Saturday, 25 July 2015

4th Silesian Landwehr Regiment WIP2

I've been using my spare time to bump away at the 2nd battalion and have finally gotten it stuck down on its base with sand added so I just need to finish the basing off now.

Here is a wee video I made about the WIP:


Or if you prefer some pics

As you will know if you follow my blog I cleaned the figures up and sent them over to Dan Dunbar and Dan painted them up for me. I have used Dans painting as a base coat and have added in highlights and finer details like buttons, cap edging plus different hair colour and feel they are now my own figures.

Still a wee bit of work to do on the bases and I'll tidy up any areas that I think need it before the final varnish coat.

The officer in the back rank here was a special AB command figure with a flag pole, I've converted him into a regular Landwehr officer taking removing his guard star, drilling his hand and added a sword plus I switched his head for a Landwehr head.

I intended to use the converted officer for the main command base however I was really happy how the officer above came out so I used him instead. I'm happy with the shading on the blues, unfortunately my photos don't pick it up so well.

I'll be taking a break from Landwehr as Sho has finished casting his Leib Garde Cossacks!!! And mine are in the post so hopefully that will be my next project . . . happy Wargaming!!!

20 comments:

Gonsalvo said...

Marvelous troops... as usual, Paul! The Cossacks should be a fun change of pace!

Stryker said...

Lovely stuff Paul - where do you get spare 15mm swords from?

carojon said...

Hi Paul, I really like those Landwehr, super job. The faces have real character and the brush work has made them come alive.
Cheers
JJ

Phil said...

lovely!

cheers,

Rodger said...

Fantastic work with the brush there Paul!

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Fantastic work Paul, I particularly like the officer worth the grey beard.
Ben

Gary Amos said...

Excellent as usual!

Carlo said...

Beautiful work Paul. AB figures are simply beautiful mate and you and your team are painting them superbly.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Really nice work Paul!

Christopher

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher, it's nice to have another battalion almost done!

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, the cossacks just arrived today!!! They look really nice to!!!

Craig said...

Fantastic work again Paul! And clever use of the AB Prussian Reservist figures to depict the M1814 landwehr jacket. Your converted officer is particularly good!

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, yeah "great minds" with the idea of the reserve figures! The converted figure was fun and perhaps should be up from but the beardy looked to nice to hide.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, the sword was made from filed down paper clip. Drilled the hand out and mad the paper clip come out the bottom as a sword knot. With a pin vice, clippers and files you can do a lot with paper clips.

paulalba said...

Thanks jonathan, the AB landwehr figures are so varied and with the reserve figures thrown in there are so many faces that look different it helps a unit stand out.

paulalba said...

Cheers phil!

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, dans original painting gave me a great head start and i think I matched them into my other units pretty well.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben, I'm very fond of him to!

paulalba said...

Cheers Gary, much appreciated!

paulalba said...

Cheers Carlo that's really kind of you!!!