Sunday, 31 July 2016

28mm Imperial Russian Officers

Senior officers of the 3rd Guards Brigade - (l. - r.) Col. Hartmann, Maj. Gen. Maximov, and Col. Voronov.

Things are going very ACW-heavy at the moment, despite the fact we actually have a very enjoyable Supercampaign in progress.  This pits Ollie and KB against the valiant Paul, as the Russian and Japanese commanders respectively.  Full updates will follow, but to spice things up I thought I'd share some pictures of a few 28mm models I've been working on.  These are mainly one offs, to use as momentos for the players, but I suspect that there will also be a game of Trench Raiders in the offing, so they can also be used for that.



They are of course from the lovely Tsuba Miniatures range, and it was nice to work on something small and fun like this rather than the repetitive - but rewarding - 6mm and 2mm production line which has become the norm.

Not afraid to get stuck in - Col. Hartman is converted from an old WWI stormtrooper model.
Co. Voronov, commanding the Karyelsky Rifles.  As a rifle regiment he wears baggy bottle-green trousers.

The brigade commander, Maj. Gen. Maximov.  Charge!
 

Hope you enjoyed that little break - something different, and something to convince myself that I can still paint 28mm.

All the best,

Ed

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  2. Very nice Ed! They look suitably impressed with the besieging army's dedication to their task :-)

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    1. Thanks! Oh and there may be some Japanese counterparts in the works as well...

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  3. Excellent - Capital job on the shoulder boards - wonderful for 28mm. Something similar in Palladian Guard colours would look good....

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    1. Cheers mate, yes I'm particularly pleased with those. Gah, it's been too long since I've done any IG stuff, that might be a nice idea for a project to ease back into it.

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  4. Love them! The uniforms are very cool and match up to your wearable uniform well.

    Some very fine work, might I offer better than your last 28mm submission?

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    1. Thanks very much Dai! (It's been so long since I did 28mm I had to scroll back and have a look! Agreed I think)

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  5. Great painting- RJW trench raiding is an interesting idea too. Was there much of it?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks mate! I understand there was some, but not really First World War style of a few men trying to sneak around, more like small raids of companies and platoons trying to achieve local objectives such as cutting troublesome wire in preparation for an attack.

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    2. A company assault in 28mm would look spectacular.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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  6. The officers in white tunics are smartly dressed!

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    1. Thank you Johnathan, yes you can never go to war without an immaculate white uniform!

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