06/05/2020 at 13:30 #135959
At the start of March I got a couple of pre-painted SYW 20mm figures from ebay, this enthused me to start painting the several hundred Revell and Zvezda 20mm plastic figures I had in the to do boxes. After several weeks this is where I am up to.
The first two regiments I bought pre-panted, ink wash and re-based.
This unit off ebay, ink wash and re-based and a new flag added. Nassau-Weilburg infantry.
All the rest are painted by me.
Painted these Prussian artillery converted from Revel Austrians.
My first unit of Revell Austrians.
Bulkeley Irish, Zvezda.
Prussian 1st infantry, Revell.
Prussian 1st infantry 2nd battalion, Revell.
Prinz Georg Grenadiers, Revell.
Wurttemberg Lieb grenadiers, Revell.
Diesbach grenadiers, Revell.
D’eu infantry, Zvezda.
French artillery, Revell.
French Militia Royal grenadiers, Zvezda.
Willz.06/05/2020 at 14:57 #135967Guy FarrishParticipant
And not one on steroids like their metal brethren.
I love the proportions of (most) plastic 20mm, 1/72, 1/76 – actually look like people (which is ironic as I resemble a Mike’s Models 15mm Renaissance figure these days).06/05/2020 at 17:29 #135976jeffersParticipant
Very nice indeed!
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Very nicely done, love the 1/72 proportions.06/05/2020 at 20:18 #135983ian pillayParticipant
Wow they are superb. 1/72 for the win!
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This is what I think of when I think historical war game! Nicely done.
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Thank you all for you kind comments, here are some more I have finished.
An other view of the Prussian horse artillery converted from Revell Austrian artillery.
Generic limbers, Zvezda models.
The two limbers on the left are made from spares from the bits box.
Willz.03/06/2020 at 02:49 #137438David CookeParticipant
Beautiful jobs. They are looking like little vignettes! Which is a pretty awesome effect.08/06/2020 at 16:48 #137820
Thank you all for you kind comments.08/06/2020 at 17:04 #137822
Finished some more off over the past weeks. First up AWI / Tiberian rebels, using Imex, Revell figures, cannons from the bits box. I had a choice of blue, red or wood for cannon colours but settled on blue as it covers up more mistakes.
Unit based of Captain Lambs battery
Next up a Brigadier colonel generic for AWI or Tiberian rebels. Revell Austrian on a Napoleonic horse.
Next for my imagination army, 1st Tiberian bathing auxiliary laundry company. Revell Austrian artillery conversion and parts from a HAT pontoon wagon.
Private Potts proudly displays his loofah for the inspecting doctor.08/06/2020 at 22:47 #13783109/06/2020 at 11:05 #137852
Thank you for your kind comment Fairoaks, I seem to be on a roll managed to complete a couple of hundred in 2 months.12/06/2020 at 09:32 #138053
Finished some more. 3rd Prussian infantry, Revell figures.12/06/2020 at 11:24 #138068
Nice!17/06/2020 at 04:26 #138303David CookeParticipant
They look wonderful. You inspired me to rebase whats left of my armies!17/06/2020 at 14:30 #138336
Thank you David and fairoaks for your kind comments, David my infantry figures are based on 40mm x 4omm mdf bases.23/06/2020 at 16:58 #138596
Bought a couple of boxes of Strelets 20mm WSS infantry, very nice figures.
My only criticism is that the musket strap is on the left of the musket? not on the bottom. I did not want to trim the straps off so I just painted them as were provided.
Two regiments (only started as one but half way though I noticed that the pockets on the figures I had selected were different, hence two regiments of foot).
La Couronne and La Royal, 4 grenadiers are in each unit.
La Couronne.01/07/2020 at 11:22 #139286
Here are some more 20mm plastic figures finished over the past month.
Bearn regiment Zvezda.
2nd Battalion Austrain Harrach.
Various Revell conversions.
American AWI Militia, I bought these pre-paint and ink washed added more detail, matt varnished, based. Revell figures.
3rd Prussian infantry 2nd battalion, Revell figures.01/07/2020 at 13:42 #139306
Lovely work, that’s also high number for a month, excellent work!04/07/2020 at 17:03 #139658hangarflyingParticipant
How do the metal 20mm figures compare to the plastic 1/72 figures? My group has been looking to supplement missing plastic figures with metal ones but haven’t found sources.10/07/2020 at 11:57 #140073
How do the metal 20mm figures compare to the plastic 1/72 figures? My group has been looking to supplement missing plastic figures with metal ones but haven’t found sources.
I do not have any metal 1/72 18th century figures, so I can’t make a judgement. Though I believe on this site there are some comparisons and I think they sell 1/72 metal figures.13/07/2020 at 15:02 #140241
Got these Airfix hussar figures of an ebay sale, part painted. I have repainted them as the Prussian Malachchowski Hussars during SYW, the flag I found on internet, nothing to do with the regiment but I liked it (I know for a period Prussian hussars did not carry standards).
The trumpeter should be on a grey horse but I had finished painting the figure when I realised I had not painted a grey, a bit of artistic licence for the uniform and horse colours won’t effect how the fight. I think they turned out ok for the age of the figures.01/08/2020 at 09:49 #141589
Finished these this week, Dauphin Dragoons French regiment in Tiberian service. Figures are Zvezda GNW Swedish converted by paint, lots of artistic licence when it comes to the uniform.
Finished these last week Airfix AWI British Grenadiers, painted as the Royal Irish and given a flag as I like my regiments to have flag.01/08/2020 at 20:21 #141616Truls Engebakken-FjellParticipant
That’s a lot of beautiful battalions, squadrons and guns!06/08/2020 at 11:13 #141811
Thanks for your kind comment, slow on the painting front been sorting out data files on computer this week.07/02/2021 at 14:16 #150591
Some of the 20mm I have finished over the last few months.
Austrian Pontellier’s, converted from Revell Austrian artillery.
Varell Reich army infantry.
French artillery labourers converted from Austrian artillery.
Prussian Pioneers converted from Revell and Hat figures.
x22/02/2021 at 21:01 #151316
Piemont infantry Zvezda 20mm, finished these today.
x22/02/2021 at 21:16 #151318
La Couronne Zvezda miniatures, finished these late last year.
x23/02/2021 at 00:25 #151322Who Asked This JokerParticipant
Love these! Very sharp and crisp paint jobs!
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--Abraham Lincoln23/02/2021 at 06:57 #151324Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
Very inspiring!23/02/2021 at 10:36 #151331
Thanks for all your kind comments.21/08/2021 at 15:03 #160788
Finished these off yesterday Red box Jacobite government Highlanders.21/08/2021 at 15:12 #160789
These were finished a few weeks ago loosely based on Berchency hussars circa 1740, Airfix figures, the trumpeter is a Revell figure the regiment painted with some with artistic licence. The flag is temporary as my printer was broken and the flag is all I had spare.22/08/2021 at 03:10 #160805vtsaogamesParticipant
It's never too late to have a happy childhood22/08/2021 at 06:19 #160806Geof DowntonParticipant
They are beautiful, but you are painting too many, too quickly, and showing up the rest of us! (well, me anyway…)
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Finished these off over the weekend Austrian Harsch Infantry using Revell plastic 20mm.25/03/2022 at 10:55 #170501
Thanks for all you kind comments and support on this thread.28/05/2022 at 17:08 #173740Brian the KiwiParticipant
What a wonderful collection of figures! Your paint jobs are very impressive, as are your figure conversions.
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