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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

some nude shots!

     No not nubile females but 6mm mdf figures in the raw. I thought I would post these after being asked what they look like out of the box. So here they are

I have to insist that getting a decent paint job is fairly easy because of the flat surface and the minimal detail etched onto the MDF. This shows if you click on the photos to see them at full size.

And now for something a little lighter........

                      In fact a whole light division. The latest batch of figures from "Commission figurines had French chasseurs a cheval and hussars. I couldn't resist and painted up a light division for Snappy Nappy. I think they have come out really well and so I'm posting some photos . The divisional command base uses the wonderful personality figures from Adler. Is the CO modelled on Lasalle? I'm convinced he is so I painted it that way!

  The complete division part of the dragoon corps in the Italian theatre. No guns here at the moment as they are held at corps level. (well that's my excuse. )

 The Hussars . I really liked these. Because of the way the figures are produced, I expected them to be wearing the pelisse rather than hanging and so the hanging style came as a pleasant surprise
  The chasseurs are just the job. Both these and the hussars come with the legs separately defined
Very nice.

Finally the divisional command. These Adler figures really are the best 6mm figures I have ever seen. As I said I'm convinced he is modelled on the Lasalle painting.. Brilliant stuff.

                     Still lots to do as I'm getting ready for our 4th Napoleonic open day on the 7th of February in Montmelo.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The march of the wooden wonders

                  I have been working furiously on the MDF figures from "commission figurines" (I'm still not sure if he is selling direct to the public as yet!) With each delivery , it's a bit like Xmas with new items in each packet.  I finally got time to photograph the latest stuff I have painted. You must consider that these do not have the eye candy effect of metal commercial figures but they are WAAAAAAAAAY cheaper and in mass they give the big battle effect I am aiming for. they are certainly a very big step up from hair-curlers heheheh!  Indeed they have a very old school look to them, very toy soldierish that seems to be fashionable at the moment. They mix perfectly with Adler 6mm as can be seen from the pictures of battles I posted earlier.  So here they are a variety of my efforts to date.

 Austrian light horse. wearing green still in 1809

. French Dragoons. A delight to paint .

 French Guard Fusiliers.. Love the plumes.

French Old guard grenadiers. 

Austrian German and Hungarian infantry.

Austrian grenadiers from both German and Hungarian regiments.

                              Heheheh for those worried about the presence of the guard we play corps level games and I have some 40 bases of French line painted already.  More to follow!