28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

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28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

Post by chema1986 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am

Hello there!


just updated my blog:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.co ... iejos.html


This month I have finished (finally) the last of the five provincial tercios based in the Iberian peninsula, for my late XVII c. Spanish army. Tercio de Burgos, known as the Old Yellows or "Amarillos Viejos".

We know the flags and the yellow uniform, BUT some sources say the cuffs and leggins were blue and others say they were red... I preferred painting them in red, but the blue option seems to have more historical weight.

Anyway, this Tercio was formed on 22 January 1657, and Don Geronimo de Benavente y Quiñones was appointed as Maestre de Campo of what would become the Amarillos Viejos. It first actions were in the war against Portugal until 1668 when it gained its independence.

In 1664 it became Tercio Provincial de Burgos, a veteran unit which fought against the French in the Franco Dutch War 1672-78 and in the League of Augsburg War 1689-97, fighting in every major battle in those conflicts in the Catalan front of the war, like battle of river Ter in 1694 and Barcelona in 1697 just to name a couple.

The miniatures are mostly Northstar 1672/ Phoenix Miniatures Spaniards, with some additions like the officer and a couple of pikemen which were sculpted for me by a freelance. There is also a Northstar 1672 Swiss musketeer, converted into Spanish with a plume and front lappels added, just to add some variety.

The flag is by Adolfo Ramos Flags, and the painting was with Vallejo and Foundry paints. As yellow is a tricky colour to paint over black (and over every colour!) I airbrushed a desert yellow or ochre colour to the whole unit to serve as a second primer or base colour, then washed over and painted in the Foundry style "triads" but with 4 and 5 highlights in most cases, trying to blend the different colours in thin layers, using the excellent GW "Lahmian medium" instead of water.

Enough talking, here are the minis:

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Re: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

Post by Glorfindel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 am

Superb as always. The officer and drummer in particular have bags of character.


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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:27 pm

Splendid looking "Yellow's"!
Nothing else to expect from out gifted Chema :D
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Post by chema1986 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 am

Many thanks guys!! It is pleasure being here :)

Cheers

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Post by yar68 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!!
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Post by jambo1 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:49 pm

Top notch, stunning work!! :)
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Post by Gunfreak » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:52 am

Nothing beats yellow uniforms!
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Post by RogerC » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:41 pm

Lush.
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Post by chema1986 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:24 am

Thanks guys, :) glad you like them!
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue May 07, 2019 9:43 am

Two Questions have occurred to me:
The first one:
While starting to paint a unit of Saxon I go to try Burnt Umbra as Primer which I noticed to work quite well with red - maybe with yellow too?
Second:
The length of your Pikes... are those the 10cm long ones provided by Northstar or did you cut them to size to look proportional to the 28mm Minis?
Saxon (?) Pikes have been about 12 Ft long so they would be, in proportion, 7.5-8cm for me. 7cm falls short and look more like long Spears :roll:
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Re: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

Post by chema1986 » Mon May 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:43 am
Two Questions have occurred to me:
The first one:
While starting to paint a unit of Saxon I go to try Burnt Umbra as Primer which I noticed to work quite well with red - maybe with yellow too?
Second:
The length of your Pikes... are those the 10cm long ones provided by Northstar or did you cut them to size to look proportional to the 28mm Minis?
Saxon (?) Pikes have been about 12 Ft long so they would be, in proportion, 7.5-8cm for me. 7cm falls short and look more like long Spears :roll:

Hi ! Yes, Burnt umbra is a very good base, but before painting the yellow paint, you MUST paint in desert yellow or ochre, and then the yellow. The pikes are 100 mm I dont usually cut my pikes, I like the size as it comes.

regards!

Chema
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