Thursday, 5 January 2012

Burgundian Mounted archers

This lot took a bit of snipping and hacking to get together. It was difficult to find archers that fitted with the look of 15th century ones.
The top halves of the archers are from Minart, Zvezda and Redbox, the bottoms from Zvezda
Nags, Zvezda and Italeri.
Hello to Sanguemarcio....this time I can say he´s from Minaiture Warfare Blog . He´s only just started blogging (with some lovely 1/72nd medieval posts....good man :-D) but he´s been collecting for years.

Congratulations and 10 points to Paul  from Plastic warriors blog for guessing the sound track from my mini-film...it was Black hawk down and the only bit of the film without incidental musik behind the gunfire.
Hugh from Maverick collecting came a close second with his suggestion of the 9th company . Hugh´s got a few great blogs..one called Small scale world is an excellent resource for everything plastic figure related.

21 comments:

  1. Good bodging Paul and great paintwork, last time I bodged plastic I cut myself, had a tantrum and threw a few items in the bin.....

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  2. Sounds like you Fran!!
    Great conversion work Paul, and excellent painting too!!

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  3. Superb conversion Paul... I'm waiting To see the whole army

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  4. Just curious, how to you create halves of your figures - hack saw?

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  5. Great painted and converted figures Paul!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  6. A credit to you Sir, that the 'bodging' appears seamless. Beautifully done Paul.

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  7. Beautiful work Paul, reminds me of the time when you had to bodge ancient cav back in the day, before anyone made any.

    Nick

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  8. Looks great, good to see you're still putting strings on these bows!

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  9. Very good conversion jobs, Paul. But did they really use the bow when on horseback? I'm curious.

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  10. Those flowers are starting to be a trademark of yours! ;)
    Lovely work as usual, but that flag... OMG!!

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  11. Do you paint many 28mm's? Or do you paint and game in 20mm? These look really nice btw! great work...

    Cheers

    Eric

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  12. Thanks :-D
    I do paint 28mm´s but only once in a while..they are at the top of my list 25-28mm´s. Not many..I should do some more really.
    Wether they used their bows on hoersebakc..there´s no actual evidence. They are mentioned at a few battles, crecy is one i think but there´s nothing about how they were used. It is possible to fire a bow from the saddle (a european self bow) it depends on
    1.strength of the archer
    2.draw strength of the bow
    3.length of the bow
    There are vids of archers firing european self bows on the web...somehwere.
    Cheers
    paul

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