Tuesday 24 November 2015

Saxon Foot Artillery 1812-13 WIP

I've decided to ditch my Prussians for the moment as I've been getting an itch to work on another project, it's only temporary as I always come back to my Prussian in the end however for the moment I'm all prussian'd out! Anyway for a good while I've felt a pull to do work on my late Saxons. So 1st up is the artillery. I did a little video of the progress:

And as usual some pics of the battery below

1st I'm going to paint a 4 gun battery, they may well have been 3 gun so I'll just drop 1 if the OOB demands. The uniform is lovely a dark to mid green coat with red facings. Who says green and red don't go! This pic was taken a few days ago so I've made further progress on the troops.

My test figures 90% finished. Unfortunately the figures required a lot of clean up with scalpel and files however the figures themself are lovely.

I decided to do a little bit of converting on the artillery pieces using Stephen Summerfield's book on Saxon artillery as well as the Calpe and Westfalia guns as a reference. They won't be perfect but in 15mm who will care!

The gun tubes are progressing well, the smooth tube and stylish rim around the muzzle are very characteristic of the Saxon M1810 6pdr (and 12pdr). A little more work and they will be ready to paint.

Hope everyone is enjoying our little hobby and happy wargaming!!!

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!

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Russian LG Cossacks WIP4

Well I'm glad to say all the Russian Guard Cossacks are now painted as well as 3 casualty figures that will be keeping them company! I've made a wee video for the YouTube painting Challenge:

as well as a few pictures below:

The yellow comes out a wee bit strong in the pictures and the shading are kinda burnt out however you should be able to get an idea of the finished regiment.

I enjoyed painting the trumpeters, I added a thin piece of cord made from green stuff around the body to finish them off. I made the mistake of giving them silver trumpets before I found out that they were awarded after Leipzig, Doh!

Also the casualties were fun to do and I feel they add a little to the finished regiment.

Poor we French men must have been caught out in the open before they had the chance to form square?

I've thoroughly enjoyed painting up Sho's Leib Garde Cossacks and they are definitely nice enough figures when painted to sit alongside my OG and AB Russians.

I have already added the sand and sealed it with PVA so the next time you will see these little chaps I'll have the bases all finished. Thanks for taking the time to check out my progress and I hope you have enjoyed my little adventure with Sho Boki's Russian LG Cossacks!

Happy Wargaming!