Sunday, 21 September 2014

Painting Table Weekend - Major General Sir Denis Pack

This weekend I kept working on some Napoleonics. On the one hand the basing of my Royal Scots and on the other hand my brigade command base:

Major General Sir Denis Pack
Pack himself is the excellent miniture by the Perry twins. Although the lighting of the picture is rather poor you might recognise the excellent job, Alan or Michael did with the facial expression of Sir Denis.

In the background you see Pack's ADC Sir Edmund L'Estrange. He's a conversion from another Perry staff officer and I decided to illustrate him in the usual British staff uniform. Actually he was from a light infantry regiment but he had been Pack's ADC for such a long time that I found it plausible that he adopted the staff uniform sooner or later. However more on that when I finished the two.

Additionally there'll be some tiny additions to the command base. The eagle-eyed of you might spot them right behind the honourable general...

Have a good start into the new week !

27 comments:

  1. Very characterful, Stefan. Lovely paint job.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Hopefully the vignette will hold that level.

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  2. Great painting Stefan! Eagle eyed you'd have to be, all I can make out are bottles of Vallejo paint.....don't think they'd look good on a command base!!

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    1. Interesting idea to use (empty?) Vallejo bottles as scenic elements. Maybe I'll try that for some post-apocalyptic stuff...

      Anyway behind Pack on the right hand side there's a handle with a couple of... well tiny thing which I'll add. So in front of the Vallejo bottles you spottet so vigilantly.
      ;-)

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  3. Nice work Stefan, especially Pack's face. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks, Michael. The face really costed time and nerves...

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  4. Terrific work, Stefan, he looks very fine, even with the suspect lighting.

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  5. Great job.
    It would be interesting to know;
    how long one horseman painting takes

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    1. Hmmm... Good question. The complete base took about a week with some short and some rather long painting sessions... Maybe between seven and ten hours from cleaning to painting, basing and all together...
      But I'm a VERY slow painter...

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  6. Lovely looking figure and great paintwork Monty!

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  7. Looks stunning already, looking forward to the finished model

    Ian

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    1. Thanks, Ian.
      Yesterday I finished it. Hopefully I'll find the time to take some pictures this evenig and post them then.

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    1. Unfortunately they lost a bit of their glare after varnishing...

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  9. Wonderful job Stefan. I look forward to seeing the completed base.

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  10. Looks good! Will be great to see him based up.

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    1. Thanks Jonas... This evening I presume. ;-)

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  11. Great figures and painting Stefan.

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