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Author Topic: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.16 The Headswap Brigade ;)  (Read 9358 times)

Offline Romark

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Nice addition to the collection and tidy match up job on that mini Richard  :)


Offline juergen c. olk

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Outstanding collection..your Painting is top notch...love the depth  of your painting..

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Keep them coming
 Lovely :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Atheling

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Excellence  :-*

Offline Captain Blood

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Thanks lads :)

Next up - I've painted three more cuirassiers, to round them out to 12 - so two units of six as far as The Pikeman's Lament is concerned...

These additions are from TAG. The officer and cornet are from the TYW German half-armoured reiter command pack. The fully armoured cuirassier is from the 'TYW cuirassiers with swords' pack. The unit is generic. The flag is semi-fanciful - the armoured arm holding a sword was a historical device used in the ECW. The motto 'Fas / Patria' (faith and fatherland) was my old school motto.
I have no idea if it was used in the civil war era, but it sounds like it should have been ;)










And here they are with the first three TAG cuirassiers I painted a few weeks ago...






And here, with the pre-existing unit - four of which were painted for me by Redzed (nos. 2,3, 5 and 6 in the rear rank).
I've also finally given a flag to the TAG cornet he painted for me. That only took 10 years lol
It's boring blue, because it took me about two hours to paint and letter the other one, and I honestly couldn't be arsed to do another one like that.
All my flags, by the way, are made from tomato puree tube foil.







Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #185 on: June 12, 2020, 04:16:27 PM »
Swoon
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #186 on: June 12, 2020, 04:21:54 PM »
Stunningly good

 8)

Offline Romark

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #187 on: June 12, 2020, 04:24:57 PM »
Top notch job on those  :-*

Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #188 on: June 12, 2020, 05:17:22 PM »
Gaw-juss!
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #189 on: June 12, 2020, 08:16:50 PM »
After a horrendous week and by end of play today two bikes down this has made me smile  :-*

@Captain Blood If you could capture your brush strokes and sell them by the bijou bottle you'd be a millionaire - just gorgeous!  :-*

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #190 on: June 12, 2020, 09:53:52 PM »
Very handsome!  :-*

Should stand out well on the table top!

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #191 on: June 12, 2020, 10:25:30 PM »
Lovely work, Richard (and Red - peeps don't realise just how much skill there is in trying to match another's painting style)  8)

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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #192 on: June 13, 2020, 01:40:26 AM »
Beautifully painted.
Best wishes,
Helen
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #193 on: June 13, 2020, 01:52:27 AM »
Smashing!  :-*
Your school motto is interesting itís missing et, though perhaps the meaning is more succinct as it is; faith,country,as opposed to faith and country. My Latin is poor in idipsum lol
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Re: Captain Blood's ECW resurrection... P.13 A full serving of lobsters
« Reply #194 on: June 13, 2020, 08:00:21 AM »
Stunning work on the cornets, Captain!
The only Latin I know is 'pugnare elefantos periculosus est' which unfortunately has few real-world or gaming applications. I recall many an hour struggling painting cornets for my former ECW collection (Foundry and Front Rank mostly). My favourite was Waller's 'Fructus Virtutis'. It is almost impossible to scale so I understand the convention to overscale them for the sake of clarity. Things have certainly come on since I gamed ECW.
The Dr. Williams Library in London holds some manuscripts depicting Royalist cornets. We used them when the Royal Armouries put on their 'Civil War' touring exhibition back in 1992. Some are illustrated in the accompanying exhibition booklet. I was fortunate enough at the time to crew 'Raven', the ECWS saker, on a salute firing at Coventry. That is undoubtedly where I caught the black-powder bug and an interest in artillery has stayed with me to this day...
Warriors dreams, summer grasses, all that remains

 

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