Monday, 21 December 2015

A White Christmas - Austrians!

Well, it's beginning to look a lot like a White Christmas with Austrians (aka Astrovians) dominating the workbench...

Progress is good so far. All battalions have been blocked in, and a couple have been "dipped", plus IR1 (in foreground) is complete, with just base painting still to do, and flags to be added.


More progress as it happens...

12 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Most impressive! But can they fight?

Best Regards,

Stokes

Phil said...

Very impressive sir!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Looking good!

Christopher

World2Dave said...

Very good progress on those Phil. The dip method certainly seems to work well for you.
Dave

Anonymous said...

Very impressive, look forward to seeing en masse.

Always inspirational watching your projects come to fruition, thanks for sharing, happy Christmas and new year and look forward to more updates.

Paul

Phil said...

Thank you all.
Yes, Stokes, I'm sure they will be able to fight... they'll get chance sometime in the spring, and maybe at a show in the year ahead too.
Phil

Carlo said...

Looking wonderful Phil. I do very much enjoy Austrian armies and find that they are, despite popular belief, an extremely colourful army throughout the horse and musket period. Have a wonderful "white" Christmas!

Paul Robinson said...

they look good so far. I hate painting white so am interested to watch progress with yours.

Chris Gregg said...

Very impressive productivity Phil! Did I miss something because i thought you had said your project schedule was based on outsourcing all your figure painting to professionals? Is there a plan?
Chris
http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

MurdocK said...

Looking forward to seeing their first AAR.

Most sharp looking men.

What sort of 'dip' are you doing?

Phil said...

Thank you Carlo, Paul, Chris and Murdock.
Chris - there's always a plan! I'm outsourcing MOST of the painting for the mid-18th century project, but not all of it. I'm doing the Austrian infantry myself.
Murdock - I use the middle dip (I think it's called Strong Tone). Just spray undercoat the figures white, block in some basic colours elsewhere (faces, hands, cuffs, turnbacks, hats, cartridge boxes, gaiters and shoes, water bottles, and backpacks), then dip, then add a highlight. Very simple.
Phil

Jiminho said...

They are looking trim and fit! Maria Theresa will be proud.

best wishes for the holidays and the upcoming New Year

Jim