I thought I'd put together a few photos from the past year, some of it has already appeared here, most not, its mainly just pictures of figures I've painted in the past 12 months and I've used this opportunity to try and have a bit of a count up of what I've managed to paint in 2020. On that front, it has been a terrific year, but, as we all know, by pretty much all other metrics, it has not been good at all.
So... The final tally is quite large, I think it probably surpasses my previous best year when I was going full bore on the Austrians, although these have been a bit different, not just churning out unit after unit - I've really enjoyed this years painting
Swiss: 443 foot, 43 cavalry and generals- 3 camp scenes - call it 550 pieces
Landsknechts: 222 foot, 4 Command bases, 1 cannon- 245 pieces
Gendarmes and knights - 96 - 192 pieces
Mounted crossbows, stradiots, Jinetes 72 figures - 144 pieces
Italian foot - 72 pike, 25 swordsmen 32 arquebusiers, 1 cannon -134 pieces
Thats 1265 late15th early 16th century types
there were 180 pieces of WW2 German and US Paras.
So Painting wise that is 1445 28mm bits which is pretty good going- However.....On top of that, I think I've based about another 3,000 28mm figures, 100 odd movement trays, 300 (!) flags, plus about 200 1/35th figures, built a bunch of 1/35th terrain, I'm also about halfway through doing 20 AWI assault boats!
I've been busy!
|Swiss take on landsknechts|
|Swiss crossbows- Perry plastics|
|Swiss or Burgundian Heroes for To The Strongest! Steel Fist and Foundry figures|
|The Swiss in all their glory|
|Dog loving Landsknecht commander- Steel Fist and Foundry again |
|About half (!) The Gendarmes I painted this year|
|Oldies but Goldies, Connoisseur Miniatures heroes/generals|
|This venerable Redoubt Miniatures figure was also kindly given to me by Mark Freeth, a new plume spiffed him up a bit |
|Perry Italian mounted crossbowmen, some plastic riders, some metal all on plastic horses|
|Perry Plastics painted as German Knights, Steel Fist plumes added|
|A terrific little Hinchcliffe organ gun - must be over 40 years old! with a Perry crew|
|Yet more mounted crossbows- This time Perry and Casting Room Miniatures|
|A bit of a change- Warlord Falschirmjager Pak 40 I did as part of a larger commission |
|camp scene, Perry figures, Magista Militum tents|
|Some Smashing Perry Stradiots, I later added another 6 TAG figures which mixed in nicely|
|Fabulous 40 year old Connoisseur sculpts given a new lease of life with some Perry heads|
|Swiss halberds, Steel Fist, Perry, Foundry and Connoisseur figures|
|Perry figures for the camp scene|
|Perry Plastics with added Steel Fist plumes become Italian Knights|
|The fourth Landsknecht pike block - number 5 is going to be the first unit for 2021 |
|Casting Room Miniatures Jinetes-with a couple of Perry plastics to make up the numbers |
|Steel Fist commanders- with an Artizan miniatures advisor|
| Steel Fist miniatures Gendarmes- set of by Pete's Flags banners|
|Casting Room miniatures and Perry swordsmen|
|Italian mercenaries Perry and Connoisseur miniatures, with a lot of Italian and Tudor head-swaps |
|Perry and TAG figures make up these Florentine militia pike|
Very impressive amount of beautifully painted figures, Chris!
I ought I had done well but clearly I am an amateur compared to yourself. Well done, its especially good to see the wonderful Connoisseur figures.
You have some breath-taking units there - especially the Steel Fist cavalry. Not only a decent output but a complex one too.
That is a spectacular collection and so much great work to get through in a year. I’d love to be able to emulate even a proportion of that with my Italian Wars collection.
Thanks for sharing.
Marvellous looking work. I love how dense and animated your pike blocks are particularly, but it is all great. I'm also in awe at the sheer volume you have achieved. That's an incredible level of output.
Love those pikes! They certainly look like a dense mass of pointy objects - I would not want them to come my way.
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