Monday, 10 March 2014

A wee bit of progress

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!
Best Paul


Jonathan Freitag said...

I like the Kutusov command vignette, Paul! Very, very good to see you back at the painting desk!

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan,
I hope I can get it finished over the next few days. Trying to get myself back into the swing before I take on some Bavarian command figures. Don't want to take them on rusty!

Francis Lee said...

I really like the base so far Paul, lovely work.

Phil said...

Agree with Jonathan and Fran, beautiful so far!

Gary Amos said...

If you hand around too long you'll just over-think it and never be satisfied. Best to crack on and finish it. There's nothing at all wrong with it and a lot good about it.

Craig said...

Good to see you back thinking about miniatures again!

DeanM said...

They look good together - maybe Kutusov's aide had a hard night and mixed up putting on his sash :)

John (VonBlucher) said...

Good to see you painting. and the command stand is coming along nicely. Hope your feeling better.

LittleArmies said...

I think the Kutosov base looks great. I think one can get too wound up with these small details and you should just press on. Great to have you back painting!