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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Crimean War Russian Infantry

I have a few partially painted Russian units that have been sitting in a drawer for many months, and with time on my hands, I thought I would finish some of these off as and when I can.

This lot consists of two units made up from some rather crude castings that I received as a gift from a fellow wargamer. They appear to be home cast versions of the Minifigs S range Russian infantryman in soft hat advancing. There was a pile of around 50. I added some officers, drummers and standard bearers recast by Old John. This is what they looked like upon arrival:

They required quite a lot of work to make them presentable, but like all figures a spot of paint soon transforms them. I decided to paint the first unit as Russian Naval Infantry, which was a bit of an error as the white piping on the hats was a real challenge:

The second unit are painted as ordinary line infantry:

Together they will make a useful addition to my Crimean Russian army:




3 comments:

  1. Glad you found a use for the figures. They painted up rather nicely.

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  2. I like the Russian naval unit idea. I have an old mould and time to cast so I might dig it out and sit in the sun and make up a unit.

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  3. Great stuff - back to the Crimea! I managed to get some S Range Franco-Prussian figures off Old John and they look fab. Problem is, after that order he never replied to any of my emails for more figures so the project died.

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