Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bang those Drums

Managed to finish the 22mm dragoon drummer. Slightly different than traditional mounted drummers, I have slung the drum over his shoulder. His sticks are still cased on his main strap, front of uniform, not easily visible on photos. I think the figure will paint up a treat.
I have also added a photo of a few of my painted 30mm drummers.
John
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Who is that Dashing Dragoon Officer?

That is the 22 mm Dragoon officer.
Managed to complete the officer today. On this figure I have managed to free up and apply some of my 30mm cavalry officer flair, with coat tails flowing gently as the horse moves forward.
By the time I start the staff vignettes I hope to have 'cracked' how to do these small figures.
John
 
 
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Dragoon

Just finished the generic Dragoon trooper. At 22mm the figure had its challenges but overall I am pleased with the final result. The photograph shows a size comparison with my 30mm trooper.
John
 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Battalion Gunners Pushing battalion gun

My 30mm collection has lots of battalion guns being pushed and pulled forward. As I have space in the artillery mould I thought I would make a couple of figures in 22mm.
The figures will be cast headless (those heads in the photos are only temporary) and in the set will be 6 spare heads, 2 each of Austrian, Prussian and Russian.
John
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

12 in 12 Days and 22er Update

Yes, the Russian/generic artillery crew are finished. The twelve artillerymen, Austrian, Prussian and Russian took twelve days to complete, not sure at my age whether that is good or bad. The range is progressing well with 60 figures completed and four horse variants. Artillery pieces will be made by an expert craftsman based in Germany.
We still have no release timetable to share with those interested in these 22'ers.....Sorry.... I have read that some hobbyists are holding back making hobby purchases, please do not wait, purchase other products instead. It was made clear at the outset that these figures would not go into production until Phase 1 of the project was complete. It was never the intention to start selling a range of figures that were no more than work in progress.
At some point in the future contact details will be given.
 
Next week will see the start of the cavalry:
 
1. Dragoons......Officer/Ensign/Musician/Trooper
2. Cuirassiers....as above
3. Hussars.........as above
4. Cossacks
5. Horse variants
 
Initially there will be only one style of hussar, wearing busby. The mirliton type will follow hopefully in another phase.
 
John
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Yes, this is 22mm

Just thought I would place the recently painted 22mm figure on the table in an appropriate setting. More on the figure in the previous post.
John