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Author Topic: Charlie's 15th century - New commissioned miniatures (May 25)  (Read 162283 times)

Offline Basementboy

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Some long-overdue Burgundians! (Feb 28)
« Reply #735 on: March 04, 2024, 10:47:34 PM »
Fantastic work! Absolutely gorgeous paint job :D

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Some long-overdue Burgundians! (Feb 28)
« Reply #736 on: March 06, 2024, 10:33:04 AM »
All very splendid Charlie  :-*

Right then, down to brass tacks. How many have you done in total now? You must be into the thousands  8)

Hmm not quite, let's total it up in my head now...
100 heavy cav
50 light cav
90 pike
80 archers
100 heavy infantry
30 skirmishers
5 artillery

So that's 150 cavalry, 300 infantry. Plus multiple command bases.

So only a few hundred. I know others who are into the thousands in this period, in 28mm!


They all look so great together. I have to admit that I feel very proud of our boys. They used to be a small ball of clay and now they threat people with glaives  :'(

They fit in perfectly with all their Perry cousins!

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Some long-overdue Burgundians! (Feb 28)
« Reply #737 on: March 06, 2024, 10:40:25 AM »
That’s a great collection Charlie. Up there with the very best.
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Minis (foot & mounted) finished in 2024 = 38
(2023 = 151; 2022 = 204; 2021 = 123; 2020 = ???)

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Some long-overdue Burgundians! (Feb 28)
« Reply #738 on: May 01, 2024, 04:26:48 AM »
Charlie those are beautiful miniatures sir, and they look amazing all together like that  :-*
Inspirational sir!

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #739 on: May 21, 2024, 03:17:16 PM »
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Back to work

Ok, it's been a few months since the last post. I was too busy to get much done for most of March and April, but I've been getting back into it. It will still be a while before there's another completed unit, but I thought I'd share some of the things on the workbench right now.

The goal this year is still to focus on infantry... lots of infantry. Who knows how many of the units I'm working on concurrently will get done, we'll have to see!

Here's three French infantrymen, all using the sculpts I commissioned from Yannis of Talos Miniatures (see his instagram here). The bodies (and arms) are from him, the weapons and heads are from a variety of different sources. I'm particularly pleased with the drab colours on the left-hand halberdier.



To remind you, Yannis has sculpted lots of great 15th century stuff over the last couple of years, both for himself and for private commissions (not just me), some of which are available now from Steel Fist Miniatures in their late medieval range. Also, Steel Fist has released some excellent Swiss halberdiers/pikemen from a different sculptor - that's where the halberd and head on the far right came from.

Here's another three infantrymen. The far left is a Talos / Steel Fist body with Perry head and arms, the middle one is from Eureka Miniatures, and the right-hand one if a fully plastic Perry construct. I did use some green stuff to convert the tabard sleeves to short coat sleeves, to better suit the body they are paired with.



And these three soldiers at-ease are all Perry metals from the same pack, though one has been converted into a crossbowman and been given a bare head.



Next is a couple of crossbowmen, using Talos / Steel Fist bodies, plastic Perry arms and Steel Fist swiss heads. They are still work in progress.



And finally a resin and plastic combo - this is one of the commissioned polearm troops from Yannis, who has been given new arms so he now holds a sword and buckler.



And there's good news - I commissioned another set of figures from Yannis in collaboration with someone else, and they arrived yesterday. I'll do another post showing what I've built from them later this week. For now here's a pic of the 'greens' from Yannis' workbench.



[To LAF readers, this is an exact copy of the text from my blog - you'll of course recognise that Yannis has a thread here on the medieval forum showcasing these sculpts!!]

Offline Freddy

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #740 on: May 21, 2024, 08:40:43 PM »
Nice sculpts!

Offline Stärn vo Buebebärg

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #741 on: May 22, 2024, 06:19:53 AM »
Lovely poses! They all look so dynamic. Is there any way to get some of these for ourselves?

