Thursday, 6 April 2017

Painted Plastic .


Just realised I hadn't taken any photos of the recent plastic figures I have painted . First up is my new Thirty Years War Catholic Regiment . The flag is an Imperial one for the regiment Manmingen .


I've not been able to find any evidence of the forces which fought at White Mountain 1620 (the era my armies are set in) so my flags are a bit generic as there is very little evidence early on in the war . The figures are 1/72nd scale by Mars .


The next unit to get done is the 2nd Battalion of the Dneiper Regt. They are in the summer uniform as I'm setting my Crimean war in Bulgaria as the Allies try to raise the siege of Silistra  - so I get to paint the Russians in pretty uniforms rather than drab overcoats and avoid the cliches of the Crimean War .


The figures are 1/72nd Strelets, you get 42 figures in 42 different poses in the box which has it's advantages and disadvantages as some of them can be a mite odd . Quite pleased to get these units done as they were two of the tasks I set myself at the beginning of the year to get the projects finished or at least make some progress .




14 comments:

  1. Good work achieving your goals and fine painting. I have been to Memmingen a few times re-enacting, well worth a visit as it's a splendid walled Bavarian town with loads of Landsknecht and TYW history.

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    1. Don't know if this regiment fought at White Mountain , there is so little info of early TYW flags about , jealous that you have visited there sounds very interesting , Tony

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  2. Great progress on the painting front! Ahead of schedule for 2017 goals? Terrific!

    On the TYW front, I have Guthrie's two volume works, I wonder if it has a useable OB?

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    1. I must admit I haven't looked deeply into TYW orbats , but a quick scan of the web didn't seem to bring much up , think most of the regiments were mercenary and only raise for each campaign then disbanded , Tony

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    2. On this subject, if you can get Guthrie Vol 1 Battles of the Thirty Years War, it tells you everything you need to know from Orbats to what they had for dinner (almost).

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    3. Will have a look for it , thanks for info , Tony

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  3. Great stuff - I'm always impressed by how you manage to make those Mars figures look really well.

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    1. Thank you , many of my grey hairs are down to those Mars figures , especially the pikemen (shudders) , Tony

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  4. Very nice painting - always impressed at the detail you manage to include on your figures - well done.

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    1. Thank you , a good coat of gloss varnish covers a multitude of sins , Tony

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  5. They do look good painted up. Makes one wonder why I used to bother with 15's.

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    1. Plastic 1/72nd the forgotten scale ! , Tony

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  6. Very nicely done, Tony, on both regiments.

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    1. I enjoyed painting them made a nice change,Tony

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