Thursday, October 2, 2014

Perry WIP "Swedish Onion Kettle Hat"

As you sure know by now Perry Miniatures have refered to may blog in their latest Plastic box with Foot Knights, and I and my friends at Northerns Wargaming had the honoure to give some advice for the new Plastic Light cavalry bix that Michel Perry are working on, regarding the Helmets and CoA/Banners Swedish/Danish for the Kalmar Union era.

Michael was kind enought to sculpt a special Swedish head in the typical "Onion shaped kettle hat with eye slits" seen on the Dolnstein drawings and I got a picture of it from him this morning, not to be seen elsewhere;)  Thanks Michael, very appreciated !


So now we just have to sit tight and waite for the box to arriwe and we can get us some Swedish Mounted "Svenner" and "Skyttar"...it´s a long wait... according to Michel Perry: "We can't really say as it's down to fitting into Renedra's schedule, but should be early next year. Same horses as before. Yes, 4 bodies, 12 new heads (3 kettle hats per sprue) arms to equip whole box as mounted crossbow or mounted archers or hobilers. Plus a few extras, separate sallet, trumpet arm and sword arm. "



Here are more pics of the 'light cavalry' for the 1450-1500 period. Not all of the bits are shown here but they give you an idea of what is coming, i.e., the choice of mounted crossbow, mounted archers and hobilars/coustiliers plus one or two extra bits. 

There will be 12 new heads, although a couple of them look very similar in style to the previous ones, including a couple of particularly Germanic, Italian, Swiss and Swedish looking ones. 

There is no release date yet but the greens are 99.9 per cent finished and will be heading Renedra's way very soon.












21 comments:

  1. Should be another great box set. Will fill a nice roll in Lion Rampant.
    cheers

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  2. Look what you started, Michael! That is so cool.

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  3. Onion shaped helmets would be useful to use with the continental infantry box too...
    Lovely figures,I can't wait...

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  4. What an accolade - a testament to your excellent blog.

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  5. So cool Michael! Might have to build be a unit or two of these ...

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  6. Well done. That is excellent news.

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  7. Very good news for the promotion of Nordic history - you and Mattias have done a good job indeed. These minis look increasingly hard to resist:0)

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  8. How wonderful for you and the community at large, another set to add to the wish list.

    Your a bit like Peter Jackson now, getting the Perrys to sculpt stuff for you.

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  9. Congrats. Interesting period illustration, that's the second contemporary drawing I've seen that shows the combatants aiming for the opposition's groin.

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  10. This is great for you Michael, and thanks to your input, for the rest of us too.
    The Perrys medieval range keeps growing, and these mounted figures look like being a great new addition.

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  11. Great news Michael! The greens are looking very nice!

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  12. That is one cool helmet:). Great to see you guys getting credit for all your efforts as well.

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  13. Great news. That box can be really useful.

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  14. Great work with the input, these are going to be great. I have at least 3 different uses for them in my early 1500s collection, with a little conversion work.

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  15. Very happy that Swedish late medieval history get some attention. And to see it materialised at the hands of the Perrys is almost to good to be true. The light cav box will be outstanding. And the onion shaped kettlehat is the icing on the cake!
    /Mattias

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  16. great - another nice kettlehat variation to use.
    Well done!

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  17. Impressive sculpts as always!

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  18. When you are rubbing shoulders with the Perry Brothers and contributing to LR, you know you are doing something right in this hobby. Well done Michael.

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  19. I'm looking forward to the option of mounted archers

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