Saturday, March 18, 2017

Brandenburg,1690-1700: 30mm Flats



For a change of pace from the Lego figures, here's a few flats for the Nine Years War period.  These I painted recently.

First up, infantry.  Pikemen and musketeers from Kieler, brilliant figures engraved by a master, Ludwig Frank.


You may have noticed the musketeers are not as crisply cast as the pikemen. I got the latter on eBay years ago and I've often wondered if they were pirated castings. Not Spencer-Smith caliber vague surely, but they do call for some estimation of  how to execute the details once the paint goes on and further obscures what lies beneath.

And as painted. As always, with acrylics.



And a couple of mounted figures.  Left casting is Scholtz, the in-house line sold by Berliner Zinnfiguren,  On the right, a Kieler dragoon.  An Austrian judging by the canteen on the other side, I like him better but I have only this one.  The dual tail on the Scholtz horse is a nice touch, adding a little variety to your formation depending upon which way you cut. I wish they'd done likewise with the hat brim.


And the Scholtz figure as painted.  These actually belong to a set, The Great Elector Landing on Rugen Island, 1678.  Which, as usual for Berliner Zinnfiguren is pricey.  I don't have it, bought enough at a reasonable cost from Alexander Wilken to paint a smallish squadron.  In the military fashion sense they bridge the gap between the 30 Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession but can pass for 1690-1700.




Not my best painting with all these, but certainly adequate for standing in a battalion or squadron.  Next up, I have finished the Lego minifig grenadier and cavalry trooper.  These turned out nicely and I'll post them shortly.

9 comments:

  1. Adequate? They are absolutely stunning. Lovely work.

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    1. Good to hear from you, Springinsfeld. Thanks very much.

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  2. I've long admired your blog - so different and refreshing. Now this is a period I'm particularly fond of. They are lovely.

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    1. Thanks very much. I'm glad these were up your alley, it's a good period to model. I like the rakish floppy hats and long hair of the troops, in uniform yet they still have some originality.

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  3. They do look good, especially with the backdrop! I'm glad that you are continuing to paint flats so I won't have to!

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    1. Thanks, Ross. Sure you don't want me to send you some ? ;-)

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  4. Thanks very much. Glad you like them.

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  5. Really digging those Dragoons, Corporal!
    Are you going to put paint to the Kieler, or just keep it as is, as you only have the one?
    Cheers
    Ths

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