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Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Finished New Model Firelock

Here is the finished Firelock for the New Model Army and I have to say I am rather pleased with it. The establishment of the New Model also included at least two companies of "firelocks" or fusiliers, who wore "tawny coats" instead of red, commanded initially by Major John Desborough. They were used to guard the guns and ammunition wagons, as it was obviously undesirable to have matchlock-armed soldiers with lighted matches near the gunpowder barrels. Getting The Tawny colour right was a pain but I am happy with the result as it is a orangy brown colour and the colour I created has been looked at by an expert and they say I have got it spot on, with I am rather chuffed to know.

New Model Army Firelock
Campaign Dress


16 comments:

  1. Thats looking great Pete really nice work! With this range of paintings and sketches you are really getting me into giving the period a go.

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    1. Thanks there Smillie, if you are interested to should check out Empress's ECW figures, they are the dogs danglies

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    1. Thanks there Jay, but I would want to wear orange on a battlefield or anywhere else, lol

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  3. Never knew that and lovely work.

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    1. Thanks there Fran and glad to be of service

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  4. He looks properly tired PK. Another brilliant job!

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    1. Thanks you very much Anne, he has that look in his eye.

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  5. That's a really useful colour reference (and an all round nice job!), thanks. It's one of those colours that fox people, like 'Butternut'

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    1. Thanks very much for that and fox it is like the colour Butternut in that way.

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