Monday, July 23, 2012

Scots with Traditional Highland Weapons

With one sleeve of the regiment's shotte complete, I have decided to move on to painting a few Scottish highlanders carrying traditional clan weapons such as the basket claymore, targe, dirk, and Lochaber axe. These charging highlanders will be at the front lines of the unit's "pike block" and will represent the varied types of weapons typically found in these Royalist highland levies of the ECW.

This is a couple of photos of the work-in-progress of the first such figure I am painting - a ferocious highlander in his feileadh mhòr (great kilt) and carrying his basket claymore in one hand while in the other is a dirk. I will be affixing a targe to the arm carrying the dirk.

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