Monday, 31 October 2016

Saxon Von Polenz

Sorry for the lack of updates, I kinda lost the passion for blogging as I don't really have the time to type posts as well as paint so the posts has given way a bit. I do try to keep up with everyone's blogs but I miss a lot. It's maybe also the success of blogs as there are so many excellent blogs to keep track of now. 

I did manage to get a unit finished recently, my Saxon von Polenz cavalry regiment that I started a good while ago and have stop started a few times. I have lost the love for  them a few times which is unfortunate as it's not a difficult uniform to paint. 

The figures are from AB and are lovely however I have to say were a real challenge to clean and continued to be.

However they are done now and look good based up. 

The von Polenz regiment is a very pretty 1, along the lines of the fancy pants French with the wolves teeth saddle of early Prussians or Russians. Very colourfully yet simple at the same time. 

This will be 1 of 3 Saxon light cavalry regiments I'll be doing. the hussars will be next although again looking at the figures I'm put off by the amount of clean up needed around the legs and saddle.

I've been considering dropping some detail work on my painting as on the tabletop it just isn't seen. I'll be having a good think about it as I would like to add a lot more painted figures to my collection over the years.

Anyway that's them done, another 1 ticked off and I'm pleased how they came out in the end.

Hope everyone is enjoying their current projects and hopefully get something else painted up in November. 

Happy Wargaming!!!


Loki Greathall said...

If you took commissions then I would be getting you to do some armies for me fella they are outstanding

paulalba said...

That is a real compliment Mr Loki!!! And i'd have them finished in about 10 years 😶

Loki Greathall said...

Yes that could be an issue but it would be in time for me drawing my pension :)

paulalba said...

Lol problem solved!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Superb work Paul!


Rupert Lane said...

Absolutely stunning. Red's a tough colour to highlight but you make it sound easy!

Don't 'dumb down' your painting. You'll always regret it, knowing you could have done better whilst they stare at you from the tabletop. Clearly there's a line to be drawn, but the pleasure both you and your fellow players will secretly generate from seeing them prance (;-)) around the table will be worth it!

I've just sold a whole load of troops on eBay that I painted as a young teen as in my heart of hearts I knew they just weren't up to scratch and that annoyed me more than the time I know it will take to replace them. It was good for the soul! Plus you still paint faster than most people I know and you serve as an inspiration to hundreds!

Keep up the good work! (No pressure)

Anonymous said...

A beautiful unit beautifully executed. I think that this warrants a wee drink to your health! 8O)

vonPeter himself

Jonathan Freitag said...

Brilliant brushwork, Paul! An artist cannot be rushed.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Jonathan, very kind buddy!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much VP, enjoy!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks for the encouragement Ru, very much appreciated!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher, was good to get this lot finished!

Phil said...

Oh, I missed this post! Wonderful details as always, and I must say that this unit of cavalry is a colorful and wonderful model...Excellent job Paul!