Monday, 6 February 2012

Saxon Von Low

At last I finally finished my 2nd Saxon infantry battalion. This is the 1st battalion of the Von Low regiment for the 1812-23 period with dark blue facings and silver/white buttons.
 
Pretty happy how these guys turned although my camera work hasn't quite picked up the shading.
  
I can feel myself getting older as I don't seem to hit the buttons how I used to.
   
I love doing these close up shots as it kind of works like a magnifier and gives me an idea of detail I have missed.
   
Forgot to do the yellow/black between the facing colour on the drummers wings however I have read 1 reference text with facing colour alone on them so I think I will leave them be.
  
My favourite wee guy of the whole battalion. The reason being is I know nobody else has this figure as I converted him myself with head swap and green stuff detail added. Something cool about knowing he is the only 1 in the world (daft I know). Maybe I should have given him a tash?
   
So that's 2 battalions down with 2 more line battalions, a light battalion, artillery and some jagers still to go (I may also add a grenadier battalion?).

27 comments:

davetaylor said...

These all look really great Paul! Almost (but not quite) makes me want to try my hand at 15mm.

Cheers
Dave

paulalba said...

Wow that was fast Dave, just started posting this. Are you sure you wont be tempted into 15mm? lol
I sure you have enough 28mm figures to keep you going for a lifetime!
Best regards
Paul

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Lovely!

Vasiliy Levashov said...

Magnificent Saxons, Paul! Accept my congratulations. They can beautify any game. :)
I liked your work.

Phil Broeders said...

Both lovely and jubbly! Great work.

Phil said...

Wonderful work, as usually...I'm just waiting the following posts...

kingsleypark said...

Great stuff Paul. I always find white a difficult colour to use but these guys look fantastic!

John (Von Blucher) said...

Paul,
Looking very good!! This will be a show piece Brigade, when all your units are painted.

John

dhcwargamesblog said...

Extremely nice unit! A sight to behold!

Matt said...

Excellent!

Rosbif said...

Excellent, Paul!

Your pioneer certainly is the business;you're right to be proud!

You really do a great white uniform.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Wonderful painting Paul! This army is going to really look nice!

Christopher

Dan said...

stunning!!!!!!

C. von Grumpy said...

Thank you for sharing this stunning work, I really do like your painting style.
Cyrille

Rodger said...

Lovely work Paul!!

The Angry Lurker said...

Incredible detail, lovely work.....

RazorOne223 said...

Great stuff, this unit looks very well done when finished and ranked up. I really like this unit!

Cheers

Eric

John de Terre Neuve said...

Very nice Paul, amazing for the size of the figure

paulalba said...

I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has commented on my figures. Its great encouragement sharing with other gamers as we work through our projects.

Not sure what facing colour to do next as I haven't aimed for any set brigade. Maybe red for Konig for 1813?

My very best.
Paul

Mr. Bigglesworth said...

A beautiful sight to behold. The sapper with the apron gives such a feel of authenticity to the unit.

Genius

MiniMike said...

Another great unit Paul. I like the look of white uniforms and these are impressive.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Amazing work, Paul

Ken said...

excellent unit as always Paul!
the buttons look fine, getting shaky hands in old age?

Cheers

Ken

Oleg said...

Tremendous Saxons! Fine work!

paulalba said...

Thanks Lads!!!
Probably like everyone else work and real life has jumped in the way of my Saxon progress. Hopefully in a few days I will get back into things again with my artillery.
Best
Paul

HC said...

Hi Paul,

Very nice work. You used Army Painter for this unit right? How do you apply the AP to your miniatures?

Chris,

paulalba said...

Hi Chris,
Yeah, I used the army painter dark tone for these guys. I blocked in the base colours 1st then brush on the AP (much easier to control than dipping). I leave it for a few minutes and then take off amy excess AP that has pooled in areas. Then leave it to dry over night before repainting.

Just done the same thing with some 15mm AB Russians tonight so hopefully they will come out well too.

If you have any other questions drop me a line.
Cheers
Paul