Monday, January 21, 2013

From KevH: 28mm Wars of the Roses (120 points)


From Kev:
More of Oxfords Retinue for the WotR. 20 x 28mm Perry's. The Earl of Oxfords Retinue Bowmen with command.
This time I did a mix of the Blue Star & Blue Boar livery.
All the bows are strung. I used polyester cotton for the bows at it is I think it looks better. Its a bit more fiddley than wire but you dont need to paint it after, lol.
I am currently working on some more 54mm ECW, (Green Shotte) to to with my new pike. Also nearly completed a couple of WotR foot commanders.

Nice! I really like the poly thread for the bowstrings as it gives a great touch. I remember being so chuffed when I first saw that the Perry's included sheaves of grounded arrows as part of their boxed set - its so evocative of the period.

These archers will give Kev 100 points as a base and I'm adding another 20 for the extra  work on the bows and the banner. Congratulations on being the third Challenger to break the 1K mark!

5 comments:

  1. good stuff Kev, you must have some patience to string all those bow's hats off to you

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  2. Bowstrings??? That is mental. Very, very well done. It looks great.

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  3. Nice work Kev, they look very cool! Not sure I'd have had the patience to add the bow strings!

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  4. Think Im going to set light to your brushes Thursday slow you down a bit

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  5. These look so good, the extra work on the strings just finishes a good job

    Ian

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