Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Landsknechts Arquebusiers, Group Two - Work in Progress


Spring has been a little shy this year, but has finally made its appearance. Hallelujah! So while I've been making the best of enjoying the outdoors I have managed to get few more Landsknechts done for my upcoming arquebusier unit.


These four lads are Perry-sculpted 28mm models from Wargames Foundry. 

I still find the 'anything goes' styling of Landsknecht clothing to be a little daunting. Nonetheless, I've found that once I get a fix on a colour combination it usually comes together alright.

Of this group, I think the fellow with the white and pink sleeves and hose is my favourite. 


You have to figure that this guy has to be a pretty hard case to pull-off that getup...

Just one more group and I can get them based up. Hooray!

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I love Landsknecht clothing style!

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    1. Thanks Michal, those boys were hardcore fashionistas for sure.

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  2. Excellent work on these figures Curt! The one in pink isn't bad but my favorite is the one with purpple trousers!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Yes, he is quite dashing. He was my little nod to the late Prince.

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  3. Brilliant stuff! Pink as a colour was far less "laden" back then opposed to now. Think of all the French and German regiments with pink as facing colour.

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    1. Precisely. In fact those are often my favourite regimental colours.

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  4. Really nice! You are doing a fantastic work with them, Curt. The Pinkie appears to be the most dangerous of them...

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    1. Thanks Juan and yes, I think he has a mean streak in him.

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  5. Real Landsknechts wear pink. Fabulous work Curt.

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    1. Yes, I think you're right Michael, thank you. I'll have to see if I can sneak in another.

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  6. They are looking very nice so far Curt. As for the pink and white...well, that's easy to pull off - it's pulling it off with that yellow hat that's tough! :)

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    1. Yes, he's trying to make a fashion statement... by musket-point. ;)

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  7. that last chap is a little odd, great painting.

    john

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    1. Thanks John! You are of course talking of a group of men to went into battle wearing codpieces, slashed leggings and puffy shirts. Yes, 'odd' is the operative word. The Landsknechts were like a mob of drunken soccer hooligans dressed like 80s hair-bands with a healthy dose of rage and ironmongery.

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  8. Well done Curt, I am looking forward to seeing these guys get run over on the table. Great work on the slashing - I've done in 15mm, but am glad to let you handle it in 28mms.

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    1. Thanks Pete. Yes, I expect they will end up as a very colourful speed-bump for some Gendarmes or Jinetes. :)

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  9. That's some bright pink he's rocking! I think that I like the dude in the purple pants the best though - he seems to be just this side of a pirate with that colour combo :)

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    1. Yeah, he is definitely my runner up as I really like his purple pantaloons. Landsknechts are like land pirates, but without the scurvy, bad sunburns and, well, boats. :)

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  10. Excellent work.
    I saw an image recently that had Plastic 28mm Landsnkechts previewed at Salute. Can't remember who is going to make them. I like how you have added colour to the gun stocks. It makes sense that they would colour those as well.
    cheers

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    1. Yes, those are the 'old' Pro Gloria designs that Warlord is now producing. They are nice but I find the heads are a little too large. I'd like to see some close up before I bought any.

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  11. Great work on some nice figures :)

    Warburton

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  12. Great looking Arquebusiers, classic sculpts and as always lovely paint job, I look forward to them all together.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! You're right, these old Foundry sculpts are still some of the best in the market in this scale.

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