Posted by Martin on April 27, 2008
Several of us received samples of the new Calpe Saxon musketeers when we met up with Peter F at Salute and the inevitable has happened. We’ve all been distracted from what ever was on the workbench to promote these new figures to the top of the pile. I’ve been sent a few pictures of the results.
The first three come from the workbench of the legendary Peter Royle:
Next, from Spain, here are some shots of the three painted by Javi (AKA El Mercenario). You may recognise his fine brushwork from the Perry Miniatures Web site or the pages of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine. Javi tells me he was experimenting with different shades of white to achieve a variety of looks as part of an article he’s writing about painting figures in campaign dress:
What’s that unfinished one on the end? Well, it’s my WIP. In the time it’s taken Javi and Peter to completely paint all three sample figures, I’ve merely managed to do some white and some green on only one of mine. I thought it would be an instructive comparison to stand my figure side-by-side with Javi’s. It definitely shows that we have different styles; it also shows that Javi’s a much quicker painter than me (no surprise there – tortoises paint faster than me) and, thirdly, I really do need to get a better camera.