Sunday, 30 September 2012

Command Poles

I did say in my last post we’d have to see how I could do in speeding up my Pole painting; well the answer is “not very well”. I have completely finished the command group for the regiment however and they look quite smart except for some of the officer’s buttons, which are a bit blobby.

The picture shows the completed Poles so far, from left to right in the front rank are: WN.10 Officer charging then another WN.10 converted to a standard bearer, then WN.13 Fusilier charging converted to a drummer. In the rear ranks are the men of the Voltigeur Company. The grenadiers are well underway on the painting desk so I guess I can honestly say that the unit is more than halfway to being completed.

The Poles have posed for a quick picture on the tabletop in the garage where I am currently engaged in a 15mm American War of Independence game with my brother. For more on that follow the link here Brother Against Brother.

9 comments:

Matt said...

Very nice indeed. The Polish uniform is rather smart with the blue/crimson mix.

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt. It is a nice colour combo and I think the finished unit will look pretty good on the table.

'Lee. said...

A fine group of figures Ian, and some especially nice work on the drum, really makes it stand out.

Stryker said...

Thanks Lee, the drummer has turned out quite well and I'll probably be tempted to make some more conversions in the future.

Phil said...

Very nice figures! Great work on them...

Stryker said...

Thanks for that Phil...

lewisgunner said...

Yes, very nice, it will be a finel looking unit.
Blobby gold is au perennial pr
Oboes, hat or else dull gold. Rose used to do a very good system of bright gold leaf and a thick varnish, but it has been unavakilable for many years. The gol.d powder available commercially is dull and I fear that varnish leads to the medium spreading.
I have had some success with gold pens . They give a bright shiny finish and appear to resist varnish whe.n dry.
Roy

Ken said...

command bases like these make a unit more colourful and characteristic.

Stryker said...

Roy - the gold pen idea is a good one, I may try that!

Ken - yes, and this one is particularly colourful...