|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!
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!ReplyDelete
I shall try my best to finish them up these holidays! They certainly have a charm all of their own.Delete
not the prettiest but they do have their own charm.ReplyDelete
Figures painting up really well.What do you undercoat/prepare your plastic chaps with?ReplyDelete
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.Delete
You have done a mighty fine job there Brian! I had a set of these about 40 years ago, never got them painted though!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Roger! I am impressed that you managed to get them delivered to NZ!Delete
Brilliant work Brian!ReplyDelete
Hello, I like very much your blog and your figurines, I add a shortcut on my web site among my favorites(whiskers).ReplyDelete
Merci Michel! I have added you to my blog roll as you have some nice stuff on your blog too!Delete