Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Sedantag, 150th anniversary: Kaiser Wilhelm I.

In view of the occasion I painted a miniature that had been resting on my lead pile for a couple of years. It's a wonderful incarnation of Kaiser Wilhelm I. which was sculpted by Alan Perry as a special miniature for Tactica 2016. I'm not sure whether I'll ever need him on table but it was a great figure to paint.

On the underlying picture by German painter Wilhelm Camphausen both uniform and coat appear to have the same nearly black colour. Nevertheless I decided to give my Kaiser some more play of colours. So I opted for the classic Prussian blue for the uniform and a rather greyish-blue tone for the coat. The figure is painted with Vallejo Model colours and some Citadel contrast paints here and there.

I hope you like it.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! Lovely work in a period of interest to me. At first I thought it was a larger model - 54mm or so.

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    1. Many thanks, Dean.
      Indeed Alan but a lot of detail and character into the face and medal and these things. It was pure joy to paint the Kaiser.

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  2. A lovely looking figure Stefan...
    Now if only someone made a set of plastic miniatures to go with him...­čśü

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Many thanks, Aly.
      I'm waiting for a set of plastics by a certain company indeed. Cannot say how much I'm looking forward to it... ;-)

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  3. Lovely piece of work! Especially on the overcoat, and set off nicely with the base.

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  4. G'Day Stefan - great to see you posting again. Excellent job on the Kaiser. Regards Greg (Delta Coy Blog)

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    1. Thanks Greg. Doing my very best to continue posting again.

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  5. Cracking job, awesome details!

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