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Miniatures Adventure => Pikes, Muskets and Flouncy Shirts => Topic started by: chema1986 on May 08, 2018, 08:22:06 AM

Title: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games
Post by: chema1986 on May 08, 2018, 08:22:06 AM
Hello guys,

This is a project I had since I started painting late XVII century armies, I wanted a fast raised tercio or militia regiment. These soldiers represent the rural or town militia of the dangerous border with France  in Catalonia or even Flanders.

As Spaniards, they carry a flag with the Holy Virgin Mary, and a Red background. Of course is conjectural but quite realistic in my opinion. I tried to use mostly browns, beiges or greys, with a couple of uniformed men here and there, like the officer.

The minis used are a mix of ECW Warlord games militiamen, Warfare Miniatures' League of Augsburg,  Dixon's Grand Alliance... I think they combine well.

They are militia so although, oriented to 1665-1690's, I used some earlier period figures, in order to represent the old fashioned clothes of the rural folk, and some morions to give the appearance of old Spanish troops or siege troops, who usually still carried armour.

I want to combine this unit with my  Miquelets in order to field a Militia "battalia"... I plan to add a new regiment made of the oncoming miniatures from Warfare Miniatures.

Here you have some pics
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K_XLIzcgV7s/Wu3apccpK2I/AAAAAAAAAmw/3Hce-KzQZWUIyGidLb9733LXbgtI93UyACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2014.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ggq9oq5fwn8/Wu3apO9AIHI/AAAAAAAAAmo/a9nZxqXSUlA9z9idN8W2dTjEzhAnrjiFACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2017.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pof7pCbYDY8/Wu3aqPhWdJI/AAAAAAAAAm0/ot1CEG0YHzMNeja-PEFDYfx8xIvvTOUmACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2018.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9BTYKjaVQls/Wu3a9E78gxI/AAAAAAAAAn4/StWF9QOEIo0w6r2bXBrF0YQKTF0ekIpMACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2010.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wmu-z097-uQ/Wu3a8cjK0kI/AAAAAAAAAns/he90quoiWx0fbwKZW6cnxmaLVDdeWFnlgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2007.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-huZ0WWZ3Z0U/Wu3a8QRvV6I/AAAAAAAAAno/Pec0XZDWrfgb9GwS4vMV7i8wjOJ2syr6ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_2004.JPG)


more in my blog:
http://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com.es/2018/05/spanish-xvii-c-militia.html


Cheers


Chema
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: henerius on May 08, 2018, 08:58:05 AM
Love that unit. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Romark on May 08, 2018, 09:01:19 AM
Nice looking unit, the various manufacturers minis work well together :)
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: DintheDin on May 08, 2018, 09:19:42 AM
I like very much your browns, beiges or greys, the unit might come out dark and obscure, but with your neat highlights the colors pop!
And a flag very well done!
Cheers!
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 08, 2018, 09:40:39 AM
They are lovely  :-*
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Paul Richardson on May 08, 2018, 11:37:31 AM
A great unit. I really like the palette you've used - subdued colours with the occasional bit of bright red or blue.
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Driscoles on May 08, 2018, 12:01:20 PM
Fantastic painting. I love the bases!
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Terry37 on May 08, 2018, 01:15:35 PM
Wow! Truly exceptional work!

Terry
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: chema1986 on May 08, 2018, 01:39:50 PM
Many thanks for your kind comments mates
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Anderson Collection on May 08, 2018, 08:42:43 PM
Very nicely done :-*
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Belisarius on May 08, 2018, 10:24:21 PM
Beautifully presented figures, I,d be using these for The Pikemans Lament rules , well done .
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: AdamPHayes on May 08, 2018, 10:47:28 PM
Really nice unit. I’m jealous.
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Sparrow on May 09, 2018, 04:18:46 AM
Cracking stuff
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: chema1986 on May 09, 2018, 08:59:00 AM
Thanks ! they are intended for Pike & Shotte, Beneath the Lilly Banners... I have not tried Pikemans Lament (yet)  but I would like to, as well as "Encamisada" a skirmish game very easy to learn by the Liber militum Tercios Team
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on May 09, 2018, 09:54:44 AM
They are terrific, Chema! I have been tempted by BLB for ages, but the sheer amount of miniatures needed to play a game always has put me off.
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Jeff965 on May 09, 2018, 10:30:47 AM
Wow I love everything about this unit Chema, the painting, composition, basing and standard are all top notch :-*
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: chema1986 on May 09, 2018, 10:53:36 AM
Thank you very much ! :) I will expand this project soon
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: delbruck on May 09, 2018, 04:22:20 PM
Really nice. They have the look of Irish regiments that might have fought for King James II.
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Hu Rhu on May 10, 2018, 05:27:26 PM
Gorgeous painting on those minis.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: AdamPHayes on May 18, 2018, 09:14:42 PM
They are terrific, Chema! I have been tempted by BLB for ages, but the sheer amount of miniatures needed to play a game always has put me off.

BLB works fine for smaller games, I started out with only half a dozen units a side. As the casualties are recorded on a roster you can even start playing with smaller units than the standard 3 element infantry formations, just to get some games under your belt.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: chema1986 on September 11, 2018, 08:06:00 AM
Hello all!

I have just finished a new unit for my Spanish army, a squadron of horse of  Cuirassiers, I have used the flag of (presumably) "Tercio of Mastaing",  a Spanish/Walloon Cuirassier regiment of the Army of Flanders,   Of course this unit is equally suitable for the Portuguese-Spanish war (the latter part of the conflict), War of Devolution, Franco-Dutch War etc.  I guess this soldiers could stretch roughly from 1660-85.

Please note that these Cuirassiers are NOT from any manufacturer, and its quality is average...(although the leader is a converted NorthStar 1672 line cavalry trooper),  they were sculpted by an amateur sculptor and casted just a few models for this little project.  The horses are NorthStar 1672. I wanted to match the style of Northstar because I love that range and a big part of my collecion is Northstar's.

The uniform is buffcoat or yellowish coat, with red cuffs over the elbow, a Spanish morion and breast and back plate.

Their uniform also match the one used by Don Juan Jose of Austria Cuirassiers guards, in the ill fated invasion of Portugal in 1662-63.

More on my blog:
http://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2018/09/28mm-spanish-cuirassiers-caballos.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tqg1vK8JIL4/W5aHrLeiBtI/AAAAAAAABLo/ngtdq7bjRTAAAANPY8OoynNQFkbxpSYEgCLcBGAs/s1600/image3.jpeg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uCjfZXz_2cc/W5aH8XBdw_I/AAAAAAAABLw/lLhon6YkfYotZ8B8OhGrJOCrScd_gpFpQCLcBGAs/s1600/image3%2B%25281%2529.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sZsq-quTPFI/W5aH9KG_2BI/AAAAAAAABL8/uYGMfS0EtS0WMlo6iZwxZ-P6X1sxeCzCwCLcBGAs/s1600/image4%2B%25281%2529.jpeg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VmZM2v-YYeQ/W5aH-kJyxqI/AAAAAAAABMI/1c9D-hX1bjEBOBp8ho8z5lQY8NyOalwdwCLcBGAs/s1600/image6.jpeg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WjyIDQeT43M/W5aKIDjWhVI/AAAAAAAABMk/Hn2j9a-XTDsjN6KSj0v9_HmsVetsH2h-wCLcBGAs/s1600/image5%2B%25282%2529.jpeg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RtE7eykp65A/W5aKIOzTfDI/AAAAAAAABMs/sorW1QgHxisQXzqIgxn0Vm3ZpE8lzqUYgCLcBGAs/s1600/image5.jpeg)

Thanks for watching and  Cheers

Chema
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: DintheDin on September 11, 2018, 08:08:14 AM
Neat paintjob on the riders, beautiful horses and I like your metal!
Keep them coming!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: Utgaard on September 11, 2018, 09:48:22 AM
Again wonderful painting from you - I like these cuirassiers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: Romark on September 11, 2018, 07:48:55 PM
Nice looking unit  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: Codsticker on September 12, 2018, 04:26:16 AM
Beautiful stuff!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 11/9 Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Post by: chema1986 on September 12, 2018, 06:40:39 AM
Many thanks for the comments!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos "Old Yellows"
Post by: chema1986 on March 20, 2019, 09:40:13 AM
Hello there!


just updated my blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/03/28mm-tercio-de-burgos-amarillos-viejos.html


This month I have finished (finally) the last of the five provincial tercios based in the Iberian peninsula, for my late XVII c. Spanish army.  Tercio de Burgos, known as the Old Yellows or "Amarillos Viejos".

We know the flags and the yellow uniform, BUT some sources say the cuffs and leggins were blue and others say they were red...  I preferred painting them in red, but the blue option seems to have more historical weight.

Anyway, this Tercio was formed on 22 January 1657, and  Don Geronimo de Benavente y Quiñones was appointed as Maestre de Campo of what would become the Amarillos Viejos. It first actions were in the war against Portugal until 1668 when it gained its independence.

In 1664 it became Tercio Provincial de Burgos, a veteran unit which fought against the French in the Franco Dutch War 1672-78 and in the League of Augsburg War 1689-97,  fighting in every major battle in those conflicts in the Catalan front of the war, like battle of river Ter in 1694 and Barcelona in 1697 just to name a couple.

The miniatures are mostly Northstar 1672/ Phoenix Miniatures  Spaniards, with some additions like the officer and a couple of pikemen which were  sculpted for me by a freelance.  There is also a Northstar 1672 Swiss musketeer, converted into Spanish with a plume and front lappels added, just to add some variety.

The flag is by Adolfo Ramos Flags,  and the painting was with Vallejo and Foundry paints. As yellow is a tricky colour to paint over black (and over every colour!) I airbrushed a desert yellow or ochre colour to the whole unit to serve as a second primer or base colour, then washed over and painted in the Foundry style "triads" but with 4 and 5 highlights in most cases, trying to blend the different colours in thin layers, using the excellent GW "Lahmian medium" instead of water.

Enough talking, here are the minis:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-j72zGQwnPuY/XJH6U75AuzI/AAAAAAAAB9s/MiCAC38LfEowe1Vtudi6fRs5kWRglvy-gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0571.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m-D0gkHrL1c/XJH6T4TEgdI/AAAAAAAAB9g/ip4oM3lI5CM8CQztdz2PcTjx7BvanU94QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0548.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-67MUTvAS4vs/XJH6T6TFfLI/AAAAAAAAB9c/_dspl5Tr08cFLNwwGhCVJXdDEypyVd_OgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0549.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-liHPd_VPCDo/XJH6T4HhHEI/AAAAAAAAB9k/ERyMO3lM9r8YzOs9oml1zl3XVj5Qk6Q1ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0546.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1vQiG_DWjKI/XJH6ouaBtvI/AAAAAAAAB-I/Lq84rimcI9E231luTOcxR3M6nE2f4SSKACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0551.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cXf8ikUp9eo/XJH6otjl7OI/AAAAAAAAB-E/5FwvOhgqFHkpzMdsraVfgJp0xwdakhiOQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0552.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Mo8NO-yA6w/XJH6olUBhMI/AAAAAAAAB-A/43_JxHJB3gcFLRHlUQOFM9uqLPsAVJ34gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0553.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uB0t6WR9IE0/XJH6pnzb2rI/AAAAAAAAB-Q/aBnzBtydU9IOjqH-TKEI0a49ilWrM5TOACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0556.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sFT2q3ZqQVw/XJH6p5143UI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/Dk7dIjA5yxQKiCtlq9HczrO132XtS9khACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0562.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AiWFY7RtxMs/XJH6qecQj0I/AAAAAAAAB-c/npyPe_aepsIoUgkos3Kh-JZ2JcqWOvB4gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0567.JPG)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 20, 2019, 09:44:52 AM
Very nice indeed  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: von Lucky on March 20, 2019, 10:25:23 AM
Agree - lovely splashes of colour and nice banners too.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: chema1986 on March 20, 2019, 10:29:39 AM
Thanks guys !!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: has.been on March 20, 2019, 10:32:35 AM
Good work. You should be proud.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: DintheDin on March 20, 2019, 11:02:18 AM
So well painted little dudes! Spectacular! The colors pop! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: Belisarius on March 20, 2019, 12:14:10 PM
I find these figures rather beautiful.  Beautifully painted, photographed and presented.  They would be a credit to anyone’s collection. I’d love to see more , when you have them .
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: chema1986 on March 20, 2019, 12:21:59 PM
many thanks for your kind comments!

I find these figures rather beautiful.  Beautifully painted, photographed and presented.  They would be a credit to anyone’s collection. I’d love to see more , when you have them .

you can see more here:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2018/06/spanish-army-showcase-league-of.html

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: jambo1 on March 20, 2019, 05:58:34 PM
Superb!! A joy to see, really top notch work! :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos, "Old Yellows"
Post by: henerius on March 20, 2019, 10:36:11 PM
that is just so beautiful, well done!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos "Old Yellows"
Post by: Arthur on April 02, 2019, 10:27:55 PM
Chiming in a bit late but I like these yellow muchachos a lot   8)

We know the flags and the yellow uniform, BUT some sources say the cuffs and leggins were blue and others say they were red...  I preferred painting them in red, but the blue option seems to have more historical weight.

As you know, Clonard also shows white as yet another facing colour for the Amarillos viejos. These multiple possibilities may not be mutually exclusive though : while the coat obviously remained yellow throughout the period, the facing colour may well have changed from decade to decade, blue being the last one chronologically before the 1707 uniforms were introduced. This is just pure conjecture on my part and I have no period evidence to back this theory, but isn't it conceivable that the facings were red in the 1660's and 1670's before switching to white in the 1680's and finally blue in the 1690's and 1700's ? 

And while I'm at it, which size did you select for the Adolfo Ramos flag ? I need to order some from him and I can't decide which size suits 28mm figures best. 25mm might prove a little small so I was tempted to go for 30mm.   
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 20/03 Spanish Tercio de Burgos "Old Yellows"
Post by: chema1986 on April 03, 2019, 08:24:57 AM
Chiming in a bit late but I like these yellow muchachos a lot   8)

As you know, Clonard also shows white as yet another facing colour for the Amarillos viejos. These multiple possibilities may not be mutually exclusive though : while the coat obviously remained yellow throughout the period, the facing colour may well have changed from decade to decade, blue being the last one chronologically before the 1707 uniforms were introduced. This is just pure conjecture on my part and I have no period evidence to back this theory, but isn't it conceivable that the facings were red in the 1660's and 1670's before switching to white in the 1680's and finally blue in the 1690's and 1700's ? 

And while I'm at it, which size did you select for the Adolfo Ramos flag ? I need to order some from him and I can't decide which size suits 28mm figures best. 25mm might prove a little small so I was tempted to go for 30mm.


Hi !

Yes, I agree,  but I've read ( Don't remember where ) that Clonard assumed the facings where white but they were not... I mean, in his sources when a colour was not known or not 100% sure, it says "blank" or empty space, and Clonard just thought it was white... But is unlikely the facings were white.
Blue seems a more historically accurate colour, but I painted them red for 2 reasons:  First, We know red was used in this unit at some point, and I simply liked it more  lol    and second, I want to use the miniatures for another unit (Guardia Chamberga), just changing the base with the flag with another base of 4 miniatures with a different flag.

And I chose Adolfo Ramos flag in 40mm (I like big flags). I have a spare one in 25mm, If you want it just tell me.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Spanish militia unit 1668-1690'
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on April 03, 2019, 09:20:59 AM
BLB works fine for smaller games, I started out with only half a dozen units a side. As the casualties are recorded on a roster you can even start playing with smaller units than the standard 3 element infantry formations, just to get some games under your belt.

I usually play with Six to nine units per side, no problem.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on April 29, 2019, 02:50:55 PM
Hi guys, a new update for my Late XVII century project, conversions and painting a Provincial Tercio of 1670'-90'
I have used mainly Front Rank miniatures, with a Blood & Plunder officer and a Bicorne Miniatures ECW pikeman.

Here is the first base of the unit, the command base: Blood & Plunder officer, Front Rank converted ensign and Front Rank converted drummer.

