Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Photographs of the Set of Dragoons

Two photographs showing the set of 22mm Dragoons. Still have to make more horse variants.
Next on the workbench will be the start of a 30mm vignette for Prussian IR46. Later in the week the painted Russian Horse Grenadiers are due back, so I will then go to basing duty.
John
 
 
 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Battalion Gunners Pushing battalion gun

My 30mm collection has lots of battalion guns being pushed and pulled forward. As I have space in the artillery mould I thought I would make a couple of figures in 22mm.
The figures will be cast headless (those heads in the photos are only temporary) and in the set will be 6 spare heads, 2 each of Austrian, Prussian and Russian.
John
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

12 in 12 Days and 22er Update

Yes, the Russian/generic artillery crew are finished. The twelve artillerymen, Austrian, Prussian and Russian took twelve days to complete, not sure at my age whether that is good or bad. The range is progressing well with 60 figures completed and four horse variants. Artillery pieces will be made by an expert craftsman based in Germany.
We still have no release timetable to share with those interested in these 22'ers.....Sorry.... I have read that some hobbyists are holding back making hobby purchases, please do not wait, purchase other products instead. It was made clear at the outset that these figures would not go into production until Phase 1 of the project was complete. It was never the intention to start selling a range of figures that were no more than work in progress.
At some point in the future contact details will be given.
 
Next week will see the start of the cavalry:
 
1. Dragoons......Officer/Ensign/Musician/Trooper
2. Cuirassiers....as above
3. Hussars.........as above
4. Cossacks
5. Horse variants
 
Initially there will be only one style of hussar, wearing busby. The mirliton type will follow hopefully in another phase.
 
John
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Yes, this is 22mm

Just thought I would place the recently painted 22mm figure on the table in an appropriate setting. More on the figure in the previous post.
John
 
 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Prussian Gun Crew ready for Casting

Finished the fourth figure for the Prussian gun crew. The figure in waistcoat has sheepskin vent cover in his hand.
In many cases these 22mm gunners are interchangeable and as such suitable for most European armies of the 18th century with minor alterations with a paintbrush.
Next Russian artillery crew. AMG members interested in this range have requested that three of the four crew to be in waistcoats.
Phase 1 of the range is on schedule with 55 figures completed and four horse variants to date.
John
 
 
 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Austrian Gun Crew Ready to be Cast

Managed to complete this morning the fourth member of the Austrian gun crew. For 22mm I think they look pretty good. As I said in my last post, a little more movement than the conventional SYW metal figures, in my humble opinion.
Next up, Prussian gun crew.
John