Monday, 11 July 2016

A New Scale....well for me anyway

Decided to embark on a new period ( ECW ) and a new scale to go with it....why not ?  Here's my first ever crack at 10mm. Quiet happy with how they turned out all up and surprisingly enjoyable to paint. These are Pendraken mini's wonderful little sculpts highly recommended if ever your tempted.

Earl Of Essex Regiment of Foot...for the government.





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    1. Thanks firemonkeyboy...I've always liked your interworld name btw haha

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  2. Very nice indeed! A friend has the same minis, they paint up really well.

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    1. Cheers Simon yes really enjoyed painting up these guys.

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  3. Those look great! I think 10mm is very practical scale to do ECW and looks really good as well. I'm thinking of selling off my 28mm ECW and switching to 10mm to do the kind of battles I want to do.

    Christopher

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    1. Wow I've always admired your ECW 28s if I recall Christopher ...quiet inspiring. Yep I decided to go 10mm so I could do historical fights and paint up both sides. Also liked the idea of something a little different.

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    2. Thank you Tarty! The thing is only large wide units look right imho for this period which becomes very expensive in 28mm if you collect the figures that I like for this period(Renegade/Bicorne/Redoubt) not to mention the painting time required. Also the units are so wide the table size I would need for anything above a small battle requires a very large table. After doing a few units I did the math on expense,painting and table size and realized it's just not feasible for what I would want. However, looking at 10mm I think would perfectly fit my requirements. While 28mm will always remain my favorite scale sometimes a smaller scale works better for very certain projects like ECW for example.

      Christopher

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    3. Yes I agree with you...do love 28s but after doing the 'numbers' it was going to be a project and a half. Well if you do decide to do that I'll be looking in regularly with interest.
      This unit is on a 15mm P&M Baroque base which is 120mmx60mm so you can get an idea of scale.

      Richard

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    4. 120mm x 60mm works out just perfect! My 28mm unit is 240mm x 80mm!! Stay tuned and thanks.:-)

      Christopher

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    5. If any use, I sell MDF bases with irregular edges that would be perfect for these- they are around 130 x 65 mm so that the edges can be chamfered so that they slope down to the table. Magnetic, too- happy to send out some samples...

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  4. Excellent work, they look superb, love the disposition of the men on the base and the wonderful colors...

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    1. Thanks Phil yes trying for a more 'realistic' sort of look to each unit with this project.

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  5. Wonderful, that is the ticket! There's a local group that is all in with 10mm. Nothing quite as nice as yours but they swear by the scale.

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    1. Cheers Monty yes since starting this I've learnt a lot about how some are seriously into the scale they're a passionate bunch that's for sure... hahaha. I joined the Pendraken forum which was an eye opener it's a whole new world had no idea.

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  6. Is'nt ECW just great, regardless what scale.

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    1. Well your collection is outstanding if I can get my 10s out of the painting room as regular as you seem to do with your 28s ....I'll be happy. Cheers Raglan.

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  7. Excellent looking figures and superb basing for them. Baroque in 10mm is appealing although all my figures are 15mm and I can't afford to change scales for this system.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks Ross I did think about 15s but a good friend has a huge collection of TYW already based up for Baroque. Thought rather than do similar I'd try my hand at something different.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I'm almost tempted to chuck my 28s and start over. Almost.

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    1. Haha don't do that Michael 28s will always be the king of scales but it's nice to try something different occasionally.

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    2. I'll have them Millsy! I hear there is a really great set of rules coming out next year. ;-)

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    3. TtS is moving into this period Simon ? Nice one!! ....you have been busy. Shall look forward to that :-)

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    4. Yes its going well- have played a couple of fun games already. I don't have a proper army yet, though.

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  9. Nicely done! I have the Pendraken ECW figures and they come out a treat. I like the way you've placed the figures in a semi-random pattern on the bases. It looks more realistic.

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    1. Thanks AJ yes the 'random' look was what I was hoping to achieve. This being my first attempt and everything was happy with the result. Yes wonderful range of figures I agree.
      Cheers
      Richard

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