I love the Spanish officer in high cuffs and open coat! Is my first painted Blood & Plunder miniature.
the drummer is Front Rank Monmouth command; I cut his woollen hat, and gave him another one, in plastic. I added a moustache and a feather (greenstuff).

the ensign is a Front Rank Monmouth Scytheman converted.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--yCPvEPQ1Oc/XKMPF1Z6iJI/AAAAAAAACCs/rYo3an6yjdYD7CuSzE9nlVYXdZLY8dHxQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0863.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4CWlO1gFW88/XKMPFyI5BkI/AAAAAAAACCo/bH1uTspuJtEXWtp2ZdoMcjr3m25y3hY5ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0865.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TZdHKEV4WhQ/XKMPGk7PR8I/AAAAAAAACC0/IkCfORParZkuSgsUsljhND18numtbk03ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0872.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GgtmXaQIwZU/XKMPHU1g84I/AAAAAAAACDA/dGky0wfkDpEyaJM9Lq2G1uJVWmevUwXkgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0877.JPG)

Now the pikemen base:

More scythemen were easily converted into pikemen using Warlord Games ECW' plastic pikes, and Wargames Factory sword.  These pikemen are for my Provincial Tercio without proper uniform.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TyEYaoyk0LU/XJuyrJzzGBI/AAAAAAAACAQ/JbwwpWn7xlAreYR74N2ksdVPD8qUf_qAgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0720.JPG)

There is also a Bicorne Miniatures  ECW pikeman,  I really like this pack of Bicorne Pikemen, I will use them both for my (late) 30 years war and 1650, and for my War of Devolution or old fashioned uniform in later times. I "sculpted" a feather and a cravatte or necklace to give some 1660-70 flavour.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LMpJS5r5TfE/XJuzUotnCKI/AAAAAAAACAo/VI4CgWXVCkERzugwMtzH7q7Nn0vzFg8XQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-0728.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-doPypTXxiwQ/XMawTnCvxnI/AAAAAAAACH4/C8suiVckCxYoH7_F9tgWrbYZ1XbdVe58ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1343.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rxQmnwXuKrQ/XMawUIPWu9I/AAAAAAAACH8/jQpLiFW62E8SiBYfQB_BmUuuPCPZ2v7OQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1345.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ORziHY8iSfI/XMawRTNydyI/AAAAAAAACHs/lPfBvPihOJ8Z-gM4ZUhgFFksCdlcnrtnQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1339.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DWhdtykrNAY/XMawSZq06NI/AAAAAAAACHw/22aT_9IuvtcUCodXQEbOZocJxlgZrnRkgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1341.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p3YEv-4Q7x4/XMawS3tBeWI/AAAAAAAACH0/tn0BWHuuijkHEXffUY2QegvP3vLHTg_AgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1342.JPG)

Both bases and the full Tercio

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2zClyJvj6Uw/XMauraIvBZI/AAAAAAAACHM/ux_osaKvgfEX5fIFz42EPw49mCuVvkkzgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1347.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PV0pZ6TnDW4/XMau-yDqdsI/AAAAAAAACHY/bjH5V_4PfqsNlfJAPbLIzaAtUe0x61JMwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1349.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zwe7nWrr0e0/XMau-3p_jNI/AAAAAAAACHU/6SoStfLtpjQB42JUSSP2BAXweVWYFmDwQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-1350.JPG)


I hope you like them!

CHeers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: DintheDin on April 29, 2019, 02:55:30 PM
Excellent paintjob and the various manufacturers' minis blend splendidly together!
I wish you a good continuation to your project!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: War In 15MM on April 29, 2019, 04:19:36 PM
They look great!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: Friends of General Haig on April 29, 2019, 04:47:13 PM
Fabulous looking unit. Great modelling build and also paint job.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: jambo1 on April 30, 2019, 04:15:17 AM
Superb!! Great work once more! :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on April 30, 2019, 06:10:40 AM
Excellent paintjob and conversions!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: Silent Invader on April 30, 2019, 06:19:35 AM
Wonderful. Thanks for posting.  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on April 30, 2019, 07:15:24 AM
Many thanks guys for your comments :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: marco55 on May 01, 2019, 10:27:56 AM
They look great.Here's some new minis coming out maybe in June but maybe a little too earlier period for you.  https://www.1898miniaturas.com/en/2019/01/new-range-spanish-tercios-miniatures-28-mm/?fbclid=IwAR3ihV4P3-pPa_0V2-pvbJfTN6XDuspHOXNAbqoT9Xh7oPTvDK80KADu9Mw
Mark
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on May 02, 2019, 07:33:17 AM
They look great.Here's some new minis coming out maybe in June but maybe a little too earlier period for you.  https://www.1898miniaturas.com/en/2019/01/new-range-spanish-tercios-miniatures-28-mm/?fbclid=IwAR3ihV4P3-pPa_0V2-pvbJfTN6XDuspHOXNAbqoT9Xh7oPTvDK80KADu9Mw
Mark

Ey! thanks , I saw the announcement earlier this year, great news! Although, as you say, too early for this project, but not for my 30 years war project ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: marco55 on May 02, 2019, 10:28:53 AM
I'm sure with your talent for color schemes you will make them look fantastic. ;D
Mark
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04 Front Rank miniatures conversions for Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on September 19, 2019, 08:21:15 AM
Hi guys, several months without updating this post... sorry!  You have the latest updates here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/09/late-xvii-c-tercio-de-barcelona.html

In this time I have painted or retouched or rebased some units from 30 Years War and Grand Alliance War such as these:

-TYW French command base, with a Field Marshall and officers

-TYW French conversion cavalry and artillery (ex ECW and ex Swedish)

-TYW Spanish gun

-Grand Alliance War Spanish Tercio,  "Tercio de Barcelona"

I hope you like them!


-French TYW

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yZh4o3re9oY/XXAOOtXyc4I/AAAAAAAACY0/qMUCH6OK-sYPCK3ytn6UIuI7FtGq3VargCLcBGAs/s1600/5CF7FCEB-3EBA-4F57-B391-AECC23C7FC11.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kh2eW3JeG20/XXAOQpzAOwI/AAAAAAAACZM/aC6oHYF_UwwX6Xospb2m5LElIqt5Y4BXACLcBGAs/s1600/ABFF203A-759F-4C7D-B185-4FA6B8897B6E.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nWAWlIuhLgE/XXAOP9ENi4I/AAAAAAAACZI/nax3rNXMrEMAsuJ3ViD5P-DnyGrwQMPggCLcBGAs/s1600/A10B85FA-EA17-4A26-B15D-F5EC211A2222.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6WYUA_13a1Y/XXAOO_JA0CI/AAAAAAAACY4/4IBg_5Okj-IwWz-C8GFXuoXfsTneMjZRwCLcBGAs/s1600/8A7304D0-AEA5-4AAF-98A3-B6D6935D6968.jpeg)

"Dauphin Gendarmes" painted by Peter Walker, and rebased, flag and white sashes by me
French saker gun (painted by me as Swedish, now French)  lol

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X0MGkykcfjE/XXj8FmBlphI/AAAAAAAACaM/QMSxLVDf3ds97u1irwEcSKglKSK8HlOTQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5720.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d6Lcjjp5oaE/XXj8SXaXU9I/AAAAAAAACaU/QYunAoZP8Ag7dLk_5dzbwNNBuLJN_I2BQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5722.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g_Py-Ff4_lo/XXj8bndOR2I/AAAAAAAACas/epqFYfzpY4ouWHnuf7KLu-dTF-e44uSrQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5709.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg-xfGu-hjQ/XXj8bq4rqCI/AAAAAAAACao/hhNmLRMl4dEwPFldDsc36pV3dGL39HShwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5711.JPG)

Spanish TYW Gun

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j84mGGjQ6JE/XXj8jqX0VGI/AAAAAAAACbA/2MNNo3di9EYnvRNSF5WA8L7rOL3yqTuLACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5732.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zcqRmkr-ANI/XXj8ki511II/AAAAAAAACbI/UFaG_vhMQGYibzdPx3oJWM-kiVsAAzatgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5736.JPG)


Finally Tercio de Barcelona , 1680-1697

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLUJQ_3bXwc/XYMx8AfIxpI/AAAAAAAACeI/Z_tkuz5_mFEAg-7NERwtWljyxeU6BH5iQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5875.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KzCWWwn22X4/XYMyOAz3bFI/AAAAAAAACeU/FjEKb1WDTi08LFsut6inr0CHCVwBr9PCwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5870.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5lD8atec_yo/XYMySMsOjQI/AAAAAAAACe0/RRtOx8x1mEUUttEUPdCQ_BZHuoAFE6-0QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5886.JPG)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: DintheDin on September 19, 2019, 10:06:51 AM
Great additions to your collection!
Like them all!  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: marco55 on September 19, 2019, 10:43:44 AM
I wasn't wrong,they look great. :-*
Mark
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: chema1986 on September 19, 2019, 11:14:00 AM
many thanks guys!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: has.been on September 19, 2019, 05:23:24 PM
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on September 19, 2019, 06:06:29 PM
Beautiful as always.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: Lord Raglan on September 19, 2019, 06:20:41 PM
Absolutely stunning my Spanish friend, beautiful additions to your already fine collection.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: chema1986 on September 19, 2019, 09:10:22 PM
Absolutely stunning my Spanish friend, beautiful additions to your already fine collection.

Thanks Gareth ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 19/09 TYW French and Tercio of Barcelona 1680'
Post by: chema1986 on February 17, 2020, 11:44:39 AM
Hi guys,



Hi guys, I have just updated my blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2020/02/finished-another-late-tercio.html

Some months ago I started to paint a unit for my Spanish army, suitable either for 1670 or League of Augsburg War,  using mainly Front Rank miniatures, you can see the previous post here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/04/front-rank-conversions-in-28mm-for-1670.html



So finally I managed to finish it, a Provincial Tercio, made up of recruits, and ready to fight in Catalonia against the French. Also could they could be used in Flanders, as the uniform was (mostly) off white and red in several Tercios of the Army of Flanders.



In order to give some colour variation, I used 3 different recipes to paint the off white;  Artic Grey (Foundry), Rakarth Flesh (Citadel), Stormvermin Fur (Citadel).



I really like the way it looks, with those Front Rank miniatures of their "Monmouth rebels" range intermixed with the more professional look of the regular infantry of their late 17c  range.



So here you have the pics of the finished unit:


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-44yrcNLQ3Iw/XkpZMmgDNfI/AAAAAAAACy0/CYqZBvFmadQtRUEl9PBKBJgwnt4I5kOBwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9574.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wh4jWb_Ct0Q/XkpZMmCDX-I/AAAAAAAACyw/ZqyeTfwrn1ApfnSHaCrgRj7Jx70AzcOwwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9577.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VaPlC3hldI0/XkpZN3Qa9ZI/AAAAAAAACy8/Skp_nF_SamMZaaQWDGA8tnt7soLWAHU4QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9594.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PTQZHggpb_A/XkpZOOhhIdI/AAAAAAAACzA/ddgO_8yjiYweXq-JhdMBeN9GCwV9mCGpQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9596.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rilG10iQxWk/XkpZ3MxkalI/AAAAAAAACzU/qOBeDvIJ6qAPhE5LZSp9CDx88crPLgnFwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9585.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aHsbmtrPRik/XkpZ43ZgijI/AAAAAAAACzk/XN36J_58044C5-DnMtluvFhjq5qAU5CJwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9590.JPG)


Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: marco55 on February 17, 2020, 11:55:12 AM
They are beautiful! :-*
Mark
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: Captain Blood on February 17, 2020, 01:34:04 PM
Beautiful work, chema 1986  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on February 17, 2020, 05:53:09 PM
many thanks guys
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: Bloggard on March 01, 2020, 10:11:12 AM
really love the painting and selection of figures for your units.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: Atheling on March 01, 2020, 11:28:01 AM
Well, I'm impressed  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

That's some beautiful brushwork and the vignette style basing is 100% right up my street  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on March 02, 2020, 11:15:08 AM
Thanks!!   I just noticed I did not paint the edge of the vignette base... lol   I will add soon some TYW French to this post

Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: ErikB on March 02, 2020, 11:08:10 PM
I really like your precision and color selection.

What paints are you using?

Great job!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 02, 2020, 11:14:19 PM
Superb  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/02/2020 Front Rank late Spanish Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on March 04, 2020, 11:38:07 AM
I really like your precision and color selection.

What paints are you using?

Great job!

Many thanks, I use mostly Vallejo and Foundry with some Citadel occasionally ( I stopped buying them because they dry in the pot earlier than any other brand I have ever used) in the blog entry you can see the exact colours I used for the different shades of white/grey

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: chema1986 on April 16, 2020, 11:25:54 AM
Hello mates,

I have just finished another cavalry unit for my Spanish army of Late XVIIC.   this time is a Lorrainer cavalry squadron of Prince of Vaudemont regiment. This unit fought with the Spanish Army of Flanders at least between 1672 and 1698, in all major engagements and skirmishes.

more info of unit, colours and flag here in my blog:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-azVLQNq7IOE/XpcMoh6pOTI/AAAAAAAADAc/6XHetZNGkaIKZ19Hp7hnZzlKdBZN5x2EACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1654.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q23qYC3K7rQ/XpcMxip0QPI/AAAAAAAADAk/ytyLC5n-Zysz8qR_kO08QmUNMiHnpX0RQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1655.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H19Vh-CuGH4/XpcMxhEVxkI/AAAAAAAADAg/s9OY0QHPunk7oVC8qHWopT2yex9zjqvWwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1659.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T_c6LZf9GTA/XpcNJdqmr0I/AAAAAAAADBI/po9w_1G4DT8KvM9AS7ODv_y5iv9nuYfOgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1661.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UId5X3NNtM4/XpcNKVokArI/AAAAAAAADBQ/nbmmAiYWGuwgxDCevgZiZUiPUEZdq7knACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1664.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-73g6aN_9wMY/XpcNKuyZrNI/AAAAAAAADBU/RY-gj_7ml-wu5ZdX3lePpDimmgRKt_XrACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-1667.JPG)

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Atheling on April 16, 2020, 01:26:02 PM
Now they, are bloomin' ace  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Hu Rhu on April 16, 2020, 02:00:35 PM
Amazing painting.  Some of the best I have seen on this forum.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Captain Blood on April 16, 2020, 02:01:59 PM
Wonderful  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 16, 2020, 02:14:38 PM
They are lovely  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: chema1986 on April 16, 2020, 03:39:47 PM
Many thanks guys for your kind words!  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Paul Richardson on April 16, 2020, 03:42:04 PM
 Really beautiful painting. And you've combined a number of ranges very effectively.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: DintheDin on April 16, 2020, 05:28:44 PM
Wonderful! And the faces very well painted!
Impressive banner! A fine unit!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: chema1986 on April 17, 2020, 08:07:42 AM
Really beautiful painting. And you've combined a number of ranges very effectively.

Many thanks Paul!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on April 17, 2020, 09:21:27 AM
Very nice, Chema!

*Preciosos, Chema. Este es un período que me encantaría jugar y pintar. He empezado con unos hugonotes, pero la ausencia de adversarios me ha frenado  :'(. Me encantan tus modelos, en serio. Y el proyecto me parece cojonudo.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: Lord Raglan on April 17, 2020, 05:17:10 PM
Magnificent unit my friend 
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: chema1986 on April 20, 2020, 11:02:14 AM
Magnificent unit my friend

Many thanks mate ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/04/2020 Front Rank Spanish cavalry Vaudemont
Post by: chema1986 on September 21, 2020, 09:22:46 AM
 Hello guys I have just update my blog with a new commander for my army:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

After some months of model making and WW2 painting, I have just finished a Spanish officer in the Spanish Netherlands in 1670'   It will be one of the commanders of my brigades/battalias in the gaming table.

The miniature is a civilian gentleman by North Star 1672, slightly converted. I added a spontoon blade to the tip of the model's stick, and also a sword under his coat.

The base is resin with a wrapped flag and a helmet laying in the ground, and some static grass and tufts.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C8OJKQ97YHs/X2hjgDczC_I/AAAAAAAADgQ/lWaV4GgfHNAcKLNXw6R4Im4wzsimxWuRQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/esta%2Btb.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lkYQCsjmj2E/X2hjgSpkJJI/AAAAAAAADgU/52zjFn-GcEw1cnHRcRaymr1720cd7KhNACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7232.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JoISlYJAXac/X2hjhaxcpMI/AAAAAAAADgc/SL4GJlZKa7w2r1kgjyoDYYLrtT4KeByggCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/seeep.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xa7XY6sGzh8/X2hjh8Hry5I/AAAAAAAADgg/p8SCdJSc2GYazkrBGa-DWpeerLkXFOQoACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/tb%2Btb.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: Paul Richardson on September 21, 2020, 10:40:14 AM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: chema1986 on September 21, 2020, 11:15:12 AM
Beautiful.

Thanks mate!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 21, 2020, 11:35:08 AM
Gorgeous work!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: DintheDin on September 21, 2020, 01:34:43 PM
First rate job! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: chema1986 on September 22, 2020, 07:25:55 AM
thanks guys!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: Captain Blood on September 22, 2020, 03:25:28 PM
A very elegant conversion, and very nice painting indeed. Great figure  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: gamer Mac on September 22, 2020, 04:31:48 PM
lovely job :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: Lord Raglan on September 24, 2020, 05:12:10 PM
Love the new commander mate  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: DonFabrizio on September 25, 2020, 05:29:09 PM
Nice painting and clever use of a ´civilian´!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 21/09/2020 North Star 1672 Spanish officer 1670'
Post by: chema1986 on October 16, 2020, 08:31:45 AM
 Hello guys,

new post in my blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/


I was in the mood of painting more officers of Grand Alliance era, so here you have my new command base for my Allied (Dutch, English, Spanish, Bavarian, Imperial...) army in the wars of Louis XIV...

