Saturday, 6 January 2018
From AlexS : Terrain, Napoleonic, RCW, Fantasy (647 points)
Hello everybody! My name is Alex, I am from Russia and I do not use doping. Today I have an important and great post. Much of what I present to your attention, was launched on December 21, but thematically I decided to put these works in one post.
Let's start with the area that I did as part of my project "fast-cheap-ugly terrain" In my opinion, it was supposed to be containers with different types of fuel, but it turned out something very futuristic or apocalyptic.
In this photo you can see from what and how it was done: a can, baby food, lids, springs from miniatures and even a kinder-surprise.
What is especially nice, in the application of the base color, my younger daughter helped me. Maybe in a few years she will also take part in this event :)
I continue my project "Visual novel", dedicated to strange and terrible events in the vicinity of the city of Yekaterinburg in 1918. The following participants of this narrative met in the buffet of the station in the city of Yekaterinburg. Firstly, it was the family of a rich man: he himself (looks at his watch), his children, their governess, his wife and a teacher of children (5 inf). I note that the children and the governess are not accidentally painted in these colors.
In the buffet they meet as quite expected people - an old drunkard, a barman, a dandy and a railwayman (4 inf).
But they also meet strange people - an American cowboy who turns out to be an agent of Pinkerton, an Indian, a petty criminal, and two women from a cabaret (5 inf). In fact, during the revolution and civil war, it was possible to meet more exotic characters.
The next chapter of my visual novel will return the reader to the village, especially since he has prepared many more miniatures that will help me tell this story.
The following miniatures (3 inf) are associated with my friend and wonderful player Veniamin (Benjamin). He is also a sculptor and the owner of a small company producing miniatures. The archer on the right is his work. In the center is a miniature, which he gave me for the new year (they are from some sort of board game, but it is beautiful and suitable for a wargame table). The ghost on the left is my work, I was inspired by the way Benjamin (Veniamin) made the folds of the cloak from the archer and tried to do something like that. I could not get...
Well, in the end - "Zulus" - this is how I call my miniatures for the era of Napoleonic war, because they are many and painted, they are quite simple.
Russian generals (4 inf and 1 mount)
Austrian General (2 inf and 1 mounted)
Polish Line Battalion (24 inf). As often happens with me, there is a shaft in this detachment, but I have not decided on the banner yet. I got great pleasure working with these miniatures, because the sculptor from Front Rank is my favourite.
Prussian Landwehr (48 inf) and a battalion of Prussian line infantry (19 inf ,1 mout). Landwehr was painted on the night from January 1 to January 2. All night ... All night long! So far I can afford it, because up to the 9th we have long Christmas and New Year holidays.
On it all at the moment. A couple of days I will sleep, eat and walk with children. But then again I'll pick up the brushes and try to do something that will be interesting for the participants of the event.
Terrain - 2 cube 6"x6"x6" - 40 pts
Mounted 28m - 3 - 30pts
Infantry 28mm - 115 - 575 pts
Total: - 645 its
*Nudged by Snowlord*
Sorry, was I supposed to be doing something? Oh yes, my apologies, I was completely stunned by this post, bravo Alex! So much to enjoy and I am particularly looking forward to reading more about the adventures in Yekaterinburg. I have to confess that I know very little about Napoleonic armies, but I am always impressed by the sight of their massed ranks and yours are no exception to this. For me, though, the highlight was your "fast-cheap-ugly terrain" it just looks great! I love the idea of using plastic miniature sprues and what a delightful shot of your young apprentice.
Once again, well done Alex a well deserved 647 points, (I have added a couple of extra points for fiddling around with flags!) now go and get some sleep!