Santa brought me a new Daylight Triple Bright Lamp, Despite the absence of sunlight, I can start taking pictures and posting King Matthias Corvinus of
Hungary and his Black Army. This is a major upgrade over the workshop light I've been using. Here's hoping it'll pay dividends with photography and painting in 2013!
Archers: I started with a black and white livery but that wasn't working on account of the fur coats. The very fine detail on these Essex figures made dry brushing a challenge. Sharp-eyed readers will note the ballast is a change-up from what I usually use. It's probably a touch too light but with an army composed of 50% cavalry, it'll pay dividends with the 100+ horses in various shades of brown.
Handgunners: When I look at these fellows, I'm thinking "Killer Bees." It doesn't come through in the photos but the yellow triad pops nicely on the tabletop.
Crossbowmen: The camera shows all sins and I see I forgot to put a highlight on the quiver case! D'oh! I do like these Essex poses though.
Next week, I'll post on the heaven and hell that is painting heraldry in 15mm. With persistence and some luck, I managed to find a website with medieval Szekler heraldry.