Sunday, 10 July 2016

Saxon Light Test Figs

Hello, another long overdue post, thankfully my little lady is well on the mend now however I really haven't had a great amount of free time for the hobby. I have managed bits and pieces here and there so there has been some progress if not a lot. I'm still very enthusiastic about my Saxon project and managed to get 3 test figures complete so I feel I have my colours nailed down for my 1st battalion.


As usual I made a small video showing their progress, hopefully get stuck into them a little more this month.

I'm so happy to have finished all the little conversion work on these guys and it wasn't as much of a bother as I thought it would be. It's a pity there aren't any Saxon light infantry available in 18mm (please correct me if I'm wrong!) as they have a sweet uniform.

I'm chuffed with how the buttons have come out, this was my main concern for the conversions that the buttons would look reasonably good and I'm very pleased with them.

The calfskin covers area a touch I picked up from the beautiful Westfalia 28mm Saxon range and Kawe's reference plates. Have to say a huge thank you to Kawe for his constant help and encouragement with my 18mm Saxons!!!!!! 


With very little time to sit painting I decided when I had that spare 30mins I'd do a little bit of modelling here and there for my nephew David's 20mm WW2 Russian collection. I also managed to build 4x T34's that are not shown, so I'll hopefully share some progress of David's growing collection soon.

Gonna relax today and watch all the sport on TV, best of luck to Andy Murray in the Wimbledon Final and it's the Euro Final tonight, not really sure who to support? France have been the better of the 2 over the tournament but the semi finals were strange. Perhaps since Wales and Iceland went out the tournament has lost some of its shine? Wales were brilliant!!! so sad to see them go home.

My next post will be a game I managed to fit in last weekend from the 1813 period.

20 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Your Saxon test figures are wonderful! The calfskin shako covers are a great touch. Eager to see the finished unit(s) when they are done.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Francis Lee said...

Lovely brush work Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks Mr Stokes, I will get onto them ASAP, want to have them done to.
Regards
Paul

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Fran, the paint can hide a lot of rough conversion work.
Awe ra best!

paulalba said...

Well somehow I posted the same blog post twice??? No idea how I did it??? Rod Forehead, sorry I deleted the other post and your comment was on it buddy. Thanks for the comment.

paulalba said...

Sorry Rod Forehand, not Forehead.

Stephen Smith said...

Great stuff again Paul nicely done I do like the lights uniforms the shako covers are the best looking forward to seeing more my friend

fireymonkeyboy said...

These are some of the best work I've seen from you - really nice detailing.

FMB

Matt said...

That is some of the finest conversion work I have ever seen in this scale. Truly inspirational.

paulalba said...

Matt, thanks very much buddy, great to see you dropping by, I trust you are back painting!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much FMB, fingers crossed to getting them finished and see how they look then. The 2 rifles armed guys may worry me.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Stephen, I'm gonna do some in 28's as well as I've kinda fallen in love with the westfalia Saxon gear now I've had some in my hands. The calpe artillery parts are equally nice. I've got a Saxon 28mm battery for starters to see how I feel.

Carlo said...

Very nice indeed Paul - love the conversion work and your calf-skin shako covers are wonderful. Thought of the Westphalia site as soon as I saw them!

Phil said...

Wonderful job as usual, love the fabulous details...and the shako...

Rodger said...

Beautiful looking Saxons!

Gregg Kilbourne said...

I have inherited a fair number of Napoleonic miniatures and I'm looking for a home for them. I have mostly 15mm I think. I couldn't even guess as to the number of pieces. The boxes take up a drawer in my file cabinet. There may be 1/4-1/3 painted. Your paint job looks better, but these are not done poorly at all.
If you or someone you know is interested, send me an email to...

greggkilbourne@gmail.com

I could send pictures if your interested

Samuli S said...

The test minis turned out great! Can't wait to see a whole unit finished up! The calfskin hats really are a nice touch and add a lot of interest to the miniature!

paulalba said...

Thanks Samuli they have been a lot of fun to do. A little rough in areas but enjoying painting them. That's 8 more done so over half way.

paulalba said...

Hi Gregg,
Your best bet would be to have a look for the historic sales groups on Facebook and take some pics of what you you have to sell. You could take them along to a show to try and sell them but it all depends on what you have to sell.

vonpeterhimself said...

The test figures bode well for the Saxon Light Battalion Paul. I'm looking forward to seeing the complete unit.

Salute
von Peter himself