“They're inviting us to defeat them! We must oblige them!"
~ Baron Munchausen
Flags and Drums and Not-So-Foppish Wigs
I’ve been working on more of the Wars of Spanish Imaginations group, in particular the command group… erm - and some pike to protect them.
These models are all scaled for 54mm (from bottom of foot to eyebrows) and, as you can see, will be put on multiple bases for traditional war gaming. One of the cool things about the creation process of these particular pieces is that I made them via “cobbling” from other models in my laser-cutting program. I’ve already made drummers, standard bearers and pike arms, as well as sword arms. It took a bit of work to swap out the correct uniforms (ie: big cuffs), add and remove a belt or sash here and there, and fit them to the models. All in all it worked out quite well, and for a brief moment I felt just like a Perry twin!
|Standard bearer, officer and Sergeant type.|
|Because what is an Imaginations Army without pike?|
|Under the hood - drummer, standard bearer and officer parts.|
All that being said, the officer fellow needs love. I’m working on a proper big-wigged, fully-sashed and bedecked version, that will come as a foot- and mounted-version. I might even go crazy and do different wig-hat attachments!
|My new "heavy cavalry just charged!" marker. This is |
cut in one piece.
Flat is FlatThis is one of the other prototypes which I alluded to in the last blog post. The idea here was a simpler multi-piece group of soldiers, but with a single back piece. It was later decided that although "cool", not the look we were going for. (I’m keeping this in my back pocket for future reference.)
|Variations on a theme. The grey uniformed soldier has his |
gun and arm etched onto the model.
|The flat model was definitely a tricky challenge. Did I pull it off?|
Another Commission!Also since my last posting, I’ve picked up another commission for these soldiers, but scaled down to 45mm. I’m very excited about this challenge and have already sent off some proofs for review - but we’ll keep this under our tricorne for a future post.
Filling the Muster ListCurrently the plan is to create the following model types over the course of this year: This is what I’ve done so far.
Musketeer Pike Sub officer with Partizan Standard bearer Drummer
- Officer, foot (not striking this, as the one I’ve done is a placeholder)
- Officer, mounted
- Heavy cavalry (breastplate)
- Artillery and crew