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #742 on: May 22, 2024, 09:07:42 AM »
Another super set of characters, Charlie  :-*

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #743 on: May 22, 2024, 09:09:41 AM »
Great sculpts! Definitely looking forward to seeing the polearm bodies in action

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #744 on: May 22, 2024, 07:09:24 PM »
Have been a mere lurker, here and on your blog, far too long. So I take the opportunity to say a big “thank you” for all the pics, background and lately even models you provide. Really enjoy every update and have drawn a lot of inspiration from your work. So I hope, even if times are busy, you keep at it!  :)

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #745 on: May 23, 2024, 01:05:44 PM »
I just want to say that I had a great time sculpting these and I cant way to see all the ways they will be presented. I especially enjoy the conversions that produce new minis. 5 of these models + 1 new sculpt will be soon available by Steel Fist Miniatures.

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - Back to work! (May 21)
« Reply #746 on: May 25, 2024, 11:21:21 AM »
I just want to say that I had a great time sculpting these and I cant way to see all the ways they will be presented. I especially enjoy the conversions that produce new minis. 5 of these models + 1 new sculpt will be soon available by Steel Fist Miniatures.

Wait no longer, new blog post incoming!

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - New commissioned miniatures (May 25)
« Reply #747 on: May 25, 2024, 11:25:11 AM »
https://fullharness.blogspot.com/

New commissioned miniatures

As mentioned in the last post, I commissioned another set of infantry figures from Yannis of Talos Miniatures. This time it was a collaboration with another hobbyist with similar interests - Nelson of the Fantastic Legions blog, who is working on a 15th century French and Breton project. Like me he is keen to see more figures sculpted for this period to incorporate into his Perry Miniatures collection.

We had six infantry figures made, and split the cost evenly between us. So three of these are my designs, and three are Nelson's. They have all been cast in very high quality resin.



We also treated ourselves to a couple of new heads, which both came out beautifully. Yannis' sculpting is so clean, and the details on the faces are closer to those on Perry plastics rather than their metals - if you don't know, the plastics are actually first sculpted in a much larger scale and the moulds are then made at the correct size as part of the mysterious process of producing plastic miniatures. So the fact that Yannis' sculpts compare favourably when actually sculpted in 'true' 28mm scale is very impressive.



Here's a look at all six of them. As before, they came without heads or weapons, intended to combine with plastic Perry parts, or any other spare heads and weapons that are compatible. All the dark grey parts you can see in these pictures are from the Perry Miniatures late medieval plastic sets.

First up are two soldiers in livery jackets, suitable for both French or Burgundians. One has tall riding boots, so could represent a dismounted archer or coutillier. They have both been given the resin glaives I had made as part of the first commission. The metal head is from Steel Fist Miniatures, and was actually also sculpted by Yannis!





Next up are two men without livery jackets, which could be used for all sorts of things, and I'm thinking will make good Swiss or Germans. The spears are cut down from the pike arms in the Perry 'mercenaries' plastic set. The metal sword is from Steel Fist.





The last two are more heavily armoured. The left-hand man-at-arms wears a sleeveless livery jacket and will be used on both the French and Burgundian sides. The right-hand one could really be used for anything - a well-equipped infantrymen, a man-at-arms in half-armour, or a heavily armoured Swiss pikeman. The metal parts are again from Steel Fist, the head being another of Yannis' sculpts.





And here's some alternative builds of the same two figures, one featuring one of the two heads which were part of this set. The heavy poleaxe is from Front Rank (or Gripping Beast who now sells the Front Rank ranges).



I can't wait to get some paint of these guys, and they will all be turning up in various infantry units going forward!

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - New commissioned miniatures (May 25)
« Reply #748 on: May 25, 2024, 05:33:25 PM »
Oh wow, these look amazing!  :o Looking forward to seeing them painted up!

Offline Basementboy

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Re: Charlie's 15th century - New commissioned miniatures (May 25)
« Reply #749 on: May 25, 2024, 11:43:18 PM »
These look great! Looking forward to seeing them painted :D

 

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