Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Swiss pike courtesy of Russ Dunaway

Following a blog post earlier this year, Russ Dunaway, of Old Glory, commented favourably,on TMP, about the paint job I'd done on the Old Glory figures that make up the bulk of my Italian Wars pike. That would have been enough: But no, Russ went one better and promised to donate, gratis, the figures for a new Swiss phalanx for my efforts. I picked the figures up from Big Andy C. at Vapnartak (York) in February.

Here arethe first 36 of those figures. There will be 72 figures on 12 stands of 6 figures; so the first 36 are here awaiting the other 36 figures painted with a slightly different pallet for more variation. Another 36 armoured front rankers (6 stands) are also on the painting schedule. This will bring my Swiss pike up to 216 figures, plus another 72 Foundry Swiss that I use as French should they be required (for Marignano, etc.). All pictured pike are OG; there are a couple of Foundry halberdiers and command figures (that I had lying around) mixed in. 

Thank you Russ Dunaway!

These figures, once completed, will replace the Landsknechts bulking out the Swiss pike square featured in the previous post. BTW. I'm going to go for the deep square formation - it won by a landslide.

I've already undercoated the next 36.

These will be similar, except that there will be a dark (rather than bright) green. A darker and paler blue than in the previous batch. A red brown, and a dark red. There will be no pink or yellow jackets. Striped trouser will feature yellow and green rather than white. Hats will be black, green, red, and tan.
When added into the spaces on the bases, the mix will be complete.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Going to look hot.

Caliban said...

That is such a nice gesture - well done Russ!

Phil said...

Very, very nice! Love the colors...

Gonsalvo said...

Russ is a good guy, and these are great looking pikemen! I think the Italian Wars range was one of OG's best 25mm ranges ever. Can't beat the price either, at least in the US!