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  • #135959
    willzwillz
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    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.

     

    St-germain, Zvezda.

     

    Prinz Georg Grenadiers, Revell.

     

    Wurttemberg Lieb grenadiers, Revell.

     

    Diesbach grenadiers, Revell.

     

    D’eu infantry, Zvezda.

     

    French artillery, Revell.

     

    French Militia Royal grenadiers, Zvezda.

     

    Willz.

    #135967
    Guy FarrishGuy Farrish
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    Lovely stuff!

    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).

    #135976
    jeffersjeffers
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    Very nice indeed!

    More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/

    #135978
    Norm SNorm S
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    Very nicely done, love the 1/72 proportions.

    #135983
    ian pillayian pillay
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    Wow they are superb. 1/72 for the win!

    Tally-Ho!

    #136035
    Autodidact-O-SaurusAutodidact-O-Saurus
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    This is what I think of when I think historical war game! Nicely done.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #136157
    willzwillz
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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.

    #137438
    David CookeDavid Cooke
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    Beautiful jobs. They are looking like little vignettes! Which is a pretty awesome effect.

     

    #137820
    willzwillz
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    Thank you all for you kind comments.

     

    #137822
    willzwillz
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    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

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/137822/mhm76a7bozzomlfz3lvlxu1yhzxcnupr.JPG

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/137822/jvok2dhgvho4qbo04jd1pctpg8bhhf58.JPG

    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.

    #137831
    fairoaks024fairoaks024
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    Very lovely work @willz

     

    #137852
    willzwillz
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    Thank you for your kind comment Fairoaks, I seem to be on a roll managed to complete a couple of hundred in 2 months.

    #138053
    willzwillz
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    Finished some more.  3rd Prussian infantry, Revell figures.

     

    #138068
    fairoaks024fairoaks024
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    Nice!

    #138303
    David CookeDavid Cooke
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    They look wonderful. You inspired me to rebase whats left of my armies!

    #138336
    willzwillz
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    Thank you David and fairoaks for your kind comments, David my infantry figures are based on 40mm x 4omm mdf bases.

    #138596
    willzwillz
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    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.

    Royal.

     

    La Couronne.

    #139286
    willzwillz
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    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.

    #139306
    fairoaks024fairoaks024
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    Lovely work, that’s also high number for a month, excellent work!

    #139658
    hangarflying
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    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.

    #140073
    willzwillz
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    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.

    http://historyin172.blogspot.com/

     

     

    #140241
    willzwillz
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    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.

    #141589
    willzwillz
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    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.

    #141616

    That’s a lot of beautiful battalions, squadrons and guns!

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