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Napoleonic Saxon Cuirassiers

September 17, 2018 - 09:59
Some real painting, not rebasing. These two units of Saxon cuirassiers will replace my old Airfix versions, that have seen better days. In the front is Von Zastrow, which was destroyed in the Russian campaign of 1812, behind is the Lieb regiment that missed that campaign. At the rear is the third heavy cavalry regiment the Garde du Corps, which I painted previously.

The figures used are Italeri French Carabiniers mounted on their 1806 Prussian Cavalry horses. Luckily I had just enough figures to make a command stand as well.
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SYW Austrian rebasing - Artillery

September 15, 2018 - 14:18
Three batteries of Austrian artillery completed, originally the guns had been based on 45mm square bases and they are now on 45mm by 60mm.

I will be adding a commander, when I move onto rebasing the generals.
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SYW Austrian rebasing - Cuirassiers

September 13, 2018 - 21:30
The last of the cavalry, basically a painting conversion of the Revell Dragoons

Front left - Maximillian
Front right - Modena
Rear left - Anhalt-Zerbst
Rear right - Bretlach
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Club shrubbery

September 12, 2018 - 17:26
Another batch of terrain for Deeside Defenders - a very mixed bag of bits, suitable for jungle, etc.
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SYW Austrian rebasing - Dragoons

September 11, 2018 - 13:16
Now onto the dragoons, all the basic Revell figures

Front left - Walloon
Front right - Saxe-Gotha
Rear left - Wurttemberg
Rear right - Jung-Modena
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SYW Austrian rebasing - Hussars

September 9, 2018 - 21:21
Finished another batch - hussars this time. They are the old Airfix figures but still look the part

Front left - Palatinal
Front right - Hadik
Rear left - Nasdasdy
Rear right - Bethlen
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Club trees

September 8, 2018 - 21:11
A slight diversion, as I volunteered to base up some trees for my local club Deeside Defenders. Not the nicest of trees but quite robust so they should cope with the rough usage they'll get at the club.
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On the workbench - September 2018

September 4, 2018 - 18:52
After a highly successful August, I'll try and maintain the momentum, but particularly to work through my recent purchases. So my plan for this month is

  • Napoleonic Cuirassiers - Saxons this time
  • Three PSC Sextons
  • Mounted and dismounted Strelets WW1 British camel riders
  • Mounted and dismounted Strelets WW1 Australian camel riders
  • Mounted Strelets WW1 Ottoman camel riders
  • HaT WW1 British Infantry (tropical dress)
  • Strelets WW2 British desert heavy weapons - only the specific figures I need
  • Zvezda WW2 British desert 2pdrs deployed and mounted on portees
  • First to Fight WW2 British desert 37mm mounted in portees
  • Continue rebasing the SYW Austrians
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Middle-east buildings

September 3, 2018 - 18:54
Last items finished in August were a couple of new buildings from Red Vectors/Pendraken to replace an old pair I sold.

Quite large structures, quite suitable for the major Government buildings, but quite plain on the backs.
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SYW Austrian Infantry rebased - part 4

September 2, 2018 - 21:55
Just broken the back of the Austrian rebasing by completing the Grenz plus an old Ammunition wagon.

By coat colour they are the Banal (blue), Karlstädter-Ottochaner (red), Slavonisch-Peterwardeiner (brown), Warasdiner-Creutzer (white)
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Kings and Cardinals Musketeers

September 1, 2018 - 20:09
They've taken a while but I finally finished the figures from the two sets of Ultima Ratio musketeers. One musketeer of each type has been finished as either Kings or Cardinals Musketeers.

Must admit that my favourite figure is that of Cardinal Richelieu.
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Some Civilians

August 31, 2018 - 17:43
Some Civilians suitable for use in WW2 or more recently. Figures are from an old Dapol set I picked up on a B&B many years ago. Obviously many are Railway staff and various passengers.

The Celtic cross is a scenic item picked up from Sgts Mess at Bovington
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August 30, 2018 - 16:35
Quite a simple paint job for these Caesar SAS basically black drybrushed dark grey. Just what I need for "Black Ops"

back right is the one "special" figure in the pack a 007 look-alike

Perhaps they look better in monochrome?
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SYW Austrian Infantry rebased - part 3

August 29, 2018 - 19:44
A couple of units of Grenadiers one German (red) and one Hungarian (blue) originally painted with no specific units in mind
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SYW Austrian Infantry rebased - part 2

August 28, 2018 - 17:12
Another batch completed

This time there are a German regiment Hoch und Deutchmeister (blue), an Italian Los Rios (Green) and two Hungarian Esterhazy (red) and Paffly (light blue)

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Napoleonic Westphalian Cuirassiers

August 25, 2018 - 07:58
Following along quickly after their French counterparts I have the two Westphalian Cuirasier regiments

The first regiment is in the original white jacket, which changed to blue sometime in 1812. The figures are ACTA mounted on Italeri horses. The slight error is that they should have a helmet crest rather than horsehair.
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Napoleonic French Cuirassiers

August 24, 2018 - 09:42
A matched pair of units for the 4th and 6th Cuirassiers with a commander all produced from one pack of Zvezda figures

Both units have orange facings
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Wonderful Wednesday

August 22, 2018 - 17:41
Two deliveries today replenishing my reading and painting stashes

It's easy to see what I'll be painting next month - Camels maybe?
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