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Zvezda - Austrian Musketeers and Pikemen

Posted by Konrad on 29 May 2021, 18:10

These figs have been on my list for a very long time.
I start with the pikeman who I think is the best figure in the set.
I like how the modeller managed to achieve this casual attitude.
The buckles of the shoes and the pikes don't really shine that much.
But you have to make compromises when it comes to illuminate the figs.
Will be continued...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 May 2021, 19:26

Another incredible achievement! I especially like the metal effect you have achieved with the armor and helmets.
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Posted by Peter on 29 May 2021, 20:02

Fantastic start of this (double) set! ;-) Good combination of colors to. White and red plumes for Austria! :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 29 May 2021, 23:30

Wonderful pikemen, Konrad. :love: :love: :love:

A new evidence of why you have so deservedly won that bronze brush. :yeah:

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 30 May 2021, 02:15

They are magnificent!

The only suggestion I would offer if you add more to the unit is to not get hung up on the idea of uniforns.

A regiment was effectively clothed by its proprietor - nominally the colonel - eg Sir Michael Woodhouse's Regiment or Sir Nicholas Byron's Regiment. The proprietors received the money from his employer and he used some of that to arm and equip his troops. Because his profits were coming out of this money too it is rare that it was all spent on the men. One way of making savings was to 'economise' on things like clothing. Most times a man was issued with a coat of the chosen regimental colour and that was it. They would have to provide ther own breeches and so on. There are examples of breeches being issued as well - Charles I's Lifeguard of Foote were issued "suits of red" when they were formed in Oxford at the start of the ECW, and there were similar examples, but I suspect the majority of time it was just a coat.

If the soldiers were lucky they might also get issued with a pair of shoes - in England they were called latchets or latchet shoes and were "single-lasted" (normally shoes are made on a right handed shoe form called a last, and the would be a left handed one for the other foot.) With single-lasted shoes there is no left and right, they can be put on either foot.

Sword belts, and leather equipment would be supplied by a contractor and the nice thing about that is that generally they are usually the same colour or close variations of the same.

I look fowards to seeing more of these.
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Posted by Graeme on 30 May 2021, 05:08

If confidence wins battles their opponents should not bother to show up. They look magnificent.

The effect of the armour shining in the light is incredible! :thumbup:
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Posted by Konrad on 30 May 2021, 08:16

steve_pickstock wrote:They are magnificent!

The only suggestion I would offer if you add more to the unit is to not get hung up on the idea of uniforns.


My dear Steve,
As I can see you know more about the "Iron Age"like me.
But I'll follow your advice and paint the other figures less uniformly.
Maybe I should have done a little more research. :oops:
Thank you very much for your time and your kind words.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 May 2021, 11:13

Magnificent work in my opinion.

Best wishes,

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 30 May 2021, 11:33

Konrad wrote:Maybe I should have done a little more research. :oops:
Thank you very much for your time and your kind words.


Please do not think anything I said was in any way a criticism, you have such a great style of painting, clean crisp and solid.
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Posted by Ben90 on 30 May 2021, 14:18

Very nice! They look wonderful. And as already said, the metal-effect is spot on!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 31 May 2021, 01:23

Superb painting style and very impressive end result. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jun 2021, 17:49

That's awesome painting Konrad!
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Posted by vellek on 02 Jun 2021, 16:16

The usual high-quality stuff from Konrad. Keep going!
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Posted by Egbert on 04 Jun 2021, 11:55

Hello Konrad,
wonderful pretty little soldiers. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Your painting style is very impressive and I like it top notch.
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Posted by Konrad on 11 Jun 2021, 17:42

A little update for my TYW project.
More coming soon... ;-)


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Posted by Peter on 11 Jun 2021, 17:47

Great painted figures again Konrad! And I see they are different dressed now! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Jun 2021, 14:00

Variety is the spice of life. Especially when it comes to irregularly dressed pikemen like these that Konrad has skillfully crafted.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 13 Jun 2021, 20:46

Boy that looks like an image from a movie!!
Wonderful!!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Jun 2021, 11:00

Wonderful work as always! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Konrad on 31 Jul 2021, 12:36

My first job after my forced break.
My friend steve_pickstock (and all the other experts) please
forgive me.
But I only painted one uniform. :oops:
But there were such units.
Not many.
But there were a few.

Will be continued...

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