Pikes are glued to figures first and then carefully placed in position on the card, a bit of patience is required here to get all the pikes correctly lined up. I use gel superglue for all of these jobs.
In addition to adding a third rank to all musket wings I have also decided to add a second standard bearer to the rear of each pike block! This is going to involve a little bit of work to the rear all the completed pike blocks, but the beauty of using filler is that its fairly easy to cut out the rear command rank with a scalpel, add the extra figure and then make good the filler around them. Once again it will be worth it as the visual appeal of the second flag is an improvement. This will also standardise all regiments at 40 figures strong.
So far so good then, pics will follow at the weekend of the first two fully finished units and I'll work through the rest over Christmas and New Year. All that remains now is to address the issue of the Horse ...... Dutch Style, Swedish Style, 6 ranks deep, 3 ranks deep, now how do I represent that? I'm thinking 2 deep for Swedish Style and 3 deep for Dutch style, certainly my units are large enough at 12 to 18 figures in size.
|Musket bases require drybrushing with yellow.|
|First a dry run for position.|
|The wire pikes will also get a final touch up.|
|The once happy stick them to the card bases.|
|Ready for texturing, second standard bearer will be added.|