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Author Topic: To Fornovo and Back Again! Spanish Italian Wars Command! Page 11-UPDATE 13/06/21  (Read 11024 times)

Offline malto cortese

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2020, 09:25:15 AM »
May I add to the list of readings the wonderful Firearms and Fortifications. Military Architecture and Siege Warfare in Sixteenth-Century Siena by Simon Pepper and Nicholas Adams? It deals with a slightly later period - from the 1530s to the last days of the Republic, which fell in 1555 (or 1559 if you count the fall of Montalcino) - but tells in great detail the story of the impact of the evolution of firearms on the fortifications of the time, as well as the story of the war between the republic of Siena and Charles the V and his lackey Cosimo
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho Marx

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2020, 12:31:37 PM »
Hi Darrel there's a good picture of Virginio Orsini's troops in 1491 from a fresco originally from the the Orsini castle at Bracciano.  Here's the link to the image:

 https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/4QHZuDpt3FeaPw?ms=%7B%22x%22%3A0.4433745091975124%2C%22y%22%3A0.5602020927768535%2C%22B%22%3A13%2C%22z%22%3A13%2C%22size%22%3A%7B%22width%22%3A0.12858108108108107%2C%22height%22%3A0.2196792737649662%7D%7D

the image can be blown up to show all sorts of details and there are some light lancers in the background some of whom appear to be carrying shields

cheers, Pete

Thanks Pete. That's an amazing painting and one that i wasn't actually aware of  8)

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! Swiss Pike- Page 5- 10/05/2021
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2021, 06:15:03 AM »
After an incredibly slow start; it must be nigh on a decade! I came to the conclusion that if this project was going to get anywhere then I would have to get a meaningful wriggle on and have to speed paint the rank and file  for Fornovo 1495.

I have it a test a few days ago and managed to get eight done in one sitting, this does not include cleaning up the mini's, priming, undercoating and varnishing so, just the painting.

The pike are on a 60mm frontage by 50mm deep base. This is the first base of two back ranks who will have their pikes upright as they march. I wanted to keep the pike block reasonably tightly packed but to leave room for the first and second row of bases who's pikes will gradually be lowered from "port" to levelled. The Front ranks of bases will be based on a 110mm x 60mm base to accommadate the pikes.







A also managed to get four horses for the Stradiots completed and another three glossed. Iyt will be about a week before they see any matt varnish. Again, all speed painted.

All the command and vignette bases will be given as lavish a paintjob as I can muster, but as i have already pointed out, if tis project is ever to take shape then it is a must to speed paint the rank and file.

Gloss (Yuk!):


Four Nicely Matted Down Examples of Horseflesh:


Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2021, 06:21:06 AM »
Awesome mate, glad to see you are back in the Italian Wars saddle 👍

Offline Roo

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2021, 06:38:27 AM »
Speed painting?... still sweet as chap!

Offline fred

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2021, 06:39:46 AM »
They look cracking, speed painted or not

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2021, 08:28:33 AM »
Thank you Roo and Fred :)

Speed painting?

One sitting to get them painted. I didn't time it but I will do so with the next batch. It will be useful to know how much time i actually spent painting as it's going to be a bit of a mammoth project.


Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2021, 09:16:05 AM »
Lovely painting on those pikemen.  :-* :-* :-*

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2021, 12:02:47 PM »
Cheers Hu Rhu.

I'm starting more this evening so I might have a whole back rank by the end of the day. Fingers crossed :)

Offline MGH

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2021, 03:07:53 PM »
They look amazing for speed painting!

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2021, 04:05:42 PM »
They look amazing for speed painting!

After priming and a black undercoat, it's just colour basecoat, mixed washes (Vallejo Game Colour Washes are great as they mix exceptionally well) and finally highlight again. It's deceptively simple.

Offline Admiral Alder

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! Swiss Pike- Page 5- 10/05/2021
« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2021, 05:24:58 PM »
A also managed to get four horses for the Stradiots completed and another three glossed. Iyt will be about a week before they see any matt varnish. Again, all speed painted.

Your work is inspirational!  :o Really interested to see your Stradiots, haven't been completely blown away by the Redoubt Games ones in my collection so far.

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again! Swiss Pike- Page 5- 10/05/2021
« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2021, 06:37:23 PM »
Your work is inspirational!  :o Really interested to see your Stradiots, haven't been completely blown away by the Redoubt Games ones in my collection so far.

Thanks you Admiral! :)

The Redoubt range has character but I fear that it isn't up to the standard of many ranges these days. That's not to say that it's a bad range, it isn't; just that it is a little dated. :)

Redoubt have a lot of ECW vignette stuff that I'm craving for as I am starting down that road too!  o_o 8)

Offline Atheling

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Re: To Fornovo and Back Again!
« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2021, 12:20:46 PM »
Yesterdays Speed Painting goings On.....

More pics and the usual waffle on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/05/stradiots-last-evenings-painterly-doings.html


Stadioti



Offline HappyChappy439

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They look great! Great work on the bold colours!

Rookie question but are they all Perry figures?

 

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