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Author Topic: Bonnie Scotland, 1650: Bonnet colours?  (Read 1887 times)

Offline brunei35

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2022, 08:31:28 AM »
Very impressive, look forward to seeing them painted as well as the archers/axemen you mention.

Cheers
Tony

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2022, 10:32:55 PM »
Very impressive, look forward to seeing them painted as well as the archers/axemen you mention.

Cheers
Tony

+1to the above and also: Following with interest!
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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2022, 05:09:25 AM »
Now this is a project worth following. :-* :-*
As for all of yours... :D lol

Thanks Rui - and you’re too kind!!

Very impressive, look forward to seeing them painted as well as the archers/axemen you mention.

+1to the above and also: Following with interest!

Thanks Tony and FF. I’ve now set aside another 12 of the figures for phase 2, which will include 2 x Bows and 2 x Lochaber Axes. Though as I flit between projects it could be a while before I convert them.



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Offline Atheling

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2022, 07:51:50 AM »
Nice conversions and a great project. Scotland makes for a brilliant setting during the British Civil Wars  8)

Very much looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2022, 03:56:25 PM »
Cheers Darrell. Painting has now started.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2022, 04:49:25 PM »
Cheers Darrell. Painting has now started.

Excellent, I'm looking forward to seeing the results  8)

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2022, 07:01:21 PM »
I’m still not finished reading your other ECW project, but I’m really impressed and very eager to watch this one grow. :-*

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 06:40:07 AM »
Thanks. :)

It’s kind of a dual-function project as I’ll be able to band all the Scot’s together for bigger ECW games. I’ve also identified quite a few more candidates from the Bloody Miniatures range.

Offline abu iskander

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2022, 12:27:02 AM »
Great work with the grenstuff. I'm watching and learning on that as I'm pretty inexperienced with the stuff. Inspiring.

Look forward to seeing what you do with these with some paint.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2022, 03:48:08 AM »
Great work with the grenstuff. I'm watching and learning on that as I'm pretty inexperienced with the stuff. Inspiring.

Look forward to seeing what you do with these with some paint.

The plaid scares me a tad - I’ve been studying your excellent paint jobs :)

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2022, 10:06:04 AM »
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The plaid scares me a tad

You are not alone in that.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Bonnie Scotland: 1650 or thereabouts, conversions etc
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2022, 10:59:34 AM »
You are not alone in that.

Yep, plaid/tartan has always been very difficult to get right as I feel you have to almost be impressionistic with it.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 1650: Bonnet colours?
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2022, 02:51:15 PM »
Bonnet colours: typically blue but I’ve also read of pale grey and seen images of rustic colours such as brown green.

As I’ll likely use for the ECW as well, and likely on either side, should I just stick with blue or mix in some greys as well.

Btw, the minis from both sides are dressed in similar rustic colours while their plaid blankets aren’t of a common pattern. Painted one side with blue bonnets and the other grey would differentiate them on the table but would that be too prescriptive?

Informed thoughts appreciated 8)

EDIT:

I’ve now started painting them and have gone for a mix within units of base colours:

Dark Prussian Blue
Flat Blue
Luftwaffe Uniform WW2

EDIT2:

All change! See later post ;)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 11:01:07 AM by Silent Invader »

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 1650: Bonnet colours?
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2022, 08:05:40 AM »
Hi SI,

On blue bonnets, I get the impression that ‘blue’ was pretty universal - it was the fashion for bonnets to be blue, irrespective of who you were fighting for.  Which blue is the million dollar question  :D !  Classic wargamer approach is to reach for the first blue you see on the paint rack and use Flat Blue, say.  IMHO I think this colour would be difficult to produce, especially for the rank and file. I like to go for more natural shades.  I suspect there was a variety of blues in reality as there would have been many, many producers, and each would have their own dye recipe.  My personal choice is typically something between Vallejo Field Blue and Vallejo Dark Pale Blue.  I think a RAF blue would also work.  I might go Flat Blue for an officer type.

Hope this helps 👍

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 1650: Bonnet colours?
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2022, 09:09:57 AM »
Surely there has to be at least one in a red dominant tartan with a bright orange wig poking out beneath?
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