Sunday, 23 December 2012

Picard Pike II

After I had completed the last pikeman I was keen to see what I could do with some sculpted additions to help bring the figure into the early 1500's and here's the result.

To start with I assembled the figure; the plastic pike was shaved off the right arm and the hand carefully drilled to take a 100mm wire pike. The left arm is a firing arquebusier arm with the hand cut off, rotated 180 degrees and re-applied with a little green stuff then added to smooth the join.

After this had dried I then sculpted some puffed and slashed shoulders and added a small amount to the right leg which I then inlaid a cross slash in the hose to mimic the cross of St. Denis (I've done this on some of the Tudors too).

I think most of the unit will have sculpted additions in this manner.

The pavise bears the arms of Therouanne.

It's only two figures but I'm getting more confident of the unique look that this unit of pike will have.



  1. Very nice and a great idea
    Merry X-mas

  2. Nice work on the details. Little stuff like the cross really catches the eye. Merry Christmas!

  3. Amazing work. Museum-quality look to them. Happy Holidays, Dean

  4. Really lovely conversion work - the slashed clothing really does move them into the 1510s so well. They are going to be a cracking unit, that already 'raises the bar' for the quality of the forthcoming French.
    Cheers Simon.

    PS - can you slow down a bit mate - some of us are experiencing almost zero output at the moment!!!

    1. Thanks Simon, they're going to be a challenge that's for sure. As of today the brushes have been replaced with a peeler and a glass of something !

  5. Very nice Stuart, keep 'em coming!

  6. Fabulous looking minis, details are great!

  7. Hello,
    Excellent works on this new pikeman !!!
    Very good idea for the puffed and slashed shoulders...

  8. i am always impressed with how easy it is to convert these perry figures. these are a great example of how small changes can make a huge difference! i can't wait until i get my next box! thanks for the inspiration!