Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Eight Musketeers

I finished some more dwarf musketeers from Iron Mask Miniatures. Slowly building up enough to go from skirmishes to small battles.



These are metal figures, most with separate hands and heads. I like how easily the pieces fit together. The joins aren't precise, but don't need to be. The heads fit onto stumps of necks on the torsos, and the usually gloved hands fit onto stumps at the ends of the arms, with plenty of surface area to hold quite well. The only thing I don't care much for is how thing some of the weapons are; prone to bending often. In those cases I have clipped off the sculpted blade, drilled a whole and inserted a piece of wire/paperclip in place of the blade.

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    1. Thanks, Ross!
      I think I have enough figures to eventually make a small army (if each unit has just a few figures). But then I'd need someone for them to fight. For now, they are fun to paint and look at.

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  2. Great looking mini musketeers! Lovely finish on them!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain!

      Some day, when I get many more painted I should post a pic of the whole "army". Don't hold your breath just yet though. haha

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  3. Once again Fitz you come up with fun models & I mean that in the nicest way possible :)

    Using a paperclip to replace the sword was a inspired idea & would guess apart from solving the bending problem looks a lot better, as it looks like a foil which Musketeers would have.

    I really want to see all of these guys in action :)

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  4. Thanks, Frank! I appreciate it, and I do enjoy fun models. :)

    I have a lot more of these guys to paint - aiming to do a small version of Pikeman's Lament or similar (with fewer figures per unit). In the meantime, I do have ideas to do a skirmish level 3 Musketeers kind of scenario (or campaign); possibly using Pulp Alley. With the garish gaudy orcs instead of the Cardinal's Guards possibly.

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    1. That sound like fun I look forward to it :)

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