The miniatures are from Casting Room Miniatures, I think they are part of Wargames Foundry,  but they are clearly miniatures of lesser quality than Foundry's original ranges; the miniatures are crudely sculpted (imho), short and beefy, but... I wanted this set because of the nice poses and the table with maps.

This miniature set is labelled as Marlburian/WSS or War of Spanish Succession, so they are intended for a later period than I paint and play, BUT with some changes and conversions here and there, you can make some decent late XVII miniatures with them.  I substituted their tricorns with floppy hats or broad brimmed hats, and added some shoulder ribbons to one of the officers in order to give him more flavour of the period.

The base is mdf with painted beach sand, static grass, tufts and flowers, and the miniatures painted in the usual way with successive layer triads (well not 3 but 4-5) with Vallejo and Foundry paints.


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4zXPQHO06Co/X3xKVseGNBI/AAAAAAAADh4/r_wprPw1V8cmw1-zJjh1eN5Z_PXSkwFngCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7767.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k3RFUy5BVlw/X3xKVp-W4hI/AAAAAAAADh8/kADSsYAUxbUYetUysj34PE6BKgnmvzBbACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7768.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6aOaCqM8pw/X3xKeiU2vpI/AAAAAAAADiE/qAgp03fIXbM9YLmuUpbjyn9i8Fjb9rZ2QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7751.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXh9_nz4750/X3xKuy3erVI/AAAAAAAADiU/WeBhzRx5bZ43GC67fba4tU4qd9iVw_R3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7748.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ms3OAIP34Cs/X3xKvw1-imI/AAAAAAAADic/xO3VuC_QBS8e0RyPKoaryE1tUMwe8agjACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7749.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pax9qQ_E6B0/X3xKvaIMZfI/AAAAAAAADiY/sHm_96dnrM4s81zSKgYJT-2PYSSa_35jgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7750.JPEG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F-7VqSCb-mc/X3xMCdsfZjI/AAAAAAAADi4/2OZU9esQllswjzPmtnpUjXvyqoZv7KJHgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/120266373_4451353454937529_2774977323763104934_o.jpg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: has.been on October 16, 2020, 08:34:16 AM
Lovely vibrant colours.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: Ray Rivers on October 16, 2020, 12:56:14 PM
Just had a trip through this wonderful thread full of rich and beautifully painted minis!

The command figures may not be optimum sculpts but your brush worked wonders on them!  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: DintheDin on October 16, 2020, 01:17:46 PM
Very characterful figures, so neatly painted! Top notch job! Congrats!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: Paul Richardson on October 16, 2020, 04:12:18 PM
Wonderful. You've made some less-than-great sculpts look very good indeed. 
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: Lord Raglan on October 16, 2020, 05:41:17 PM
Love the new command base mate
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: Arthur on October 17, 2020, 03:11:20 AM
Top painting job indeed : you've really made a silk purse out of a sow's ear with these less than appealing sculpts.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on October 17, 2020, 10:06:06 AM
Just had a trip through this wonderful thread full of rich and beautifully painted minis!

The command figures may not be optimum sculpts but your brush worked wonders on them!  :-*

Many thanks for your kind words :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on October 17, 2020, 10:08:26 AM
Love the new command base mate

Thanks ;) more will come soon!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on October 17, 2020, 10:11:44 AM
Top painting job indeed : you've really made a silk purse out of a sow's ear with these less than appealing sculpts.
Hehehe thanks a lot mate, I will paint better miniatures soon (Dixons, Front Rank, Warfare, Northstar...)
Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 16/10/2020 Grand Alliance staff officers late XVIIc
Post by: Friends of General Haig on October 17, 2020, 02:04:40 PM
Beautiful vignette!  :-*  Love the detail in the faces.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on November 03, 2020, 09:04:04 AM
Hello mates,

new article in my blog

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

 I managed to finish a small gaming piece, Dutch artillery for either Franco Dutch War or League of Augsburg War (more appropiate for the latter).  The gun crew is Warfare Miniatures and the gun itself is Ebor Miniatures.

Dutch artillery uniform, like most nationalities showed a mixture of civilian clothes and uniforms (especially from 1680' onwards). The uniform of Dutch artillery, seemed to be blue, all blue but the cuffs in "Swedish style" in red, with black hat and shoes. I painted my crew 2 in civilian clothes and 2 uniformed, but with normal cuffs and more orange than red (yes, I moved from the strictly historical uniform).

The wooden parts of the gun are painted in brick red, I read that gun carriage was in that colour, but other sources state that was in grey...  I decided to paint  in brick red. The debate on the wooden colour does not seem very important to me, since at that time it was common to use any artillery within reach, including many pieces captured from the enemy or bought from third parties.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Perf4VaKPVc/X51ueAtZ0TI/AAAAAAAADmg/JTgWhIR2RtQPP-LWoiybP5gkLIO9yIGMgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/2FAC90FC-3682-4332-9648-AA78D74E7BDE.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0MDvFbbRyGM/X51ud3yVSfI/AAAAAAAADmc/yZ-1BsWvOBUmrH1gzUXckNH_OZY4tvu3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/2767DB38-644F-40F3-A80A-B9CB73EBEC12.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O7UsKa5ZZAo/X51ue4O3kRI/AAAAAAAADmo/jeDbQH0-3SsKL7Pm11W8tOHM6QzIOktJwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/B296DE6C-B428-4FC9-B95B-5E6A6DEC57FF.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vl4CihnQmqo/X51ueNjo4pI/AAAAAAAADmk/frpGl068BZAqfArURo0KpPhyTZZ6Hwa5gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/98ED9B4F-9AB2-44C9-B481-EBAFA9CB09A6.jpeg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qhuTZsEx9nQ/X51ufAaK4-I/AAAAAAAADms/QI6E_0zpUjwYFLAdnGpnnQu9360S0TQJACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/B8518A59-9EE8-495E-8DD4-7DC6048B6278.jpeg)

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: Paul Richardson on November 03, 2020, 09:24:05 AM
Very nicely done. The gun is really tremendous.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: Lord Raglan on November 03, 2020, 10:42:28 AM
Nice looking artillery peice my friend
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on November 04, 2020, 08:47:41 AM
Many thanks guys !!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: OSHIROmodels on November 04, 2020, 08:49:39 AM
Lovely additions  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: DintheDin on November 05, 2020, 12:30:58 PM
Beautiful job!  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on November 06, 2020, 08:47:37 AM
thanks mates ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/11/2020 Dutch artillery late XVIIc
Post by: chema1986 on December 03, 2020, 08:42:11 AM
Hello friends,

I have updated my blog with a new entry:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

this time I bring you a small unit that I have made with great enthusiasm, using half a dozen miniature manufacturers.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vhDLKhnJmDw/X8epjll8y0I/AAAAAAAADuk/rfq56TupwiYUm1_6MvQLLRBjvnP8Rga0gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9872.jpg)

It intends to be an assault group of the Tercios of Flanders, during Franco-Dutch War. Specifically it belongs to the Tercio de Zuñiga, also called Tercio del Duque de Béjar or Departmental Tercio of Brabant. It was made up of native Spaniards, and was stationed in the Netherlands until the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, so it saw a lot of combat in the period 1672-1710 aprox.

the uniform was light gray or off white with blue facings, and we know that some of his flags had the emblem of the Duke of Béjar, although I have not included it in this small detachment.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tSgZcFMsZ4I/X8dZB5Ogo_I/AAAAAAAADsc/pVCcbWDWyp0Xpvg8A0dRT9egf25XjEBVACLcBGAsYHQ/s800/800px-Romeyn_de_hooghe-duque_de_bejar.jpg)

Manuel Diego López de Zúñiga Sotomayor, Duke of Bejar,  "Maestro de Campo"  of his Tercio in the army of Flanders from 1681, he took part in the siege of Oudenaarde, where with his own hands he removed some burning bombs that had fallen into a powder magazine, thus demonstrating his great courage. The ensign of his Tercio carried the flag with the Duke of Béjar's coat of arms. He died fighting the Ottomans during the siege of Buda.


Regarding the miniatures, I wanted to represent a typical image of the sieges, both in the offensive and in defense. a Group of selected soldiers called Forlorn Hope by the English or Enfants Perdus by the French. I can use them as a musketeer wing. These "stormtroopers" made sorties out of the fortresses to sabotage enemy artillery, capture soldiers and officers, or kill engineers.

I have armed them with muskets, grenades, pistols and halberd of various brands, I should have used flintloques too, but I had none :(

Most of the miniatures depicted are from the defunct "Phoenix Miniatures" range, which were  somewhat inferior in quality than the North Star 1672 range. From this brand there is a pikeman, converted into an ensign with a plastic pistol and a plastic Warlord Games wrapped flag, and 3 identical musketeers, but as I wanted a unique look, I leaved one musketeer as it was, but the other two, lost their heads and had Warhammer heads instead.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zOpKnJOwxf8/X8ep0k3RUMI/AAAAAAAADvM/rNj4pJP7FNoSK6ql-ThSheTpJ9zrHv0-gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9881.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pJ519q8SoDk/X8ep1TemmuI/AAAAAAAADvg/OqkG2W0e8HExBx1BBIm4Z6NP50OMAft4gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9885.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dZVthNv-Y8k/X8ep1t6-pII/AAAAAAAADvo/Iy-LwsTqaz0tRQNS7WPLEnsWuKhwR2HwACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9887.jpg)

there are also 2 Warlord Games miniatures: a plastic musketeer and a metal kneeling Swede:

-The plastic one was a musketeer from the English Civil War infantry box, with lots of conversions... I turned himo into a grenadier using two plastic arms from former Wargames Factory WSS infantry, and I lengthened his coat by "sculpting" (I am a terrible sculptor) more fabric of the uniform right up his knees with green putty.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vXqoruJKe20/X8ep0gezYfI/AAAAAAAADvQ/uhltyNmOSfYdpzit6Qtr4zex0mOohlCbQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9883.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5kx1LTRSsi0/X8ep1GSXJ5I/AAAAAAAADvc/avCe5mFW51wWW4UdAej0Jbl1x_76kmTGACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9884.jpg)

-As for the metal Swede, I cut his Dutch pot helmet and substituted it with a broad brimmed hat of the decapitated head of a Phoenix Miniatures musketeer.


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LZHTjD5u8pU/X8ep07Awm4I/AAAAAAAADvU/fOG32lEdd8Mxw-22V6615ZfqqvzDZcwggCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9882.jpg)


Finally, the last miniature is the sergeant, an unrecognizable  Monmouth Rebel by Front Rank miniatures... I cut off both arms and replaced them with two plastic arms from Warhammer imperial militia, one arm with a halberd and another one holding a pistol, I also scuplted some feathers on the hat and added Front Rank's metal shoulder ribbons too.


Also, in order to add more flavor to the unit,  I wanted some scenery scattered on the bases: a cannon from Wargames Factory WSS, two 3D printed gabions, and a cut "Chevaux de Frisie" from Warfare Miniatures.

I hope you like the final result, It took me longer than expected to finish this unit because I am in the process of moving to a new house, so this has been the last unit painted in my old home.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N_1k9KUUbs8/X8epjo6ZspI/AAAAAAAADus/kThXJleny-AVdJnbXFsiTEn2FNMW4FNIwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9870.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7Ziyok58HxQ/X8epjidfHAI/AAAAAAAADuo/XbJjmz_lwg0MFHbxqp9JZoozhns3ii7oACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9871.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tnWGs7gp10w/X8epky5FqLI/AAAAAAAADu0/14dnyhG_aRg05TBjrA6gTRGi3GDuIeYFwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9875.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-893G4x0EsnE/X8eplcpq8mI/AAAAAAAADu4/uSXAOZiH1hoDIePV6a3DixNx3-J8dWCZgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9876.jpg)

Cheers

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: Captain Blood on December 03, 2020, 10:14:13 AM
Lovely creations! And beautifully painted. Bravo!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: has.been on December 03, 2020, 09:46:16 PM
Lovely work.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: Atheling on December 03, 2020, 11:12:36 PM
Excellent!

Fab sense of composition and lovely crisp brushwork  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: DintheDin on December 04, 2020, 05:47:38 AM
Great presentation and first rate paint job! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: Lord Raglan on December 04, 2020, 08:19:09 AM
lovely little vignette bases my friend, these are cracking additions to your collection  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on December 04, 2020, 09:17:54 AM
Many thanks all for your kind comments! I hope to add more of these little vignettes to my late XVII c. armies.

Best regards!

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 04, 2020, 09:29:00 AM
Splendid  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on December 09, 2020, 08:34:02 AM
Splendid  8)

Thanks mate!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 03/12/2020 Storming Party/Forlorn hope from a Tercio
Post by: chema1986 on December 09, 2020, 08:37:59 AM
 Hello guys,

I have just upated my blog with a new mini project:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

I am still in a XVII c mood, so I decided to bring back an old concept from my Warhammer Historical times, the "Army Standard Bearer", in my case, a Spanish "alférez" (ensign).


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iu4M6mXERsM/X86r3LDEn0I/AAAAAAAADwk/c0E0q8gRcnYW6an6XA16DovBLRX7_KSCACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0115.jpg)


In recent times I saw a picture of a painting by Justus Van Egmont, a  very talented Flemish painter, who painted a Spanish ensign, probably from a Tercio or a Civic Militia in Flanders. I really loved the painting I thought about making it in 28mm !


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bcdgAEoQu3M/X86sKaSBlfI/AAAAAAAADws/HH3tw6vLLSANmJero-Ip_odDdjPcCCuUwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/0000131241.jpg)


The miniature is based in a "large" scenic base, because I will use him as an officer or Standard Bearer for large battle games or skirmish warbands games. Of course the mini is not an exact copy of the painting, but I tried to make it as similar as possible.

The miniature is made up from Wargames Foundry's Louis XIV miniature, heavily converted , with another head,  a Warhammer Bretonnian head from young knights sprue, with green stuff puty sculpted over, to make a decent hair. Both hands were cut, one of them is an open hand from Warlord Games' ECW range, and the other is holding a plastic broad brimmed hat also from Warlord Games. The flag itself is printed at home, downloaded from 80YW.org a fb group by Bouko de Groot, an absolutely wonderful site, full of nice flags from the 80 Years War. Although the flag of the painting is not the same of the miniature,  is similar enough for me.

The "uniform" or  dress is more suitable for the War of Devolution than Franco Dutch War, but I will use for both :)

I hope you like the finished result, I am quite pleased about the way it turned out, despite it was painted in a couple of days.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ivEIizFiq8E/X86sWdAoeuI/AAAAAAAADw0/0CF1f0tU7ycNQ8q087kPxvFXlVxxyKb8wCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0112.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OuQX7fKqmtY/X86sWfykJ8I/AAAAAAAADw4/4_hzCSvDGgou_GAxxFziLbsTKEEKQnwDgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0113.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LQLzPn-AWqk/X86sWWf4Y6I/AAAAAAAADww/m220QYG-Du8YueYE-IIB_2NeC7PrxMmVgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0114.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pj6tnS3PM7Q/X86sXKHA3SI/AAAAAAAADw8/cQiFORn-6pYlReG49GyJDfPXoG_YBSJywCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0118.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-39ALJR4zeRc/X86sYKgSgnI/AAAAAAAADxE/59YXmjwLooAr66H1f3am1AW3qKte1Q3swCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0124.jpg)


Cheers!

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 09, 2020, 08:47:32 AM
Lovely  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: Atheling on December 09, 2020, 09:36:48 AM
That is one really lovely piece of work  :-*

Lovely crisp brushwork and exceptionally confident colour use  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: chema1986 on December 09, 2020, 09:57:44 AM
That is one really lovely piece of work  :-*

Lovely crisp brushwork and exceptionally confident colour use  8)

Many thanks for your compliments, Master!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: Arthur on December 09, 2020, 11:01:06 AM
A very impressive miniature indeed !  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: chema1986 on December 10, 2020, 09:02:21 AM
A very impressive miniature indeed !  :)

Many thanks !  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: DintheDin on December 10, 2020, 11:26:23 AM
Outstanding, impeccable job! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: Paul Richardson on December 10, 2020, 02:08:35 PM
Tremendous
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: chema1986 on December 11, 2020, 10:36:52 AM
Many thanks guys!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 09/12/2020 Army Standard Bearer for my Tercios
Post by: chema1986 on December 17, 2020, 12:51:35 PM
 Hello guys,

new post here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

I am still painting small scenic bases for my late XVII c. macro project, now is the turn of some French.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TMXSAmt9tHA/X9nVqqlsthI/AAAAAAAADzM/-hIx3totCwQ0ZycVC_3EwSQVZKGs6N_MgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0495.jpg)

As this period is full of sieges, from large cities to small villages, I needed siege personel in my armies, so I got my inspiration from a blog I follow and visit regularly: Sidney Roundwood's excellent blog

this is the link of the exact post I "copied"   

http://sidneyroundwood.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-council-of-warre-year-of-french.html

I wanted to reproduce a similar scene, where a French officer, maybe Monsieur Vauban, and a siege engineer, were supervising and conducting siege operations in common places like Flanders, Catalonia or The Netherlands in 1670' or so.

