Just a quick one tonight. After painting some more of my Portuguese Çacadores (they paint up quick and I needed to keep my painting number in the right hand column high), I figured I'd spend a little time converting for a change. Having spent a lot of time in recent months painting modes reloading their muskets, I thought I'd try converting up a few Empire handgunners for my Nuln army that looked the same. It quickly struck me as to why GW never modeled any loading handgunners, despite the large number of historical enthusiasts who sculpt for them.
The handguns are HUGE!!!
It reminded me of a time when Tom Kirby pointed out why GW figures rarely have scabbards, well certainly the heroes at least. The swords are the miniature equivalent of five-seven feet long, many as tall or taller than the models wielding them. Same apparently goes for the handguns. it means that those guys holding them out like modern rifles are some of the strongest men the Empire could find.
Anyway, I pushed past this strangeness and now have two handgunners ramming home their powder and shot. I hope you like them.
PS. I'll be back on Wednesday (March) 2nd for "Old Stuff Day". A day where bloggers around the globe will hopefully link back to some of the great "old stuff" on their blogs that hasn't been seen in a while.