Made some good progress on Monymore's Pike over the last weekend. Thought I'd share the work so far. Finished almost all of the tartans, with just a couple of green based tartans to go. Even though this will be a regular pike and shot regiment, I wanted this unit to look like a highland unit so I have included a proportion of highland models, and have also painted most of the lowland models with tartan breeks.
In addition to the last couple of tartans, I have just hair, pikes, flags and the odd detail (e.g. drum, officer sashes) to complete before basing. I also have 4 other pike models that are complete but not photographed yet.
The first stand of pike
Second stand of pike
Below is a close up of some tartans. The drummer and highlander with great sword both have the same red base, but it is interesting how the yellow overstripe on highlander (rightmost model) changes the apparent base colour making it look more brown. Worth remembering as this trick may make it easier to paint a lot more apparent variety than there actually is, just by varying the overstripe colour.
I am quite happy with the plaids on this batch, and have definitely learned a lot while painting MacColla's Lifeguard. The tartans took a lot less time, and I personally think the colour choices work pretty well, which is great for my morale as I have another 24 shot models primed and ready to go next, and they are mostly highlanders.
The rest of the photos below are front and back close ups of each pike model...