The miniatures themselves are a mix of Dixon's miniatures and Wargames Foundry:

- the officer/Vauban is a conversion of a Dixon's Grand Alliance siege engineer with a new head, the head of Louis XIV from Wargames Foundry and green stuff for the hair! I think the result is nice and the two parts from the different manufacturers come together well. I have painted him with a similar uniform to this Vauban painting.


https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aSrncMPJGf4/X9c68l-PSOI/AAAAAAAADyc/a6ROczYx_joTH9yO2j_B2rP-O4YySRF_ACLcBGAsYHQ/s651/sebastien-vauban-2.jpg


-the siege engineer in armour is Wargames Foundry's, from ECW/ 30 Years War range, very nice miniature, I fell in love with the miniature when saw it  and placed and order ! So I left him unmolested, with no conversions haha. Maybe his outfit is a little "demodé" or slightly early from 1670', but I think in siege operation it was common to wear siege armour.

The little maps were downloaded from the abovementioned Sidney Roundwood's blog.

I used a mix of Vallejo and Foundry paints, with occasional Citadel Washes, I hope you like the finished result!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u_GtbMMbXHE/X9nV4xTy2HI/AAAAAAAADzY/afY7lTn3PIcgbFbBuo4qfpJrmvNdKwmCgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0478.jpg)


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NWGVJRJGXPQ/X9nV4y_5s6I/AAAAAAAADzU/WtNNUMObWWwuzpPfoWAe6ViPzL-QVEhUACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0479.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hCHnbt4rtu8/X9nV4gWWurI/AAAAAAAADzQ/1-CvRam1zwkfMeT-t6rJWRyHgy39wkU6gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0480.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eCWzPBxg9mw/X9nV5_FalrI/AAAAAAAADzc/um9ptGIaHaw1ttbfef99cFlxC21yiD2YACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0483.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NlqdKJHJUJQ/X9nV6zopzeI/AAAAAAAADzo/vBjgqRFVd-As3gmjqaXQWCIkLST0p-_OgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0484.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-74o1FQD2Hek/X9nV63aa4GI/AAAAAAAADzk/uQwRq2bXZVM3no9FHX9Y7ZvkdIAt54TwQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0486.jpg)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/12/2020 French siege officer & engineer.
Post by: Paul Richardson on December 17, 2020, 05:52:30 PM
Beautifully done. You've coped very well with the fact that the Foundry figure is really very short.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/12/2020 French siege officer & engineer.
Post by: DintheDin on December 17, 2020, 05:56:32 PM
Great vignette! Very inspiring! Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/12/2020 French siege officer & engineer.
Post by: Lord Raglan on December 17, 2020, 06:41:02 PM
Bloody lovely vignette buddy
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 17/12/2020 French siege officer & engineer.
Post by: chema1986 on December 18, 2020, 09:28:32 AM
many thanks mates for the compliments :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: chema1986 on January 05, 2021, 11:07:40 AM
Hello friends, and Happy New Year 2021

I have just updated my blog with this mini project:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/

I hope you have had a good beginning of the year,

during the Christmas holidays I have painted an army scenic base or objective-base; a black powder cart.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IM4_fHdWzz4/X--PiqufbiI/AAAAAAAAD1k/bLO3-N50GcAlXDUE8eg325U90LvEDQaxACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1316.jpg)

I want to paint some generic miniatures for the logistic part of my XVII c. armies, in this particular case, Spanish Tercios. I have started with this strongbox/cart, for black powder transport and storage.


I remember I bought this little model from North Star 1672 range a couple of years ago, in mdf ,and it is very easy to build and paint.

The miniatures are a converted Wargames Foundry ECW siege engineer, a little dog (Tercios Miniatures) and a Spanish sentry with a firelock from Phoenix Miniatures. I needed a guy with a firelock musket, because Matchlocks muskets near black powder storage have the tendency to detonate the whole rearguard of your army, so better to be cautious with this!

In order to paint the cart I first used a dark brown paint, with a brush, and then I tried a new technique with "Ammo Mig"  chipping fluid, applied with the airbrush, after a few minutes I used the airbrush again to paint the gray color over the previous layers, and that's where the magic starts...
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lG44hVknbBE/X--OePWjPkI/AAAAAAAAD1Y/GZp-jJfm4XItRmHzpAP-Qt4FfPCIAj37QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0573.jpg)

I rubbed the grey paint with a brush moistened in water, and  thanks to the chipping fluid product, the gray paint was wearing away in a realistic way, revealing the brown layer below.


Then I applied varnish, an oil wash to get it dirty, and a light dry brush of light gray on the edges.

Finally a drybrush coat  of earthy colors and some dried mud in the lower parts.

As final details, I put a small black flag with the Burgundy cross in red, since they are typical colors of Spanish artillery, and we know that the black flag with the red cross was used by Spanish and Imperial troops during XVII c.. and on top of the cart, I put a small chain.

Regarding the miniatures, as I already mentioned, they are the well-known Foundry siege engineer, who I decapitated and replaced his head with a versatile Warhammer Empire militia head.

The guard is a Spanish musketeer of the now extinct Phoenix Miniatures, with a musket of the same brand. The uniform is in a typical color of Flanders Tercios during  the 1670s; light gray and red facings.

I hope you like this little project.



(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YuXVK8hunRI/X--P-Ivi8WI/AAAAAAAAD10/QsKcxeF-3l41SDAWftUgCaBrvfXduQ70ACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1317.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cXbs5jfmyrs/X--P_JSg2JI/AAAAAAAAD18/kw2rb0gOgDEK9BRtc0IFvn1PZ99DvDklQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1319.jpg)


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hW6nWP2hlEM/X--P_2SzcQI/AAAAAAAAD2M/7delvR28aYMkofE0Ia8Ci2Z1StXYHs4QgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1330.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tci7khhCMN8/X--QAA-2UUI/AAAAAAAAD2Q/Ih-kVszBEHMBe_CFfq_lHvMXm5rqqVh1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1331.jpg)

















Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: Paul Richardson on January 05, 2021, 11:17:17 AM
Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: Captain Blood on January 05, 2021, 11:26:45 AM
These are wonderful creations. Bravo!  :-*

That siege engineer is a great figure.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: DintheDin on January 05, 2021, 05:56:40 PM
Impressive jobs and inspiring technique! Congrats!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: chema1986 on January 09, 2021, 07:37:20 PM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: gamer Mac on January 12, 2021, 06:38:04 PM
Cracking work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: skip on January 12, 2021, 08:48:03 PM
Just looking at this thread and all of your wonderful painting, really inspiring
to get others into this period

Brian
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 05/01/2021 black powder cart and guards
Post by: chema1986 on January 14, 2021, 11:13:07 AM
many thanks mates :D
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 18, 2021, 10:44:51 AM
Hello friends,

for this year 2021 I have started a very ambitious project, a 28mm campaign, using actual period characters as leaders for my armies, perhaps introducing role-playing elements in skirmish-type games (like Donnybrook, Pikeman's lament or Encamisada) and also other games in traditional wargame field battles with rule sets such as Beneath the Lily Baners or Pike & Shotte.

BLOG ENTRY:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/01/new-campaign-project-siege-of-gerona.html

The campaign/battle I have chosen is the siege of Gerona in 1684, a Spanish defensive success against a numerically superior French army, in the context of the War of the Reunions 1683-84.

I have a lot of painted miniatures for this period, but I will paint several units and miniatures specifically for this project, as I will show you in future blog entries.

I have chosen this period because it was a brief conflict but with interesting battles, in the years between Franco Dutch War and League of Augsburg War. And I have chosen this campaign because,  fortunately, a lot of stories from the protagonists who fought in that battle have reached our days intact. And reading those documents, inmediatelly caught my attention. I have been following Mr. Sidney Roundwood  blog with his project "Laarden 1688" a semi historical account of the battles fought in Flanders in the early League of Augsburg War. His blog is a real gem, I strongly recommend it!  So I thought about doing a similar one :)

I will keep using miniatures from Northstar 1672, Front Rank, Warfare Miniatures, Wargames Foundry, Dixons Miniatures and Warlord Games, with all those, I hope to get the most complete combination of 28mm minis for a 1684 battle.

I will update the list of "Dramatis Personae" for the different actions, the generals, the captains, but also the commoners... the unknown heroes and leaders of both armies.

Now some context. This short but bloody war, saw Louis XIV, despite peace established by the 1678 Treaty of Nijmegen, seizing the Imperial city of Strasbourg in 1681 and in 1682 occupied the Principality of Orange, then a possession of William of Orange... but formal war began in 1683, When France attacked Spain in Luxembourg and Catalonia, appart from a "terror" bombing of the Republic of Genoa, a traditional ally of Spain.

The French succeded in Luxembourg, defended by 4000 troops (Spanish, Flemish, German...) who managed to inflict 8000 casualities to the French army, which numbered 20.000 men, lead by Marshall François de Créquy and the military genius, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, the best siege expert of its time...


But our campaign is set in the south, in a beautiful place just south of the Pyrenees, in the Spanish city of Gerona (Girona in Catalan), where the French were less succesful than in Luxembourg.



THE CAMPAIGN OF SUMMER 1684, GERONA, SPAIN

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Marshall Bellefonds, France

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Gerona/Girona

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Viceroy of Catalonia, Alejandro Bournonville



After a few years in which tension with France was common, and in which Alejandro Bournonville, viceroy of Catalonia, was especially concerned about the defenselessness of the Principality of Catalonia, the official start of the war in November 1683 meant that the viceroy had to face the most difficult moments of his long political and military trajectory. The situation of the French preparations contrasted with that of the Spanish army of Catalonia. The viceroy claimed to have no money, grain, or carriages for field artillery and could not oppose such a powerful enemy in a field battle.

On May the 1st, the French army crossed the border through La Junquera pass. Viceroy Bournonville galantly marched with his troops towards Hostalric ,in order to face some 10,500 French infantrymen and 4,500 horsemen; presumably these were heading towards Gerona, where the French would expect their  navy to make an incursion to divert the Viceroy's troops to the coast and force the Spaniards to properly garrison Barcelona.

The next day, 2nd of May, Domingo Pignatelli (or Piñateli), general of the artillery of the Spanish army, arrived to Gerona. He gathered all the forces and took charge of the defense of the city.

Bournonville's dilemma was to stop the enemy in Gerona, bringing part of his troops into that city, or to return to Barcelona and defend it against a potential direct attack. The events showed that, despite the arrival of 1,500 men from the" Tercio of  Granada city" and "Tercio of the Coast of Granada" , the numerical inferiority of the Hispanic hosts made it impossible to stop the rival in the open field.

Bournonville, upon learning that French commander in chief, Marshall Bellefonds had set up his camp in Báscara, 5 km from Gerona, ordered the removal of two  Tercios and two cavalry squadrons from the mountain garrisons to take them to Gerona.

On May 12th, the viceroy of Catalonia arrived in the city offering to support them with part of the Spanish army, and, in effect, with the darkness of night, he left for Hostalrich to meet the French and try to blockade them and cause damage to their numerically superior army before they reach the walls of Gerona.

When the French army moved, Viceroy Bournonville tried to stop them by fortifying a pass of the river Ter in Pont-Major, raising an artillery postion and some trenches , placing a battery, while the cavalry was in charge of closing the nearby mountain passes. Bournonville had 3,000 infantry and 2,000 horsemen to stop their enemy (roughly 15.000 or 16.000 men), holding the position during several attempts to cross the river by the French. The Spaniards sent musketeer mangas (wings) and dismounted dragoons that shot with sharpshooter precission...  1000 French cavalrymen, with some infantrymen also mounted, tried to cross the bridge, and many tried swimming ! but they could not, so they French went to a different position in order to outflank the fortified Spanish troops.

Finally the French only succeeded at crossing the river at night,  but without preventing the orderly withdrawal of the Spanish troops to Gerona, including all the guns, thanks to a valiant defense by troops of the Tercio de Barcelona, whose Sargento Mayor, Montaner, with selected musketeers, protected the artillery trayne back to Gerona, without losing a single cannon, leaving  Pont Major pass to the French.

So Bellefonds finally seized Pont-Major at night at the cost of some 1,000 casualties against 150 Spanish, and he fortified it, and formally initiating the siege of Gerona by placing detachments at all the passes.

With the arrival of artillery and reinforcements, Bellefonds' forces numbered between 16,000 and 17,000 troops.

So Bournonville faced with the imminence of the assault on Gerona, asked Barcelona for a reinforcement of a Tercio of relief. The city responded by raising a new Tercio of 600 men, plus a company of 60 to cover the losses of the Tercio de Barcelona. The new group left Barcelona on May 25th , 6 days after Bournonville's request. Barcelona agreed to pay for Gerona's defense to try to prevent herself from reaching the same situation.

The Viceroy left a garrison in Gerona of a little more than 3,400 men, not counting the citizens and peasants of Gerona, who defended their city and others who had come from Ampurdán. For their part, according to a report dated May 22, the French had a total of 13,920 men, including infantry and cavalry, which, with the migueletes and the Somatén from Roussillon, reached more than 16,000 troops.

So in Gerona, there were at least:

-Tercio de sevilla  "Old Purples"- D. Tomas Arias Pacheco

-Two German Regiments: Christian Baron Bek and other.

-Tercio of Gerona (town militia) colonel Dr. Juan Vilar

-Tercio de Barcelona

-Tercio de la Diputación

-Tercio de Granda -Antonio Serrano

-Tercio de la costa de granada

-Tercio de Toledo "old blues"- D. Manrique de Noroña

-300 dragones led by Sargento general de batalla D. Jose de Agulló

-Cavalry mounted and dismounted of several Trozos (regiments)

-various militia( of priests ! of the different guilds, students...)


On May 20th, the French began their siege and artillery settlement works. In the early morning of the 22nd the wall canvas began to be beaten between the half moons of "Santa Clara" and the "half moon of the Governor", continuing the bombardment until the 24th, firing between 1,500 and 2,000 gunshots of 20 to 36 pounds of field balls. It was considered a miracle of Saint Narcissus that only one soldier and one citizen died during the 3 days bombardment!

Just before the bombardment, some mangas of Spanish musketeers and 40 cavalry men, made a sortie and killed some siege workers and guards, but the French cavalry charged the "storm group" from the city, with little success, because they managed to come back to the city despite some casualities.

 after the bombardment, two breaches were made, one 20 feet (6 m) wide and an even larger one easily climbed by fallen rubble. To prevent the assault, the besieged raised a fortified barricade from the Santa Clara bastion to  the Governor's crescent, pulling people from both crescents to place them in defense of the barricades. This was protected by the 2,000 best musketeers in the garrison.

In the 2 breaches of the walls, the aformentioned barricades were built, with fascines and gabions, and the Spanish put 8 guns aiming to the wide breaches, the Germans of Von Bek, did a great job in those works. The Bishop of Gerona sent the troops good food and wine, because they did a good job during the bombardment days, building defensive works.

At dusk of May 24th, a French drummer appeared on behalf of Marshal Bellefonds demanding the surrender of the city. otherwise there would be no mercy except for women and children sheltered in churches...Faced with the lack of response, another French drummer arrived, both finally marching with a refusal to such a request.

The Spaniards prepared for an assault, the different Tercios were intermixed in the walls and the barricades (where the walls were breached), in the main barricade, fortified with gabions and fascines there were the main protagonists; General of Artillery Domingo Pignatelli,  and the Governor of the city, D. Carlos de Sucre, along Baron Christian Von Bek, and some of the maestros de campo (colonels) of the main Spanish tercios inside the city (Tercio de Sevilla, Tercio de Barcelona, Tercio de Toledo...).

There were other fortified places where the enemy were expected to attack, but it is not possible to describe all of them, but there were even a company of armed priests with the Tercios.

Within an hour of the Spanish refusal of surrender,  the French advance took place with 9 regiments with 5,000 or 6,000  men attacking the breaches!

 In the successive onslaughts, the Governor's and Santa Clara's crescent moons/bastions fell; the first taken by a Swiss regiment, saw its defenders massacred; the second bastion, conquered by a French German regiment, had better luck in giving these men mercy and taking them prisoner.

the Swiss at Governor's bastion tried to entrench themselves ther with fascines and dead bodies, but the Spaniards threw them grenades, powder charges, musket fire and other fire weapons with shrapnel shots, and finally the Swiss gave up their recently conquered position.

 They were repelled from the wall several times with musket shots and gunpowder charges, but they took cover with bodies and demolished materials and resisted. The main breach held up to four enemy advances, entering once up to 200 men, although they were repulsed. After that, some Spanish detachments attacked the crescents firing from the wall and managed to dislodge the enemy.

