Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Montrose Highlanders Return!

I sold my Montrose ECW army two years ago and last weekend bought it back again at our clubs car boot sale. I am refitting all of them to my new painting style, washed in devlan mud then highlighted again.

The first unit I refitted from the army were the highlanders, I added some white and yellow to the kilt setts to make them more flashy. I made up the setts so they really don't really have any historical attachment, my ECW kilt research mostly describes 16th century setts as red and black. I have added a flag just because every wargame unit deserves a flag! This unit will also double for my Jacobite rebellion army so I probably should of painted them in a historical pattern......oh well live and learn!

So far quite happy with the result, another 20 odd figures to do, then I will attack the eyes etc by then my eyes will need a rest andI will move onto Gordon's horse next, then the Irish pike and shot, which I think I will increase in size by adding another eight pikemen to each unit and another four shot.










cheers
Matt

9 comments:

  1. They look very good, Matt . . . and I heartily agree with you about flags with units.


    -- Jeff

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  2. They look great Matt - good job on the tartans. Are you going to get your Babylonians back?

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  3. I haven't seen them lately, but I believe they have made a re-incarnation as a Babylonian/Armorite FOG army!

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  4. Excellent. I also agree about the flags...I like lots of flags..wether it would have been historically incorrect to have a lot or not...they give a lot of added colour and another dimension to wargames units..
    Cheers
    paul

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  5. Nice painting Matt, love the tartan

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  6. Nice figures- It must be good to have them back!

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  7. Nice work mate!Love the hand painted flag(;

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  8. Great figures. Its always nice to see effective looking tartan.

    Regards,
    Matt

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