Thursday, May 22, 2008
the march of the musketeers...
All in all the musketeer figures are quite nice. The ones from the command set tend to be a bit larger than the others. I think this is due to the command set being the first thing issued by Call to Arms. If so, they're sculpting has improved considerably since then. I freely mix and match the Parliamentarian and Royalist figures as I don't believe there was much of a difference in them historically.
Following Haythornthwaite, I've used fairly bright colors and red seems to have been the most common uniform color of the time. Though I have been adding some variations in order to avoid complete uniformity. Since I'm working with 'the one true scale' I'm conflicted over whether I should adopt a more toy-soldierish look for this project or go for more of a realistic approach. As you can see the figures are still quite shiny. I've yet to flat coat them with anything.