Thursday, 25 April 2013

From Russia without love - Part 2: Five retreating Frenchmen painted

Some weeks ago I converted a couple of Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers for a skirmish game during Napoleon's retreat from Russia 1812 (older post here). Meanwhile they are finished more or less and I had the great pleasure to have them on the battleboard once. Since a friend of mine is working on a new ruleset for such games I participated in the first testing game.

However I'll have to add some minor details (e. g. the officer's buttons, some dirt...) but on the whole I like the result of my humble efforts with greenstuff:


The only thing I have to find a replacement for is the snow. I used Citadel Snowpowder and after several days it turned a bit yellowish-beige....

Having finished this quintet I'm really looking forward to lay my hands on  Perry miniatures I ordered recently. Hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow and the lot should include the two first sets of the twins. Meanwhile the released even more promising Frenchmen on retreat and I cannot wait to see Marbot's sleds available. There's a lot to come for Russia 1812. Have a look at their workbench here.

18 comments:

  1. These miniatures are so full of character and your paintjob really brings them to life - good work, Monty!

    Personally, I prefer the snow from Woodland Scenics and never had any problems with it. (Usind wood glue, of course)

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  2. Hi Thomas,

    thanks for your encouraging comment and the hint with Woodland Scenics. In Germany it's sold by Noch I think. It shouldn't be too difficult to get.

    Cheers
    Srefan

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  3. Wonderful conversions and painting. I was looking at the new figures from Perry for the retreat from Moscow last night and thinking how well this would work as a skirmish game.

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    1. Hi Dux,

      thanks and yes, the new Perry miniatures look excellent. I'm looking forward to receiving the sets they released some time ago soon.

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  4. My goodness Stefan these are tremendous; great conversions and painting too.

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    1. Thanks a lot Michael.
      I appreciate your skilful feedback.

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  5. Lovely miniatures indeed. looking forward to see them on a table.

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    1. You will, Kawe.
      Probably besides you sleigh. ;-)

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  6. Wonderful looking figures, I can feel the icy wind from here...
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      They guys are a bit too clean though...

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  7. Top modeling work, Monty!

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    1. Thanks, Jay.
      Just my humble abilities... ;-)

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  8. Those are excellent Stefan, they made me shiver just looking at them.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Fran.

      Cheers
      Stefan

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  9. Superb painting and conversion work and perfect timing for the Perry stuff.
    Look forward to seeing this collection grow.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  10. Greate paint work !!!

    Best regards Michael

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