Thursday 21 December 2023

WIP 1805 Russian grenadiers

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These Elite miniatures 1805 Russian grenadiers are almost finished, a few details to paint and decorate the bases, did some head swapping to try and get some variety in the poses, enjoying this project, musketeers up next. 

Friday 15 December 2023

1805 Russian Jagers nearly finished

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WIP Elite miniatures 1805 Russian Jagers, they have all had headswaps/angles changed to add some variety, some small details need finishing and bases decorated.

Thursday 7 December 2023

Oels Jagers finished, 1805 Russians started

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I finished the Brunswick Oels Jagers sharpshooters, I need to add some writing and the horse emblem on the pack, I think there maybe a decal out there, I’ll look into that.

I recently finished a large 15mm 1805 Russian commission, which I enjoyed, and it inspired me to do my own skirmish sized force in 28mm, although 28mm Napoleonics are only a very small percentage of my business, maybe 5-7%, I have painted maybe 4000-5000 over the last 8 years, and I can not recollect ever painting an Elite miniatures Napoleonic figure, I had seen them here and there online, and wasn’t sure if I liked their style, however as they are a local Australian producer, I decided to give them a go for this project, and the package arrived today.

Well, I must say I’m surprised at how good they look in the hand, I was expecting I would give them head swaps to make them less cartoony, but I actually like them, and I will have no hesitation on buying more, each 4 man pack comes with 2 poses, so I am swapping heads to increase pose variety. Their size is also pretty good, they fit right in with Perry’s, I’m well pleased with this purchase and looking forward to painting them, they are ready for some detail on the bases. I’ve got about 60-70 figs to do, I’m starting with 2 units of jagers. 

Thursday 30 November 2023

Oels Jagers WIP 3 and Portuguese Cacadores finished

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Have finished the Portuguese Cacadores, and have made good progress on these Brunswick Oels jagers, a bit more painting the weathering and finishing the bases, all converted from Perry’s and Victrix plastic. 

Wednesday 29 November 2023

1805 Russians

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Finished up a bunch of 1805 Russians, some Italian, W├╝rttemberg artillery and French revolutionary war cav on commission, a good months work here.