Sunday, 5 June 2011

Gewalthut triumphant!

So, after a little hiatus I've finally done something worthwhile and completed my Gewalthut! It's only taken nigh on six months but I'm pretty pleased with the finished product!

I think it makes a pretty impressive unit on the battlefield and should be a nice centrepiece to the army (Could be a while before that's finished....) The bases were done with a few tester pots of emulsion I picked up from Focus (Seems a waste not to take advantage of their misfortune and make a few savings really!). The grass tufts are from the army painter range and I'm really impressed with how they work, they're ridiculously easy to put in place- basically idiot-proof, which is lucky when I'm using it. Now just two more smaller pike blocks to do - the Vorhut and Nachut - and I've got a few ideas on them already.

Here's a taste of what's next:

Yep, skirmishers - I think these should be a nice change of pace from pike blocks. Admittedly I've cheated with these as I did them round Christmas time... But you get the idea. I glued together the rest of the handgunners and crossbowmen this morning so hopefully they'll be making an appearance here soon! Watch this space!


  1. Cheers mate! Serious mission to paint, but when you see the end result it makes it all worth it!

  2. What a Fantastic looking unit!


  3. Thanks! Only two more pike blocks left :/ at the rate I painted these I'll be well into old age by the time the army's actually finished! Haha.

  4. totally killer stuff!! i love your painting! did you paint the white crosses by hand or are they transfers?

  5. Cheers for your comments mate! No I painted them on - if you paint the shape in black first and then go over the top with white, leaving a tiny black line around the shape it'll stand out a lot more. Haven't managed to do much painting in the last month - too much archery stuff! But I've got a box of Perry Men at Arms pre-ordered, so I think they'll give me a much needed kick up the arse hopefully!