Monday, November 4, 2013

Lucky Products Hessians

I have recently finished the first Hessian stand for Volley and Bayonet using the Lucky products figures I purchased some time ago (Click here for more details). While these are not the most detailed figures available, they do have a certain charm to them. I have painted them as Grenadiers of the Hesse-Cassel Regiment Von Rall. While their breeches were white, many ended up with ones made of red and white striped mattress ticking.

Hessians occupy an unfinished BUA.

The model building in the background is an experimental design by Fitz from Shouting into the Void. He kindly designed a basic building for use on the school laser cutter. Hopefully I should be able to show him an example within the next few days.

A close up of the stand.

For the Brandywine scenario I need to base up another stand of Hessians to complete the Grenadier brigade. I will probably use the same format, but perhaps adding on a few more figures with mitres. I have toyed with trimming the trumpet like instrument back to a more fife like size, but I feel this would defeat the purpose of using these figures, by removing some of their quirkiness.

Angled for the camera.

Oddly enough, the fifer has what appears to be a regular sized fife case sculpted on the figure. Still I think that my Hessians will fight better for having a war trumpet rather than a fife!

14 comments:

  1. They are not the prettiest sculpts ever to hit a war gamer's battlefield, but armies of these guys painted up will look quite the thing. Looking forward to seeing a grand review some time!

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    1. I shall try my best to finish them up these holidays! They certainly have a charm all of their own.

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  2. not the prettiest but they do have their own charm.

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  3. Figures painting up really well.What do you undercoat/prepare your plastic chaps with?
    Cheers
    Alan

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    1. Generally I use either GW black brushed on, or spray paint them using Dulux flat black, or grey primer. Sometimes I even wash the figures in warm soapy water first! These figures were all washed and had the undercoat of GW black brushed on.

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  4. You have done a mighty fine job there Brian! I had a set of these about 40 years ago, never got them painted though!!

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    1. Thanks Roger! I am impressed that you managed to get them delivered to NZ!

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  5. Hello, I like very much your blog and your figurines, I add a shortcut on my web site among my favorites(whiskers).

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    1. Merci Michel! I have added you to my blog roll as you have some nice stuff on your blog too!

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