Saturday 13 April 2024

Vive le Roi! (and some less salubrious persons)

The flats insanity continues; I have painted up figures for a stand to represent Louis XII.




In addition, I found some rather ropey "knight" figures with poorly defined heads. Looking at them, I was struck by the thought of converting them to Stradiots......some Green stuff later and we have enough for a couple of stands.



I'm working on the artillery currently but need to clean up some more figures. I have dug out some more potential Picard pike so will probably replace 3 of the figures done previously. There are also some more Gascon crossbow to do and then it will be Swiss and the dreaded Landesknechts....

16 comments:

  1. Very cool! Does not look like insanity to me. Looks like art.

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  2. Thanks Jonathan. I based it very loosely on pictures but had to use some artistic licence as the figure didn't match the painting exactly.
    Neil

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  3. Never having gone into flats myself, I have always been impressed by the artistic manner in which they can be painted up. The animation of these figures is pretty something, too!
    Cheers,
    Ion

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  4. Ion, I have resisted the lure for a long time, while at the same time admiring the style and movement of flats. As I said earlier, it was something of an accident acquiring some, and I had doubts I could do them justice.
    Now I feel more confident about painting them, I'm getting a bit hooked on them!
    Neil

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  5. They look great - I'd say charming too.

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  6. Those are lovely! I particularly like the Kings Herald.

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  7. Thanks Martin. He was a bit of an afterthought when I found him with some other figures (as was the dog!) His striped jupon (?) is inscribed with the lines so it was a case of careful colouring in. Louis XII colours were red and yellow and they complement the blue of the royal arms.
    Neil

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  8. Very effective and colorful.

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    1. Thanks Joe. The Italian Wars is certainly colourful! I haven't even got onto the Landesknechts!
      Neil

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  9. They look great and a super addition to your project. The herald is a wee stunner, great looking figure and very well painted, but they all are. Lovely stuff and a super project.

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    1. Thanks Donnie. The herald is becoming a crowd pleaser; not bad for an afterthought!
      You get all sorts of superfluous figures with Zinnfiguren as a lot of sets are designed to be dioramas.
      Neil

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  10. More wonderful painting, thanks for sharing Neil.

    Willz.

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    1. Thanks Willz. Just painting up the cannons and crew and looking at what needs cleaning up.
      Neil

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  11. Looking good. Lots of color and animation. ­čśÇ

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  12. Thanks Stew. The weird "fantasy" knights were a bit too animated while also lacking any details in the head department; they made ideal donors for wild animated balkan horsemen!
    Neil

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