Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Gok Wan archer company.

So we have light at the end of this long tunnel. I will receive my first injection this week and it feels good. The next few weeks will probably be the longest of this lockdown but hopefully the weather will improve enough to get outside. Im only two units away from completing my Wars of the Roses project. Due to space issues [not the space] I know I cant keep painting units for Never Mind the Billhooks.   
So these well dressed chaps are my peasant unit with a couple of hounds thrown in for good measure. I found these Perry figures smaller than others of their ranges and I needed to create some interest and fill in the base a bit.
Next my final unit of levy archers resplendent in a livery designed by Gok Wan**. I had a jar of deep pink?? so I thought why not. Obviously no self respecting levy would be as well dressed as these chaps, but I do like them. In the background is another large tent where Wan worked his magic again. Dots are the new fashion for the spring. 
I fished out another Marcus Hinton figure and used him as a standard bearer. I know the levy wouldn't be given such a thing but I was a figure short and I wanted colour.
Just in case anyone is wondering, I have taken myself off Facebook. Certainly for the foreseeing future. As a recruiting system for my blog it was a huge failure and unfortunately the karma was becoming stressful from various sources. Wargamers are no issue and the vast majority are great, but its other lost souls who have become an issue. Its no big deal. 

** For overseas viewers, Gok Wan is a fashion advisor to lost souls like myself. He enjoys bright colours etc. So heres to all wargames shows post lockdown. 


 

15 comments:

  1. Having read your explanation of who Gok Wan is these units have done him proud. Thanks for sharing. I've also 'left' FB this week - but in my case due to their bullying behaviour in Australia.

    Richard

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    1. I was finding I was wasting time on FB reading ridiculous comments from some very strange and troubled people and realising I was turning into one of them. Not good.

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  2. Robbie, like the peasants and dogs idea just to inject something different in the period forces. Glad things are moving forward on the jab front, some brighter, warmer weather is just down the road for some family meet-ups, so things ate looking good.

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    1. Hopefully Norm.The way the vaccinations have been rolled out bodes well for the future and wargaming.

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  3. Would they look good naked? Just asking for a friend... On the more serious side, more great additions to the Never Mind the Bollocks collection! Well done and great news on the impending vaccination!

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    1. Thanks David, you will have had yours I would imagine. Any messages from Bill Gates yet?

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  4. Very colorful, Robbie! Hard to believe you are approaching an end to this project. Then, I may have misunderstood the meaning of your sentence since finishing a project seems quite elusive.

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    1. Great to hear from you Johnathan and its great to see your first Wars of the Roses units. I have to say I have enjoyed painting the army but I set a limit and definitely want to stick to it..

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  5. Very colourful additions to your army

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  6. Great looking units. I especially like the peasants 👍

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  7. Robbie,as I live in Westerhope,I've been given the "Tizer" vaccine-only side effect is it makes you BELCH!!!Cheers,
    johnc.

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  8. Lovely colourful levy and peasants, I've always avoided Facebook, can't say I've missed it!
    Best Iain

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
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