16 May 2013

The Final Two Vignettes for a While. . .

The final two vignettes for a while: a couple of Croats from the Slavonian Border Grenz Regiment (left) and the Szluiner Grenz Regiment (right).  The Croats and human casualty are by Minden Miniatures.  The horse casualty if by, I believe, Garrison.  I chopped it from its base and mashed the legs together before gluing it down to the asymmetrical scenic base for painting.  Oh, and the discarded musket beneath the Prussian infantryman is a bit of RSM95 from the Dayton Painting Consortium.


A close-up of the Slavonian grenzer, whose uniform is based on the third figure shown on Plate F in Philip Haythornthwaite and Bill Youngusband's The Austrian Army 1740-80: 3 Specialist Troops (1995).  Whoops I forgot to dust off the extra bits of scatter grass material from the horse. 


And here is a close-up of the Szuliner fellow, who has stopped to plunder and pilfer an expired enemy.  His uniform is based on a small illustration and description on page 45 of Haythornthwaite and Younghusband.  Grrr. . .  I forgot to apply fleshtone to the dastardly fellow's hands.  Rushing through one's painting just isn't cricket.  Blast!

3 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Charming is the word that comes to mind. Like fine porcelain or watercolour illustrations from days gone by.

Springinsfeld said...

Very nice little bases. Just purchased some Windsor and Newton inks to have a go at a similar effect.

tidders said...

great stuuf, full of atmos fro such small subjects

-- Allan

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