Sunday, 25 March 2018

Russian Kursk Regiment starting to take shape


 
Getting some final touches on the board


A very quick post to show that despite my recent work commitments the 1805-07 project continues....albeit at a slightly reduced pace.


The final musketeer regiment to complete for Langerons Column will be the Kursk Regiment, consisting of two Musketeer and one Grenadier battalion.  These will once again be Elite Miniatures figures acquired from Nathan at Elite Miniature Australia in Townsville and as always, his service, communication and quality of merchandise is second to none!


A few other Elite Staff and Colonels are on the board as well awaiting their mounts


The Grenadiers will be in the shako as you can see in the picture above and though their is a lack of variation in the poses themselves of the actual advancing/charging figure (other than one in greatcoat as well), I do find that with some small and subtle tweaks here and there, the animation in the sculpts allows quite a dynamic final effect.


The Musketeer battalions will be in a mix of shako and bicorne to represent the haphazard and delayed shipping of new uniform supplies to these units rapidly on the move from their depots.


I would expect to have this regiment complete by the Easter long weekend.

18 comments:

  1. More good looking additions. I've done similar things to some of my metal figures, subtle head or arm twists here and there.

    Tony.

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    1. Thanks Tony - as long as you are not too heavy handed and use figures with the appropriate metal strength such as Elite you generally are pretty safe.

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    1. Yes indeed Mark. These are coming along nicely and I do like the variation in their shoulder straps and collars/cuffs.

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  3. Class! I will wait for the end of the painting! I want to see the result as soon as possible.

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    1. Thank you Dmitry greatly appreciated.

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  4. How many regiments you got in the pipeline at once? These look like fun figures. 😀

    Good luck getting these done by Easter. Always dangerous to post a goal 😀

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    1. Depends on my mojo Stew however often, as in this Cade, I am fully painting one battalion whilst patching up, highlighting others which have been fully painted to 95% complete for some time and often painted by others. I always try and marry up the style as closely as I can. The Russian Infantry, when finished, will number some 21 line battalions, four jaeger and six Guard.

      Easter this weekend isn’t it? I may have jumped the gun in my optimsm😉

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  5. Coming along very nicely, Carlo!

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  6. Good progress with more figures waiting their time in queue. You will have a busy Easter weekend.

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    1. Absolutely Jonathon - I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew. Let’s see...

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  7. Langeron's Column is coming on in a fine fashion.

    And "Kursk" is a fairly evocative name for anyone that follows Russian military history. Much excellence all around.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Very true Peter, Kursk certainly has a very evocative and hearty memory for all involved with Mother Russia. Let’s see if this particular regiment keeps the tradition on the table when charged by metal Frenchmen!

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  8. Nice seeing a work in progress, I guess they must almost be done now, what with easter just around the corner!
    Best Iain

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    1. Slowly getting there Iain though the Grenadiers gave held me up a bit. Four day break in Australia so effectively I have until midnight Monday to have them done. Fingers crossed.

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  9. The Ruskies are coming; en masse! All power to your painting arm—and eyes! :)

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    1. They cartainly are James. Very much enjoying the painting again that’s for sure.

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