Saturday, 12 August 2017

Lützowers at Last

Erm....slightly delayed, but got there in the end.

Without further ado, Lützowers for your viewing pleasure:







Now then, back to the hussars and perhaps von Lützow himself, if I can make up my mind how to tackle him.

My sincere thanks to Mr A. Gentleman for these wonderful, wonderful figures.

Salut maintenant

WM

22 comments :

  1. Lovely indeed! The red really pops on the trousers, shoulders and collars. Ferocious looking lads.

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  2. I agree, David. They're much more menacing than Brunswickers!

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    1. Very smart unit - lovely figures.

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    2. Thank you, Pierre. They look very purposeful, don't they? An excellent conversion and no mistake.

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  4. [take 2] Very sombre and purposeful; no doubt the combination of the dark uniforms and the march attack pose. I reckon they'll put the willies up the French who are already looking a bit outnumbered. So if the next project isn't some more French line then perhaps the Bennigsen regiment in their Caribbean holiday hats to lighten the mood?

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    1. Battle approaches, Rob, just as soon as I can get those hussars finished, and another battery. I want to see how Muskets and Marshals handles hordes of C-class troops against regulars!

      Wallmoden's Corps had so many colourful regiments that it's difficult to choose. I may have to expand it a bit to six battalions. Perhaps a red division and a green and black one?

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  5. Wonderful battalion Matt, the black really works well and as for that flag!

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    1. There's a whiff of Sulphur about these lads, 'Lee. The French detested them, and it's easy to see why.

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  6. I never knew that black uniforms could paint up so nicely, another superb job!

    If you have a lot of C class troops it may be better to crank everything up one level so C becomes B and B becomes A. I think too many C class may lead to rather a lot of running away - could be fun though!

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    1. I've given up trying to make Prussians look bright and cheery, Ian, so have gone for sombre with the vengeance.

      A lot of running away is exactly what I had in mind. JC may think differently, however....I may need to play-test this idea for a bit with the Wellington Lads I and II to see what happens.

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  7. Lovely, lovely, lovely figures!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. They are, H-U von B. Pleasingly marchy!

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  8. They look great. What gets me is how you´ve managed to paint each circle on the shakos exactly the same! Also, I like the way you´ve painted the muskets, the black lining has worked very well.

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    1. They circles worried me a bit at first, Paul. The cockades were actually cast on the originals, but I found that it was easier to slice these off and do it freehand. They're just white blobs with black blobs in the middle. The trick was to get the paint at just the right flow rate so that it formed a natural circle. The hard part was finding the centres.

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  9. ...and what's wrong with a bit of running away? I don't see these gentlemen doing it, though. Just elegance on legs. Seriously well done to Mr A Gentleman and Mr WM.

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    1. They may be softer than they look, Archduke. They were all students, sensitive poets and ladies in disguise, apparently. Terrible combat record!

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  10. C class or not, they really look the part!

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  11. Cheers, Matt. I think they're only going to be C class when JC is using them!

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  12. This uniform is so impressive, and you've done a beautiful job, well done sir!

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    1. Thanks Phil. There was really only one way to paint them - really black!

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