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Friday, 30 December 2011

Advancing pike WIP

Here's a few pics of the above.
This is the first 16 figures of my eventual 64 man unit. I find 12/16 figures is about right for me as a painting batch; many more and I get bored, any less and I don't get anything like the productivity I'm looking for.
This batch has minimal red, the next will have red infill with white borders. The third batch will have solid red and I'm still undecided on the last batch.
These have been temporarily based with blu-tack so I can get some idea of how they'll rank up. The whole unit won't get based up until all four batches are complete, when they'll be mixed up to give some variety.
Shields transfers are of course LBMS.

Looking at the images, you'll note I need to work in getting the background in the right place....


  1. Lovely looking unit. Can't wait to see the rest of them.

  2. They look very nice and that blue is beautiful shade!


  3. I think you have the colors just right!

  4. Thanks for the positive comments.

    The blue is Vallejo Model Colour 841 Andrea Blue, blocked in, washed with Citadel Devlan Mud ink and then overpainted with the original colour. It's a bit weird how well a brown ink darkens blue; it certainly doesn't appear brown when it's on.

    Next batch nearly done, then it's a dozen thureophoroi for variety.