Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A Standard for the 2nd Silesians

Hinton Hunt PN 17: Prussian Landwehr Officer, Conversion
I present the standard of the 11th (2nd Silesian) Infantry Regiment.

It was painted as a thank-you to Roy. A lot of the things on this blog simply wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for Roy's encouragement.

The flag is being born aloft, as is only fitting, by another of Roy's splendidly executed conversions. The original, in this case, was a Hinton Hunt PN 17: Prussian Landwehr Officer, charging.

My apologies to Roy for the delay. It took me three attempts to get it right! Is it just me, or is silver more difficult to paint with than other types of metallics?

WM

11 comments :

  1. What a beautiful standard, very impressive!

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    1. Cheers Phil. Not as flashy as the 10th Regiment's flag, but slightly better painted I hope!

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  2. I'll second that - simply stunning work!

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  3. Another fine paint job Matt, both man and flag :)

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  4. Fantastic - flag-painting is the trickiest job of the lot - I have produced some of the worst hand-painted flags in the history of wargaming, so I am qualified to have an opinion.

    Absolutely splendid.

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    1. Tony, I dispute your claims. You obviously never saw the ones I did for my Hinchliffe ECW army in the late 1970s.....oh, the shame....

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  5. Excellent flag. Here's a link to someone in Australia (3/4 down) who may be willing to supply some Humbrol Authenticolours.

    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=403554

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  6. Uper stuff Wellintonian! I now have the challenge of producing a unit to match the splendid drape you have created.
    R

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    1. Having seen what's possible with the flag, I'm now sorely tempted to do a 10th Regiment myself. His yellow facings have also reminded me that I should really have a crack at some Silesian Landwehr!

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