Friday, March 20, 2015

Done - IR Nr5

I polished off the last little steps of this project this morning - green bases and a good coating of gloss varnish.

I'm pretty satisfied with the look of the regiment so far and will now noodle away at a few grenadiers for them then finally some command in the shape of a few standards, some drummers and a colonel.

I think I spied some fusilieers in the pile, so perhaps they may be next.

9 comments:

MiniWargamer said...

Wow, you're a painting machine (meant in a good way!)

Bloggerator said...

Cheers for that. I'd say this unit's taken about eight hours' painting time spread out over about ten days.

Greg

Steve Gill said...

Very smart.

I see from the previous post that these will be glued to that fine artifact the 40x45 Renedra plastic base, presumably in groups of six.

Are the officers kept separate or do they go on the bases too?

Bloggerator said...

Hi Steve,

Yes, six groups of six per infantry unit on Mr Renedra's fine basing product. All mounted together with the addition of a mounted colonel as an outlier. I do have one regiment (the Saxon Leibgrenadier Garde) where there are a few officers forming a kind of "third rank" and they do look good, but I am trying to hold fast.

Greg

Stryker said...

Impressive, both productivity and the end result! Will we be seeing them in action any time soon?

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Super work, will make a nice regiment

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed! Some of your very best brushwork I think.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bloggerator said...

Thank-you gentlemen for your kind comments. I hope to have them in action fairly soon - just waiting on some of Renedra's 40x45mm basing products.

Greg

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Looking at these again this morning, now that the cold and fever have abated somewhat,I am reminded of how wonderful miniature units can look when the range of colors is restricted as you have done here. Some of those later Napoleonic fellows are just too much with their pretentious fripperies as eye-catching as they might initially be. Another point comes to mind, namely that you simply cannot beat 20-30mm (or indeed 1/56th) sized figures. While some painter-gamers do masterful work animating the (now) profusion of sizes and scales below 20mm, and I must admit to always having been drawn to 40mm 18th century Prinz August figures, those in the 20-30mm range remain visually interesting as individual figures, are impressive when grouped into larger units, and yet maneuver remains possible on the tabletop with reinforced brigades of 5-7 units and a few guns. Ahhhh. . . Wargaming nirvana. Enjoy playing with these, Greg.

Best Regards,

Stokes