Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Altercation at the Alter

Made this vignette yesterday and painted this morning. This is another piece for Zorndorf. I have made quite a number of vignettes over the past week but have not posted them all on the Blog.
 
Best news so far is that John H. who did the photographs/formatting/layout for the book has made contact and would like to get started on the 200+ Mollwitz photographs.
 
The 22'ers will not be with me for another week or so, giving me time to work through the Mollwitz photos and plan/make a couple more vignettes.
 
John
 
 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

First Vignette Painted

Since painting this vignette for the Zorndorf photo-shoot, I have painted most of the second vignette. Plans are to start making a third very shortly.
John
 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Cossack Finished

This mounted Cossack is just about finished. I say that, as I might just add a few things before the brush comes out.
John
 
 

Another figure for Zorndorf

This last figure was made from a dolly pose I have in stock. Next I need to make the mounted Cossack to finish the vignette.
All these Milliput masters will be painted. Not cast in metal.
John
 
 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Start of the Character Vignettes for Zorndorf

As already mentioned I am going to set up a photo-shoot of the Cossacks setting fire to Zorndorf prior to the battle.
My aim is to make a few suitable vignettes of both civilians and Cossacks.
The first completed is of a young peasant woman running with child.  As one would expect all the female figures will be slightly smaller in height.
The second photograph shows a size comparison of figures recently made ranging from 33mm down to 22mm.
John
 
 

Monday, 4 September 2017

The 22'ers go off to get Cast

As I need the Russian Horse Grenadier ASAP, I thought I would fill the next mould with some of the 22'ers. From the metal castings I will select sufficient 22'ers for any future production moulds. The rest might just get painted to show off the range so far.
These 22'ers are exquisite little figures and armies of these on the table will look tremendous.....but I am still not tempted ( ? )
John