Copyright © 2019, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Saturday, 2 February 2019

Hundred Years War: French (6)

Another dozen French foot for the Hundred Years War from the Perry Miniatures plastic sets. These represent a small retinue of militia spearmen led by a sergeant. All the arms and most of the bodies and heads are from the Agincourt French Infantry 1415-29 set while a few of the bodies and heads are from the English Army 1415-1429 set.

While painting some of the English archers from last weeks post I had done one of them in a green and brown livery that I really liked, so, decided that I wanted to do a whole unit of troops in that colour.

A few people have asked about the colours and technique I use. Everything unless noted is from the Vallejo Model Colour range.

The livery green is Reflective Green while the livery brown is Flat Earth, the secondary colours for the other clothing are Basalt Grey, Field Drab, Russian Uniform and Stone Grey. The spears are Chocolate Brown and a lot of the leather is Saddle Brown.

Everything is blocked in as a base-coat and washed with Army Painter Strong Tone (water based one) and after dried the base-coats are re-applied and one or two highlights added by mixing in a lighter colour to the original colour.

Once these are dried the detail is picked out by brown-lining with Windsor & Newton Peat Brown inks.

Hopefully nobody is getting too bored of all these Hundred Years War figures I am doing for the challenge, apologies if you are but I've only got 48 foot and 18 horse left in the backlog and then I can make a start on something else.

Here are a few close-ups of the spearmen.

Plenty of 'Cross of St. Denis field signs' in evidence on this batch. much easier to paint than on the advancing figures.

With the advancing figures there are less field signs visible, it's a bit of a pain in the arse to paint them. The sergeant on the right does have a rampant stag heraldic device on his livery though.

These can also be seen on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge blog here.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful painting my friend! I love the way
    you match the ground colors with the figures!

    Regards, George.