Monday 20 April 2015

6th Silesian Landwehr Regiment

So that's them all done, placed neat and tidy in my storage box! It's a lovely feeling clearing them from my workbench and I'm really happy how they finished up. My apologises for lack of posts as I've gotten carried away with YouTube, if you like you can see my video on these guys her eyes:

Or if not you can keep on readin.

So this is the 4 battalions of the regiment with the commanding officer at the front. The flags are from GMB and are perfect for AB figures. I drilled out the hands of my flag men and replaced them with shaped paper clips. 

This is the newly finished 3rd battalion with yellow shoulder straps.

I converted the main officer from an AB Russian officer pinning a spare Landwehr head to him and I'm chuffed how he came out.

A Landwehr Hornist, this is the 1st time I have painted this wee guy as a Landwehr man and I think he came out well.

And this is the 4th battalion of the regiment, I added flowers into the last 2 battalions and may go back and do the same with the other 2? Takes a wee bit longer to finish the bases but I like the final result.

I converted the Zimmerman from the AB French pioneer using pics in Dr. Stephen Summerfields excellent book on Prussian Landwehr as a reference.

A close up of the 1st 2 battalions, the 1st battalion was done with the army painter dip method with a lot of touching up. Not bad but I prefer my old style of painting. The mounted officer was converted from a uhlan officer I had spare. The white cross belt may be pushing it a bit but he is Landwehr so any useful kit is possible?

I'm not sure what I'll be doing next? I have signed up for a May painting challenge on YouTube trying to complete an AB horse battery and part of my lieb hussars in the month posting videos almost every day! Not sure how that will flow but I'll give it a try . . .

Anyway hope everyone is enjoying the turn in the weather and also enjoying our hobby
Happy Wargaming!!!

Sunday 5 April 2015

Easter Painting Day

Hello and a happy Easter to everyone! this weekend my 1 in 3 fell lucky and I landed with Easter weekend off. Mai and I have been busy since Friday and will be again tomorrow so today Mai allowed me a free day. Young David and I arranged a long overdue painting session and late last night I cleared an area for us to get started, here is a wee video of our finished efforts

and some pics below:

David decided to continue from where he left off last time cracking on with his Vistula lancers finishing 5 more with only the mounted officer to go.

David says the figures are not as sharp in detail as the later AB guard lancer figures he has on the go however he's managing to give them a good paint job, my personal favourite is the trumpeter.

I battered on with my 3rd battalion for the 6th Silesian landwehr. I had already done the base shades on a good number of them so I had a decent head start and managed to get 8 finished today. sorry for the pics quality!

The troops are still to be varnished but I think you can see them coming together. The detail around the neck and collar on the above figures was pretty rough in areas and was tricky to paint.

Shades haven't came out great in the pics again but again I think you can see where they are heading.

This figure pose seems to have a problem on his left eye so in each battalion these guys end up wearing a bloody bandage.

And another group of 4 that I took to a good point the other night. About half an hours work and they will be finished. So that's 8 finished and ready to be varnished and 4 very close to being finished.
So only 8 to go and the battalion is finished . . . yes!!!

We had a great day chewing the fat, bouncing painting ideas around, talking naps and other wargames stuff. Not sure when we'll get another one in with my daft schedule so we enjoyed it when we got the chance.

Happy Easter!!!