The Germans in French service who took Santa Clara's bastion, were inmediately counterattacked by a student company from the walls, and regular troops, using a bronze cannon with musket balls, inflicting the Germans great damage. That bastion was near a fountain with a statue of Saint Narcissus, the protector of Gerona, so the Spanish, according to contemporary documents, started to shout "fight the heretics!, Viva España, Viva San Narciso! Victoriaaaa!" and charged the confused Germans, who finally lost their position and run away without their weapons.

In the meantime, as these flank bastions fell and were recovered,  the main assault took place in the central fortified barricade, where the main leaders were.

The French assault was at follows; hundreds of "Enfants Perdús" or Forlorn hopes were formed, armed the first line or row with helmets, cuirasses, pikes and half pikes, also roundshiers or swordsmen with round shields! second and third lines there were the grenadiers with granadoes and axes, and after those "storm troops" 5000 men.

French attacks were brave, they reached the barricade, but the fire was so intense that non of the broke through the defenses,  cannons with musket balls, arquebuss and musket fire and also grenades and hand to hand combat followed... the killing was terrible. The French tried 3 times, in some points even 5 times, but all of them failed.

The French lost their most veteran troops. Nine French flags were taken from them, including the flag of regiment Furstemberg, called the invincible in those times,  and they had 3,000 casualties. On the Spanish side, the casualties were estimated at 100 dead and about 500 wounded.

Possibly the French marshal had lost since the beginning of the campaign about a third of his men, about 5,000. Many Germans from the French army deserted and Bellefonds had to confine all his people in Santa Eugenia to avoid escapes between May 26 and 30, hanging two German captains as an example to the others.

Bellefonds needed several days to bury their dead and take all their wounded to Figueras and Bàscara, where they had their hospitals, while the Spanish peasants and the troops dedicated themselves to the dispossession of the corpses. The marshal even commented that “if the King of Spain had this type of vassals in Flanders, so many towns would not be lost…”.



Gerona as it looked in 1684... but today ;)

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Despite this French defeat at the gates of Gerona, the situation of the campaign did not improve ostensibly for the Spanish, since Bellefonds remained in the Ampurdán with 11,000 men and the possibility of an attack by the French navy on Barcelona caused panic in the city. On the other hand, after a short siege, Cadaqués surrendered on June 26. The councilors of Barcelona, wrote worriedly to the Court asking for more money and men to prevent the fall of Rosas and Camprodon, places without which the whole of northern Catalonia would be irreversibly lost. Tensions between Catalan authorities and the Viceroy soon began, as the former accused the latter of inaction. However, the reality was that lack of means completely limited any offensive action on Bournonville's part. But Bournonville followed the French army at a prudential distance, and limited Spanish reinforcements arrived to Catalonia, from Valencia, Mallorca, Italian possessions and Andalucia.

Finally at this point, the truce came, and soon peace was signed, although war would start again in 1688 between the Grand Alliance and France...



French Order of Battle (in Spanish,  copy of a contemporary document)

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Well, as you can see, a long post... most of it just history, but I hope you found it useful!

 

Luckily part of the Order of Battle is already available in my collection, here some examples...

more in the blog in the future.


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Earthworks...

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French Artillery

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French officers

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Tercio de Barcelona

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Provincial Tercio (recruits)

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French siege officers

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Spanish miquelets guerrila

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Tercio de Toledo "Old Blues"

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Spanish officers

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Town Militia


Finally D. Carlos de Sucre, Governor of Gerona, with his targeteer bodyguard !

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Bibliography:

-Espino Lopez, Antonio.  "Las guerras de Cataluña"

-Espino Lopez, Antonio. "El frente catalán en la Guerra de los Nueve Años, 1689-1697"

-Claudio Girbal, Enrique. "El sitio de Gerona en 1684"
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Atheling on January 18, 2021, 11:35:21 AM
Fabulously crisp work  :-* :-* :-*

Great colour control too  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on January 18, 2021, 11:38:42 AM
Inspirational!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 18, 2021, 11:41:05 AM
Fabulously crisp work  :-* :-* :-*

Great colour control too  8)

thank you very much mate :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 18, 2021, 11:45:46 AM
Inspirational!  :-* :-*

thanks!!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on January 18, 2021, 11:54:51 AM
Lovely, many thanks for the potted history and beautiful troops and scenery.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 18, 2021, 12:00:21 PM
Most excellent  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Emir of Askaristan on January 18, 2021, 12:46:53 PM
Marvellous. Particularly liked your pictures of the town matching the illustration.
Excellent modelling too, not just painting.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Captain Blood on January 18, 2021, 01:20:09 PM
This is a great collection, carefully chosen, beautifully modelled and painted. A project made with love 8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 18, 2021, 02:01:58 PM
Brilliant work!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: skip on January 18, 2021, 08:17:22 PM
Great looking miniatures, nicely done
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: Lord Raglan on January 18, 2021, 08:28:38 PM
Delightful as usual mate
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: jambo1 on January 19, 2021, 04:58:46 AM
Great work, superb thread all round. Love the background history on your new project. :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 19, 2021, 09:00:47 AM
Lovely, many thanks for the potted history and beautiful troops and scenery.
Most excellent  8)

Many thanks guys for your kind words!

Marvellous. Particularly liked your pictures of the town matching the illustration.
Excellent modelling too, not just painting.

thanks! yeah, it is a beautiful town, and the old (early XX) illustration is nice too !
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 19, 2021, 09:02:36 AM
This is a great collection, carefully chosen, beautifully modelled and painted. A project made with love 8)

Many thanks Sir! yes, although it advances slowly...
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 18/01/2021 CAMPAIGN PROJECT GERONA 1684
Post by: chema1986 on January 19, 2021, 09:03:56 AM
Delightful as usual mate

Thanks Lord Raglan! I am glad we have a similar paralell project  ;)
Great work, superb thread all round. Love the background history on your new project. :)

Thanks mate, stay tuned for more soon :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: chema1986 on February 26, 2021, 12:07:36 PM
Hello friends, I have updated my blog with this new entry:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/02/french-enfants-perdus-late-xvii-c.html



I have finally finished another unit for my Gerona 1684 project. French "assault troops" and grenadiers, as described by witnesses to the battle:

The French assault was at follows; hundreds of "Enfants Perdús" or Forlorn hopes were formed, armed in the following manner " the first line or row with helmets, cuirasses, buckler/round shields and swords. The second and third lines there were troops with war axes and grenadiers". and after those assault troops,  5000 men.


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This assault took place during the summer of 1684, I guess this kind of troops were also used in other sieges in late XVII c. but I was surprised to know that as late as in 1684, there were still in use in the French army such an old fashioned armed soldiers, with the helmet, back and breast plate, buckler and sword. But I fell in love with the description of them and had to paint a unit for myself!


The leader of the unit is Captain Jacques Sauvage, a grenadier veteran of the War of Devolution, and Franco Dutch War ... He was successful in the siege of Lille in 1667, the siege of Maastricht 1673 and the siege of Valenciennes in 1677. He has spent the last two decades fighting the Dutch, Spaniards and Imperials,  and now, in the summer of 1684 his unit was ready and in front of the gates of Gerona, an easy task, or so he had been told...

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Well, monsieur Sauvage is a fictional character of my campaign, but  all the rest is historical, I have painted the unit in the uniform of regiment de "La Reine", a regiment present at the siege of Gerona. I thought about using several uniforms in the same in unit, something common in this kind of ad hoc units for sieges, but the miniatures have the French classical helmet, and that helmet was issued only to native French and Swiss, not to German regiments in French service, and there were German soldiers from regiments Furstemberg or La Marck in the general assault against the walls, so I could not paint soldiers from these regiments with the miniatures I had, so finally only regiment "La Reine"

The miniature of the leader, as I said in the previous post of the blog, is by Tercio Creativo, and although it is inspired by a 17th century French soldier, it is NOT historical, since it wears a tabard with the fleur de lis, as if it were a king's musketeer, and a classic helmet typical of france from 1660, but is very nice and well sculpted so I could not resist using him for my enfants perdús.

Following the contemporary description of the French assault on the main breach of the Gerona wall, I wanted to represent an assault unit armed with breastplate and back, helmet, buckler and sword, and behind them soldiers armed with axes or halbers and finally grenadiers in the third row.

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(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4rivQ2-taB4/YDYbgWWYEXI/AAAAAAAAEEc/xqa2ZqxY8dIqBzkRnvgIqD2iFp67649bACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3689.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-csdSc9gfHqw/YDYbg8RCW9I/AAAAAAAAEEg/_FWHMP4qKLsOoPcifUOFaAg6JOw3eU5HgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3692.jpg)


Most of them are conversions of miniatures from Northstar 1672 French range and one from Dixons, with plastic weapons from Warhammer (axes/halberds) and Warlord games (swords and pistol) the bucklers, since I didn't have 17th century bucklers on hand, I had to resort to some Sassanid shields from Aventine, and then another one made of green stuff made a from a 30 years war miniature.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zik8WmSlJ6w/YDYbtk-WPUI/AAAAAAAAEEo/PQdXa6MGtzUg_GSrZJHg1WvFVjJY_vybQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3670.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQ8O0BrzuJY/YDYbtpLAHXI/AAAAAAAAEEk/IhelgdyppBEB-KWDEjFXNLXmP02v6ecvQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3671.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0JJayX3kM8o/YDYbtww6BNI/AAAAAAAAEEs/mtuq4aBzxR4nqse86tlm4_Jl3SSTEjNVQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3675.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4no1JT7_iKw/YDYbu_6BZ8I/AAAAAAAAEEw/upgVviFS4gEQ6-LJcoX3J90ngAxn4m0fACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3676.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uSkDxCtgjgk/YDYbvPqaOuI/AAAAAAAAEE0/GHo1msWSMEscRt8ivEAMWGIRs8UOAu3vgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3678.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n_nC6vWu--o/YDYbvejdXdI/AAAAAAAAEE4/k8DRwgIVCLUJwsTlNuFmSMiS1ZYy-RRdgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3682.jpg)


Finally, I like to base this kind of unit in individual round bases, in order to use them in skirmish games too.




I hope you like them!

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 26, 2021, 12:18:49 PM
Top job  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: valleyboy on February 26, 2021, 07:55:22 PM
Those really are nice and crisp, well done
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: Lord Raglan on February 26, 2021, 09:14:40 PM
Some beautiful painting on these latest additions mate
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: Paul Richardson on February 27, 2021, 08:51:55 AM
Really excellent work
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: Ranthony on February 27, 2021, 08:58:45 AM
Very nice work there.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: DintheDin on February 28, 2021, 08:03:47 AM
Impressive job! Neat painting and excellent shading! Excellent vignettes! Congrats!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: chema1986 on March 01, 2021, 09:28:29 AM
Top job  8)


Many thanks :)
Those really are nice and crisp, well done

thanks mate!

many thanks, I hope to see your updates soon too!


Many thanks Master!!


Really excellent work
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 26/02/2021 French Enfants Perdús & Grenadiers
Post by: chema1986 on March 01, 2021, 09:32:05 AM
Impressive job! Neat painting and excellent shading! Excellent vignettes! Congrats!

many thanks for your kind words!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery: 29/04/2021 Encampment and French reinforcements
Post by: chema1986 on April 29, 2021, 08:24:58 AM
Hi guys, in the last few weeks I updated my blog with some XVII c. stuff:

My French Grenadiers for my Gerona 1684 project

A military camp

French regiment Montroux  1690...

I leave you here the link for the details of  the mentioned posts:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/




My good old Dixons miniatures French Grenadier Etranger for 1684 battle of Gerona:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gf6g0RYQp9Q/YGLdd4A1WlI/AAAAAAAAEJ4/jWkLGiF3TxUe0UzqZ6LzpmtjZQQp6FKvACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5564.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qtz1Ce2mFvA/YGLdno7u_ZI/AAAAAAAAEKE/8p8UAG6yFPUxAw4puLJ5G7qMd-1D3F_SQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5558.jpg)


XVII C Military encampment, for several nationalities and periods... TYW, ECW, Franco Dutch, League of Augsburg, Wss...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z5g62a5YkkQ/YG1ohDVw7vI/AAAAAAAAEL0/LgObFx7jegs2t54S2-RsTmpoIPh9xr9DQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5534.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yjU_4IeAcYQ/YHQRMPtV9jI/AAAAAAAAEMc/DSzL_qYIW2IH-cAZgPAQIZqBajGr3YEdACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6142.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47xExVZq3VI/YHQRMLlExII/AAAAAAAAEMY/j7q1qiWEcswSgRYdHQrCJod3Gd1fSGekgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6146.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RfhQvgGfeYQ/YHQRLwhL6TI/AAAAAAAAEMU/a5sT-GAeMD8TYKAve1l5EwSNBqldgi9mQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6148.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bmjEqO0NB3Y/YHQRNOSFrgI/AAAAAAAAEMk/z0SnBe7h1XMINCcq23MWJZ7yQ97YfR5hQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6156.jpg)



Finally,  some re touches and flag swaps to an old painted unit, and now I have a new French Regiment for my League of Augsburg War collection :)


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cWqbQYmQhkI/YIKWbCoLGSI/AAAAAAAAEOY/lQJcRZ_mPRQWfhWQtq-SEAmVR5HXk9OQACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6578.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRW7DCxpcAo/YIKWcO08AmI/AAAAAAAAEOc/QgspuiogINsioMU9cCDjgEs9AOT_Mid_ACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6583.jpg)


As a pleasant surprise, I was lucky enough to find on Ebay, a couple of very nicely painted French units that now are part of my collection. (these 2 units,  Regiment Montcashel and Dauphin Gendarmes, were not painted by me)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aPkfZqN9OEo/YIl7FukW4YI/AAAAAAAAEPM/KE9gQCjb10wM-yeNXpg4hADe5O8mL2gbQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6773.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:29/04/2021 Encampment and French reinforcements
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 29, 2021, 08:34:07 AM
Lovely  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:29/04/2021 Encampment and French reinforcements
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 29, 2021, 10:04:16 AM
Your stuff is always great, but I particularly like how you got the canvas on those tents. I have not cracked that yet.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:29/04/2021 Encampment and French reinforcements
Post by: Bloggard on April 29, 2021, 07:12:43 PM
wonderful stuff  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:29/04/2021 Encampment and French reinforcements
Post by: chema1986 on April 30, 2021, 07:43:51 AM
Many thanks guys!

Your stuff is always great, but I particularly like how you got the canvas on those tents. I have not cracked that yet.

thanks mate,  I did it with an airbrush :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:17/05/2021 War of Devolution command base
Post by: chema1986 on May 17, 2021, 10:56:59 AM
Hello mates,

another quick update of my late XVII c. in my blog:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/05/marquis-of-castel-rodrigo-spanish.html


In this  post I just wanted to show you my latest addition to a parallel project I am doing, which is the War of Devolution, a transition conflict between 30 Years War/Franco Spanish War and Franco Dutch War, I mean transition in terms of uniforms and equipment, because it occured in late 1660' decade.


The general I have painted is Marquis of Castel Rodrigo, Francisco de Moura Corte Real (13 December 1621 – 26 November 1675) was a Portuguese nobleman who served as Viceroy of Sardinia and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. Despite being Portuguese, his family remained loyal to Spain when the Portuguese revolt began in 1640.

The miniature is a full conversion from a North Star 1672 French pikeman lower body, and 1898 miniatures "Don Juan Jose of Austria"  upper half body. I am quite pleased with the look of the miniature, in my opinion it has the look of a 1660' military leader, with the blackened armor and the distinctive collar of that time, just before cravattes became more popular.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mh0EeuiuvKo/YKBEdB-iz7I/AAAAAAAAEQw/Yb-ZdaN2w00s-s29859G2R2xGx6aVD69QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7371.jpg[img]

[img]https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SdUVcYptC74/YIe_Jou2mNI/AAAAAAAAEOw/5DjB9wgghRwuqDi6t6cp9otNZypuc1Y9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s474/D._FRANCISCO_DE_MOURA_CORTE_REAL.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-60gtpDQ7rxM/YKBE1KiqFTI/AAAAAAAAEQ8/_fa-eoHk8soDyeK1FK9l3L_mWgHXJ5GTgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7356.jpg)

the other miniature is a Walloon ensign, in Dutch or English armour, I used muted tones for the coat, as I have seen these kind of colours in contemporary paintings like this one:

the miniature is a pikeman from North Star 1672.  The flag was made by the very talented Mats Elzinga, using Castel Rodrigo's coat of arms in one side of the flag, and Spanish royal coat (of 1667) in the other side of the flag.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-k8YBwIcH6Ss/YKBE1FDHC2I/AAAAAAAAERA/V3ZlI99KiCcvqgVBt-u1YVLt1tvGrKapQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7363.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--4zAV6d-Ugk/YKBE1M5keoI/AAAAAAAAEQ4/aCB_Ke_OqvMzHYN954nEnxxEL2s8DdzuQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7368.jpg)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mBpVHJCX--M/YKBE1j_xthI/AAAAAAAAERE/5AFclkAeWj84pxqQ9O9Rl8kOct5UVeiBgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7370.jpg)


Cheers!







