Friday, November 13, 2009

Free Company Camp

Impetus Unit Type: Camp/Baggage
Base Size: 12cm x 8cm
Manufacturer: Corvus Belli, Tents by Baeuda
This piece was quite a fun project, and in fact, was the first camp element I'd ever painted. The Baeuda tents were a real joy to paint and I can't recommend them enthusiastically enough. Those who have kept up with the developing army will notice that the tent colours match the liveries of my two generals; Sir James Stockwood (black & white) and his nephew, Rodger of Lynn (yellow & red).

When I started painting this element, I knew that I would have two tents and some guards standing around. However, I also wanted something a little extra - something indicative of the Free Company army. When I thought about painting guardsmen in both livery colours, I got the idea of longbowmen sharpening their skills through a friendly archery competition. The arrows are straight pins cut and glued, while the fletches are made from tiny pieces of a cereal box carefully (and mind-numbingly) glued in place.

Stockwood's advisors William Boar (L) and Benito Tucci (R)

Guess where carelessness on the practice field gets you... guard duty.

"Not a bad shot... for a Lynn man!"


TWR said...

A very well modelled camp which is, I must say, rather inspirational. It also compliments your well painted army. Yes, I've been watching its progress with interest.

Monty said...

I'm stunned...this is the way ahead, JET; what can I say? this is a work of skilled art.
Nice one.

Andy McMaster said...

Excellent camp! Something to live up to! Well done!


Mik said...

I absolutely love these, well done, kudos!

Dan Sutherland said...

Spectacular! I can't believe the level of detail you're achieving with 15mm figs. I love the way you've themed your army, and the archery practice was an excellent idea, brilliantly carried out!

I look forward to seeing this lot in battle...


Rab said...

Most excellent! A very neat idea, very well executed (as always). I really like the selection of models you've used for the target-shooting vignette.

JET (aka Jason) said...

Thank you gentlemen for your many kind remarks.

Completing the camp element marks a project milestone. I now have only 100 points left to paint, and I've already started in on my next two units. At this rate, the end of the month deadline shouldn't be a problem.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Love it. You've got multiple scenes going on the same base, and yet each seems distinct from the others. Nice job.

Keir said...