Wednesday, 11 February 2015

David's Swiss 2

As I mentioned in a previous post my nephew David and I had a painting session to get his polish uhlans on the go, well David also brought down a couple of recently finished items for me to photograph.

This is David's 2nd Swiss battalion painted and they are excellent. David's been refining his painting style recently switching over to the foundry triad paints, buying a couple of napoleonic box sets tinkering here and there and he can really see the improvement.

David's moving away from letting the black show through as we used to do for speed and moving into a whole new area of painting.

You got to love the Swiss! When flicking through my uniforms of the Russian campaign god knows how many years ago I had wee day dreams of doing Swiss, Croats, Wurtemburgers etc . . . Well young David is actually ticking these boxes that I never did!

Plus David is adding to his French command bases a wee bit at a time to. . .

 Then David sent me a text with this attached, Stunning!!!! David's test figure for another of those "would love to own" units for Russia . . . Croats are on the march!

I'll share more as David puts his army together (and not to be undone my brother David has been working on Waterloo Brits! I'll post pics soon!)

Happy wargaming!
Paul

20 comments:

Gonsalvo said...

The Swiss are great, and that Provisional Croatian figure is spectacular. Congrats, David!

John (VonBlucher) said...

Paul,
Young David's Swiss are very well done and not surprisingly have the look of your own figures.
It must run in the family.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed! I've always been a fan of Napoleonic Swiss (though have never got around to painting any), and your nephew's are gorgeous. A nice large and well-painted unit.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Darren Ashton said...

They are superb Paul, absolutely love the Swiss and the Croatian units. Top drawer.

Craig said...

Great work David the Younger! The Croat in particular shows a delicacy in the shading that reflects real skill, and an artistic eye. Well done!
The 2nd Provisional Croatian regiment fought throughout 1813 as well!

Sun of York said...

Stunning. Must get me some Swiss.

Black Powder said...

Great looking unit - really like that you've mixed in a officer on horseback in the ranks. Very inspiring!

Phil said...

Excellent, beautiful details!

Stryker said...

Fantastic painting - must be in the genes!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Outstanding brushwork on all of these figures. I love the Swiss! You have a very talented family.

Matt said...

The young man is (demoralisingly) good!!! I look forward to all the Croats.

paulalba said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments guys, I know David really appreciates them!

carojon said...

Well done David, excellent painting
Congrats
JJ

Rupert Lane said...

Beautiful work on the swiss red and Croatian green!

Giorgio Boaglio said...

molto belli...i like

Michael Peterson said...

David is a talented chap. Those are gorgeous figures. I wonder if the Foundry Triad would work for smaller scales, like 6mm, or if it would be overkill?

paulalba said...

Yeah he is Michael, on the triads for 6mm Im not to sure. Myself I probably would go with 2 shades for 6mm. Also some of the shades are very dark. The russian and prussian blue shades are close to black so in 6mm maybe pretty pointless?

DidgeH said...

Aah an apprentice of the PaulAlba school of mini painting, definitely. Simply wonderful. I can't express how much I am impressed by both your eyes for colour. Do you have every paint colour by every manufacturer there is?
Just out of interest, how many layers do you paint on a 18mm figures?
ATB

paulalba said...

Thanks Didge!

Not every paint but we have a lot. I have all the vallejo model colour now, they are superb and YD has a lot of foundry.

Sometimes 3 Didge on trousers and coats, faces. Not so many in other areas. Glad you like David's figures Didge!

Scotsgrey said...

They look even better on the table, stand out tremendously from his other french units on the table because of their red coats.