Dutch & Spanish Infantry dolls off to press

Dutch & Spanish moulds

As part of our work on the Long War range of miniatures, I have today been master moulding the Infantry dolls, used for both the Spanish troops, and their Dutch adversaries.

Dutch & Spanish Dolls

Dolls are used in the pre-production stages of our miniatures to ensure uniformity of scale, and where necessary dress and equipment consistency.

We’ve made a variety of Infantry dolls, for the period 1565 -1600, some of which will be used by by both sides.

Those shown above have a selection of jerkins and waist coats, and have breeches and stockings.

These WiP models have stuffed over-shorts, and large peas-cod fronts, which can be worked up into breast plates if necessary.

Two of these three have shorts and bare feet, and will be combined with the third to make up packs of ‘Sea Beggars’, early period irregular raiders.

Finally in the mould this afternoon, were more weapons and equipment, swords, muskets, arquebuses and a selection of helmets, some of which Nick Collier is happy with, some others less so… We’ll mould these up and see how they all turn out, and make some decisions when we have them in hand.

Oh and this chap… which I honestly cant remember what we are going to do with…

The castings from these moulds will go to the Sculptor, Mr Nick Collier, and hopeful will be worked up into finish models.

Your opinions all gratefully received, Comment below.

 

 

2 Comments

  • I’m charmed by the appearance of the infantry dolls.
    The breeches and peas-cod fronts just look right to me.
    The same accounts for the trousers of the Sea-Beggar-type troops.

    I wonder what type of headgear you have in mind, especially for the Beggar types?

    Peter

    • Hi Peter,

      I’m glad you, of all people, are pleased.
      As far as hats go…
      There are many variants to pick from, some of which Nick has added to our Late Landsknechts, which will be on show later in the week.

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