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Author Topic: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis) - update 19 MAY  (Read 3944 times)

Offline painterman

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Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis) - update 19 MAY
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:55:23 PM »
Starting a post to display my progress in painting up Landsknechts.
These are 28mm Steel Fist Miniatures (can't think why I've selected these as a painting project?  ???  ::) ) - hopefully it's legit to show them here!

First 3 packs done.







All based on 1p coins and the clear acrylic bases are made by James at Oshiro Models.
More in progress at the moment.
Thanks
Simon.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 02:56:54 PM by painterman »

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 10:15:22 PM »
Beautiful Simon  :-*

Offline Arthur

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 11:32:13 PM »
Yes, they're truly a sight to see  :)

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 11:48:13 PM »
They are a bit of alright :-* 8)

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 06:34:16 AM »
Lovely!
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Offline Bloggard

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 11:12:12 AM »
superbly posed / animated figures, beautifully painted.

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 11:38:40 AM »
Sharp looking figures....;)

Really cool.

Thanx for showing,
Don

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 12:14:35 PM »
Beautifully painted and exquisite sculpts.  :)

... but and I hope you take this in the spirit intended, the figures in each pack themselves seem to span some thirty odd years of Landsknecht dress. The leftmost halberdier for example is perfect for c.1500 but not that much later, while the others are beyond c.1512 (he said vaguely, it's beyond my ken).

So while each figure is perfect in its detail, pedants like me probably sulk because they can't use every figure in a pack.

 :-[

I am admittedly totally biased for the earlier style for my needs and really love that halberdier and one of the crossbowmen in the range.   ;)

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 04:38:14 PM »
Wonderful figures and painting :-*

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 08:18:48 PM »
Fantastic figures and absolutely wonderful painting.  :-* :-*  I'm sold - now off to buy some.

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 08:56:28 PM »
Didn't know I was into hairy men in fancy colourful clothing, but phew, those are some very sexy sculpts.  :P
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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 10:36:37 PM »
Wonderful painting technique on some beautifully sculpted figures.  A feast for the eye.

Offline painterman

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 07:48:13 PM »
Many thanks for the kind words and feedback.

Arlequin:
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So while each figure is perfect in its detail, pedants like me probably sulk because they can't use every figure in a pack.

You're right that there is a spread of time for the references that we're using for these figures. In fact the left hand figure in the melee pack is from a 1503 painting. However I would expect that styles changed gradually over years and so clothing could still be seen and used - medieval clothing was made to last many years of course. Its the same issue with other ranges too, the Perry WotR plastics has variously dated harness covering a 40-50 year period. It's all down to how historically specific you want to be of course... :)

cheers
Simon.

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2018, 10:39:16 AM »
How do these compare in size with other ranges of Landsknechts?
e,g. Warlord's Plastic Landsknechts Pikemen set.

I already have some of Steel Fist figures for painting but may expand them into a small army for Lion Rampant or possibly the Pikeman's Lament.
I would need about 60 figures to bulk out the ranks.

(Simon - I suggest that you put a link to the Landsknechts page of your website  in the first post.)
https://www.steelfistminiatures.com/product-category/italian-wars-1494-1538-product_cat-19/
« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 10:50:11 AM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

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Re: Landsknechts (Steel Fist Minis)
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2018, 12:20:51 PM »
It's all down to how historically specific you want to be of course... :)

Sadly for me 'very'.  :'(

 ;)