Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The 1st Battalion Azovsky Regiment.


Well returning refreshed from my holidays I've got the first Russian unit done for my Crimean project .


I have had to take the photos of them outside due to the fitting of a new shower in the bathroom (were I usually take my photos) , not sure this has been a total success .


The figures are Stretlets 1/72nd figures and being in grey greatcoats paint up quickly. I had two attempts at painting the plastic flag - which at arms length will pass as okay.


The Battalion has 32 figures in it and will count as a 'large' unit under the 'Black Powder' rules .


Here the unit deploys in Company columns - three up and one in reserve , Stretlets selling point is that they have forty eight different poses in each box this has it's advantages and disadvantages , with several of the figures being a bit 'naff' !.


Stretlets come into quite a lot of criticism on 'The Plastic Soldier' review site but I find they have a certain character to them . Starting another Turkish unit next .






12 comments:

  1. Very good painting, and the pictures are nice and bright.

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    1. Yes going to have to do more practising outdoors I think,Tony

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  2. Great looking figures! I have much the same opinion of Strelets figs myself: iffy anatomy, but chock full of character.

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    1. Ye I like them but they do have the 'odd' unusable figure now and again , Tony

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  3. A credit to the service. Could you drop me a line? I can't find your email anywhere.

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  4. Very nice indeed- nothing better than getting into the swing of things- great progress!

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    1. Yes I've got the 'Crimean ' bug now , Tony

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    1. I've given them a matt coat over the high gloss varnish to see how it works , Tony

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  6. I confes that I don't like the look of Strelitz figures, until they are painted and come alive.

    The Russian mass looks good.

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    1. They do vary, the cavalry tends to be better than the infantry, Tony

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