Well things are slow around the painting table, been spending some time looking through what I have in my unpainted pile and scouring books for info. I have a good few command bases in various states of completion so decided I would slowly pick away at them until I have a real plan on what to do.
This unfinished and rather messy looking one is for Kutuzov, I'm not 100% happy with the layout or the Kutuzov figure for a couple of reasons. I lost hope witch Kutuzov as he wears the sash on the wrong shoulder (this red one is fantasy as to my knowledge he never received it). I had already replaced his head and heavily converted him when after researching the penny dropped. After that I hurriedly stuck it all together (last year I think?) in a hope of bashing it through. It's a shame as the guard and grenadier officer figures conversions came out pretty nice.
Also, as I was doing Russians I thought I would have a wee go at some new toys. Sho, (Kutuzov) has his own line of 18mm naps on the go, the company is in it's infancy and is producing some really interesting figures. They are not so finely cast or sculpted as AB at the moment but he is certainly progressing and deserves supporting, also a wee bit pricey but for myself a range that holds lots of interest and potential as subjects you will only need a limited amount of. This unfinished portly gent is the mounted officer of Russian infantry from Borodino, only sporting the earlier shako.
Anyways, that's it from me for the moment and I'll post nicer pics when done.
Anyways thanks for visiting
Happy painting and wargaming!