Thursday, 12 February 2015

From PeterB - 6mm Russian Dragoons (40 points)

I missed my posting deadlines over the last two weeks so I've really pushed to get a number of figures finished and photographed this week. 



For my second entry this week here are 40 Napoleonic Russian Dragoons, these are all 6mm Baccus figures and represent the four Dragoon regiments that made up the 3rd Dragoon Division at Montmirail



The four Regiments are Smolensk (Yellow facings), Kurland (Turquoise), Tver (Ultramarine) and Kinburn (Yellow).  I was really nervous about painting these as I've never painted horses in this scale.  In the end I used the same paints I use for 28mm but went slightly lighter, I think they turned out alright.




The biggest pain was painting the standards as they're all cast on.  I tried lots of different designs and in the end the one that worked the best consisted of 4 carefully placed green spots in each corner followed by random splots of light gold paint.


Next up for the Ruskies is 90 Cossacks.

14 comments:

  1. How do you put so much detail into something so small. Baffling and brilliant

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    1. Thanks Martin, it really isn't as hard as you think to make them look reasonable. You should give it a go.

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  2. Excellent work Peter and great-looking horses :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, I really wanted to avoid the "just paint em brown" approach.

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  3. Wonderful work Peter. Your figures are excellent but really what catches my eye is the care in which they've been set in the groundwork. Each one is a tiny vignette in of itself - marvelous.

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    1. Thanks Curt, the groundwork takes longer to complete than the figures most of the time. I think the end result is with it though.

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  4. You really make me want to paint the small stuff but I know I could not match your quality.

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    1. Thanks Clint, I've seen your painting and you certainly could do 6mm figures and do them well I think. You can't resist for long you know so why not give in now and join the "enlightened ones":o)

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  5. These are spot on, you had no reason to be concerned about the horses.

    Really enjoying your Russian project

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, high praise indeed from the 6mm King.

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  6. Really nice; these small units are a pleasure to see

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  7. Stunning figures! I'd be interested in hearing how you based these figures as I have my first 12 stands of 6mm figures to base shortly.

    Cheers, Ross

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