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Author Topic: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.  (Read 2514 times)

Offline Bushbaby

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You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« on: March 13, 2017, 11:28:08 PM »
28mm GW conversion





























The Captain with standards and musicians and surrounded by zweihänders.



"Rondellknektar" (rondassiers with pistols) forming front of left wing shotte.



The Colonel.



"Gott mit uns!"









« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 07:28:57 AM by Bushbaby »

Offline mweaver

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 02:43:47 AM »
OK, that is a pike block, no kidding.

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Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 07:07:58 AM »
Yeah it's a pike block.

But individually based, imagine having to move it across the table...  ;)

Offline Andym

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 07:11:14 AM »
I just had a flashback to 3rd edition Warhammer and the REALLY sharp goblin spears I accidentally landed my hand on a few times! I still bare the scars to this day! ;)

BTW your avatar has the same look I think I had when I opened up your post and seen your pictures! lol

Offline levied troop

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 07:14:10 AM »
From one angle, it could be a hedgehog   ;)

Impressive sight, wouldn't want to go up against it.
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Offline tomrommel1

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 07:16:18 AM »
that is a hell of a pike block indeed :-*
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Offline Big Martin Back

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 08:06:36 AM »
Very nice. Shame about the odd overhand grip with the left hand that they modelled on some of the figures.
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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
Lovely painting. It's a shame the pikes (and indeed all the other weapons) are so over-scale.
Looks like the men are wielding telegraph poles, and the muskets look like blunderbusses.
But that's GW for you - they always have huge weapons on their figures.

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 03:33:15 PM »
It doesn't seem worth being hung up on how the weapons look when these figures are quite the impressive project!

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 04:02:30 PM »
I agree it's an impressive spread of figures - well done. That's a lot of painting!
Also agree however that the pikes themselves look like telegraph poles. And with a strange thin bit at the bottom. All a bit peculiar. But then, to be fair, these are fantasy figures - albeit here playing a historical role  :)

Offline Bushbaby

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 05:28:52 PM »
Thank you!

Regarding the "telegraph pikes". They are my own "fast" conversions, and considering the fact that I had to convert roughly two hundred GW spearmen into landsknecht pikemen (and not willing to spend half a year with a drill doing so) to make this project a reality, it was a price I decided I was willing to pay.

(It still took ages to complete the project though :))
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 06:12:44 PM by Bushbaby »

Offline The Voivod

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 08:51:12 PM »
That's a colourfull hedgehog!

Sweet stuff.
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Offline Metternich

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 09:48:52 PM »
Wow - that's practically man-for-man !

Offline pikeman

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2022, 01:01:07 AM »
Bravo!
Wonderful work. I’m pleased to resurrect this thread!
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Offline olicana

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Re: You call that a pike block? This is a pike block.
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2022, 12:43:02 PM »


I like 'em big too. Though I like having more than one even more!






« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 12:45:58 PM by olicana »

 

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