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The King’s Muster

By Michael Cannon / February 20, 2011

Another in the stack of long term projects is my ECW one. I have picked up miniatures as I find them listed cheaply over the past 7-10 years. This unit is an exception in that it is made of newly released Perry plastics. One member of the local group is itching to do a 30 Year’s War game and so has been building Imperial units over time. I picked these up because I am a sucker for plastics and I wanted to see how well the Army Painter system works. I primed these with black gesso and then blocked in the paints, leaving black lining around the main pieces of the figure’s dress.

The unit in the pictures below has ten of the twelve figures that come in the box set. I painted up two previously and will include them in the final pictures. I continued on with this process because I liked how they look and I wanted to make the unit appearance consistent. There is a lot of shade on the wide brim hats and I hope that once I hit them with a spray or two of Dullcote it will not be as noticeable, otherwise I am pretty happy with the way them.

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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