Monday, November 9, 2009

Characters! Part 1

Above: General Zillmann (l) and King Phillip I (r)
Hi All
It's been a couple of months since I've been able to add to the blog.
Rest assured, I intend to keep it going.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of three of the characters from the HMKoNW
Below: King Phillip I in his regal robes


Below:General Zillmann

Below: Drummer Kane in the uniform of the Van Demon's Land Legion.

You can read more of Drummer Kane here.
Kane started his military service in the Clairmont Militia, until he transfered to "The Legion" in 1736. Was it better pay, the uniform, or a certain camp follower by the name of "Saucy Sally" that attracted him to "The Legion"?
The miniatures of The King and General Zillmann are from the OLD GLORY "Duelist" set that I received with my OG ARMY CARD membership.

Drummer Kane is from EUREKA MINIATURES.

I called Nic at Eureka and asked if he had in his extensive range of miniatures a negro drummer.
He didn't, but un-daunted he actually made "Kane" for me by using the body from his Provincial Regulars range and a head from one of his "Natives", (not sure on what specific range).
How's that for customer service!
Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. I see that I'm not the only one to use the "regal gentleman" from the Blue Moon dueling set as a special figure. Mine is painted up as an Austrian general officer and has been used to represent both the Reich Dule Wilhelm of Beerstein on his Grand Tour visit and as an Austrian general commanding my Imperium troops this past campaigning season.

    Very nicely painted figures, by the way.

    Jim

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  2. Very good minis of interesting (as in "interesting times", for some?) characters.
    It's good to own an 'original' such as Drummer Kane. And it's even better to paint so well!

    Glad to have the HMKoNW alive again!

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  3. Excellent work! Good to see some characters. For me it makes a nice change from painting units.

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  4. Hi
    Thanks for the comments.
    More Characters to be added soon. They do make for a nice change to Regt after Regt.

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