As promised a few weeks back, here is the next unit to be painted by Piran’s Warriors painting service.
I am so happy with how the unit turned out. The campaign look with varied trouser colour hits the spot and the faces are great. This is my first early Portuguese unit but will not be the last.
As per last blog, the basing is down to me. I am awaiting a new delivery of brass rod so have not yet done the flags.
These are Elite Miniatures, early Portuguese. I do like their figures as they almost have a caricature feel without over doing it.
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A few months ago I was having a tidy up and came across a few regiments that were unpainted and to be honest I did not have any enthusiasm to paint them either. The reason was that they were additional units as my collections in the eras were already large enough but the figures are too good to get rid of.
I decided that I would send them to a figure painter but as my normal figure painter has ceased painting it would have to be a new one.
I was finally tempted by Piran’s Warriors https://piranswarriors.com/ I rang them and spoke to Terry. I discussed my requirement e.g. no basing, gloss and then matt varnish and his requirement regarding unit details. I posted the figures the next day and two days later I received an email confirming arrival.
Two weeks later I had a call from Terry advising me that the figures were next to be painted and had anything changed regarding detail.
Just over a week later I received some pictures of the figures. Perfect.
Two weeks later I was sent an email advising that they were ready and a breakdown of the full costs including postage and packaging. Having paid, two days later the parcel arrived. I have to say that the packaging was very thorough.
I have now based the first two units. These are Redoubt Miniature English Civil War 28mm Trotter cavalry. I asked one to be painted with orange sash and the other with red. Beyond that I asked for a mix of horse colours and uniform from Terry’s imagination.
I believe he has hit the brief perfectly. I could not be happier with the painting or the service. Please note that the basing and flag were my work so if you like it thank you, if not your cup of tea don’t blame Terry.
I hope you like them. I am still basing the other units; Redoubt ECW clubmen and Elite Miniature Napoleonic Portugese. These will be done over the next few days.
I asked Terry if he would be ok with me doing a post. He was happy and having checked out the blog made a very nice offer to any of you out there, including me of a 10% discount off painting costs for your first order, my next. The order must be placed before 1st December 2020. Just mention my blog when you contact Terry.
I will certainly be using Terry again. In fact I have just placed an order with Victrix for some Vikings and Saxons for two small Lion Rampant forces.
Recently my collection has been growing in too many areas as once again, I have been drawn into looking through the “to be painted pile”. To be fair these have been sat on my painting shelf for the last 4 months partly done but I finally dragged myself away from other areas to finish them.
I think the issue was how to paint Yellow, a lot of it and yet still look good? After a few false starts I settled on “Miniature Paints’ – Mustard” with a wash of Army Painter strong wash.
They are from the Elite Miniatures range and they were bought to go with my Spanish collection. The figures are not some of the best I have ever seen from Elite but they are the only ones they make. The choice of pose is poor; one officer, musician, standard and trooper. The detail on the trooper is less defined, when compared to their normal quality.
Numancia Dragoon Regiment
Like most Spanish dragoons the uniform was Yellow, a lot of yellow. Trousers, jackets with red turn backs, waistcoats. The only distinction was the facing colours on the collar, cuffs and lapels. In this case Black. Saddle cloth and pistol holders in yellow with white edging. Bicorn black edged in white with red cockade and plume.