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Everything posted by FredG

  1. I've finally exhausted my Newline Designs Austrians so it's the turn of Hat to supply the Cuirassiers. ( I had the boxes in the stash already) This group will represent three regiments so then I will have all the facing colours of the Austrian regiments, the buttons then being the only distinctions. I already have a set in progress with red facings. It may take a little longer to complete these with the higher number. Two of the horses were deformed on the sprue so I've added a couple of Italeri ones. The fore and rear legs of the rest had those straight bits of thick flash between them so I've recarved the lot. Primed and ready to go. I've not taken the Cuirassiers off the sprues yet, I'm saving that as a treat as I'll be impaling twenty-four of them at one go. Oh joy!
  2. Austrian Cuirassiers

    My gardening is completed, Capability Brown would have been chuffed. A sneak preview. Once the PVA has dried and gone transparent I'll get the horses filled. Now, where did I put those Grenzers
  3. Austrian Cuirassiers

    I've been flocking the bases so it's gardening next. The Riders are pleading to be unimpaled too.
  4. Austrian Cuirassiers

    Finally they're ready for facing colours
  5. 28mm Perry mounted Hussars

    Have you considered that that's a not her that the not you is sitting next to?
  6. 28mm Perry mounted Hussars

    Who's the speed painter now? Did you clone yourself Jim?
  7. Austrian Cuirassiers

    As I started painting this 24 I decided the previous 8 weren't good enough so I'm painting all 32 Cuirassiers. This tends to slow things down a bit and I'll probably be sick of the sight of them by the end. It's a break from repotting my collection of carnivorous plants anyway. En avant!
  8. 28mm Perry Sudan Camel Troop

    You can't go wrong with camels Jim, they're always impressive. Now you're making a silk purse out of a camel's ear
  9. Austrian Cuirassiers

    Impaled and primed Vorwärts
  10. Austrian Cuirassiers

    As hoped the horses are done. Now for the Cuirassiers. I get to impale 24 of them tomorrow
  11. Austrian Cuirassiers

    I have nine of the horses to this stage The blanket rolls need sorting and then they're just about done. Hopefully I'll get the other 15 to this stage tomorrow
  12. Oh my word! That's almost sacrilege.
  13. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    Nicely painted Jim. You made a silk purse out of a sow's ear. That rammer will never fit that bore
  14. Now I'm confused they're all grenadiers so which grenadier had the flesh painted?
  15. Austrian Cuirassiers

    The previously started regiment were getting in the way so I prepared all four bases and used one on these. They're now drying in the flock. With four bases of this size going to need grassing in a fairly short time I set to making a couple of tufts in different lengths, colours and size. These are also drying out. Now, back to painting.
  16. Austrian Cuirassiers

    I have done a 36. That started to get a little tedious by the end
  17. Austrian Cuirassiers

    Two coats of Mocha on the horses and two coats of Linen on the sheepskins. Time to step down the brush size.
  18. Here's my little band of Hungarian Hussars ot the 5th Regiment Ott (later Radetzky) Some of the horses are still a little dusty from flocking so please bear with me. And next up on the table will be.............?
  19. Austrian Hussars

    Almost there. I've applied the braid, it's not perfect but it'll do me. Just a bit of touching up and the oakleaves to sort and then it's basing time. It's a pity they have to be in campaign uniform, the crimson parade breeches would have given them some punch.
  20. The intermission is over. I'm back from the frozen north to the frozen midlands and my paint brushes. A nice little band of Austrian Hussars to have fun with. Once again as with the vast majority of my Austro-Hungarians they're Newline Designs 20mm. The trickiest operation of these is this.... It looks much better drilled out.
  21. Zulu Unmarried Warriors(28MM)

    Brave Men's Blood: The Epic of the Zulu War 1879 - Ian Knight is a good start to get to know what we British were playing at in Southern Africa.
  22. Zulu Unmarried Warriors(28MM)

    Did I ever mention that my brother is a Zulu? I have his shield and assegai
  23. Austrian Hussars

    The horses I believe are finished. Progress on the Hussars is slow and at the moment looking somewhat untidy. That'll sort itself out as more paint is applied. MrsG has been informed that she may need a pair of ear plugs when I get to the braiding on the dolman and pelisse.
  24. Austrian Hussars

    The horses are almost done.
  25. A few more skirmishers to add to my Austrians. You'll notice I've been making tufts again with my static grass applicator Pingauer Schützen Salzburg City Schützen Upper Austria Schützen Batallion des voluntaires de Mahrish Legion de l'archduc Charles Grenz There will now be a short intermission.