Friday, July 4, 2008

A Gathering of the Clans

First unit of the Saxe-Urquhart Highlanders completed (except they still need a flag - need to get ink for my printer...). A closer look at the command figures.

And the 2 pioneers - I plan to make 2 more so I have at least 1 stand of these guys (hmm, just noticed you can't see the axe heads on either axe in this photo).
The basic infantry (musketeers, bonnet men) have white cuffs and facings. The pioneers have green. I did a few variations on the plaids. I think I'll make 3 units of basic infantry and group together similar plaids (for example, one set has green and red predominating, another has green and blue tending towards lighter colors, a third has green and blue tending towards darker colors).
Maybe I'll use different light colors for the cuffs and facings for each unit (yellow for one, maybe light blue for another).
I also plan to make a unit of grenadiers (and may keep them in bonnets), with red cuffs and facings.
I haven't decided if I will do artillery men. If I do they will likely have dark cuffs and facing, maybe a dark blue or black, and maybe black feathers in their bonnets.

Not sure if there will be any cavalry or light infantry (the latter would likely be in "hunting tartans"). I could end up with a whole, albeit small, army of Highlanders...

7 comments:

Martin said...

Hi Fitz,

Great looking figures! I stand slack jawed in amazement at your talent and abilty. Now keep your eyes on this pocketwatch as I gently swing it back and forth. I say in a low voice, "You want an entire army of Highlanders. Pay no attention to naysayers or your inner qualms." There! Now that's done. I'm looking forward to more photos and reading about how these fine looking fellows conduct themselves. You will now feel relaxed, refreshed, and have an overwhelming urge to cast more miniatures.

Yours,

Martin

Capt Bill said...

I agree, handsome lads all.
Best regards...Bill

tim said...

Those look great!

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hey there Fitz,

Consider it done! I've added a link to you blog from my most recent post. ;-)

Best Regards,

Stokes

Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks for the comments, guys!
Hmm, that's odd, now I'm feeling relaxed and refreshed, and I have an inexplicable desire to go cast some more Highlanders...

On the other hand, I do want to get some more Batrachians painted up so I can have a battle before another year is gone.

tradgardmastare said...

Super stuff- welld one indeed. I look forward to seeing more...

A J Matthews said...

Impressive work! Well done! I'm officially jealous. ;)