Monday, February 15, 2010

Waterloo 1815 Polish Infantry

I thought I'd put these two images of Poles together in one post. Top painted as the 'Vistuala Region.' I painted the flag design over the existing engraved pattern—love the 'three-foot rule.'

The bottom figures are painted as Line Infantry in winter trousers.

I like these figures, I wish there were better distribution of figures. Rather than four identical sprues (which give your four drummers, flag bearers and officers. I'd rather have 4 more marching figures and 4 more standing firing.

More Leipzig Units.

HäT French Line Fusiliers as Saxon Infantry (charged by Revell Prussians.) The Saxons turned out okay, not a big fan of all white uniforms. HäT French Young Guard in background. The Young Guard, being one of HaT's older sets, is in rather simplistic in sculpting but one of my favorites. I particularly like the figure with his rifle up, bracing for attack.

Zvezda Russian Grenadiers as Jägers.

HäT Swedish Line Infantry with British Rocket Troops. The Rocket troops look stunning. The Swedes look good but with so little visual reference (i.e. contemporary paintings or movies) I have to trust this is what they looked like. I've waned on the Swedes (or more than likely their commander Bernadotte) for their lack of gumption at Leipzig.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'm posting again which means one thing—I found employment! I'll be working for an advertising agency in St. Louis which means I'll be relocating from Atlanta back to my hometown!!

That said, here are some pix of units I've been painting for my Leipzig diorama.
These in these posts you'll you see— HäT French Young Guard and Prussian Reserves, Zvezda Russian Grenadiers, Cuirassiers, French Imperial Guard, Revell Prussians and Waterloo 1815 Polish Infantry.

This is a great group of figures—the sculpting on all is crisp and sharp, easy to paint (though I painfully plod along at a snail's pace) I was thinking of giving a 'shout out' to some manufacturers but these are all great. I love everything Zvezda does—the Russian Grenadiers and Cuirassiers particularly. Props to Revell for releasing their Prussian Line Infantry. These guys look awesome. Even the simply sculpted French Young Guard have a nice presence.
More pix to follow. Cheers!

Photoshop Alert—the haze, smoke and rifle fire on one of the Prussian shots were added.