Wednesday, 28 August 2013

IR 2 Erzherzog.

Started the final Hungarian infantry battalion tonight, IR2 Erzherzog ( not sure I should actually be describing a Regimental No. to them for the Seven Years War, that seems to have come into useage later). Initially I wasn't convinced with the white, yellow, blue colour combination; but toning down the yellow with a reddish brown wash helped blend things together a bit better & improved the overall effect no end.

Once the Hungarian Fusiliers are completed I have a few more Austrian dragoons to finish off & thats the current tranche of unpainted lead dealt with. Following that I need to source a small amount of Austrian & Prussian artillery as well as a couple more units of Prussian infantry to give us enough miniatures for a decent sized game.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

More IR37 Esterhazy.

Progress on the Seven Years War project continues at a stately pace, this weeks output has been a mighty five figures painted & based, though there are another three partly completed.

In retrospect I could have got the coats a bit whiter, but then how white would a white coat have stayed after a few days out in campaign conditions. Perhaps I should actually make them more dirt & grass stained.

Hopefully I'll get this unit finished over the weekend, with a Bank Holiday in prospect this might actually be a realistic goal.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Seven Years War Hungarian Fusiliers.

Finally made a start on the two planned Hungarian infantry regiments for my Austrian Army.

I have decided to depict IR 37 Josef Esterhazy purely because the surname reminds me of one of the main protagonists in John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Its not a bad looking uniform either come to that, though the blue braid on the original was likely darker.

The red has come out a little shiny , but once a coat of matt varnish has been applied this problem will be cured.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

More Seven Years War Grenzers.

Another slow week on the painting front but I have rebased another unit of Grenzers for the forces of Maria Theresa.

Crusader Miniatures Grenzer characters.

Szuleiner Grenzer.
Great miniatures from Crusader, its a shame they only produced one officer figure as a bit of variety would have been nice.