Wednesday 16 December 2020

Art Miniaturen Hungarian infantry. 1/72

 Two more Hungarian battalions to add to the mix. (blue facings) (64 figures)

12 Battalions of Austrians. All Art miniaturen 1/72 scale. (384 figures)

6 bns Austrians, 4 bns Hungarians and 2 bns of Landwehr. 

I will endeavour to paint a further 2 bns of Austrians, 2 more Hungarians and 2 more Landwehr. (192 figures) so the total added with eventually be 576 figures, of 18 battalions.

Unfortunately close ups like this reveal a
 remarkable lack of skill when it comes to the painting!

Better when they are all in a box
and viewed from further away!

Friday 4 December 2020

Italian 5th Regiment. Franznap. 1/72.

 Franznap produces some excellent 1/72 Napoleonics and these French pre Bardin infantry have been painted as the Italian 5th Regiment with colours based on the Napitalia website. (48 figures in two battalions) The long tails, which the Italians wore in 1813, means that these Franznap french infantry convert easily into Italians. Did the 5th Regiment's grenadiers retain the bearskin in 1813? Unlikely but who knows? The green piping hardly shows. Have added a musician and a small drummer boy also produced by Franznap. Really pleased how these turned out. Ive done the pom poms all the same. The musician's colours are totally made up. Flag by Maverick models. 

Russian St Petersburg dragoons. 1813. 1/72

 When was the last time I bought plastic figures? I simply can't remember. These figures are produced by a chap in Russia, and are made from resin/quite a brittle plastic. The poses are excellent (while limited in range) and all the horses look the same way which is a pity. But the actual castings are good and the riders fit very well on their horses but 2 tails broke off in transit and the horses do not come with a base so cutting the hooves free from the sprue ended up a fiddly job with a few legs slightly shorter than they should be. The end result isn't too bad and I like the static poses. Expensive (pricing pretty much the same as if they had been metal) I only discovered after I had painted them that I already had a Russian dragoon regiment with pink facings so these chaps had better be the St Petersburg regiment while the existing dragoons will be the Moscow dragoons, despite having gold buttons when they ought to be white. The St P regiment has yellow buttons.