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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Prussian Special Reserve 3


Der Kriegspielers Prussian Reserve Infantry
The 21st march out...
The 2nd/21st are ready to take the field.

They took three weeks to complete from start to finish and so have taken my speed-painting record.

I think they have to be my favourite battalion to date, even if they do look a bit like Trumptonshire Fencibles!

Der Kriegspielers Prussian Reserve Infantry
...if a little  self-consciously!
Der Kriegspielers Prussian Reserve Infantry
Ready for all eventualities...
Der Kriegspielers Prussian Reserve Infantry
...with God for King and Country!
Der Kriegspielers and Hinton Hunt Prussians
The Prussian Army is beginning to take shape!
 Happy Easter!

WM

16 comments:

  1. Lovely figures and Happy Easter to you too!

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  2. A smart looking Regiment ! , Tony

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  3. Thank you Chaps! I find it very hard to photograph these all-blue regiments well enough to do them justice.

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  4. Great to see the whole force arrayed for battle - a wonderful collection!

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    1. It's even harder to photograph the Army. I'm going to need some tips from you, Sir!

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  5. Is that Prussian Black or French blue......Oh Merde c'est pas bleu!

    Cue music...dum dum dum de, dum dum dum de.....'Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to produce a unit of reserve infantry in grey' .

    Ideally in flat caps :-))

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    1. Not having a supply of 22 flat caps I'm at a bit of a loss on how to go about this. Was anybody doing 20mm Prussian reserve infantry in the early 70s? I thought I saw somewhere someone using Scruby Mexican-American War US troops for this purpose!

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  6. A wonderful unit, like the look of the Prussians, they are certainly coming together.

    Paul

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  7. Impressive units...and Happy Easter!

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  8. Thanks Chaps. That's 152 Prussians, that is. So, still only a moderately-sized horde. Only one more battery needed to finish Phase One. What happens after that is anybody's guess!

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  9. At least one reserve unit has the shako, so it s just a paint job, as the grey blouson that the reserve wear is not very different from the short tailed coat that the Prussian line wear. You could, and f course, just scrape away the tails. Does Old John do a landwehr figure ? That would provide a flat cap and maybe those shakoes could go on the Landwehr bodies to provide a landwehr or Freiwilligen unit?

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    1. This sounds like a plan! I think maybe he does!

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  10. Another fine battalion, I did one of those for Roy I think, with the black cross belts. I remember being pleased Roy went with black as I was having issues with the blue tainting the white when painting belts etc! Do you have any issues with your paints like this, do you have to build up the white for example?

    Brilliant to see them all together, really stunning work.

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    1. Thanks 'Lee. I couldn't resist having a little review. No two battalions alike, which I'm going to have to do something about in Phase Two!

      Do I have issues? You bet! White will pick up almost any colour it's painted on to, with the exception of black (if its dry, that is). My solution is to paint the cross belts, lace, etc., black in the first instance. The has two advantages: The white coat painted on top never touches the coat colour, and so remains untainted; and you're left with a thin black outline to the belts that really makes them "pop out" from a distance.

      I rarely need to build up colours when using Humbrols. They're fantastically opaque!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful brushwork. The army picture brings me back to the old wargames photos of the 70's. I could look at this picture for hours. Please post some more...Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Michael. There will be a Grand Review when the second battery is finished!

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