Friday, November 30, 2012

Enough of the grens (at least for now)

Hey folks!

Two weeks have passed since I made my last posting. I just wonder why 'round this time of the year, the weeks pass so quickly. Christmas is coming, can you feel it?

Okay. Painting all these wooden heads was quite profitable business - my mother-in-law sold a lot of these angel puppets and... brought me the next dozend of wooden balls. *sigh*

Gee - here comes another photo of finished work. I have finished a couple of the forthcoming HaT Spanish grenadiers for the early peninsula war. It's a group of four, all painted individually in the colours of a certain regiment. I hope you enjoy them:

And - once again - the more spectacular view: the backside of these guys, showing the individual markings on the grenadier mitra lapel:
The results are really terrific - it's a very special sort of item, even among the large number of colourful uniforms during the Napoleonic period.
I suppose the next thing will be to paint the action poses, but not for private collecting. I'll sell them on Ebay for a ridiculously high price to refinance my hobby - but I'm going to make a photo of them, of course. ;-)

But this will have to wait. For this moment, I'm fed up with painting Spaniards. I have a bunch of Russian hussars on my desk, there are some fine Schilling tin figures which I have started to paint, I'm wondering about the groundwork for a single figure contest contribution for next years' FIGZ and so on and so on...

...btw.: thanks for being so kind to give me an award, Gowan. I just didn't notice it for some days and now I'm feeling very honoured about it. Guess this deserves an own posting - I first must have a look to which great artists I'll like to give away the next round of awards. ;-)

P.S.: here I add the action poses, completely painted in colours of the Guadalajara line grenadiers. Just for not opening another topic for this set.

That's it for now. Because I have so many other things to do, I sent the light infantry figures to Peter from in exchange for a couple of other figures that I needed more urgently.
May Peter do with them whatever he pleases - which will usually be a well done paintjob. ;-)

So what is my opinion about this set in the end? It's simply great stuff!
HaT has come up with a nice modelled set of figures that looks simply great when painted. The set could - as most MAC sets - benefit from containing more action or resting poses to allow a greater variety for the look of larger regiments, but that's all I have to 'complain' about.


  1. great work on those Spaniards, hope that you make a good profit on them as they are well worth the money! I really want to see these action poses now. and with Russians on the way sounds like there is lots to look forwards too.
    Oh dear more wooden heads sounds like your cursed... I was pretty sure you deserved the award, your work is very good and really needs to be awarded.

  2. The Spanish figures are incredible. Fantastic job sir!