Sunday, 2 December 2018

Prussian Grenadiers Regt. No 1

I launched into my second unit of Prussians to see what I could do. Theses are Prussian Grenadiers. Regt No 1. The sculpts are slightly different so I had to do another test figure, I have found in this scale it is quite hard to see the detail until you actually get some painting done, and my objective is speed to some extent, so I don’t want the extra step of staining before painting.
Here is the Regiment based up ๐Ÿ™‚ pretty happy with the result
Thought people might like to see a little closer although hard to take photos ! The sculpts are really good and you could easily add more detail, especially on the cuffs, I might come back to them at some point
A shot from behind mainly to show the rear of their Grenadier caps.

So far so good, the really good news is I pretty much painted the whole unit in 4 hours. It isn’t worth (in my view) spending more time on them as I would be painting detail for the sake of it. The basing took a bit extra, glueing and so on. The nice thing is you feel great completing a Regiment so quickly. Next up I obviously need to try a Prussian Cavalry Regiment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. They look really good Matt...
    It helps have an unfussy basing style...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly ๐Ÿ™‚ I keep changing my mind on the bases, but at the moment I am sticking with simple

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  3. That is a fine looking regiment of Prussian grenadiers, Matt! You are on your way!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan...yes the journey has started ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. looking good. I found with my 10mm that it is the odd bits of detail that helps, not the whole work of art. So, as you say, if the cuffs are a bright colour I'd add them. It will stand out, even from afar

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    1. Cheers Martin...it is amazing what level of detail the figures have

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  5. I see no figures. Seriously though you have made a fine job of those, just the right amount of detail accentuated by the simple bases.

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    1. Thanks Phil, they are tiny but I am hoping they we look good on mass ๐Ÿง

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  6. Lovely job at a cracking pace!
    Best Iain

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  7. Not my cup of char of course but if you like them what else matters?

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    1. I am hoping they will look impressive when they are seen on mass...but that isn’t going to be for a while๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. I agree that the impact of a smaller scale is more in the ‘massed’ effect: you see the whole battlefield.
    Still that unit looks really good. You are finding your stride. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks Stew I am going to try some cavalry next

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  9. Very nice indeed

    http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/

    Take care

    Andy

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  10. Really impressive work on these grenadiers, Matt! So much detail packed in there - particularly the distinctive mitre caps.

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    1. Thanks Dean, the sculpts are really great at this stage and if I had more skill and or patience you could do a lot more detail but I genuinely don’t think it is worth it as the figures are really designed for massed battles

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  11. Impressive and beautiful grenadiers Matt, wonderful job!

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    1. Thanks Phil they are small but well sculpted, I’m going to try some cavalry next ๐Ÿค”

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