Friday, 20 January 2012

Prussian General

Continuing with the theme of all things Prussian, I have just painted this one-piece casting of a Prussian General PN64 General (mounted) looking through spy-glass. I know I’ve said it before, but I really do like the Hinton Hunt one-piece mounted figures and I enjoyed painting this one.

I’m thinking of using him to represent General Bulow because it was Bulow’s Corps that were the first of the Prussians to arrive on the scene at Waterloo – reason enough I’d say. He will join Blucher and Gneisenau as representatives of the Prussian High Command in my armies.

Just sneaking into the picture is an Airfix 8th Army Desert Rat. I think you will agree that I am pretty good at sticking to my Hinton Hunt project but I do have the occasional dabble in other periods. These are amongst the very best of the Airfix figures (that’s my excuse anyway) and yes I may have a tank or two to build but I won’t let that get in the way of finishing off those Prussian Jagers.

4 comments:

johnpreece said...

A very nice figure. I have one commanding some of my Russian Crimean Army. Though perhaps not as nicely painted.

John

paulalba said...

Hi Ian,
You have done great sticking with your HH project. I hope I can maintain the same pace with my AB Naps!

You know I lvoe my Prussians and Bulow looks the business!!!
Best
Paul

Matt said...

The HH project is a model of devotion to the cause. And let's face it-it gets better with every unit added!

The Old Metal Detector said...

I have a couple of these serving with my Napoleonic Russians too, as an exchang with a couple of Russian generals now Prussians - it all adds variety