|PIKEMEN STANDING in karpus|
We decided to break from the standard convention of depicting the ubiquitous karpus and use a style seen in Oberg & Goransson's KAROLINER. This karpus style has a front 'trim' rather in the fashion of a western style grenadier cap. We debated this a little as we anticipate some reaction from the Wargames Fashion Police but the karpus was manufactured in a huge number of designs this being one of them.
The natural body poses of this pack made it a joy to paint and that probably shines through in terms of the detail that I have included.
The unit is depicted in the white facings of the Vasterbottens Regiment. I have chosen to represent the white with an Off White highlight on Pale Sand. I also chose a darker blue than the faded campaign look I have used on some other test models in the range.
The waistcoat, breeches and stockings are done in a tan shade which I thought suited the overall style of the model well.
I very rarely use blue straight from the bottle/pot these days and this uniform blue is a mix incorporating dark blue, black and grey blue.
This code does not yet have an official number but will be available in July 2014.