Monday, 23 April 2018

Ready to join the Regiment

This morning I painted both figures as part of IR 34. Not sure what the tally of Prussian NCO's is but it must be 40'ish.

Lets have some Colour

Start Monday with a 'splash'. Lots of photos, lots of colour. I must have over a thousand photographs saved on those wee camera cards. Hopefully, one day I will have as many photographs as figures.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

2 for the Paintbrush

Finished Milliputing the two figures earlier this morning. A quick undercoat in red/brown and they are now ready for the paintbrush.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

That Advancing Figure and Another

I quickly added an Austrian head to the advancing figure shown in the last post. Not glued but a quick pin to hold in place. I quite like the result, food for thought if I decide to do any more moulds in the future.
I have also shown a size comparison with the advancing figure made back in the 70's. I think an element of scale creep took place in the intervening years.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Why Not Advancing Figures

Rummaging through my boxes of castings I came across one of the first figures I made for the AWI Hessians after I stopped giving/selling my castings. So these must be over 30 years old.
These are the original production castings, the three in the photograph are the same but there are others where the equipment is in slightly different positions, perfect for the SYW. I had a few units painted up as Hessians, but I got the 'marching figure bug' and never revisited these figures.
The third photograph shows how good the pose can look for the AWI.
The fourth shows attempts to make the advancing pose more interesting, not sure I succeeded. These newly found production masters cast in hard tin are very crisp castings and could easily be made into Frei-Korps for all European nations and additional Empire recruits. Something else to consider over the summer months.

Friday, 9 March 2018

The Hussar Set

A couple of photographs showing all five hussars. The great benefit of taking these set style photographs is that you notice any obvious discrepancies. In this case the shabraque tail on the centre figure is not long enough(albeit the horse maybe partly attributable), anyway now corrected with Milliput.