Monday, September 14, 2015

Here comes those Russkies!


OK so these pix are not the best and were done very quickly on the iPhone but I thought before I flew off again I'd share the punctuation mark activity conducted during my construction of Derry's walls.

I have prepped up one each of all 20 sculpts so far mastered but only managed to complete the painting of four. They were are real joy to do and actually very quick due to the elegant simplicity of the sculpts.


Clibinarium has really captured something special with these chaps. The mix of poses on the theme of FIRING LINE is interesting and distinct enough to give 10 distinct variants - five are shooting and fire are in the various acts of loading and priming.

The small, hastily assembled grouping here gives a very small representation of what is possible. The GNW range 'benchmark' was set with the Swedish infantry and these Russians compliment them perfectly with an  solid aggressive/defensive stance against the elan and movement of the blue coated northmen.

More Russians will be here on the blog soon and the production process continues even as I type.

12 comments:

  1. These look fantastic Barry, looking forward to getting hold of these.

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  2. Barry,
    fantastic sculpts, looks like this will have to defiantly my next project, after i finish buying more of your wonderful Jacobite and British for Ireland of course
    Mark Shearwood

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  3. Sweet baby onions, those are fantastic! I'm halfway through my first batch of Swedes on the painting table, so the Russians will dovetail nicely with my painting queue. I really like the poses.

    Jim

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  4. Looking good Mr. H.

    Will certainly be acquiring a unit or 10 of them.

    Toggy

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  5. 'Like'. Nuff said. I'm even inspired enough to think about detouring from fantasy to take up historical gaming

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  6. Easy, you should take a look a Donnybrook. Although the game's primary focus is historical skirmish, the cultist factions blends elements of fantasy. In a historical game, these elements are assumed to play on the superstitions of the time and the units are in fact only men or scary dogs, but if you want to look at these things as supernatural it easy to do so. It is also easy to add your own characters and units. I've used the core of the system for everything from games set in Middle Earth to Colonial Africa!

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  7. That's a beutiful set of firing line poses!

    Are they limited to just Russians, or would they work for any other European troop of the early 1700s?

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  8. Can't see why they wouldn't work for many other nations
    Cheers

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  9. Would the powder horn be an issue? Also, what is the other item with the sword? Is that a bayonet scabbard?

    With those two questions aside, it looks like they would work for anybody without a belly box, extra lace, or ribbons.

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  10. Would the powder horn be an issue? Also, what is the other item with the sword? Is that a bayonet scabbard?

    With those two questions aside, it looks like they would work for anybody without a belly box, extra lace, or ribbons.

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  11. Yes it is a bayonet scabbard but of course by special order they could be supplied with an ordinary single scabbard hanger. As to the powder horn, not sure but it would be very easy to scrape off with a scalpel.

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