I just enjoyed a short vacation in Bulgaria. While in Varna, along the Black Sea, I visited the park museum on the site of the Battle of Varna, AD 1444, perhaps Eastern Europe's last best chance to turn back the Ottomans. They didn't and we all know what happened to Byzantium a few years later.
I brought along a few of my 15mm Mikes Models Ottomans for this geeky photo-op. Here they are atop one of the Thracian burial mounds which are still present outside Varna, and also very handy for the Sultan's command post. (We'll assume all the trees weren't there in 1444.)
They look really good Paul. How did you do the bases?
Thanks, but all the hot-to credit on the nice basing goes to my friend, Eric Donaldson. Everything I ever learned about basing miniatures (including all his patented Basing Heresies), I learned from Eric.
I mounted them on 3mm-high Litko bases. The grit is a product called, Golden Gel Mediums - Coarse Pumice Gel, which I spread thinly in 2-3 small areas per base, stained with a dark earth color, and drybrushed with light earth colors. The rest of the base was painted French Artillery Green (my color of choice ever since I got into this hobby). The flocking is a home-brew of various Woodland Scenics flocking, applied with Mod-Podge. Finally, bits of dark green bushes, and then sprayed with dull-coat. Oh, and it looks as I based these before I found out about Larry Leadbear's amazing self-adhesive, tufts of tall grass. Fabulous product...
And to Greedo's question, yes, all are Mikes Models 15s.