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.

Points:
Terrain - 2 cube 6"x6"x6" - 40 pts
Mounted 28m - 3              - 30pts
Infantry 28mm - 115        - 575 pts
Total:                                - 645 its

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*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!

39 comments:

  1. FFS. This is an entire challenge in 1 submission. Great work for all of it and you daughter is going to be a future star

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  2. Wow Alex ! Great stuff I am loving these novel characters and the rank and file troops are excellent the terrain is top notch too. Great entry!

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  3. Amazing range of subjects and the terrain should be called "fast-cheap-great looking Terrain"

    Wonderful picture of your daughter - now we all know who the real painter is in the family.

    Bravo!

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  4. If there was any doubt, the Challenge is now officially under way - Alex has dropped his first over-500-points bomb on us with great panache.

    Lovely work on all of these Alex. Now, go and get some sleep and allow the rest to (try to) catch up! :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin! I miss you very much in this event.

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  5. More in one submission than my entire target for the Challenge! The word 'Stakhanovite' springs most readily to mind...

    What an amazing effort, well done Alex!

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    1. Oh, yes, that's it :) Thank you Evan!

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  6. This is one atomic powered points bomb! Some great looking terrain and units

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  7. Wow, that's a heavy duty paint bomb! My only comment would be to split it up so that we can admire the components better, I'm too stunned to take it all in but what I can handle looks wonderful!

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  8. Nice bit of carpet bombing! Love the napoleonic troops, the characters are great but the scenery is best!
    Best Iain

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  9. There is so much to love about this post, from the wry introduction, to the imaginative and wonderful work, and the earnest base painting! Your salvaged terrain is brilliant!

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it!

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  10. Tremendous work Alex. You are a force of nature - it must be those long, cold winter nights. :)

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    1. This year, we have a warm winter, so I think that I will paint on the balcony!

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  11. Fab work mate and a great number of figures a well deserved points bomb there, keep it up mate

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  12. Your submissions are always such fun to read and look at Alex - great stuff, please keep it coming!

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    1. I'm not sure I can maintain such a pace and such a variety, but I'll try!

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  13. Amazing output once again Alex! Love the landwehr, you've managed to make a dull uniform really pop with your contrasts.

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  14. Jeeze what a points-bomb! But I guess my favourite must be the terrain picture with your daughter helping out, great father and daughter fun!

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  15. What a fantastic mixture of figures. I do like the terrain. Very clever use of throwaway bits.

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  16. Holy crap, now that is a points bomb! Better yet it all looks really good! Often times huge points bombs are very basic, not here, even the close ups of the ranked infantry look awesome. WOW.

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  17. A fantastic collection of entries Alex - well done!

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  18. Real nice work with all of it and some clever terrain making! You have been busy!

    Christopher

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  19. Well this is what we can definitely call a proper points bomb! You sir are a beast with brushes! Impressive quality especially considering the huge amount of miniatures you've been able to put out

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  20. An impressive paint bomb, Alex! Eclectic paint bombs are my favorite! Your Napoleonic forces are still wonderful to see, but I have to admit I like the Pinkerton and my Western cousin. The duster on the Pinkerton is nicely sculpted then highlighted by your brush. I like the tone you achieved on my cousins skin ( it's not a proper fight till you have a few native boys in the scrum!)
    I like the armed children with the mother/governess. She seems to be admonishing them for proper aiming," aim small, miss small" ;)
    Kudos on enlisting the brood to help prep the models too! Such fun with the kids even when the paint gets spilled! Nina had paint to her elbows and seemed to get more on her than the mini she was painting when she first started! ;) too much fun! ;)

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