Monday, February 05, 2007

New Recruits

Yhis weekend i started batch painting the first fusilier company of the Haller regiment.

As you can probably see it's an Hungarian unit. Figures are the huge stash of RSMs I found I had.

These two are a pair of test shots I did last week; they are painted very much according to the plate in my Blandford book on the uniforms of the 7YW.

I've another dozen fusilieers and a couple of drummers (one a Bavarian) in process. I've painted the coats, facings, leggings, cross belt and have made a start on the faces.

I ought to have them finished by the end of the week. Each company will have an Officer, Drummer and NCO in attendance. Four companies plus a mounted Colonel should see the regiment come in at 61 figures.

If only all my regiments were of such a size!

This next gentleman is from the RSM aid package of "odds and ends" that lovely Ioannis Mavromichalis sent me, and I painted him over the weekend to stop myself from going mad as I splashed the white paint around. He has now joined the von Kleist Freikorps.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Good Morning Greg,

Well, it looks like you've been busy! Seriously though, can't wait to see the finished Haller regiment all lined up and ready to go. How long do you envision this particular project taking you? The Von Kleist figure looks good too.

Best Regards,


Bloggerator said...

Hi Stokes - it's always good to hear from you.

I think finishing off Haller will take me until the end of the first week of March if I keep going at my current rate - and if DPC deliver my next order fairly soon! They are pretty good though. And the figures are pretty easy to paint.

I have to admit, the von Kliest figure was really easy! I also have some Hinchcliffe von Kleisters to add to the RSM ones, although it does cause me an anally-retentive cringe.

All the best, and I hope your own remarkable project continues to go on cooking.

Best regards,


Anonymous said...

I too can't wait to see the finished unit!

Late of the 5th Hussar's of DwarfManlandia

Bloggerator said...

I ought to have the first company finished up tonight.

All the best,


Anonymous said...

You're doing a great job with the RSM figures, Greg!