Friday, 16 July 2010
Banner of Maximilian
Here's the latest landsknechts to roll off my painting desk. This unit represents a couple of things that I've been meaning to do for quite some time now;
Conversions; despite painting for 20 years I have only recently made some attempts at conversion work. The dead figure is a small conversion from a running figure and four of the figures have headswaps from the Perry WOTR boxed set. I'd quite like to have a go using 'green stuff' but i think i'll do bit of research on how it's used first, I'd welcome any web or book suggestions that anyone may have.
The flag; I did mean to put this flag in my landsknecht painting guide (see below) but never got round to it as i was a little daunted by doing it all by hand but I finally got some motivation and spent an evening sketching it out. It was particularly difficult getting the flint and steels to match up, photoshop came to the rescue in the end. Here's the basic drawing;
Feel free to use it, I couldn't find anything on the web that was free. It enlarges, reduces and stretches quite well and could be useful for a variety of armies.
Here's the painting guide; www.stuartmulligan.com/landsknechts.htm
I use the colour in mock ups from this quite a lot.