Monday, June 10, 2013

Test Figures

Alzheimer Landsknecht Officers
 I've spent a little time this weekend painting a few test figures. In the inevitable blue are "die Blauen" of Alzheim. All painting has been done with acrylic colour washes on a white, sprayed-on, undercoat. My main inspirations for this method are Richard Marsh's "wash-and-line" technique and the excellent work of Doug Crowther. Everything old is new again!
Spanish Pike
I took a leaf out of the GW playbook for painting large units of non-uniformed troops so they look fairly unified. I chose red and yellow-ochre as a tip of the hat to the Spanish flag. These are likewise Willie Landsknecht figures, but wearing Pluderhosen.

Comments are always welcome.

5 comments:

fireymonkeyboy said...

Do those pikes come with the figures, or did you cook them up yourself. Nice, in either case.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

They look fantastic so far, Greg.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bloggerator said...

Thanks fellows. 200 to go..!

The pikes are 10cm/4" ones from an eBay seller I use a lot. Just search on "wire spears" in eBay.

Cheers,

Greg

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Painted like proper wargame figures! Nicely done.

Bloggerator said...

Ah, you noticed the one on the beer bottle cap!