Barry Hilton - I painted the five Swedish figures first as my wargaming leanings are towards the Swedes. I enjoyed that very much but realized that as I got into doing the 5 Russian models in two sittings that I was enjoying them even more!
The poses are interesting and the uniforms are quite different to those of their opponents. Clibinarium had pretty much free rein to sculpt what he wanted in this first batch just to immerse in the uniforms, feel, anatomy and postures. This creative freedom has I believe paid back many times already when you see these outstanding models.
#1 RUSSIAN MUSKETEER marching or advancing
The pose is very natural. The equipment is simple but well detailed. The weapon detail in particular is exceptional as are its proportions relative to the man. I have put on a short sword with no bayonet frog. We intend to modify the equipment to suit.