Friday, January 25, 2013
One such Blog is that of Saxon Dogs. His master class on using the Army Painter 'dip' to paint up three regiments of ECW foote caused huge waves amongst the wargaming online community. I actually got to meet him at a 'Salute' and he shared even more great tips with me. As soon as I had finished chatting, there were two other ECW gamers queing to speak with him. Great Guy.
I started by spraying the figures with Army painter black stray paint. I just wanted all the detail of the straps covered and didn't worry too much about anything else. Once they were dry I took different browns and dry brushed over the belts and bandoliers etc, trying to leave the black undercoat still showing in the receases of the detail. This is a new technique for me, leaving the black still showing and one I'm having fun with. It makes you have to think, rather than slapping on wads of paint and I am enjoying the change in style, It has made painting fresh again for me.
This is a tip I took from the master 'Saxon Dog', on his painting of ECW figures.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here we see Colonel Henry Lunsford leading from the front during the brutal street fighting in the storming of Bristol. In a few moments he will lose his life, shot dead at the top of the Christmas Steps. For many years after, the steps were known as Lunsford's stairs, in honour of his memory.
Prince Rupert was so impressed with the courage and fighting spirit of the regiment, that he took it as his own and renamed it, giving it his own name.
Thus Prince Rupert's Blew coats were born and went on to greater deeds of bravery, fighting for their doomed King in the English Civil War.