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!
Certainly did enjoy your adventure in the painting of your Cossacks!
The casualties are a terrific flavour touch. Nice work!
Awesome effort. Funny about the trumpets. You could always go back and re-paint it. Ahhh... I think it's fine though; gives even more character to them - as well as a funny story! Nice.
Keep the updates coming. Eager to see what you have planned next.
They are simply stunning work Paul!
The French being run down is a really good touch I also like the blue tones on the French .
Cheers Gav .
Superb...can't wait to see them based!
They look great. The red blue amnd yellow paint on the fingernail is a nice touch, too! :-)
Magnificent work as always Paul. Love the French being caught away from the main body. Lovely diorama style touch!!
Stunning results on these boys Paul!
Thanks Peter, yes I should have scrubbed up before the pics lol the excitement!
Cheers Gav, yeah French have a nice uniform when you get into them.
Thanks Fran, very much appreciated buddy. Very colourful uniforms for the table. Makes a change from the dark blues and greens!
Thanks Jonathan, glad you enjoyed the adventure, I'm glad they are finished!
Thanks FMB, they make for a little eye candy.
Ain't it always the way! I'll never reprint them!!! Lol
Are those the 1/72 Zvezda Guard Cossacks? Amazing painting job Paul - love the skewered Frenchmen decorating the bases.
Thanks Doc, they are the 15mm/18mm Sho Boki metal figures. Very nice addition to my Russian army.
Thanks very much Rodger!
Thanks Carlo, I'm very pleased with the wee guys getting run down. I have a few assaults figures lying around so it's good to get them used!
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