Apologies for the lack of updates over the last month or so. I've been a rather busy boy as I've been applying to do a masters up in Liverpool. After a long interview process and weeks of anxiously waiting I'm pleased to say I've been accepted and will be starting in September! As a result I can finally focus on painting again instead of revision. After painting Gough himself up I decided to get on with the rest of his retinue. In a similar way to Kyriell's command I thought I'd use the two main colours of his heraldry as a base (blue and yellow in this case).
Before moving onto the full base itself I thought I'd focus upon one of the models in there I'm particularly pleased with; the 'swordsman'. I've always wanted to do a model armed with a sword and buckler ever since I saw this painting by Graham Turner of the battle of Ferrybridge with the chap near the fence in it.
I was originally planning on doing a musician model but as I started cutting bits here and there I started to form a different idea. He's been made by chopping and changing a few hands here and there and then adding a buckler on from the mercenaries box.
I'm pretty pleased with the end result - he came out quite nicely, if I do say so myself! The rest of the retinue are composed of kitbashes from the plastic sets with a metal Richard duke of Gloucester thrown in for good measure.
Quite happy with this base overall, it looks as though Gough and his men are advancing into the French army. I'm fairly pleased with the banner as well, which I put together and painted myself:
So, what next? The answer is I'm not really sure.. Maybe some billmen or archers, we'll see. In any case watch this space!