I made a blog entry with a piece of history for this conflict here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-defense-of-dendermonde-1667.html



Under Castel Rodrigo's administration, the Spanish Netherlands suffered a French invasion during the War of Devolution.  After the peace of the Pyrinees in 1659, Spanish forces in Flanders were at its minimum, and no soldiers were sent from Spain or Italy in the last 4 years, so Marquis of Castel Rodrigo had to resort to Imperial troops and some German regiments in order to bolster the defenses of the Spanish Netherlands.

Despite his efforts, when the Louis XIV invaded the country with 70.000 troops,   the governor had only 20.000 troops, and he placed them in the most important fortified cities,  so the first year of the war, a lot of villages and towns fell into French hands in a Baroque "Blitzkrieg". In 1668, Spain signed peace with Portugal and sent several thousands men to reinforce the Army of Flanders, also the rest of the countries, feared a full French conquest of the area and forced the Sun King to sign a peace treaty in favourable terms.



Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:17/05/2021 War of Devolution (1667-68) command base
Post by: Hu Rhu on May 17, 2021, 05:54:54 PM
Wonderful painting.  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:17/05/2021 War of Devolution (1667-68) command base
Post by: Paul Richardson on May 18, 2021, 11:17:40 AM
Lovely painting and a great conversion. I just love to see top conversions like this one.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:17/05/2021 War of Devolution (1667-68) command base
Post by: chema1986 on May 19, 2021, 08:15:26 AM
Wonderful painting.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

many thanks mate

Lovely painting and a great conversion. I just love to see top conversions like this one.

Thanks Paul,  I think converting miniatures for this period is one of the things I like most of our hobby.  The manufacturers are scarce, so converting is the only way to have more poses and variety.

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: chema1986 on May 31, 2021, 07:40:52 AM
Hello guys,


new blog post here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/05/28mm-william-prince-of-orange-1672.html


In this post I want to introduce you to my "command base" of my small Dutch army for  the Franco Dutch War of 1672-1678: William III of Orange, as commander-in-chief of the army, accompanied by a musketeer and a mounted trumpeteer.


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-swAAyVwVcuE/YLQCrX0eTrI/AAAAAAAAES8/G_2Q6KaCLzsUhfpbzZv9sog8qlqlxVXEACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7981.jpg)




my inspiration was this painting:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JysH-pzXdmk/YLCog831NOI/AAAAAAAAESk/QJD2UgCUD44455O-KQ39SwOT4yssjAwrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/2.jpg)


            mounted trumpeteer on the left, on foot, and William on the right, dressed in green



The miniatures are from Warfare Miniatures and North Star 1672;

-William is from Warfare Miniatures, unmodified, I have only added some shoulder ribbons (from Front Rank), the miniature is a good sculpt, very recommended. I have painted it inspired by the aforementioned painting. he is riding a white horse. For the painting I used Vallejo and Foundry paints, especially for the horse, I used the Foundry Triad of "Artic Grey" until reaching white, I am satisfied with this triad because it makes smooth transitions between triad colors, and as the paint has little covering power , leaves a subtle transition from grey to white. As a negative point of these paints, is that painting over the dark gray primer is very time consuming because they cover very little and several layers are needed ... so my strange advice is: paint the first layer with a grey (Vallejo) and over it, paint the Foundry triad.

           (https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lYkNyR6F8Xc/YLQDAi-YpsI/AAAAAAAAETU/dWBuhneNlJEtXhV90R5bYD-BLX96hoVwwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7995.jpg)                                   



-The musketeer is a Dutch musketeer from North Star 1672, painted as a member of  Konigsmark regiment, inspired by the fantastic illustration in Bruno Mugnai's book, "WARS AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV VOLUME 1 :The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1660-1687" this book is an absoluty MUST for all of you interested on Franco Dutch war or Dutch military...   The painting was fast and simple as it is only in blue. I used Foundry blue triad.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JCWLi8rs-QY/YLCq1_374nI/AAAAAAAAESs/SxRm8P7HhV4Bunn7jf2Sz4SE0FLStgYBACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/120277653_3399201260178070_4145162986388275550_n.jpg)

                                                       Konigsmark's musketeer on the left.




Finally, the horseman with the trumpet is from Warfare Miniatures, from Gardes te Paard, with his characteristic uniform, with the loose sleeves,  sold by Barry Hilton's great range of late XVII miniatures.  I painted it in red, like in the painting in a different color than the rest of his unit, typical of the musicians of that time. I was not brave enough to paint the "W" and the crown over it in the back of the trumpeteer's coat... maybe in the future, when I paint the whole cavalry unit.


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IdCZPXpqqX4/YLQC_l6oaqI/AAAAAAAAETI/Ip0AeccsJJ0OJzX80pZeeMNyHoUWDedxACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7984.jpg)
                                               

On the cornet "pennant" or whatever is called in English the cloth that hangs from the trumpet/Bugle I have tried (within my limited possibilities) to hand-paint the Orange-Nassau coat of arms, I hate painting those little things and I am a huge fan of decals and pre made flags, but in this case I had no choice but to paint it free hand, please don't judge me harsly.

The base is mdf with a little bit of DAS PRONTO putty in order to place William on a somewhat higher ground.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ukd_auAFOC0/YLQC_j2UaqI/AAAAAAAAETE/vCLW3AnoHmwFNLybbQwXhBAJtR42dfotQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7983.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ifgREVxwks8/YLQC_hUwDcI/AAAAAAAAETM/KNXIlsC289gJi2w9sfSKImQmjwt3nE7jACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7988.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0VM4-rJuPiY/YLQDAPb2z7I/AAAAAAAAETQ/8HBKRgsy7p4rDrCm7aRkZ2CTkEGGNakBgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7993.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QgWaI7B3wlY/YLQDAtc_d0I/AAAAAAAAETY/XgGEkQUGwOgtNd1PALliOJ2VugC0dRJ4QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_7996.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YEdKZsz4rk4/YLQDA-nCYzI/AAAAAAAAETc/agB9pdrxtZwo6y9C0GkTMf1U98-koKGrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_8001.jpg)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: AdamPHayes on May 31, 2021, 07:47:03 AM
Lovely command stand. I think your freehand on the pennant gets across the idea of the coat of arms very successfully.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: Friends of General Haig on May 31, 2021, 09:46:23 AM
Lovely command base and very interesting background 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: Hu Rhu on May 31, 2021, 01:43:41 PM
Wonderful painting on that command stand  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: chema1986 on May 31, 2021, 02:09:01 PM
Thank you very much, mates  ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: DintheDin on June 01, 2021, 09:24:41 AM
You worked on every fine detail! Amazing result! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:31/05/2021 WILLIAM III command base
Post by: bigredbat on June 02, 2021, 10:33:26 AM
Yes loving those!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Petard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 27, 2021, 08:01:55 AM
Hello guys,

It has been a while since last time I updated this post! In the last months I was more in a WW2 mood, and also the summer holydays kept me far from my XVII c project, but now I am back here, and now is the turn of some newbies

French Petard
Blog : https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/09/french-petard-xvii-c-siege-party-for.html

This unit is intended for my project "The Siege of Gerona 1684", shown previously in this blog (just tag "Gerona 1684"), although as the pétard is in a separate base, I can use it for games set in 30 Years War or English Civil War  or Franco Dutch War...

The soldiers are French, from "La Reine" regiment, present at the historical battle, I like their uniform, so finally I went for them instead of other famous regiments that assaulted the walls of Gerona after a heavy bombardment.

These guys are ready to join my previously painted armoured enfants perdús and grenadiers to storm the breach!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-neu_ZAEHU0E/YU0TGdQPxMI/AAAAAAAAEig/NjHhcE1_v14d-GRfXoyIO-xuEkIrZP2uQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2899.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4F46QhfZ1Bg/YU0TGS_RiRI/AAAAAAAAEik/6Z3N5FUYfqYEAT2lgCMJWmugM-9nA9BewCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2900.jpg)

The miniatures are a mixture of Wargames Foundry and Dixon's Grand Alliance, both ranges are quite old, but still very nice with a lot of personality, I love both of them although  they are more in the small size compared to more recent North Star 1672 or Front Rank.

There are also minor conversions; the officer with partizan is Foundry Marlburian officer, I cut and trimmed his tricorn, and put him a broad brimmed had and plume instead, also a shoulder ribbon from Front Rank and a partizan by Bicorne miniatures.

The other conversion is a Dixon's grenadier throwing his grenade, he had originally a tricorn too, but it was cut and substituted by a informal tricorn or slouch hat.

Finally the paints are a mix of Foundry triads and Vallejo, I like to mix different shades of light grey to my units in order to break the monotony, this time I used Vallejo neutral grey for some and Citadel Rakarth Flesh+Ivory for the rest.

 I specially like the the tones of some Foundry triads like Buff Leather and Dark African Flesh, I use them a lot for creamy tones and dark browns.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mIxYwkHfFA4/YU0TX_jOx3I/AAAAAAAAEi0/9hEjHZig20MntRODAxo-fujSccNH9iNngCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2906.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfwwYk7yh_o/YU0TX4N_JII/AAAAAAAAEi4/6tCl8xeJwIkI1u37-Vtprv72heXaqjPIwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2907.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kSyib5Hz4is/YU0TX6nrJ8I/AAAAAAAAEiw/zTWKFjHE-hQjaDlpNNVHHJIWqumlkJWlQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2908.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rNqRaIXK2TM/YU0TZ9tZVqI/AAAAAAAAEjQ/oHR6267Pb7Itmye13KbFV9uTRRDTOdQowCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2917.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RStjIy-ITy8/YU0TaUAp-VI/AAAAAAAAEjc/_nRFZhJ4aeIe09XfeB53IF7L1I0RsRR-gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2920.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bYgxFGs3iyA/YU0Tn2hdyDI/AAAAAAAAEjo/yZ_Utxsbo-4JGfTKOpVfOBoqprOqEt01gCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2923.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KKK4KgshLJ0/YU0TpAIjmGI/AAAAAAAAEj0/POJLiIFIz8QcNXNCT2pygDyIXf8S6_0GgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2930.jpg)



TERCIO OF DRAGOONS VALANZART
blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/09/tercio-of-dragoons-vanderpitvalensart.html

Now there is the turn of a unit I painted a while ago, but never featured here, Tercio of Valanzart I did not showed before because I misinterpreted the colors of the uniform, which should be all green, and I painted in green with blue facings because I thought that this unit later became "Dragones de Batavia", during War of Spanish Succession, and that is true... BUT during late XVII the uniform was different from the WSS so now I am thinking about repainting in green the blue parts.

The miniatures are Front Rank 28mm French dragoons from WSS but the Spaniards used in some Tercios the same cap for their Dragoons in Flanders, so I used those miniatures as I am a big fan of Front Rank miniatures.  I like to base my dragoons in individual bases and sabot bases because they usually  fought in a skirmish mode until the very end of the century.

On January 12, 1676, a Tercio of  dragoons were raised in the Netherlands by patent awarded to Niklaus Hartmann to participate in the war in Holland. The command passed the following year to Vandewin Vanderpit and in 1684 to Theodore de Valanzart, with whom the unit participated in the  League of Augsburg War.

The flag was taken from the book "Spanish Armies of the League of Augsburg War".

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X1OvWYuHhhI/YTh9xvt6tcI/AAAAAAAAEgY/JTa0zgpa3Ts6-xl-KTaQ2irvlfiBz0xsACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2406.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BA7Rvu3jo5M/YTh9xsbUiWI/AAAAAAAAEgU/FwiZMtbws80Cxh83A9gUDYiRRzhFcfMHwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2409.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jbjdf03QFsc/YTh9yoVwtZI/AAAAAAAAEgg/5tL19Q6vt5EVfUuJ-EoAk1hbIueHtFLRACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2411.jpg)

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: has.been on September 27, 2021, 09:57:21 AM
Nice to see you back with the pretty wars.
Up to your usual high standard.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Friends of General Haig on September 27, 2021, 10:21:43 AM
Wow!  Stunning paint jobs all around  :o

Love them all - inspirational stuff 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 27, 2021, 10:29:31 AM
Superb  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: marianas_gamer on September 27, 2021, 10:55:38 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 27, 2021, 11:00:44 AM
All of your painting is brilliant but I particularly like those dragoons.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 27, 2021, 04:17:28 PM
Nice to see you back with the pretty wars.
Up to your usual high standard.

Many thanks mate!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 27, 2021, 04:19:01 PM
Wow!  Stunning paint jobs all around  :o

Love them all - inspirational stuff 👍

Glad you like them mate!

Superb  8)
Many thanks !!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 27, 2021, 04:20:33 PM
All of your painting is brilliant but I particularly like those dragoons.

Thanks, Front Rank miniatures are the easiest to paint, with all those chunky details :)


Very nice!

thanks!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Galloping Major on September 28, 2021, 09:04:20 AM
A superbly conducted project  :-*



www.gallopingmajorwargames.co.uk (http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.co.uk)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: DintheDin on September 29, 2021, 05:02:24 AM
First rate jobs! You picked up all the details down to the smallest one of these fine sculpts!   
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Lord Raglan on September 29, 2021, 07:15:54 AM
Beautifully done my friend 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Bloggard on September 29, 2021, 10:32:35 AM
oh aye. top class.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 29, 2021, 10:54:13 AM
A superbly conducted project  :-*



www.gallopingmajorwargames.co.uk (http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.co.uk)

thanks sir!


thanks for your kind comment mate!

Beautifully done my friend 👍

Thanks ;) I will slowly expand the armies,   did you finish yours ??
First rate jobs! You picked up all the details down to the smallest one of these fine sculpts!   
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on September 29, 2021, 10:54:35 AM
oh aye. top class.

many thanks!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: DonFabrizio on October 01, 2021, 09:41:55 AM
fabulous work on a very interesting period! keep up the good work:)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Bloggard on October 01, 2021, 11:30:30 AM
these are so good, with the lovely chiaroscuro effect that must come across so well even at tabletop distance, that it's making  me think I really should give black-undercoating another go, properly , finally.


Never understood it conceptually, and the difficulty of getting good coverage etc, but as most people use it these days, it must be 'me'.

but obviously some get better results with it than others as seen here!

Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Paul Richardson on October 03, 2021, 11:16:45 AM
Tremendous work.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: chema1986 on October 04, 2021, 08:07:24 AM
Many thanks guys!!

these are so good, with the lovely chiaroscuro effect that must come across so well even at tabletop distance, that it's making  me think I really should give black-undercoating another go, properly , finally.


Never understood it conceptually, and the difficulty of getting good coverage etc, but as most people use it these days, it must be 'me'.

but obviously some get better results with it than others as seen here!



thanks mate, although I don't use black undercoat nowadays, I use dark grey or dark brown undercoat because I have better coverage and the black outlining is done sometimes manually with thinned black paint or with a dark wash (Citadel).
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
Post by: Bloggard on October 04, 2021, 08:54:26 AM
ah, blimey, how interesting!

my one concerted attempt at 'dark' undercoating' was with a dark brown funnily enough. Still found getting coverage very difficult.

your approach achieves a great 'look' anyway.

thinking about going zenithal again - black undercoat - drybrushed white (can't get on with airbrushes).
didn't work when I tried it before, but that was with contrast paints, which didn't mask the grainy nature of the dry-brush well enough.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN: Artillery Earthworks
Post by: chema1986 on October 25, 2021, 09:23:45 AM
 Hello mates,

I have just updated my blog with this thread:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/10/terrain-month-28mm-artillery-position.html?showComment=1635147495666#c5894652180376306918


I read on Twitter that October was indeed #Terraintober, a month in which a wargamer should paint a piece of scenery, so I thought about my half built earthworks that have been laying around for months and started working on that unfinished project (from a long list of unfinished projects!).

So here it is, I just have finished the artillery position from scratch, made of expanded polystyrene, beach sand, wooden stirring sticks /balsa wood and Renedra's plastic gabions. I added Warfare Miniatures  "Chevaux de Frisie" and also some bits from good old Warhammer 6th edition Empire cannon.

