Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The dutch guards should have some lace on their soldiers, but close enough.
I did them in the apropriate red and blue, even tho I was tempted to do them in the William of Orange, yellowish and blue. But by 1704 they almost definatly used the red and blue, abit anoying. while dark blue and red is very cool mix. I wanted to keep the blue dark, so I only used the french foundry triad, I normaly add a even lighter highlight. But wanted them dark so only the triad.
I also wanted the red to be clear and rich, so I did not shade or high light it, only one color of rich red.
This was to make the red and blue contrast as much as possible.
The second WIP that I actualy painted like a month ago now. Is a bravarian unit, I did the first base long ago, and started on the command base, but got so bored, not sure why I've spent like weeks trying to finish it, got so bored I finished the whole of the prince george unit, then didn't paint, left for my girlfriend, and did the first base of the dutch guards. Now I have to finish that command base.
About two weeks ago I left to stay a long weekend with my girlfriend, he lives two hours away by train, I was plaing on staying from Thursday to Sunday, but stayed a week longer. So only came home this Sunday. The week and a half was spent in the sun, and with puppies.
My girlfiend just got two litters of Siberian Huskies. I was there for the delivery of the first litter, but not the second, so I spent weeks 3-5 with them Now, had not seen the first litter since they were one day old. Now they are bigger and well funnier, my girlfriend worked during the week, So i was puppy guardian.
I also spent a day and a half with the potential inlaws at the cabin, so some pics from that trip.
This is Lyng, a girl from the second litter, my sister is buying a puppy from my girlfriend, and I hope this is the one she gets. As I really like her.
Regular update tomorrow with first bases of two diffrent regiments for WSS
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Prince George's Regiment, or as it's danish it would be pronounced Ge Org. Danes are a strange people, while they owned norway for 400 years(known as the 400 year night in norway) They still kinda feel like norways little brother. Norway is big and scary with wild animals, wild forests, waterfalls and big mountains. I resantly learned that most of my familiy on my mothers side comes from a small village some distance from Randers in Denmark, which means some of my ancestors might have been in this or other regiments that served in the WSS.
The figures are not my best, the while turned out a bit spotty, not a great transition from light do dark, some of the light are just like spots on the coat. I did not have any sources for the uniform other then the basic rank and file one, So the officer uniform and the grandier mitre is just fancy stuff. I'm in doubt wether the drummer used reverse colors, but I could not resist the chance at doing a big as coat in bright orange.
I did the drum in the danish colors of white and red. I gave the officers red sash, it was the save choice as it was quite common color for sashes, tho I toyed with the idea of having them in orange too.
The grenadier mitres have golden grenades on them.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
My Ferguson regiment, As you see I tried to model platoon fire. I also did a British general.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
So I decided to get my other British unit done, So this is Earl Angus' regiment, quite smashing, red and white, with buff leather.
Also did a French brigade general, I think he looks rather smashing, definatly my best general figure so far.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Then I did a little photoshoot with the WSS stuff I had.
I also did the first base of Lord Cavendish Horse, AKA 8th Regiment of Horse.
The cav is again Front rank, I love the front rank cav, but never feel I do them justice. I am quite happy with the horses them self, I tried a mix of black line shading and dry brushing.
Also I'm starting to get an idea of this project now. My french army will be 2 french infantry brigades and 1 bravarian infantry brigade, not sure about the cav yet.
My Allied one will be 1 Anglo-Scotish Brigade, 1 Danish Brigade and 1 Dutch Brigade for infantry.
The cav will be 1 Anglo-Scotish, 1 danish and 1 dutch.
I have even BOUGHT!!! painting refrences, I never do that, atleast 5 years since last time I payed for uniforms refrences. I bought Robert Halls French and Dutch CD books from On military matter. Over $100 for those two with shipping.