Here's something I painted over the weekend. The 6 pdr.gun was sitting primed and ready to paint for what seems like a couple of years, had these gunners already cast so it was an easy thing to do.
I like Holger Eriksson's older, thinner figures for the most part, for certain figures I prefer them to the 900 series reworks. But when it comes to the artillerymen, the 900 series gunners are hard to beat. The figure with the slow match is 900 series. The other three are cast with the older style molds, details less defined and harder to paint.
Your Demi rounds are very appealing. I must suppress the butterfly to build such armies. Question: why are artillery pieces in flats and demis in 3D but the figures are not?ReplyDelete
Very nice - my next PA figures to paint are a few extra artillery men to bring my crews up to full strength - a few 900 and older HE figures.ReplyDelete
Every time I see your figures I get pulled to doing some highlighting on mine - however I will stick to the toy soldier look and save intricate highlighting for Zinnfiguren.
Thanks, Alte Fritz. It's nice to hear from you.ReplyDelete
Good question about the flat vs. 3D issue. So far as the flats go, 2D flat artillery is very common in the world of zinnfiguren. If you buy an artillery set from a German editor, you will get a flat gun. It's the painter's choice to substitute a 3D piece. The semi-rounds are a different story. For the most part, people who cast PA use the PA guns which assemble to 3-piece castings. Or substitute the more imposing Meisterzinn artillery piece.
Thanks for your kind words. And I really like your toy soldier look, very effective. I fooled around with a bit of shading on these because I had the time, and the gunners are stand alone figures. As for shading guys ranked up in 30-man battalion, I won't do it either.
Maybe I should try painting a general with full shading to seeReplyDelete