Monday, December 19, 2016

Italian Wars Spanish Jinete Light Cavalry


Here is a unit of Spanish Jinete (aka 'ginete' or 'genitour') light cavalry. These lads will serve that much needed reconnaissance/skirmish role in my Italian Wars collection.



These 28mm Perry plastics were painted by my magnificently bearded antipodean pal 'Kiwi', who did an absolutely terrific job with these lads. Thanks mate!


I've embellished them with a few highlights and gave the unit a bunch of the distinctive Jinete heart-shaped shields (sourced from The Assault Group). I also mocked up a Spanish cavalry flag for them after I shamefully discovered I had nothing in my stocks. 


I've based them up similar to my other cavalry, on irregular shaped bases with autumnal groundwork so they look like part of the family. Here they are leading-in a unit of Papal (no, not Paypal) gendarmes (and their baying hunting hounds!).


Next Up: My first entry to the 7th Annual Painting Challenge!

21 comments:

  1. Ack! Another beautiful unit! Gorgeous!

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  2. Magnificent. Brendon is a talented chap!

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  3. Really nice painting and basing, I'm missing light cavalry for this period, guess I'll have to dig some out and paint them up!
    Best Iain

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  4. Superb - I must say I find the Italian wars subject wonderful to gaze upon but terrifying to contemplate painting myself

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  5. Kiwi has done a superb job and your finishing touches really put the dot on the i!

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  6. might fine additon to the collection - grand job Kiwi!

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  7. Fantastic looking unit, very nice compilation of sources to get the desired effect. Nice!

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  8. Great work guys - these look wonderful, very cool.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Would you mind sharing your colour palette for the base work?

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  10. Wonderful looking cavalry addition!

    Christopher

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  11. Fantastic miniatures, I used the same figures to make a Jinete unit last year. The addition of the adargas really helps.

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  12. Fantastic! Since anxiously waiting for the box to arrive all the way from Tropical Darwin to chilly Canaydia I have been looking forward to seeing them with shields added and unit based. SUPERB!
    An excellent addition to your forces Curt. Great collaboration to be involved in.
    Cheers

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  13. Thanks for kind words everyone! As Kiwi says above, this was a great collaboration to work on. Now I just have to convince him to do another one... ;)

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  14. That's quite an impressive looking unit Curt! Mr Kiwi certainly has done a magnificient job on the painting but your basing really brings those buggers together.

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