Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bavarian Blues

Der Kriegspielers DK 174: Bavarian Line Infantry
I'm going to be busy with other things over the next few days, so this week's post is a few days early.

My commission is still not complete, and the reason for it is not totally unrelated to this chap.

The sad truth of it is that I've been captured by a horde of Bavarians. As they're going to require rather a lot of flags, I thought I'd better better find out whether trying to paint my own was going to be feasible. I should, perhaps, have found this out before succumbing to them.

Der Kriegspielers DK 174: Bavarian Line InfantrySo here is my first attempt. The figure is a Der Kriegspielers DK 174: Bavarian Line Infantry, at the Ready. I chose him because his musket was broken off at the hand and thus the prospect of removing the rest of it would be altogether less traumatic. I don't think I'd really have the nerve to hack into a perfectly serviceable figure.

I think there's definitely room for improvement!

I promise that there will be no more mucking about until I've completed the commission.

WM

9 comments :

  1. Fine job, that must have taken an awful lot of patience Matt, it's very good indeed..... now we must see an entire unit of Bavarians!

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    1. Yes, I suppose we must! However, it may depend on how long it takes for the Hussar reinforcements to arrive.

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  2. One of the best looking flags, and you've done an excellent job on the figure...great!

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    1. Cheers, Phil. The figure was a lot easier than the flag!

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  3. Fantastic work - now who can that commission be for?

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    1. It's more of a belated thank you rather than a commission. Would have finished it earlier, but it keeps going wonky!

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    1. You are too kind, Mr Hobbyist! However, I am excessively proud of the flag pole and finial, which is all one piece of steel wire. I flattened it at one end with a hammer, snipped it with snippers and then used a bench grinder for shaping. Quite sharp too!

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  5. Lozengy white and light blue is hard hard hard to do Matt. I think its because an initial glance at a Bavarian flag suggests that it is a diamond pattern, but its not, the diamonds are sort of offset in a way that makes them hard to do .
    Good luck with it.

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