Following on from my last post of Western Stradiots here are the Perry figures in the more traditional Balkan style. These are great figures, apologies for the photos, they seem a bit dark and blurry! I enjoyed painting these, apart from the shields, still a pet hate of mine. When I did my first post of Stradiots a gentleman commented that the family name has its own coat of arms and posted a link to this, http://www.flickr.com/photos/noidzarts/6992419111/
. Regardless of whether it was used as a Stradiot coat of arms in the early 1500s I thought it would be nice to recreate this on one of the shields and tried to paint it about 6 times but the results were consistently awful so it didn't make it to the commanders shield in the end.
I have also posted a few shots of all the Stradiots I have now completed, 34 figures in total. They are a combination of Perry, Assault Group and Venexia figures. They mix pretty well together although as the Western Stradiots are on the Plastic Perry horses they do tend to be a bit larger than the other figures. Out of the 3 groups I have now painted I think these are my favourite figures and most accurately represent the characters shown in contemporary illustrations, a few examples of which were on my first post: http://camisado1500s.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/stradiots.html