3. Great stuff. I feel like I am falling behind.

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    1. You are not falling behind; I am catching up!

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  4. Those are some proper fancy hats squire.

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    1. Indeed! Stylish chapeaus for the fashionable warrior.

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  5. :o) I should have hired you to work on my former Great Italian Wars unpainted miniatures collection!.. :o))

    Great work Jon!
    cheers,

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    1. Very funny, Phil! I appreciate your encouragements and kind comments!

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  6. They are a grim but well-tailored looking bunch. Who couldn't resist Renaissance Italian haberdashery? When you consider how dangerous it was putting one of those primitive things to your chest and firing it, I would want the compensation of being well dressed. I would be interested to know how effective they are under the Impetus rules.

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    1. The period costumes are outlandish but eye-catching. When we get these guys into an Impetvs battle, I will let you know of their effectiveness.

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  7. Jonathan, they are wonderful looking figures. I agree with the fun of painting the TAG figures and look forward to seeing the pike block.

    Richard

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    1. Thank you, Richard. The TAG figures are more slender than either Old Glory or Foundry but finely detailed. I look forward to having these pikemen finished too!

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  8. Yet again very fine work on these Jonathan! You must be very pleased with your collection.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! I will be more pleased when more of the unpainted lead is painted!

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  9. Aw these are great, I'm looking forward to the pike block but it would be nice to see the whole army you must have quite a few units now . Lovely painting as always.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! Once I finish up the TAG pike block, I will array them for battle for a photo shoot.

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  10. Great stuff, Jon, and I agree, maybe a group shot soon?

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Group shot after the TAG boys are finished.

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  11. Very nice as always, Jonathan! Best, Dean

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