Monday, 17 October 2011

Bavarian Lights WIP

I thought it was about time these guys were brought out of their Chinese take-away boxes and restarted. I was really enjoying painting my Bavarians when I decided everything should be put away until the dust in the loft settled.
 I finished the remaining base colours and stuck them onto some new bases last week. So with a day off today I got the white glue out and stuck on some sand, let it dry and then cleaned up around the feet etc then sealed the sand in with a very thin coat of PVA.
Next step will be to get the ground work painted, dry brushed and then tidy up the black undercoat on the areas I have rubbed off before I finish the detail work (buttons, highlights weapons etc).
Despite the many false starts with them they are starting to come together. I should have finished them long ago so if I get them finished by the end of October I'll be happy!


Ray Rousell said...

Great painting! I like the stand where there's a dead figure and a poor chap falling, very nice!

Gonsalvo said...

Coming along very nicely, Paul! The Bavarians were the first minor state I ever did.

Rosbif said...

I have even more respect for your painting! How do you manage with all the figures already attached to the base?

The poor beggars a taking a beating; I can spot at least 4 casualties!

Looking forward to the end results.

The Angry Lurker said...

I love that the unit is a diorama as well, lovely stuff.

Rodger said...

Very nice work. Nice army to paint.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much for all the kind comments. Was feeling pretty embarassed with my progress on these guy.

Hi Ray, Angry L and Rosbif, As I really like the look of the Bavarians I wanted to make as many figures look different as possible to make them unique to my own collection. possibly I have to many getting shot? My brother David isn't keen on casualties in his units). I think it gives the feel of the fighting with the Russians of 1812. Also I will be mostly playing the Russians so it doesn't hurt to knock a few off before the game starts!

Rosbif, I usually get my figures nearer completion before basing them but I was desperate to get them going again. All the difficult stuff has been done so shouldn't be difficult to get in and around them.

Thanks again

Willie Anderson said...

Great painting I am with you I really like the casualty figures brings the unit to life! excuse the pun.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great work on the painting and basing

Ken said...

These are beautifully painted with excellent composition - more of a diorama than a wargames unit. You always impress me!



Crazy Joe said...

They make a very nice unit. I think you're spot on to want to make it 'your' unit and give it some flair. I think there are too many wargamers like me who just want to bash the damn things out!

paulalba said...

Thanks for the kind comments guys, 1 day I will get them (and some others finsihed!).

Crazy Joe I think I need to bash some more out pretty soon to add to my unit numbers, work is getting in the way of any painting time at the moment. (not complaining about the work as I know I am lucky to have it)

RazorOne223 said...

Hey Paul little of topic I see you are from Scotland? I am of scottish decent and have a last name to match...I was last there about 18yrs ago in the military at RAF Kinloss, Elgin and another town I cant not recall real small no big clubs or pubs that I can recall... I miss the UK I loved it. Really wish I was from there instead of just having the blood and the last name.. ;)


paulalba said...

Hi Razor 1,
Good to hear you are kin,

Enjoy living in Scotland myself.

Although I do like to get out and about from time to time (abroad that is). Where is it you are from yourself? NZ?

Awe ra best

Scotsgrey said...

looking very good paul

Vive l'Empereur said...

How can one not love the Bavarians? I've got hundreds of them to represent their 1812 corps and it's good to see others love them too. Painted overseas or not, they're eye candy for the table.