Death Plays the Hurdy GurdyThis is the first of my musicians for the Triumph of Death line up. The hurdy gurdy is a popular instrument in several European regions throughout the Renaissance, and when well played is amazing to hear. Other times its musical timbre has been likened to two cats fighting in a bag full of rosin. Needless to say, it had to be in the range!
If you've never heard the hurdy gurdy played, Guilhem Desq is an amazing intro. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
|my concept sketch of the mighty musician|
|A woodcut ( Holbein?) showing a hurdy gurdy.|
Pike Conversions and stuff
I recieved 5 pounds of casting this week, and have started up a couple of painted units, plus sent a few "review" models to friends to paint up. While going through the excellent castings I did find a few miscasts on some javelins, so decided to convert two of them into pike. I am so happy as to how these turned out that I may have the javelin model reworked to be open handed, so we have options.