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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Russian Hussars - 25mm Minifigs

A large portion of my 25mm Russian Napoleonic cavalry is made up of Del Prado 'Relive Austerlitz' figures.  These look quite good and match the Minifigs quite well, however, it has always been my long term aim to replace these with proper Minifigs castings.  So far I have assembled a Minifigs Dragoon Regiment and a Hussar Regiment.  Today I finished off my second Hussar Regiment.

I always find painting hussars a challenge an with so many small details it is hard to do them justice with gloss paints. This latest unit is the Izumsky (I have found so many different spellings of this name) Regiment, red dolman, piped white, blue breeches and blue pelisse. 

Here they are ready to take to the field:

Next, some French Dragoons, that I have already started.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

British Grenadiers 1776

One of my favourite uniforms is that of the British Grenadier of the American War of Independence and I think these 25mm Minifigs castings capture their spirit very well.  They were a joy to paint and I can't wait for their first outing on the wargames table: 

Monday, 13 January 2020

The Beautiful Daughters!

Started before Christmas, last night I finished off this pair of French line artillery units. I have to say that I am really pleased with the way they look. The figures are from the Ros 25mm range and these particular specimens are originals that I purchased in 1976. At last they take to the field in their correct uniforms:

Saturday, 11 January 2020

First off for 2020

The first unit to take to the field is this batch of Minifigs S Range Carabiniers.  This unit has been cobbled together over several years by picking up these figures as they have turned up for sale from a variety of sources:

Monday, 30 December 2019

Ros 25mm French Infantry - A Christmas Project

Just before Christmas I obtained a rather large figure collection, with about 50% Ros and 50% Minifigs S Range, all napoleonic. Some may have noticed that my sister blog is devoted to Ros 25mm figures and this was a good opportunity to add to my French units.

Here are the finished figures, formed into three units, freshly painted with Ros command figures added. Thee are two line infantry units and one light forming an early brigade size formation:

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

British Light Infantry

My latest unit to take to the field is a Napoleonic British Light Infantry battalion.  The figures are 25mm Minifigs, recently purchased from Calivar, who have taken over production. The castings are lovely, with minimal cleaning up and a joy to paint.

These figures, painted in my 'toy soldier' style, used a mix of Humbrol, Revell and Tamiya gloss paints.  Due to the long drying times they took a week to finish.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Minifigs Scots Greys

Taking a break from renovating ancients, I decided to finish off these Napoleonic British cavalry figures. They were started over a year ago and kept getting pushed to the end of the queue. They are lovely figures and were a joy to paint.  They are 25mm Minifigs Scots Greys painted using gloss paints, toy soldier style: