Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kurfurstin Dragoons Drummer


Finished him off last night while watching a really bad horror film - "Descent". Six women go caving and fall foul one by one (naturally) to a bunch of devolved troglodytes. One accidentally injures another and in her turn is vengefully wounded and left to die.
Nice ethics, I have to say. Another play on the torture agenda that "24" is so keen to push?
Certainly it gave me the motivation to concentrate on painting.
Strange to say, I have no information on Bavarian Cavalry musicians, so I just painted him in the same uniform as his fellows.

9 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

He looks good to me. Of course, I don't know anything about the Bavarians either . . . but he still looks good.


-- Jeff

Bloggerator said...

I'm doing his CO tonight - OK, I cheated and started him this morning while I was getting ready for work.

He'll be much the same as the troopers but with silver rather than white lace. I'm using the Prussian mounted officer figure.

Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent!
Since this is all in fun and imagination I say do what you like (and don't let the facts get in the way, as they say) :-)

Bloggerator said...

Oh indeed Fitz; when facts are thin on the ground I feel free to improvise!

Greg

Alte Fritz said...

Excellent job on the conversion. Pretty soon, you will be sculpting your own RSM-like figures.

Bloggerator said...

Ha! Give me another five years of messing around with greenstuff and conversions first, Alte Fritz!

Best regards,

Greg

MurdocK said...

Great conversion!

I like that you have him riding holding the drum, since in a charge or other action the drum would not be 'played' anyway!

good stuff

Bloggerator said...

Thanks Murdock; To me it seems that having a great, unwieldy thing like a drum on your hip when you are riding would limit you to just hanging on! - it was also the easiest option!

Perhaps if I do some dragoons at the halt at some stage, I could try to prodice one "playing".

Bloggerator said...

Thanks Murdock; To me it seems that having a great, unwieldy thing like a drum on your hip when you are riding would limit you to just hanging on! - it was also the easiest option!

Perhaps if I do some dragoons at the halt at some stage, I could try to prodice one "playing".