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.