This has got to be one of the longest paint-jobs I’ve ever done. A measly eighteen French flibustiers and militia from the Blood and Plunder range by Firelock Games have taken me months and months to paint.
There’s nothing wrong with the figures. In fact, as you can see, they are absolutely exquisite sculpts. But for some reason my heart wasn’t into painting them. Maybe because it is that I have already painted pirates before? Or maybe it is just my whole painting mojo needs a refresh? I’m not sure.
But, anyway, here they are at last. I still have eight boucaniers and seamen to paint (and, again, seem to be continually putting off starting them). And I have a Dutch faction ordered from their Kickstarter – I hope my mojo comes back before they’re due to arrive next year.
Above: My French captain orders his men into the fight.
Above: The flibustiers in their snazzy blue coats and red breeches.
Above: French ‘special character, Francois L’Olonnais.
Above: The Milice de Caraibes (militia), which I painted in Bourbon pearl-grey uniforms.