|My order from Victoria Lamb - a bitz site well worth a look|
Well - not quite smartly-dressed. I had to think about the unit I wanted to build, and I didn't want to do just an ordinary infantry squad. Mordian7th wanted some veterans, which was perfect: I could use smart uniforms but also put a bit of individuality into my models.
Mordian7th's Palladian Veterans: Part II
So, my order from Victoria Miniatures arrived ... unpacked the models, tin of Guinness on the side, Alan Partridge on in the background, perfect. I got straight on with building. Victoria's work is really beautiful, and if for some reason you haven't seen it I strongly suggest you take a look (free delivery until 1 Jan next year!). It's impossible to not build a great-looking model with the bitz she does. I used a lot of the Tannenberg Fusiliers range, which are basically Mordians. I got some of the pump-action shotguns to go with it as well as the dress epaulettes, and then mixed in a few heads and plastic bitz from my collection. Take a look at the results below!
|Sergeant - that's a 28mm Waffen-SS head from Warlord Games|
|A regular veteran. Liquid GS is useful here but requires a lot of cleaning up.|
|Don't you just love those epaulettes?|
|Not sure where this bald head came from.|
|Not sure about the 'balance' of this chap but that grenade launcher is lovely.|
|Bring it on!|
|Again, not sure about the balance of the model here, I was going to do a scenic base with the men running up to a wall but then I realised we were leaving them blank.|
|More cruel close-ups, but I just wanted you to see the detail on some of the sculpts.|
|These shotguns are sheer beauty!|
That's all for now, I've just got to finish off cleaning them up then they'll be ready for an undercoating and I can get painting! Update to follow ...
PS: Blogger admin - I just checked my 'spam' inbox and found a load of comments from you guys, I've approved them all and tried to reply, so if you left a comment on here and it didn't appear/get replied to, then it should have been now! Also, I like the new layout with the picture background but a few of you mentioned it was hard to read the white text. I've put a background in and changed the picture to a darker one now, so let me know what you think!
Thanks again all,