Well it has been a long while since I last posted however I haven't been idle. 1st I would like to say a huge thanks to Rosbif, Sgt Steiner and Der Fieldmarschall for nominating me for the Leibster award, I have definitely missed the boat on it so all I can say is sorry and again thanks a million!!!
I've been re-basing and adding to the Prussians I bought from Darren. I have been concentrating on the 1st Silesian regiment and I have finally finished the fusiler battalion.
Darren had done them as West Prussian fusilers but since I have them already I repainted their facings and added in a few figures.
I added the buttons where I could and highlighted the shakos and was able to highlight the trousers and blue (not that you an really see it!). The sword knots are Darren's, nice touch!
I finished off by painting the gun slings red/brown and painting the gun barrels bolt gun metal to tie them in with my own battalions.
All in all I'm really pleased with them and here they are with their regimental buddies that are very close to being finished too. I just have to decide what I'm doing with the volunteer jagers next.
I was going to keep these guys for another post but I'm really excited about them so thought I would show them in their WIP state.
They are a battalion of East Prussian landwehr painted by Darren and re-based by me. I have been painting the caps blue and adding the red pipping lately.
The flag man has been changed and drilled with a paper clip flag pole and GMB flag added. The officer was separate from the battalion originally so I gave him a new mount and added him to make this the first battalion of 4. Thanks Darren for the great figures. I'll be finishing them off soon as Darren is sending me up the blue he used on them
I would just like to finish by saying how sorry my wife and I were to hear of the tragic events that happened over in America in the past few days and our hearts go out to the family and friends of all the children and adults who were so cruelly taken from them. I cannot begin to imagine how the families must be feeling at this time and we wish them all our very best.