Sunday, 19 August 2012

Vorhut (at last)

So, it's been a hectic few months with one thing and another and, as I mentioned before, I've been painting a fair amount of stuff for other people. However I have succeeded in finding a little time to paint some of my own models. My Vorhut was basically complete, minus the last rank which has been sat on my painting bench since about Feburary. I finally managed to summon up the enthusiasm to get them painted and this is the result:

I'm really happy with how this unit turned out. The banner is that of Glaurus - I basically just threw it in as I liked it, not becuase it fits with the colours of the unit, but ah well. I painted it myself based upon an image I found online, supposedly of an original banner (though it may have been 14th C...)

I used the man at arms being helped to create a sort of small diorama, as the rear ranks part to let him through.
So this is what my army looks like so far - not much to show for nigh on two years work to be honest! I'm happy with it though, the units look fairly imposing when they're all together

As a side note here are a couple of the things I was painting for others. The below models were painted up for David over at Claymore Castings - they're English in Percy livery for the Otterburn game they were organising. Lovely models to paint up and I thoroughly recommend them!
So, next up a few more commisions and then I'll try and get those mounted men at arms finally finished..