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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

New 28mm C17th Items at Colonel Bill's

Quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook:

""Its all go here at the moment. Besides the new Belt Fed Girls we also have a couple of new 28mm Depot Battalion sets. These are both from the Character and Humour range and are:- DBH017 C17th Recruiting Party, and DBH018 Mounted Peasants. The Recruiting Party includes three prospective recruits whilst the mounted peasants have a total of four persons mounted on three horses, including a man and wife complete with market wares etc.""
DBH018 Mounted Peasants can be bought here [LINK]

Cheers

16 comments:

  1. Excellent looking party
    Warm regards

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  2. Nifty Recruiting Party vignette!

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    1. @Jonathan Freitag: Yes, I think I was down to paint the display piece at one point - but what I know about ECW isn't much, so I'm glad somebody else painted them and made a much better job than I could have done.

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  3. That wonderful diorama of "The Recruiting Party" reminds me so much of a painting by Rembrandt.

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    1. @Bryan Scott: Funny you should say that... No, in all honesty, I don't know what the inspiration was for the piece. Sometimes Stu does look on Google for Living history reenactment photos and uses them as inspiration. I'll tell him what you've said next time I see him and see if I can find out any further info. Cheers.

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    2. @Bryan Scott: The Recruiting Party was inspired by an illustration painting in an old ECW book by Osprey Publishing, I've just been told - and shown a picture of.

      A chap over on TMP has said the piece also looks a little like the painting, 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' by William Frederick Yeames.

      I'm now a little more culturally wiser than I was previously, thanks to that diorama :)

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  4. The "Recruiting Party" looks the part but has so much potential for many other purposes, but the mounted peasants also have as much (and in my opinion are better sculpts).

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    1. @Zabadak: Yes, there's a C17th wagon and crew set in the Depot Battalion range that could be put with these civilians to make a civilian mounted column of some description. Would look good on a table top that.

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  5. That is a great Vignette, quite fancy one myself.

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    1. @Michael Awdry: Yes, there's been quite the bit of interest with that piece since it debuted on the Web on Sunday. Its yet to see TMP, so we'll all wait and see if it receives any comment over there.

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    1. @Matt Crump: Yes, it all makes you wonder if the owner of the business has a bit of a thing for the ECW. He tends to order a lot of new stuff for the period! :))

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  7. The mounted troops look good. while I am not a huge fan of the period I can enjoy these

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    1. @Clint: Yes, not my period either. One of the reasons why I didn't offer to paint the display models, to be honest - far easier to give them to somebody who knows the colours and clothing, as they'd be finished before I'd even started.

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    2. I Totally agree. very much the same for me.

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