Here's more Lego minifigs I've worked on of late. The Middle Ages is one of the best periods for these with plenty of equipment, stock Lego minifigs and affordable Chinese clones, and of course castle sets for the builders.
I'm still working on this and that, the longer term idea is two warring armies, one high Middle Ages and the other Renaissance. Naturally firearms and artillery say advantage Renaissance but a wizard or two helping out the knights should balance things nicely.
Unless otherwise indicated, these are my own painted MOC's. First up, some archers. The initial impulse was to go with BrickWarrior longbows but the stock Lego bows (frowning figure in the green tunic) are about as good and a lot cheaper. Spotting with a Sharpie pen for the chainmail look was tedious but worth it.
And some traditional knights at the top and below, sporting Brickwarriors arms and bascinets. I modded the horse with some barding. Doing things like this probably doesn't endear me to Lego purists but where's the fun in just buying stock figures ? Well, to each his own. One nod to tradition here is the yellow skin although my preference is for "fleshies" which I use for everything else.
Moving on to the Renaissance guys, here's a hand painted officer, reviewing the Imperial crossbowmen at the bottom. The crossbow figures are a good example of the stock minifigs, in this case the Chinese Enlighten brand. The small buckler held by the formation leader is from BrickWarriors.
And a man at arms. He also sports BrickWarriors arms and armor. I was shooting for the look of the knights in the Triumph of Maximilian engravings. I'm not sure adding the legs was worth the effort but he did turn out fairly well I think.
I've also completed some 18th Century figures, photographed and ready to post but saving for the next one. And I'm cleaning up some unfinished business with the flats as well, more about that before long.