Monday, July 24, 2017

Russian Jaegers

First unit of russian jaegers finished. These are Zvezda Russian Grenadiers, with plumes (mostly) cut off.

 I'll be also doing a lot of jaegers in skirmish bases, as well as others in ranks such as these.

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Note the Carabiniers with plumes. I'm not sure whether they had mustaches or not, so I haven't painted this detail on them yet.

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The unit in march column:

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Russian Line Infantry - Sveaborg Regiment

First regiment of line infantry finished for the russians. No grenadiers here, since I do full regiments of those, to represent combined grenadiers. 

These are Zvezda Russian Grenadiers, with plumes cut off and mustaches trimmed.

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The regiment along with their screen of skirmishers:

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Friday, July 14, 2017

La Haye Sainte

Oh, the joys of 1/72... This is an Airfix La Haye Sainte kit, and costed me £9.00 on ebay. Similar buildings in other popular scales, even 15mm, which is smaller, can easily go over US$100.00. 

The only thing I found this kit lacking on was on doors and window frames, but nothing I couldn't come up with using plasticard and a moddeling blade to carve it up a bit to mimic wood grooves.

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The cart is from the Hat Napoleonic British Rockets kit, I only used one for my rocket battery, so I still have a couple left for future projects. The hay on it is sisal fiber, trimmed from one of the pieces of crop I have, made out of a door mat.

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The side garden is a separate base, for ease of storage and transport. I had to cut down the extended wall to do that, for it comes in a single piece, conected to the wall of the main house.

 I was not sure how to design a proper garden there, and I admit I'm not completely happy with it as it is, I might add some more plants and bushes in there, but I don't want to got over the top, either. I want to leave plenty of room for skirmishing soldiers to occupy.

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And here is the emperor and his retinue, used for scale:

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Plantations and Ploughed Fields


I've been expanding my collection of terrain lately, and decided I needed a few more pieces of crops and ploughed fields. 

These here are made using spaghetti sticks, covered with my special recipe of Texture (tm). The emperor wanted to go for a ride around the painting room, so I made use of him to show the scale of the terrain pieces here. 

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I added some flocking to a couple of the fields, to have more diversity of terrain, and I think they look quite good in representing small family kitchen gardens.

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Having finished with using spaghetti on my terrain production, and being quite satisfied with the results, I treated myself with what would perhaps be deemed a more orthodox use of pasta, and came up with a tasty mushroom gravy to feast on while congratulating myself over the results of my latest project.

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