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Offline Captain Blood

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Well, after a break of about 10 years, I'm randomly back onto the English Civil War ::) lol
I'm adding a few new units to my collection (as well as adding a few new figures to some of my existing units here and there, to facilitate their reorganisation into orders of battle suitable for The Pikeman's Lament... )

Here, newly painted, is Sir Pewsey Gallivant's Regiment of Shot... It's a fictitious unit, but the 'orange-tawny' coats appeared in a number of ECW regiments, starting with the Earl of Essex early in the war.

These are Bicorne Miniatures from some of the less often seen packs - which I think were added to the range a few years ago, after many people who went in big to the whole massive Bicorne / Renegade ECW era, had already built up their collections. (Hence why you will rarely find pictures of these particular models online... )
They look very much like Nick Collier sculpts. Paul Richardson (who knows about these things) is trying to verify that.
All I can say is that they're beautifully characterful figures, and a real pleasure to paint.









This is pack ECW026, musketeers at rest, soft hats...







And this is half of pack ECW063, foot command marching, soft hats...





I have another couple of packs of these to do.
Plus Redzed is doing some other units for me. So more to come :)
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 04:05:26 PM by Captain Blood »

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 12:21:38 PM »
Simply gorgeous
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 12:23:48 PM »
Wowsers!  :-*
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 12:30:45 PM »
Lovely  8)

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
Beautiful painting of some lovely sculpts. If anyone has any idea of who the sculptor of these figures was, or when they were introduced to the Bicorne range, Richard and I would be almost pathetically grateful

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 12:59:53 PM »
Those will look great on the table! Looking forward to some mass battle scenes.
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 01:19:46 PM »
You certainly made that orange pop!

Faaaantaaaastic.

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 01:43:39 PM »
Richard, you have surpassed yourself.  They are fantastic :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Care to share your orange combination?

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 01:47:29 PM »
Lovely looking unit :)


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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 02:09:40 PM »
What a beautiful unit!

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 02:25:52 PM »
Beautiful PJs

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 02:39:23 PM »
Bang on paintjobs. Bicorne miniatures are lovely sculpts.
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 03:21:43 PM »
Great painting Captain Blood. IIRC these are firelock musketeers. It's quite apt that you've painted them this way as I'm sure I've read that the firelocks still had tawny coats in the early days of the New Model Army. They certainly look like Nick Collier sculpts as opposed to the Alan Marsh? ones.

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 03:22:54 PM »
Beautiful painting.   :-*  So glad you posted this. As I said in your other thread, I've ordered some Bicorne musketeers and it's all your fault!   lol

Looking forward to seeing more.


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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection thread...
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2020, 05:26:34 PM »
I've ordered some Bicorne musketeers and it's all your fault!   lol

Ah, I get a lot of that  lol

They certainly look like Nick Collier sculpts as opposed to the Alan Marsh? ones.

Well they're definitely Collier heads, since some of them are the same as on other figures in the range which he certainly sculpted. I'd stake money on the musketeers being Collier sculpts - the details are all just how he does them, right down to the shape of the shoes.
The command pack I'm slightly less sure about. The officer looks 110% Collier; the standard bearer, not quite so much.
We shall get to the bottom of this condundrum one way or another lol

Richard, you have surpassed yourself.  They are fantastic :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Care to share your orange combination?

Thanks Gary.
The orange coats, sashes etc, are:
Base coat - 50:50 Vallejo bright orange : Inscribe burnt sienna (Inscribe paints are sadly no longer available, but any rich red-brown should do)
Second layer - as above, but with more orange mixed in, plus very small amounts of Vallejo bright yellow
Highlights - as per the second layer, but with more yellow and a touch of white mixed in.
Then a VERY thin oil paint wash (like literally, 1 part paint to 99 parts white spirit) of Winsor & Newton 'Winton' burnt umber.
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