From time to time, you want something different. Way back when I just started out painting historical figures for real, and I did not have a credit card or Paypall account, I asked one of my American friends to obtain some Old Glory miniatures for me. He duly did and ever since then 3 nice Pirate sets have been awaiting painting. Last week was a holiday over here so I had time to paint one of them, the Governor's Court, up and boy what a lot of work it was. I am not used to 28mm and all these were of that scale. That said another problem was: what to use as colour-schemes?
Well I wanted this to depict the bad guy, it was far too easy to depict the stereotype British Governor and friends. So I went for a more colourful French, or perhaps Spanish Governor.
So let me introduce them all to you.
First up the Governor with his personal footman:
Next up another footman
The Governor's haughty wife:
Of course there have to be some Aristocratic toadies:
A devious priest is a must as well:
Some civil servants to falsify the books:
And finally a military man, ships captain or possibly admiral:
And the bunch put together:
There are still two more sets, one of pirates playing cards in a bar and some captured civilians but these will have to wait for painting just a "bit" longer...
Listening to: "Kerplunk" by Green Day