Friday, 6 November 2015

Russian Guard Cossacks Finished!

Ahhh so that's them done, I've uploaded a wee video of the finished unit on YouTube:


And belove are a few pics of them

So 24 finished in total and I'm really happy how they came out, Sho Boki has done a fine job of sculpting this interesting little unit. You can find a link to Sho's website on the bottom left of this page.

The command figures were the most fun to paint however I did enjoy adding and detailing the lances before I started painting.

I added a few AB casualties for a little bit of interest.

I put together a pretty simple 2nd sotnia guidon from the illustration shown in Stephen Summerfields book on the Leib Garde Cossacks (brilliant book!)

So I can now say goodbye to them till I add the 6 figures for the Black Sea sotnia. it's great to see them finished and thanks for all yer encouraging comments while Ive been putting them together!!!

So onto the next project . . .

Happy Wargaming!

48 comments:

Phil said...

Incredible details! Excellent job a salways...

Phil said...

Lovely brush work - awesome!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Beautiful work, Paul!

Colin Baillie said...

Those have come out great, and I'm quite tempted to get some, but I have a ton still to do without getting distracted. Your painting is phenomenal.

Kurtus Brown said...

Paul... I LOVE the command stand. Really stands out - banner esp.! Well done once again on these lil guys. Project complete.

Francis Lee said...

Turned out brilliant Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks Fran, really chuffed with them. When I seen Sho was releasing them I was very excited to get them painted up. Has anyone mentioned to you we look alike? I've had a couple of mentions from friends! Will be the Celtic blood in us!

paulalba said...

Thanks Kurtus, I had fun with the officers and trumpeters. The chevrons came out nice in the end. the banner could have used a little more workers on the device however I really wanted the unit finished.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your big project is finished with brilliant results.
They looks lovely. Truly amazing unit.

Sho

Stryker said...

Really stunning work Paul - whats up next?

Rodger said...

They are awesome Paul! Very very well done!

Furphy said...

That's a cracking unit Paul it's very powerful something to aspire to .
Cheers Gav .

Carlo said...

Gorgeous work Paul. Your collection is stunning mate! Always great see your latest unit. You always very much tempt me to dabble in 18mm AB's again.

Naughty boy!!!

Gonsalvo said...

Simply gorgeous execution of a very distinctive unit, Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks Sho, well done on bringing them to life for us!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, east Prussian national Kavalry for the kayzbach order of battle.

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, very much appreciated! Nice to see them finished!

James Fisher, FINS said...

Superb Paul!

Rupert Lane said...

They look set to carve a colourful path through the French lines. Stunning!

Rupert Lane said...

Also, EPNCR...sound colourful but fair bit of bespoke green stuff work required?

paulalba said...

I've already done the braid work on the Ru 😉

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

What a fantastic achievement Paul! Those will look great with the rest of your wonderful collection. I've purchased some AB French and will be giving them a try so wish me luck!:-)

Christopher

paulalba said...

I do hope so Ru!

paulalba said...

Thanks Fins I'm very happy how they came out!

Rupert Lane said...

Green stuff braid?!?!?!

paulalba said...

Green stuff and procreate.

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher! So you've went for AB miniatures, I'm sure you'll make them look awesome!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, I've been wanted it for a good while so I'm glad they are painted!

paulalba said...

Thanks Carlo, if you do dabble I hope you will enjoy painting them however the 28's you do are superb and if I had the gaming space is do 28's!

paulalba said...

Cheers Gav, your already painting excellent AB's. Sit back and look at your Portuguese!

paulalba said...

Thanks Colin, I really appreciate your encouragement. I had a lot of enjoyment painting them. A wee bit late for your current project even at Austerlitz?

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, glad you like them buddy!

paulalba said...

thanks Phil, I'm really happy with them!

paulalba said...

Cheers Jonathan, very happy they are finished. Took a while but I'm happy with them.

Ray Rousell said...

Beautiful, if I ever won the lottery, you'd be painting up my 15mm figures......forever!

Rupert Lane said...

Can't wait to see that

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paulalba said...

So I have to hope you don't win the lottery so as not to be a slave to Ray! 😳

Ok if I win the lottery you will be my painting Slave Ray!!!

Giles said...

Paul, those are incredible. I can't believe the amount of detail you've achieved on such small figures. And the wounded Frenchman is an excellent touch. Oustanding, inspiring stuff!

Best wishes

Giles

paulalba said...

Thanks Giles, glad you like them buddy. Been good to see you doing naps yourself this past year!

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

They've turned out looking wonderful Paul, lovely work as always.

Ken said...

I echo Ray's comment and would have you paint my figures for ever come the lucky lottery numbers!

peter said...

Fantastic painted cavalry Paul!

Greetings
Peter

paulalba said...

Thanks a million Peter! Glad you like them.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben they are a lovely set to model and paint!

paulalba said...

Again as with Ray, I will also hold you to that is I likewise win the lottery Ken!!!

Jason Meyers said...

Fantastic paint work Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks Jason, I'm very happy with them.