Thursday, 28 February 2013

February's Painting

I looked at my watch this morning and realised that it was the last day of the month. I thought about the things I've done for my Cerignola 1503 game during the past 28 days. This game will be a demo at Sheffield Triples later this year; there is a deadline. The 'to do' schedule is not that demanding but, I've surprised myself with the amount I've actually done for it in just four weeks: I've managed to break the back of the figure painting.

24 Gendarmes. 

12 crossbowmen and 18 French pike. 
72 Swiss pike. 
8 foot of 'widened ditch' to sit in front of the Spanish earthworks.

Next on the agenda:
Two units of 8 Stradiots (actually only 15 cavalry figs).
Another three units of 8 Spanish / Italian 'gendarme types' (24 heavy cavalry).
Two buildings (already constructed - one can be seen above) to paint.
Three feet of 'town street' (sections cut) to cobble with lentils, then paint.
One foot of earthworks to make and paint.
Table cloth (15 x 6 feet) to re-spray much lighter, with tan and yellow 'rattle' cans.


Caliban said...

Well done James. That is an amazing amount of work in such a short period of time. Plus they look fantastic too!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

To paint that many figures at such a high standard in so short period of time is amazing!


Jonathan said...

I have absolutely no clue as to how you paint that many figures in the span of 28 days. Nice work.

Alexandr Litvinov said...

Great work, great speed.

Crazy Joe said...

That's one hell of an achievement!

Don't forget to post the location of your game at the Triples. It may well be the inducement I need to actually make it this year!

BigRedBat said...

Very productive, and looking very good, too! Simon

War Minister Crittumbo said...

Great work and a very productive month!

Prufrock said...

Great job, and again I'm struck by how good an eye you have for highlighting cloth (hats, tunics, pants, etc). If you ever decide to do a tutorial post with a few pointers for those of us possessed of a lower order of skills, I'd love to see it!


Phil said...

Fantastic work, gendarmes are my favourites!

David said...

That's serious painting and very impressive end product James.

sebastosfig said...

I agree with prufrock. A tutorial would be nice.

Warrior Pope said...

Wow awesome effort and they look so good!

Dalauppror said...

Stunning minis and a great painting record ! Very impressive !

Best regards Michael