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.


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,


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.



Ross Mac said...

Painted like proper wargame figures! Nicely done.

Bloggerator said...

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