Thursday, April 8, 2021

Serjeants on the Go

The next batch of figures for Lion Rampant are on the painting block and undercoated. These are a dozen mounted serjeants, which I'll paint up in generic fashion although I suspect they'll mostly deploy as part of a First Barons War French contingent.

These figures are by Blue Moon Manufacturing. They come in three separate piece - horse with rider's lower torso, rider's upper torso, and kite shield. No lances were supplied so I cut my own from wire. I'm... not a big fan of these figures. Getting the top half of the rider to sit properly in the lower took a good deal more cutting, filing and fiddling than I can normally tolerate. In spite of my best efforts some figures had gaps where the fit wasn't quite right, necessitating a spot of filling.

Fitting the lances and shields were marginally easier. However, the castings are crisp and clean and should paint up nicely. I'm looking at getting another batch to make up a castle garrison retinue.

If anyone wants to see how it should be done, head over to PanzerKaput's blog, where he has a number of First Barons War units painted up in superb fashion.

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