Saturday, 31 January 2015

Linesmen 2

Hinton Hunt PN 5: Prussian Line Infantry, advancing (Separate Musket)
PN 5 leading the charge....
Hinton Hunt PN 5: Prussian Line Infantry, advancing (Separate Musket)
...and the retreat!
Hinton Hunt PN 5: Prussian Line Infantry, advancing (Separate Musket)
The view from the front....
Well, I'm back from my holidays and straight back into the line infantry. At the front of the queue had to be the colour bearer. Another reason I chose to paint the 10th (1st Silesian) Infantry was because of their stunning red, white, gold and black standard. I couldn't wait to have a crack at this.

Once again, a trusty PN 5 (Prussian Line Infantry advancing, separate musket) proved ideal for the task of bearing the colour. A bit of NCO's gold lace around his collar and cuffs gave him the necessary rank and authority.


Hinton Hunt PN 5: Prussian Line Infantry, advancing (Separate Musket)
...and from the rear. Not what the French are supposed to see!
I love this figure. He really looks like he's about to break into a run: just the thing for a battalion preparing to charge. I've tried to accentuate this by angling the staff forward and putting some sharper folds into the flag.

The rest of his comrades have all been painted and only require varnishing and basing, so the next post featuring the whole battalion shouldn't be too far in the future.

WM

9 comments :

  1. Fine work there, Wellington Man!

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  2. Cheers, Chuck. Happy New Year by the way. I hope all is well with you.

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  3. Absolutely Superb, many congrats on such a great paint job, love the flag!!!!
    cheers Old John

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  4. Wow! That is stunning painting. The flag is very old school, humbling for those of us who rely on paper banners for our units. I can't wait to see what Wellington Man makes of Bavarian stretched lozenges. We all look forward to seeing a picture of the battalion formed up

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    1. You have penetrated into my deepest, nameless fears, Roy! Still, we'll see when we get there. It'll be a while yet. Plenty of Prussians to grind through yet!

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  5. That's a great job on the flag and beyond my talents so I'll have to stick with Revo. Will be great to see the whole battalion!

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    1. As I'm too lazy and penny-pinching to go on line and actually order any flags I didn't have any option!

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  6. That is a lovely piece of work on the flag. Well done!

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  7. Excellent figure, love the flag, well done, look forward to seeing the whole unit

    Paul

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