Monday, 6 February 2017
Handmade Persian Napoleonic Infantry and other stuff - MartinC
Today I completed my 1st ever Napoleonic units. They were amazingly Persians for the Russian Persian way of 1807-1813. Whilst you can buy the figures from Westfalia and Irregular miniatures I decided to make my own.
This is the target uniform
I made a body out of an old zombie body and added some milliput to give baggy trousers and straps
Cast 20 of them - I had 220g of swarf collected
Added a Mahdist head and ACW arms and musket from Perry Plastics
Modeled the tall woolly hat
Painted them up with a standard bearer and an Old Glory Persian officer'
Really very pleased with them. I purchased some Old Glory camel gunners. These come with matchlocks so I replaced the matchlocks with 1/2lb culverins for 3 of the 6. I also changed the hats
These mixed with irregular Afghans will give a pretty good Persian army
I've had a few figures lying around that I've been painting up with left over paint
Hasslefree Boudi figures. These are great sculpts
Sub-Roman Brits from Crusader
British Zulu war figs with mealie bag and bucket
Overall 34 foot and 6 mtd figures (230pts) plus what ever bonus is awarded for casting my own figures my lovely minion deems fit to award
MilesR: Hand cast? Hand casted figure - oh good lord that takes the cake. I stand in utter amazement at your industriousness. As for bonus points, I'll need to confer with the snow lord but have awarded 10 points as a placeholder for sheer audacity. You get the the homemade points bomb award this year!