Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Davids Artillery 1

My brother David has been speeding through his French 15mm figures with the latest on the painting table being these OG French foot artillery.
 
David likes the animated poses of the OG figures for his units.
  
These guys turned out nice but the real gems are the OG guard horse artillery below.
  
I think these are Davids best painted 15mm figures to date?
  
When I was editing the pics I actually thought I was looking at his 28mm Naps as he has guard horse for them too.
     
I always think if you can go in this close and they still look nice then you have done a good job on the painting. I should point out that David painted these figures after a phone conversation as he had no uniform reference material for them in his house at the time so not bad at all.

I haven't stopped painting myself, however I have jumped again!
 
I took a week off for my birthday and as I was free on the Saturday the guys suggested a 15mm Naps game. JP organised the battle and it was planned around a battle on the lead up to Borodino (I think it was Sheverdino? Sorry about spelling). Anyway the allied side was my Russians but I simply didn't have enough so my Prussians had to be enlisted as Russians as well (even my Saxons got a run out as Russians!). We had 7 players and it was great fun with some really side splitting moments (I and 2 others were a little hung over and I forgot my camera). Anyway long story shot is I have jumped back to my Russians (using Army Painter!). Army Painting Russians is simply brilliant, even better than the Saxons. I actually placed the AP'd Russians next to my finished AB unit and I was amazed at how close they look. It looks like I will be doing all my Russian foot with the AP method.
 
Pics to follow when I get a week of work out the way...

17 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

David made an excellent job on the figures!! Great painting!! I'll look out for the pics of the game as well!

Rodger said...

Beautiful artillery. He has indeed done a very nice job on these.

Phil said...

Very nice painting, I love the blue gradations...

The Angry Lurker said...

Great faces on those 15mm guard, very talented work....

REDTROOP said...

Really good looking figures. Now who paints the best now? :)

John (Von Blucher) said...

Paul,
Your brothers artillery are well done!! I haven't looked at Old Glory figures in years, but these are very nice.
John

Joseph K said...

Thanks for sharing

Oleg said...

Paul, your brother Devid has made good work! Both of you good fellows, at you remarkable armies!!!

kingsleypark said...

Another great looking set of figs. I agree on first look you wouldn't believe they were 15mm. Excellent work!

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice work, David

Gonsalvo said...

They came out great; just needs an Old Guard Horse Artillery Trumpeter figure to round out that unit, LOL!

Peter

Gregory said...
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Gregory said...

Lovely - inspires me to finally get my Guard artillery done!

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paulalba said...

Thanks lads,
I am sure when David reads all your kind comments he will be inspired to get some more 15mm Naps done!!!

I'm hoping he will do some leger next as from Saturdays game it seems to be the only element he is still missing from his French army.
Best regards
Paul

ljr70 said...

Outstanding gunners!! Great job David!

Ken said...

Hi Paul,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while - these do look good. Probably get some of these myself.

Cheers

Ken