It has been a pretty easy project, with just some basic airbrush and drybrush paintjob.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjfCwI27eIUKFpZT-S2GcN5gRepj9GqtQlVzaf1-klXmHrdxVIC-lidr4qdyBqaZhjOnB3NYjQB6DBDwW8TYX9eOivk4xn9798pAjxPtZFF37Mt89eiIf0i3-tu9hgn_aU7plaosIujr7TQhSMRksCIjkysLkxXZPpWxKwRDCEv7oxJtv_srFfFKpzrcw=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiaJtIw_8hfGV6oRhq8NW1Fun3OazPVzyzuRUJHREOglWeQ-whQ8INmUscw97tSRmR7kh-dbKFRkIVVSR1_QPVbmpB_qhrq0hxGXvfPITpsQamAz1FyofDHhIzFunYZlzQpASkFeJWzOo1PC4ETMAGWmDxlUM56UWmK6CstAk9eV2hZYo3UJTnCdHhxMg=s2048)

I added also some static grass because the whole thing seemed a littled boring to me, just in earthy brown tones. Also the details here and there break the monotony.



the building was easy and fun, although not as quick as I initially thought, because of the 2 part plastic gabions. I built the artillery position before getting my 3d printed gabions... So next time I build earthworks, I will use my 3D printed gabions and my recently ordered Avanpost positions !

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhT-SnHT6ElJOfpUu-pVGdhzVgfsObJvNdCMzrSrHTslTsUjmJAAM4bTOo0dOE4dJqrRKCmgV89bO9cfUMLekjVe2xvnBMdv2qKapXMvYNlf-Ith49i0k6jB66EZnqWbXpNh60rStI01oUeFwXRBHNXTgeQR_zN9fTyOhuruYy8sH3fSErqDGO2WmOmSw=s2048)

For the sand, I mixed PVA glue with beach sand from my area, and art store cheap brown paint and covered the whole thing (but the gabions and wood!) then just I airbrushed the main colours with Vallejo paints thinned with airbrush thinner (Ammo Mig) and It worked perfectly, the Vallejo Model Color range is fully "airbrushable" I recommend it for terrain and big things.



Here is the finish result with different miniatures just  to give an idea of the size

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgiiLMjk5e7bpQ_LwYaZCqJBHkZ5bqhyZo5DOCDBxrg_GI5W_8kkY3DMk0ZH_BVPF-g4jFjQ4TkmltmsnW8E2Wlo_eps6f1lYNMK_yCAI5JL7UrDBEHFyz-QE944awYaZNem0Zf0oponB2YDDSvXpUDS-M53bd2XvbGq76IZDR5tyPyMi0W4haC_KfhSA=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh2j7BXXDQkS7X5gWw76DwrXmzRTuKpoz_bzCYM9fcQ9YZKIrerRlkp9BRYLqVsMi9bLXpJCP_6HZIFrz0zgw9jRp3XATo0h-WVeCqnSR6vztWS3FUT_8XJzFTCQrNuhHNpStybRwrPBqEmqhBwe8CtUw8PkGnTMQuvgtjmLGVNDoVNaiVf60j15af_NA=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiSwadFTmlWM2jlW6I5JXGQ0ZIltyn_OwRCBj3ozOhv3-m3mv1VEg5HiJBDOtXUCTPK6DrdpMbS1QNzm0cCIm-yXRcef7AI8PLzslPGvyyH8ehOt6zFWO4OFhG6PDdy8pLLYksgPjuuWfRST8M4n7WJsdIMoK7-lLYsuDACj-IWyEPv9eclUEf_GBJWIQ=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhyLtxjIU-2hJewrf_MRs-_q8vhCouoAxeaG5Q8X_ZhVYdqaPcSibhvfT4UtzLOHTEQxCwf90-LqpuRXAarPaazpCkVt0P3knCLh_PZXZEBc2m8n5L7NMllTt69SA8jOtgH41ddeBSuadYbA-yIP3X0BNtm6tCCoSBM8tWsqpeKNxs-__u_XmJ7hf8LaA=s2048)

Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: Digits on October 25, 2021, 09:32:10 AM
That looks SUPERB!    Great terrain piece fella.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on October 25, 2021, 12:51:48 PM
Brilliant piece of terrain.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: AdamPHayes on October 25, 2021, 06:25:47 PM
Great job!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: Paul Richardson on October 26, 2021, 07:37:54 AM
Excellent
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: chema1986 on October 26, 2021, 09:07:35 AM
Many thanks guys!  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: Friends of General Haig on October 27, 2021, 11:28:01 AM
Superb looking artillery position 👍

(Also a good reminder that I also have that Avanpost artillery position in the stash 🤔!)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 27, 2021, 12:05:34 PM
Lovely  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: chema1986 on October 28, 2021, 08:04:15 AM
Superb looking artillery position 👍

(Also a good reminder that I also have that Avanpost artillery position in the stash 🤔!)

Thanks Sir! I hope to see yours here soon ;)

Lovely  :)

Thanks TerrainMaster!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
Post by: bluewillow on November 01, 2021, 07:19:02 PM
Fabulous terrain piece

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/2021 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: chema1986 on December 10, 2021, 11:52:51 AM
Hello guys,
I have a new post on my blog:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/12/speedpaintingquickshade-tercio-de.html

A couple of months ago I bought from a Facebook friend, Richard O' Connor, a bunch of (mostly) upainted miniatures from North Star 1672, but also 9 painted miniatures in green and yellow uniform, from Tercio of Barcelona in its first uniform for the early 1670's. They were based in round single bases, so I thought about rebase them on my regular 4cm x 4cm bases for infantry, and also painted the rest of miniatures in order to get a full unit (usually 16 infantry models in my armies).

I wanted this to be made "fast" so I took several models I had, like the "French" grenadier on the left from Northstar 1672, a Reiver Castings new Spanish model, and new Spaniard musketeers from Northstar 1672. 

In order to paint them quickly, I airbrushed them all in green, and then just applied a basecoat of all the others colors. They were ready for the Quickshade application! I slapped on the thing all over the miniatures, lightly thinned with White Spirit, and then leave them to dry for 48 hours... Then I re applied the basecoat colours and some minor highlights (2-3 coats of lighter colors), then a matt varnish coat, and they were ready to fight. 

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjO58rrFDtWwlM__6XsqPmxBAlxhBd-63OsmzHk5V_tmPD55cXTBz8ZzOS49CtJkTFFjP-oytW0xgDaDYda-n5oCsEIvaQtAPNdKSF8ZOt9WYrH08fFVckkYWW1HV6p8gNU7Q5SdAiozkjJcHaFnRJCYhqMtHprbAGErG7YppN_5bznUfi7pM0kB2sVjw=s2048)

That is why this Tercio was speed painted...because I had half unit painted already by another painter, and the other part, quickly painted with the Quickshade method!

The blue flag with Barcelona´s coat of arms is from Minairons miniatures, a Spanish based company, the other one, generic with the Burgundy cross... I don't remember.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ot_4dq-hOI8/XYCbPQpmlCI/AAAAAAAACdU/EZdYyJVcSHUJlMRmgztlsCeARzrx4o1TACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/SOLDATS%2BN%25C2%25BA%2B7%2BCATALANS0015.jpg)



They are now ready to take part in Catalonian campaign against Schombergs' French forces, that were defeated in Bellegarde fortress and Maureillas field battle in 1673-4.  You can read that action here in the blog :

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/02/franco-dutch-war-spanish-victories-at.html


I have another post in this blog dealing with Tercio de Barcelona, but in its later uniform:


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLUJQ_3bXwc/XYMx8AfIxpI/AAAAAAAACeI/Z_tkuz5_mFEAg-7NERwtWljyxeU6BH5iQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-5875.JPG)

you can read it here :

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2019/09/late-xvii-c-tercio-de-barcelona.html




Here you have more shots of the unit:
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgHB_OJ-wTcEzfELLDYYIcUyVCe4d0tXos_62M0gBK-eWH3WzsptMr_dOF3ZlkG2bnSf4NmE6KYNUYfQG77onIM4-XG1vTw3nsKaxKuAO68v9N2bi5sg1fCz35DhvLnt7eT6XGTX_ECHG1qiIa03LkB6Mwf3_zNu0yywy-vGED7POX-GqXQ8IVS9zhkdw=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhk4mK8ddUI4rY7oSYPcxQKvoIt7KsdAoSkCupaGiZuNTvlXSAsXuzz1u_vTpXKdiavHFqjSx4HyVAzCu6AljBMc3tPJQ5EcGA5IB82JvSXTFnhu9rCZN1GWAK5EzBnkPlyiL5abjPWLFLCDpZ9I72-ngs7YRADeE3i2OdvB4UC9gzW-84His0-Fp_VWA=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjqtje4HurXidz99xmz-YzOeEnPOV4Sh8GRW2Dyw-_WDGv36iki-MYyWxgP4EtTf-QMFUz23xcSIfvYWuQ--8ERmLqP-G5E5TdLl0uc0_juxBZjvN36qwx-Px9viKcUXzgQ7_5QJUXOm6YkdoSrUeBrhkzAXeOkvP_om695JG8di8ySf0jhydNCyI4ReQ=s2048)


(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiCupQsYDKDEOZi6-_FxpfVObg051zOh7OqzMj9J4JkomTzdbSPt1Vm3f-ihJAsoCT_8retLqEkLPf7a8s8cwZhRbKBG5Vwp_x-rhYMFYnXhp29PoQ_gvXMF5yAf9n_CGlXuF3VAmtqCmLTRIEIMOOd1PDujgfCXVYLVwnAwekYEe6tfBCRNKtyuz4UMw=s640)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj-EtbxqEiM1647g5eDTCtiUFvwgS4_FOKNcXiTuyWbk9Hq-8nuGXIKt3kl_3HMpVvwjLthzviuBeOaytDAkPrfqfdtLsPAbdIScAhHT4CC8cSq48LlsLkzHltVCVvYmvQGfP0JLakJa4lqt85v0rhaRpfVgt0F-pUX_2wrlGO49qHCGCZZ3h9NNUf5_w=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgmcdZO9LLg6Cx1OPHi6m-wmLMrg0rHcFAfSnS9zt5dfGgpLOC5kU4_KJY39d6BQ4YFHrOo6kSem82QvHRkkvx9iH7uPrHXtJxYdgDPO7F-VewWG4yec6AURqauV-xMSFslcmQfwFhDRt6DXxrBPQDOJafHcHbLoyseeTzUKT8CmoNVj2YV_4f9YQBvPg=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhKZIfNyPn8C4zw73v5gvrwwTcGrH8iFH17dFQxA-Xl0q3xKDamGKci55HRJPfog_1nwLU8TZwmhTbaq0acYrubVShGqcbqWmE6ifMuU8rCFWOy7mkjjMO6vV7LAdDRPe9a0H-45BWPciSKYc5M84CoHQEkDx17WGvSyNHNmNKD8155ciGbvQPu5AvhCw=s2048)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjwYmJuGZjFLohtYblfGnt94xoAn87vKmeWNA3gASps_VaU-RQkUjBnlPHoR9rDTjCbggQPytt2DoY2gb1YqWAD_pZzEcpiPVjNxO0LKIVkF78zoxXdiRAnNDdhJE_h5I90P6aqKJuYgl7t7kamyP-eAxcfJMa6B4uprFAjv3S12cYBy3DMBcfLO_snPQ=s2048)
I hope you like it !
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 10, 2021, 11:59:43 AM
Even speed painted they look terrific  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: bigredbat on December 10, 2021, 01:58:09 PM
Really nice! That's a super green.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: Friends of General Haig on December 11, 2021, 01:51:18 PM
Fabulous looking units 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: chema1986 on December 14, 2021, 10:51:25 AM
Many thanks guys for your comments!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: odd duck on December 17, 2021, 08:32:08 PM
Marvelous work,  as usual or you! I recently started painting the same unit inspired from the pictures on your excellent blog! mine won't look half as good though. But it's so nice to get away from pearl gray
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: Lord Raglan on December 17, 2021, 09:00:57 PM
Lovely job mate 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:10/12/21 Speedpainted Tercio de Barcelona
Post by: chema1986 on December 20, 2021, 12:12:38 PM
Marvelous work,  as usual or you! I recently started painting the same unit inspired from the pictures on your excellent blog! mine won't look half as good though. But it's so nice to get away from pearl gray

Many thanks mate, I hope to see your unit here soon ;)
Lovely job mate 👍

many thanks  :) !!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: chema1986 on April 13, 2022, 09:31:08 AM

Hello guys,

After some months I have finished another "unit" for my collection, this time the King of France, Louis XIV in a command base.


https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/04/le-roi-soleil-louis-xiv-command-base.html

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEihv16DoufY9qAF0jAXayBkcByj_v__T1JSX6c6HfYpU1W2O-_8fJ1sd-ZhvqtkiKjxF25gHHPRCrGrGBWGQnVSJImj0DfSFXBa3fTuGo7pZm3ADqvqLAr8tY3j5FMWzmpZa3bTYx-JtqhAiCFuu_AQwvIkPDiT_y5U6n4_-Yf2Ltr3OWYF17hVYAGu4w/s4032/IMG-1493.jpg)

The miniature is a conversion of Wargames Foundry's Louis XIV and North Star 1672 Monmouth miniature, that is for the rider, the horse is from 1898 miniatures.

I roughly sculpted a sash with green stuff, in order to hide the seam/joint of the two halves of the body (upper part Louis XIV and lower part Monmouth).

I got my inspiration for the colors from contemporary paintings and other painters/wargamers like Mark Allen, who is a real master of the conversion works on miniatures for this period.

I also added a sergeant or officer from the Gardes Françaises in its early uniform (prior to 1685 blue and read coats), and another officer using D'Artagnan miniature from North Star 1672. I personally don't like very much the size of his swords and it is not the most beautiful miniature from that range, but I used it anyway.

Although I have several commanders for my French army, I wanted to have Louis XIV in 28mm as he was common in the sieges during the War of Devolution 1667-1668 and also during Franco Dutch War 1672-1678 in Flanders.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiQG2zowLiQd-J76LyfksVTRcJfNP5Od3fepQuQFrCFJ3VbbcXHPCyZE3k4SK6KQyG0ap9D3N63roVy7Kdbrf7U88VQNcOJ-HC2ZuKhhh0SIMzlC3piGCWME9bvDmSzObnNg1POx1OK2NtZ_tQBf_vQ26e2MBsTa6g-NAqooRFQzDhUQ3I5M7UdxDNaMg/s1879/Louis_XIV_Equestrian_Portrait.jpg)

I used mostly Wargames Foundry and Vallejo paints, I particularly like the "Conker Brown" triad for horses, I used for the first time here on the horse. Also the Scarlet triad is great for red coats, in the case of the sergeant.  I also repeated the new matt varnish by Greenstuff World, this product is top notch ultra matt varnish, applied by brush.

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Helion's book by Rene Chartrand "the Armies and Wars of the Sun King  Volume I The Guards of Louis XIV " was also an invaluable source for information about the uniforms and equipment of the miniatures involved in this command base.

some more pics:
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Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: Captain Blood on April 13, 2022, 09:33:51 AM
Lovely  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: Paul Richardson on April 13, 2022, 01:11:52 PM
Excellent. Sashes are wonderful things for a converter, aren't they?
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: TheDilfy on April 13, 2022, 03:42:11 PM
Beautifully done  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: chema1986 on April 13, 2022, 04:38:11 PM
Lovely  :-*

Many thanks!
Excellent. Sashes are wonderful things for a converter, aren't they?
absolutely!! They are new for me , but super useful!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: chema1986 on April 13, 2022, 04:38:38 PM
Beautifully done  :-*

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: Friends of General Haig on April 14, 2022, 06:47:34 AM
A wonderful looking command base - it looks suitably regal  :).

Fabulous red you have got there 👍.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:13/04/22 28mm Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil
Post by: chema1986 on April 15, 2022, 01:23:09 PM
A wonderful looking command base - it looks suitably regal  :).

Fabulous red you have got there 👍.
Many thanks  :) The red is Foundry Scarlet triad, my absolute fav!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:19/05/22 TYW French army
Post by: chema1986 on May 19, 2022, 09:09:04 AM


Hi friends,

I have just update the blog:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/05/my-30-years-war-french-army-so-far.html

This month I present to you the current state of my 30 Years War / TYW French army, an small force today, but bigger in the near future (I hope!).

 As you know, I am more orientated to later XVII century conflicts, but I still did not want to neglect my Thirty Years War forces, so in order to force myself to paint more units for this army, I took all the units for a "family photo".

If you want to see the origin of this army, you can just search in the blog the tagged words "French" or "30 years war" and you will easily find the other 3 or 4 posts about this army and its units.

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Just to name the parts of the army, there are so far painted (either by me or by other painter):

-regiment of foot "Turenne"

-regiment of foot "Picardie"

-squadron of horse "Dauphin Gendarmes"

-Army command base

-artillery piece (an ex Swedish gun, now French)




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This army is primarly for Catalonia and Flanders, and I also have a painted English regiment, that can be also a Rebel pro French Catalan tercio, because Catalan also used St. George cross in red over a white background... So that unit can fight as English in Flanders with the French in mid 1650' or as Catalan in Catalonian front in 1640-52.

