Monday, 29 December 2014

Linesmen

My Prussians are starting to look a bit elitist, so it's time to do a few line infantry.

I read somewhere that the way to do armies is to paint them in small batches, so I've decided to try painting 12 figures at a time. This fits in well with the 24-figure battalions that I've opted for. Getting half a battalion done looks like progress, so it keeps me motivated to get on and complete the other half. I also find that 12 figures is just about the maximum it's possible to do before each particular blob of enamel colour I'm working with dries out.

The main drawback with Prussians, they say, is their rather sombre uniforms. However, I couldn't help noticing that the 10th (1st Silesian) Infantry Regiment had rather fetching yellow facings....

The first batch of twelve are shown below. The figures are Hinton Hunt PN 3: Prussian Line Infantry Private, Charging; and PN 1: Prussian Line Infantry Officer, Charging.

PN 1 Hinton Hunt Prussian Line Infantry Officer Charging
Taxi!
PN 3: Prussian Line Infantry Private, Charging
Who says Prussians aren't pretty?
Nach Paris!
OK, so maybe the red turnbacks and yellow collars clash a bit, but you can't have everything.


12 comments :

  1. Enjoying the pictures of these lovely old fellows very much - thanks for posting these. I'd be delighted to follow your blog if you could set it up so it can be followed.

    Best regards - Happy New Year! - Tony

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    1. Thanks Tony. You've found me out! Clearly I'm a bit new to this bloggy thingie, so it may take me a while to figure out how to do that....

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  2. Hi Matthew - I have to say that I think you have done a truly superb job with these figures. If I was starting my project over I would have opted for gloss varnish as well. I look forward to seeing your army grow!

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    1. Hi Ian. You are entirely to blame for setting such a high standard!

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  3. Lovely figures and brushwork!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Coming from you, Stokes, that is praise indeed. I've been secretly admiring your wee men from afar for several years.

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  4. Lovely looking figures, the Prussians can look surprisingly colourful, especially with a nice gloss finish like yours! Excellent collection.

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    1. Very kind of you to say so. However, I think I have a way to go before getting anywhere near your standard!

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  5. Prussians are looking good, look forward to seeing this collection grow

    Paul

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  6. Nice job on this Prussian unit, beautiful colors...

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