While painting units for my English Civil War project, I've been painting 3 to 5 Highlander Clansmen at the same time. I am mounting them for Victory Without Quarter and decided that 5 to a stand with 3 stands per unit would give the "right" feel for my rowdy ancestors. Stands are 60mm x 60mm plywood from Litko.
The figures are from Warlord Games and are cleanly cast and a pleasure to paint. Each figure has an "unique" personality and are nicely animated.
An excellent source for kilt tartan patterns (and a bunch of other cool stuff) is the excellent blog Project Auldearn 1645. The flag that is carried came from the site.
I didn't notice until I looked at the above picture that I accidentally swiped some dark brown on the sock of the bagpiper when I was painting the sand on the base. Well, it's hardly noticeable and I will not be trying to fix it!
Only 5 figures to go and the unit will be complete. Instead of starting another unit while I paint them, I'm just going to finish up these 5. I'm planning on having 2 Clansmen units so another 15 after that!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
More Highlander Clansmen!
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.