EARLY 16TH CENTURY LANDSKNECHTS OR SWISS
These Early 16th Century Renaissance models were sculpted by Alan Perry, with the exception of the Mercenary Characters pack REN011, which was sculpted by Nick Collier. Pikes are provided free of charge.
Scroll down for Michael and Alan's rough guide to painting Early 16th Century Landsknechts.
THE FOUNDRY ROUGH GUIDE TO PAINTING
EARLY 16TH CENTURY LANDSKNECHTS
By Michael and Alan Perry
Armour: White (polished), blackened from the forge (low quality), or occasionally sanguined (controlled rusting and oiling producing rust coloured armour).
Hats: Black (most common), muted browns and greys (lesser extent), reds and russets and (very occasionally) muted greens, dull yellows and blues.
Feathers: Nearly always White. Worn usually for parade.
Doublet and Hose: Usually in one colour (generally to the feet) with sometimes one sleeve or leg of a different colour. Occasionally one half of the body clothing was in a contrasting colour. Striped clothing was not uncommon. Slashes in clothing showed through contrasting colours. Most colour combinations were used.
Buff Leather Jacquettes (jerkins): Buff in colour (surprisingly!).
Nether Stocks: Could be seperate from the hose and therefore a different colour, but most colour pictures of Landsknechts show them in the same colour as the doublet and hose. There is debate about when they became seperate items of dress.
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