Thursday, 28 January 2016

'Manning Up' And Doing The Worthy.


There are some units that never get painted , you keep looking at the silver figures and put them back into the 'corner of shame' (under my gaming table where all the unpainted and unloved figures hide) . One of these has been my last unit of Austrian Napoleonic Hussars , I've painted two units of these already years ago (24 figures) and they were heavy going ! - I like Hussars in the Napoleonic period - so colourful ! , but are they a pain to paint ! , they are so 'busy', lots of different colours but sooooo complicated to paint ! . So when I pledged to finish off my Napoleonic lead pile I felt I had to 'man up' and get them done . It started badly - I sprayed the horses and because of the temperature/moisture they went grey ! as seen above , a bad omen !.


However I pressed on , I painted the the horses in batches of threes and then stuck the riders onto them (having painted the trousers / lower bodies) then did the top halves . I've got half the figures done so far - much to my surprise and delight and they await a coat of gloss varnish to finish them . Will post again when the unit is finally finished .


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    1. They are turning out better than I thought , Tony

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  2. Well done, everyone has figures they put off painting...I hate doing irregulars in different colour clothes.

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    1. Pleased to have got over my phobia and getting them done , Tony

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  3. Splendid fellows. BTW what Napoleonic rules do you favour?

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  4. Think I’ve finally settled on 'Blackpowder' for my rules of choice, 'General DE Brigade' are good but a bit complecated for solo play, Tony

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  5. That's an impressive effort to man up - respect!

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    1. It's just getting started is the problem, Tony

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