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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2070 on: December 02, 2020, 01:37:50 AM »
Great looking group :)

I know almost nothing of the period- how many of your groups are based on real personages?
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2071 on: December 02, 2020, 03:53:41 AM »
What a beautiful unit - from the base to the standard!
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2072 on: December 02, 2020, 06:23:17 AM »
Superb, as usual
You are such a bad influence on people lol
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2073 on: December 02, 2020, 06:58:33 AM »
Very nice painting , your usual crisp highlights and shadows make them really pop!
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2074 on: December 02, 2020, 08:05:44 AM »
Delightful unit  :-*
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2075 on: December 02, 2020, 09:21:24 AM »
As crisp as it gets Richard  :-*

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2076 on: December 02, 2020, 08:59:12 PM »
Thanks lads.

Superb, as usual
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I try my best, Kerry  lol

Great looking group :)

I know almost nothing of the period- how many of your groups are based on real personages?

Thank you Matt  :)

About half my collection is based on historical characters and their retinues, like the Howards, the Mowbrays,  and the house of York itself. I’ve also got a handful of Tudors!
The other half is based on the family names and manors of various landed gentry in the area where I live. So the Tenchleys, Osneys, Foyles and DeBrasseys were of the knightly class going back to medieval times. Whether they or their ancestors actually took part in the Wars of the Roses is purely make-believe on my part. I’ve tried to create aspects of their livery based on the colours seen in old badges and escutcheons found in local churches  :)
And one or two I’ve just made up lol

I also need to do the De Lamberts, who were another powerful local landowning family, and whose history goes right back to the Norman Conquest, and definitely includes notable warriors. They also happen to have a very cool heraldry which I found on the wall of a local chapel.
I’ve done a couple of Lamberts for my earlier feudal medieval forces. I really need to extend them forward 300 years to the Wars of the Roses.

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2077 on: December 02, 2020, 09:55:23 PM »
So beautiful! :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2078 on: December 03, 2020, 02:33:06 AM »
I like the way you've blended local history sources and the major players of the conflicts. Excellent ideas :)

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2079 on: December 03, 2020, 09:42:34 AM »
Excellent!

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2080 on: December 03, 2020, 11:11:16 AM »
Thanks Marc  :)

Looking very nice! Silly question but how do you paint your Murrey? it looks great!

Sorry. I missed this one. Not silly at all :)
I’ve changed recipe several times over the years I’ve been painting these actually. If you look carefully, you’ll see that the 12 figures are are a few slightly different colours!
These three latest ones were done with Vallejo ‘Burnt Red’ with a little bit of purple mixed into it.
For the highlights, believe it or not, I blended in a little ‘dark flesh’ (which is actually quite pale).
The pale yellow/orange/pink skin tone manages to keep the highlights warm but still in the right tonal range (ooer) for the maroon colour. (If you lighten it with white or even ivory, it looks too chalky and pink).

Nobody really knows exactly what ‘murrey’ is (or was), or what colour it was. Presumably a kind of berry colour though, from ‘mulberry’ perhaps?

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2081 on: December 03, 2020, 12:31:40 PM »
Top class work as always.

Your kitbashing helped me make some alterations to the Iberians I am working on 👍
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2082 on: December 03, 2020, 03:02:50 PM »
Top class work as always.

Your kitbashing helped me make some alterations to the Iberians I am working on 👍

Thanks. That’s good to hear. I saw your Iberians and thought they looked good. Victrix are getting better and better.
They and Perry are really the only ‘historical’ plastics worth having to my mind. There are a few good sets amongst some of the other manufacturers’ offerings, but not to a consistent standard. And they’re almost always sorely lacking in the sheer number and variety of bodies and assorted other components.

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2083 on: December 03, 2020, 05:52:12 PM »
I’ve changed recipe several times over the years I’ve been painting these actually. If you look carefully, you’ll see that the 12 figures are are a few slightly different

Ah, I did noticed that, but thought it was your intention to vary the tone... lol

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Mounted Men at Arms. P.138 More Tenchley longbows
« Reply #2084 on: December 05, 2020, 07:55:07 AM »
I love coming back to this thread and seeing the new things. Excellent stuff captain and I really like the make believe part. At least this way you can be sure you will have units that most other war of the roses players do not have.

 

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