Friday, 12 January 2018

From DaveX: 28mm Austrian Napoleonics and WWII Polish Airborne (45 Points)

This week I managed to get 9 miniatures painted.  I am adding to my slowly growing Austrian Napoleonics with these four by Perry Miniatures.  They will be representing the 4th Line Infantry. 


For those that don't know me I am a massive advocate for Poland in WWII, well Polish Forces in General. I am obsessed with their history, their resilience and their sheer determination in times of war.  This was all inspired by a visit to Poland in 2016.  I have a rather large 28mm 1939 Polish Force.   I made Poland "Great Again" in the Australian Bolt Action scene by taking them to the Podium in Australia's largest Bolt Action Tournament and raised awareness for early war forces with rubbish national rules! Continuing with my Polish obsession, I have been working on their airborne for Market Garden.  These are my next 5 offerings from Warlord Games Plastics.





I like to use simple techniques in my painting that gives maximum results.  This week should bring me a handy 45 points.

Dave X.

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Great work Dave! Your Polish paras are excellent. I particularly like the work you put into their faces and muted fleshtones.

Your Napoleonic Austrians are brilliant as well, looking suitably Viennese with the sprigs of edelweiss in the shakos and their oh-so-optimistic white-on-white uniforms. With you being a fan of the Poles have you any Galician troops in your Austrian collection?   If not, it's a great way to get some very stylish (and nasty) Polish uhlans into your force. 

45 points for your growing tally, Dave. Well done!

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  1. Nice work on both, Dave. I haven’t seen that beret before- can you enlighten me? I thought Polish airborne had maroon berets like the Brits.

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    1. Hi Barks, Polish Airborne were trained and British equipped they did wear a different beret to the Brits, it was of a blue grey colour and more towards the shade of grey

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  2. Nice work Dave. The Austrians are very nice and to great to see Poles getting some love.

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  3. Lovely looking Austrians and top notch Polish airborne!
    Best Iain

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  4. Those Austrians are super crisp, well done Dave!

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  5. Nice work mate! I hope your Polish Airborne and my British Airborne can fight side in the streets of Arnhem soo :-)

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    1. Indeed! Can't wait for this, must get more painted!

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  6. Dave - I love those Austrians - do you share your "simple techniques" anywhere - a blog or YouTube? The WW2 Poles look great too.

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    1. Thanks! I do have a blog http://lefthandedpanzerfaust.blogspot.com.au/
      I have been asked a number of times on how I do my Austrians and my Polish Airborne, they are both on the to do list for tutorials

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  7. Cracking Austrians Dave. The basing is superb!

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  8. Wonderful work, Dave! The Austrians are beautiful, but I really like the Poles! I sat through a brief where the 1 Star General talked about the two sizable enclaves of Polish troops kept Germans and Soviets very busy while people and equipment fled Poland and all long after the "official" surrender.
    The gist was never quit even if it seems you are going to lose.
    I had the fortune of working with Polish troops last summer. The most hilarious thing I heard was their Sgt telling my Commander that 15-20% losses in live fire training is acceptable losses to the Polish Army. Those guys were very smooth and very good. I'd fight shoulder to shoulder with them anytime! ;)

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  9. is it just me or are we getting a LOT of Austrian troops in white this year? These ones are certainly very smartly turned out!

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