Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Prussian WIP 5/5/15

Sorry for the lack of blog posts, I have been busy painting when I can but have been hooked on doing YouTube videos. There are an awful lot of enthusiastic painters and wargamers posting videos, so much so that it's hard not to be inspired! Anyways for the month of May I've entered into a painting challenge and this is what I'm hoping to get finished by doors close at the end of May, varnished and grassed . . .

May Painting Challenge Day 5:


And some still pics

So I chose AB Lieb Hussars and a horse battery as my units I wanted to get done in May. I prepared everything before May and also got a head start on the horses and guns.

I also had the officers 80-90% done before starting so just the fine detail on them to do plus the rest are either base coated or a little further forward.

I managed to get all the chest braid done today over a gray base shade I did yesterday.

Another 4 that were well on the way before day 1. I have to say that the painting challenge has been a brilliant way to keep the creative juices flowing however
 there is a long way to go.

Wish me luck!

Happy wargaming!!!

32 comments:

Matt said...

Good luck with the challenge!

Phil said...

Great work! All the best to you during the painting contest/challenge...

cheers

Gonsalvo said...

Coming along in fine shape, Paul!

Sun of York said...

Lovely work on those Hussars, you've really brought out the detail.

David Cooke said...

They look fantastic! Didn't know there were youtube vids too.

paulalba said...

Thanks David, just started them, they are a lot faster and easier to do than blog posts and although the quality is a little low there are a lot of helpful folks around. Nice community.

paulalba said...

Thanks Matt!

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, you should get your ancients up on YouTube! Lots of ancients painters who don't blog.

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, can't decide on a shade for the black yet? Want to stay away from grey as everything else is grey and also blue because of the Brandenburg regiment

paulalba said...

Thanks SoY. That's them ready for the highlights.

Anonymous said...

I went in a painting challenge last year and it was very motivating, so best of luck and have fun.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They as expected look excellent! Good luck on the contest!

Christopher

DidgeH said...

Admire your determination and focus of all participating in the challenge.

At this rate what will you do for the rest of May?

Very jealous of your dedicated time and space to do this. With friends and family trips, and work shifts I think I could muster 3 days in the whole of May! Woe is me😩just have to console myself with prepping and priming.

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Good luck with the challenge. They are looking superb.
Ben

Carlo said...

Wonderful work Paul and good luck in the challenge mate!!

Sgt Steiner said...

Simply stunning especially with 15mm !!

paulalba said...

Cheers Sgt, this would have been a good one for you to get some vids rolling!

paulalba said...

Thanks Anonymous 😉

paulalba said...

Thanks christopher, got my 1st few finished today.

paulalba said...

Thanks Didge, just so happens I booked 2 separate weeks off in May. I'll see if I can hold it together as when it gets down to the detail work it takes me an age.

We all go through those weeks and months. The last couple of years I was pretty slow. Keep preping 😉

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Ben!

paulalba said...

Thanks Carlo, 1st few done and they are starting to take shape.

Rupert Lane said...

Off to a great start! Looking forward to seeing the black highlights take shape...! Nice Death's Heads.

SteveH said...

Looking great so far Paul! With two bank holidays in May you'll get it done!

John (VonBlucher) said...

Paul,
Very well done on these so far and I agree you need to use what ever you can to stay motivated.

Craig said...

Great work as always Paul! Good luck with the competition. I feel sorry for the other guys...

paulalba said...

Thanks Rupert, I doubt you'll see them as the camera doesn't want to pick them up.

paulalba said...

Thanks Steve, 2 figures to go on the hussars.

paulalba said...

Hi john, so true. 2 trumpeters to go!!!

Scotsgrey said...

good luck Paul, your work is always inspiring

paulalba said...

Hi Craig, good to see your about. You must be busy. Lieb hussars are on the bases now!!! It's not a competition though it's just a fun challenge for motivation.

paulalba said...

Thanks des, very kind of you. Great to see you taking up the Carluke Wargames blogging!!! I tried to encourage others to get some pics up online when my shifts changed so it was a pleasant surprise to see you had created 1!