Friday 23 November 2012

petesflags web shop

Hi, I've had a couple off days of work and took my first tentative steps in opening a web store. It's early days and there's not much in it other than the 28mm  fabric condottieri flags at the moment. However I plan to place the Italian Wars and the 15mm flags on there in the next couple of weeks. If the shop proves successful I'll have a go at designing a decent logo and a more individual website rather than a free template from the internet. At the moment the shop only accepts payment via papal. Here's the link:

Thursday 22 November 2012

Several years ago I decided to paint a Venetian army using Front Rank figures however I wanted to make the pike  look more Italian  so I had a go at sculpting my own. I'd forgotten all about these until James Roach placed pictures of a unit that I'd given him at the time up on his blog . Looking at the pictures below  I think he's made a really good job of my sculpting efforts; here's the link to James' excellent blog:

I've got to admit I didn't find my experience of sculpting very rewarding and my hat goes off to anyone who has the skills and the patience to produce wargames figures; I'm just too cack handed. Above a picture of  my own sculpts (the one's with the Mick Jagger lips) and Front rank command figures; below two pictures of the figures painted by  James Roach, cheers Pete 

Tuesday 20 November 2012

More Neapolitan, Aragonese Flags; the first one is the flag of  Sicilly and the other two are  taken from a picture depicting Neapolitan troops besieging  Piombino  in 1448; the painting was probably completed in the 1480's. I've no idea who the central flag represents however it looks the part, cheers ~Pete 

Saturday 17 November 2012

Hi , this is my first Neapolitan flag ; the flag is printed onto cloth and the figure is  Perry miniatures.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Milanese Standard bearers

Milanese standards 15th to early 16th century

Milanese standards from the battle of Anghiari