Friday, 29 May 2015

Prussian ADC's

A quick post, here are a couple of Prussian ADC's I converted a wee while back and painted up as part of my Warboss Tae's May Painting Challenge, the final video is below if anyone is interested:


And some pics of the ADC's below if not.

I think this guys my favourite done as an officer of the Brandenburg hussars. Headswapped and neck drilled then pinned with paperclip and superglue with some putty to tidy up. The body fits the head well.

I'm very happy with the painting on this guy. I used the foundry Prussian blue shade and mid tone and a tiny touch of Coat d' Arms horse tone grey into the mid blue gave a lovely highlight.

MiniNatur flowers and turfs for fun.

And this guy was done as an adjutant to the king, can't see his face so well as his head is dipped but I'm chuffed with him to.

Anyway hope everyone is well and hopefully catch up with everyone's posts now that the challenge is over!

Happy war Gaming!!!

35 comments:

Gary Amos said...

Very nicely done - ADC's and the painting challenge. There just aren't enough Prussian (or Russian) command/staff figures from AB.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

These are both lovely figures, both your painting (wonderful blue highlights) and your treatment of the bases.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Phil said...

Great paint job as always...and beautiful flowers! Hope blood will not soil such beautiful flowers!

fireymonkeyboy said...

Love that headswap - looks terrific.

Phil said...

Gorgeous work Paul!

Sgt Steiner said...

Usual superb standard

Rupert Lane said...

Awesome. Just awesome. Great head swop (where's the head from?). Any chance of a close up of the Landwehr/NC command stand? Well done

Rodger said...

Stunning work Paul! Very impressive!

CAP said...

¡Qué maravilla! Hermosas figuras, delicadamente pintadas y escenificadas, felicitaciones. Carlos
How wonderful! Beautiful figures, delicately painted and staged, congratulations. Carlos

Gonsalvo said...

Two fine looking ADC's; the first especially looks full of swagger!

David Cooke said...


Such a nice figure!

Ken said...

All these beautifully painted conversions make for a visual feast. I hope your opponents appreciate these figures when on the table. I get the impression folks are too worried about tactics to take notice!

paulalba said...

Thanks Gary, yeah I know, it would be good if there was another AB type company supplying 18mm figures

paulalba said...

Thanks stokes I'm gkad you like them. It's taken me long enough to hit a nice highlight for my prussians.

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, know the blood usually flows when I'm taking the heads of with the scalpel!

paulalba said...

Cheers FMB, it takes a bit of time but the efforts worth it!

paulalba said...

Thanks phil, the challenge was very helpful getting the troops done, I would think your DBA would work well on YouTube!

Phil said...

hi Paul, thanks for your suggestion/recommendation - I would love to video tape my DBA armies on YouTube, but I have a lousy camera not really good recording...but I will give it a go! :o)

cheers,

paulalba said...

I'm sure loads of people would find your collections interesting. Great modelling wargaming community on YouTube.

paulalba said...

Thanks Sgt S!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ru, the heads are a direct swap ADC to ADC. I'll pop a couple of the command salt and when i get a wee bit time.

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, really appreciate your encouragement!

paulalba said...

Thank you very much Carlos!

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, the 1st is my personal favourite out of all my commands

paulalba said...

Thanks David!

paulalba said...

Cheers Ken, I'm sure they will while they are shooting lumps out them

John (VonBlucher) said...

Great looking head swaps and a must to do as your Prussian Army gets larger with more command bases to create. I don't even do late war Prussians and yet I recognized both original figures right away, as I've converted the Hussar ADC to an early war version myself.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look great Paul!

Christopher

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher!

paulalba said...

Thanks John, yes it's infortunate, it would be great if AB looked back at the prussians and did a few extra command figures. No chance though. Glad you like them john, hope your doing well!

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Superb work on these Paul, I love the hussar adc conversion.
Ben

Craig said...

Goodness me Paul! The Lieb hussars are stunning. And the ADCs are absolutely brilliant craftsmanship. You can be suitably chuffed with them.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben, he's my new favourite!

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig,
Yeah I'm happy with them to. Glad you like them! The conversion was actually pretty straight forward. If you would like them yourself pop the figures in the post. Something else you may find interesting:
http://napoleonicsinminiature.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/landwehr-cavalry-command.html?m=1

I did the draft a few months back so it didn't jump to the top when I posted it?

Hugh Evans said...

Enjoyed reading your comments about conversion, Paul. Am keen to have a go myself.