Thursday, 10 January 2019

Prussian Grenadiers update

Just to prove that I haven’t been slacking since the start of the year here is a photo of my progress so far on the Prussian Garde Grenadiers. Eighteen figures completed and the final six are about halfway there.

The drummer is another fine conversion by Wellington Man (from a charging figure) whilst the standard bearer next to him is the result of a head-swap I carried out on a casting of PN.5 Private (the figure with separate musket).

With a fair wind I should have the whole unit finished by the end of the month although I think I may have run out of plasticard to base them so better get that ordered.

22 comments:

Rob said...

Very nice, never seen a Guard drummer before and didn't realise they had red plumes, très chic or perhaps that should be sehr schön.

Stryker said...

Rob - the drummer is a conversion. I saw the red plume on the internet so it may be 'fake uniform news' but I like the look of it!

Wellington Man said...

They are beautiful, Ian, and also a lot clearer and crisper than my version. Rest assured that the red plume on the drummer is totally legit according to Nash.

Stryker said...

WM - thanks for that and I'm glad the red plume is official. Great job with conversion!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Wonderful brushwork as usual. It always picks up my spirits when you showcase works-in-progress or new glossed figures.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Conrad Kinch said...

Lovely stuff.

Stryker said...

Stokes - glad you like them, they are shaping up to be another 'favourite' unit of mine!

Stryker said...

Thanks Conrad!

'Lee. said...

Got to love those plumes Ian, I think they were out to impress! Great painting and look forward to seeing them finished and based up.

Stryker said...

Hi Lee - yes, they look like real guards!

Matt said...

Shiny and lovely...and to be joined next week by some nice lancer fellows you sent me a while back!

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt, great news!

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

No doubt at it you have NOT been slacking. A splendid unit.

Stryker said...

Thanks Ross, and there may be a bit of news soon on the Boer War front too!

Anonymous said...

Another lovely unit to bolster your Prussian forces.

Paul

Alastair Morrison said...

A lovely looking unit...
If you wish to add a bit more variety... the NCOs had a black tip to their plumes.

All the best. Aly

Stryker said...

Paul - I'm really hoping that I stay focused enough to finish the Prussians this year, that's 3 line infantry and the Silesian Hussars still to do!

Stryker said...

Aly - interesting but I'll probably leave them all as they are.

Mark Dudley said...

Another excellent unit. The drummer is a nice conversion. You also have a painting plan and a goal for the year. I wish I could be that organised.

Stryker said...

Cheers Mark, but of course no painting plan survives first contact with the enemy!

James Fisher said...

Beautiful work as ever Ion. Those plumes on the Prussian guard are so brilliantly ridiculous aren't they?!!

Stryker said...

That's a very good way of describing them James!