yes all finished for now. Yes I still have foot to buy and paint, but a show in 2 and1/2 weeks (Cavalier) so maybe I will spend some money then. But for now my least ECW Cavalryman.
Yes I know I am "light" on guns and holsters and that he should have some to be truly authentic. They are still on the sprue and the sprue has wandered off at present so for now no horse pistols. Sorry if that disappoints anyone but I have to go with what I have and not an ideal.
I decided to fit a different weapon. This one is holding a warhammer. Given he has a sword by his side already I decided a different weapon was most appropriate. That being the case I simply cut the sword off and added a warhammer. The hammer was on the sprue so I believe it to be contemporary and as it made a pleasant change from swords or pistol was the only real option. IF I still had the pistol holsters then I would have selected pistols. But as I am not at this precise time sure where they are that was not really an option. Shame but what else could I really do without spending more money.
The 3rd pic shows them all together and quite a splendid bunch they are too. As mentioned in the first post they are not destined for an ECW army but for a few skirmish games in this period. Maybe Donnybrook (probably not) or witchfinder general or en garde.. I like the rules to each of them and I want to like the period. But I was put off at a young age by some "Friends" in the sealed knot. My hang up no one elses. I take full responsibility for my hang ups! 30 years war no problem but ECW leaves me cold. I know stoop[id but that's just my hang up!
Just for Roy who wanted a top down view is the last pic. In awnser to your un-asked questions. I first superglue the figure to a base. Then add filler (£! land does one I use most). The filler stops the "Step" between figure and base. I then add sand (usually only attached with paint.) When dry I give a coat of paint. (Black for Urban bases). Add a brown area (usually quite small). Dry brush with 2 different greys (on the Black and 2 different browns on the brown). Then static grass is added (again with supereglue). Then when all is dry (which does not take long) varnish with a spray varnish. Finally Photograph them and put them on the blog.
Well that is my bases procedure. It really is a case of finding what suits you.
That's it for the day. Weather is horrid here, Hope yours is better. next time some ODD WW2 tanks.
Until then, take care have fun and paint if you can. Best wishes Clint