Appart from those previously shown, I have already in my list, semi painted or just started :

-1 more artillery piece

-regiment of foot "Lyonnais"

-squadron of horse (I have not decided which one)

-enfants perdús/forlorn hope

Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:19/05/22 TYW 30 Years War French army
Post by: Paul Richardson on May 20, 2022, 09:18:24 AM
Very nice indeed. Great mix of figures.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:19/05/22 TYW 30 Years War French army
Post by: Friends of General Haig on May 21, 2022, 09:28:09 AM
A truly superb collection 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:19/05/22 TYW 30 Years War French army
Post by: chema1986 on May 22, 2022, 03:28:01 PM
Thanks mates ! ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:19/05/22 TYW 30 Years War French army
Post by: Axebreaker on May 23, 2022, 06:46:37 PM
Beautiful collection! :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: chema1986 on May 25, 2022, 08:43:11 AM
Hello again guys!

a new post :

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/05/civilian-gun-and-militia-for-siege-of.html

Here is the part II and final of the civilian and milita unit for the siege of Gerona 1684.

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I've added an unarmored pikeman from NorthStar 1672, turned into a gunner, painted in earthy colors, in order to give him a more civilian look. Also a Front Rank militiaman, from the "Monmouth Rebellion" range, I replaced his scythe with a halberd, to give him a more military touch.

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Front Rank late XVII c artillery man with a green stuff feather

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Civilian Hero

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The gabions are 3D printed, the Chevaux de Frise is from Warfare Miniatures, and the fence is resin from a Polish brand whose name I can't remember (sorry!). Regarding the gun/saker, it's a mixture of various brands... Warlord carriage, Warhammer wheels...

These defenders, although painted and modeled to "serve" in the 1684 Siege of Girona, are nevertheless generic and versatile enough to fight in any 17th century siege from 1665 onwards.

In this particular case, they will load the cannon with shrapnel, nails, stones, buttons, or coins to wreak havoc on attackers at close range, plus it can fight well in melee mode and musketry fire, making it a potent unit: entrenched, with melee and ranged attacks!

The other two guys; kneeling musketeer and soldier with plug bayonet were shown in the previous post about this unit, and they are Bicorne and Front Rank miniatures respectively.

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(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiExrDd_gPm1NvdXp5LAq7g2rW-AlEDk4Ftz6DW8Wt0f_6tOER9OLHYzJE3cfwJpJ25TcnVUxuxepgwEo4KZb9h5o9O1SbfRvlWByct2WAw1GQUjem8K5z3zB5WOhWCDQ4HAzmYWr7zVTEt9IqSO-ylmyZ96U17GcI3ORZzZ_SU0eZqe43pMguA3yGMLg/s4032/IMG-3412.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjOZgJz1wgc0kc56xXInG0gorfbWt3G-mERsSXrr9Rrnbq1xUAulkJRzeWW8vOuRuVJ0loUNNWu3vaZcFh5nmridsdlpGmSdGECR9JLYVrbpEn1pXfu1vRi9cnJVhJEOCOTLt6TuU2k1fs-AlM1SdYdtdGfbh3MdhBFoDeTYqxqo4MsFVBIb0zjae4X7A/s4032/IMG-3416.jpg)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgvDSiwxo6xsqp_ZtpQZ9XJu9RA6t77o8u9gSAdHzP_T-H63In_rmFCliJhY1GT1j44kGc5FW8o7ZfHmkvZKz8tnsNcxQ9XlztpfFEKxmFVQFEmej78PMyKfCgDrY3wR79K46GbkLDyG5CeBvv_D50tSiTeid2HRgauTHv1l700D7hgxRjnChdUufkDJQ/s4032/IMG-3417.jpg)

cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: has.been on May 25, 2022, 09:07:26 AM
Continued excellence. :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: AdamPHayes on May 25, 2022, 06:09:25 PM
A lovely vignette! (I do worry about the clueless looking chap with the rammer, who looks like  he might be about to get hit by 1/2 a ton of recoiling cannon!)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: has.been on May 26, 2022, 12:08:30 PM
Quote
A lovely vignette! (I do worry about the clueless looking chap with the rammer, who looks like  he might be about to get hit by 1/2 a ton of recoiling cannon!)

Similar to
I was in the park, wondering why the frisbee seemed to be getting bigger,
then it finally hit me!
 lol lol lol
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: Captain Blood on May 26, 2022, 02:53:15 PM
Bravo.
Great composition, painting and modelling  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 26, 2022, 03:46:11 PM
Lovely, lovely work  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: Axebreaker on May 26, 2022, 04:53:39 PM
Beautiful rich colors! :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: chema1986 on May 27, 2022, 08:14:45 AM
Thanks guys !!! :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: Lord Raglan on May 27, 2022, 06:35:32 PM
All beautifully done as usual mate 👍
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: Bloggard on May 27, 2022, 08:04:04 PM
Beautiful rich colors! :-*

just such a perfect 'look'.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: chema1986 on May 28, 2022, 10:07:04 AM
All beautifully done as usual mate 👍

Many thanks Lord Raglan  ;)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: chema1986 on May 28, 2022, 10:07:51 AM
just such a perfect 'look'.


Thanks sir! I’m glad you like them  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: DintheDin on May 28, 2022, 03:34:56 PM
Neat and crispy and faces unbelievably well done!!!
A one-of-a-kind vignette! Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: chema1986 on June 01, 2022, 08:01:53 AM
Neat and crispy and faces unbelievably well done!!!
A one-of-a-kind vignette! Cheers!

Many thanks for your kind words! :D   
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 Siege of Girona 1684 Spanish defenders
Post by: Hu Rhu on June 06, 2022, 11:28:03 AM
Fantastic painting.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/05/22 more Thirty Years War French
Post by: chema1986 on June 16, 2022, 10:07:56 AM
Hello mates

new post about 30 years war French:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/06/30-years-war-french-regiment-lyonnais.html


As I continue with  my 30 Years War mood,  I painted part of the regiment Lyonnais in the last few days, and then "only" the musketeers will be left in order to have the unit completed and playable.

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I chose Regiment Lyonnais because it was one the first French regiments of XVII c. and it fought under the command of Philipe de La Mothe, and then Le Grand Condé in the field battles of Santa Cecilia and sieges of Lerida/Lleida from 1644-47 during Franco-Spanish War of 1635-59, all won by the Spaniards.

I used a wide variety of miniatures ; Warlord Games, Bicorne, TAG, Horcata/Empress, Steve Barber and one Old Glory, I think they don't look bad together despite being quite a few manufacturers mixed in the same base.

The flag is from Warlord Games, and the white French flag was free downloaded from the internet.

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I will slowly paint the musketeers, that are also from several manufacturers, Perry,  Foundry,  Avanpost, Warlord...

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEha2khho465RGevnCGyZ-v4xbd57J8KaI8zDpkhQlP6bS8vHnqXZ6uas-XrVEExvsVrARf7Z6kyydC9QYVcqSj_plrc3L0Ac2GNXuDXbJEdYCb2b1ncSgpESdlMYKU1MUDK68k95Kf2DqR0CeC7xZiVHGEfVvnL_XX0JwPxnXwuifCEQLavHCZOw0CiVw/s4032/IMG_4057.jpg)

By the way, the battles of 30 Years War in the southern front, in the forties of XVII c. are superbly explained by Pierre Picouet in his book:

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Cheers
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:16/06/22 more Thirty Years War French
Post by: Paul Richardson on June 16, 2022, 08:19:36 PM
Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:16/06/22 more Thirty Years War French
Post by: chema1986 on June 17, 2022, 08:34:28 AM
Very nicely done.

Thanks Paul !
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:16/06/22 more Thirty Years War French
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 17, 2022, 09:34:11 AM
Lovely  8)

The mix of figures works well.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:16/06/22 more Thirty Years War French
Post by: DintheDin on June 20, 2022, 11:21:43 AM
Lovely  8)

The mix of figures works well.

Indeed!
Eager to see the whole unit finished! Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitan Alatriste
Post by: chema1986 on June 29, 2022, 08:21:19 AM
Hello guys,

new post:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/06/capitan-alatriste.html

This time I have painted a miniature that I have special fondness for, "Captain Alatriste", well , a proxy of him by Anno Domini 1666 miniatures.

The Polish company Anno Domini 1666, produces excellent metal miniatures set in the 17th century, with various factions including Poles, French, Germans, Spanish, Ottomans, even generic fantasy ones, for their skirmish game, which I have not tried.

 In my case I bought some French king's musketeers, some Spanish ones, and some loose miniatures.

For those who do not know, Captain Alatriste is the main character in a series of novels by the prestigious Spanish writer and member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Letters Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

The novels deal with the adventures of a Spanish soldier in the first half of the 17th century, born in 1582. The novels are very fun and historically accurate, and the protagonists face Dutch, Venetians, Turks, French, English, pirates and against other swashbucklers, in Madrid and other places in Europe, Alatriste and his mates participated in the siege of Breda in 1625, the battle of Nordling in 1634, or the battle of Rocroi in 1643.

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(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhUM14-NTShkshVB0YKQZC9ulc_nRrOs4kUxFFs7QGg73RWQDt6Y3ojmvRP4CUBmdOcQpe8WTXxdygS02YgpC27ejvAYJmGhB34MvfGvaw5oAZ2kKpTezauWtH3bBYGtaUW9aDm6akhmXN0FEscf5dgoDz11Py5Zbc7Hkpie2xV8m3AUfFdafUfSpqFng/s4032/IMG-4228.jpg)




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                                        Viggo Mortensen in the film about Capitan Alatriste (2006)

I personally will use the captain alatriste miniature as the leader of my Warband for skirmish games like Donnybrook or a custom-historical version of mordheim.

I painted him mostly with Foundry paint triads, and then an ultra matt varnish by Green Stuff World.



Cheers!









Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: has.been on June 29, 2022, 09:39:49 AM
Nice figure & very nice paint-job on it.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: Captain Blood on June 29, 2022, 12:43:21 PM
Lovely  :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on June 29, 2022, 01:07:34 PM
Cracking work!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 29, 2022, 03:35:06 PM
Alatriste is one of my favorite characters, great work bringing him to life.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 29, 2022, 03:44:20 PM
Superb  8)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: odd duck on June 29, 2022, 06:34:45 PM
Great looking figure and paint job!! I love the character and the books, unfortunatly they stopped translating them into english
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: DivisMal on June 29, 2022, 07:03:48 PM
Brillant paintjob on the Captain Alatriste!

I really love the novels and did enjoy the somewhat strange movie starring Viggo Mortensen.

Do you know there’s a really good series by Arte (iirc, 2 seasons). I watched it on Amazon; it’s much closer to the novels.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: Ray Rivers on June 29, 2022, 07:05:04 PM
He's terrific!  :-*

Great mini and paintjob!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: Paul Richardson on July 01, 2022, 11:17:39 AM
Tremendous painting.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:29/06/22 Capitán Alatriste
Post by: chema1986 on July 06, 2022, 02:06:35 PM
Thank you all guys for all the kind comments  :)
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: chema1986 on July 18, 2022, 10:32:09 AM
Hi guys,

New post here:

https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/07/battalion-gun-for-tercio-morados-viejos.html

 hope your summer is going great! After a week off, I came back home and finished an ad hoc base for a Tercio I painted some years ago... a battalion gun or "mansfelete" light gun of Tercio "Old Purples" or "Morados Viejos" for my Spanish army of 1670-90'.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhDhmZX_TcIMEoLZ7W0WOz173brQEpniUDReH7bU0q-JM4JyVmjDwFTBDU25dvgWC2vLkr77G03H10g5HeB6kOXrrtxm27WaWkeiCdEPqO1AKxMyfpd0CdLTdlGcyQKOxsYZiqw66-oWr6UDf8oONPkMUt98LdV1sSDNU0RjWLvTso36M4hiZsE5n8gFw/s4032/image_16873729.JPG)

I used an old Phoenix miniatures Spanish Musketeer, cut off his hands, musket etc, and replaced with GW plastic hands of artillery crew of the Empire great cannon! my Warhammer Empire bits box is extremely useful for all kind of medieval, renaissance or baroque miniature conversions.

The other artillery crew is a brand new Reiver Castings miniature from their nice Franco Dutch War range.

The battalion gun itself is a 15mm Napoleonic carriage with a 28mm gun from Blood & Plunder miniatures.

Both miniatures were painted with Foundry Paints and Vallejo, specially Royal Purple paint!

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiYiEwyxA-yrYC8bOxTCTDwmizHlF8DNUq2r1apGB2TjwvTD_cKdi9C-DxSkvjl521RUVlD6kFIJlYLkH1qIvJYwyg0doapHPppFQRzcLZzuCLnAODkibRpMU-M6aoJC9fpruQp7kIQ3Qdd025IkEiv9013pQgyOlZEHOOzzd52xmh8UhuTazVxUYcEKQ/s4032/image_67142145.JPG)

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(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiE7OXJUYYzpm7f7_V0IDkuKYVwBNGNI87P2GM6t--5TJYNB9aZJkCXY_lhaFoyCwYOwXjCa7qcKukLnxQAjVuZBiXdFT3yvsYdnF9artvFSOeBnBvRb3gFAY3DojcPZkd-bFPbrROwVh2IbTsvi-MZLD-ITXBhZ0dfIt4kmDJ27Eofz2LiEvnDCwhlFQ/s4032/image_67197185.JPG)

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjRi8OWpTBZcb1kKMVxzS-CJS833ZuQ0_Ooa_CsDUGxMDce1dnQRvkYuVhebs8re2qqmJKmCzsAMsyLMhSd22prsJAaneRdOtisv3exhkY_gk3_lv3ylOdSuKcI2wkto1pyYNItdDM71tFpAAPpopswAHo9LR00PcGPSNjh9qmquy-iIp6H9JoFUWtGiA/s4032/image_16863489.JPG)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: Hu Rhu on July 19, 2022, 11:42:39 AM
Very nice.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: Bloggard on July 19, 2022, 01:17:09 PM
knock-out !
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: DintheDin on July 19, 2022, 02:22:02 PM
Fabulous! Fantastic conversion!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: DivisMal on July 20, 2022, 04:03:57 AM
They look cool!  ;D
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:18/07/22 Light gun for Tercio "Old Purples"
Post by: chema1986 on July 20, 2022, 08:45:09 AM
Very nice.  :-* :-*
knock-out !
Fabulous! Fantastic conversion!
They look cool!  ;D

Many thanks guys!
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games
Post by: chema1986 on August 04, 2022, 11:18:07 AM
 Hi guys!

New Post here  https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2022/07/xvii-c-marksman-sniper-for-tercio.html

I hope your summer is going fine, despite this terrible hot weather...  now I continue in my Pike and Shot mood, so  I am slowly (as always) building a small warband of  a Spanish Tercio for skirmish games such as Donnybrook, or our modification of Mordheim, adapted to 30 Years War.


Last month I painted Captain Alatriste, using a miniature from "Anno Domini 1666" miniatures, you can see it in this blog in the last entry of June 2022. And  I also have the standard bearer from "Tercio Creativo", which I will show to you soon, and now I have painted a sniper or marksman, also from "Tercio Creativo".

This brand is a Spanish company which produces some good quality resin miniatures for their sci-fi and alt-historical games like “1650 a capa y a espada” a fantasy game set in an alternate world with some factions inspired in mid XVII C. Spanish and French.

I don’t play that game, but I really like how their miniatures look, and some of them are very useful for historical games 30 Years War style !

So this miniature is called “Zurriago” in their catalog, but currently is out of production, but probably will be for sale soon.

I instantly fell in love with the oversized heavy musket and the aesthetic of the miniature, the sculpt is very good, with no flash or bubles... so with those merits he is now the marksman of my warband or little skirmishes force.

As you can see, it’s full of little details (very time consuming to paint). I painted him mostly in Foundry paints triads, I specifically like their brownish shades like conquer brown, buff leather, and dark African flesh, also use Vallejo paints, and this time, I resorted to Citadel Rakarth Flesh for the shirt of the soldier. In past times I used only citadel (from 2000 onwards) but their tendency to dry out inside the pot made my change my paint range to other paints.

The varnish is my new favorite matt varnish; Green Stuff World ultra matt varnish!



I hope you like the finish result :)


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Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games
Post by: FramFramson on August 04, 2022, 05:42:12 PM
I remember Tercio's first KS... I simply had to have all their Capa y Espada miniatures, some of the most lovely sculpts I've ever dealt with.

You've done a magnificent job on the sniper, the face and smoke working especially well.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games
Post by: Metternich on August 21, 2022, 05:13:14 PM
That musket is so massive it looks like a wall gun (aka rampart gun)!   Your painting is magnificent, and the Capt. Alatriste is a true portrait figure.
Title: Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:04/08/22 30 Years War "Sniper" for skirmish games
Post by: chema1986 on August 29, 2022, 09:51:08 AM
That musket is so massive it looks like a wall gun (aka rampart gun)!   Your painting is magnificent, and the Capt. Alatriste is a true portrait figure.

Many thanks !! haahaha yeah, it is... you know it is a fantasy miniature set in 17th c.

Cheers