Saturday, March 10, 2012

Foundry Russian Cuirassiers - Completed

Actually need a pack of three more troopers to make this a 12-man unit.
I added some height to the horses by gluing some plastic card beneath their bases.
As can see, one of the bases awaits another trooper. Since I use acrylic caulking to texture the bases, adding another figure to it is no problem. I also need to add a standard - or at least the pole.
Here is what the horses looked like prior to a Minwax stain. Really basic block painting (and a little sloppy too) with just the mane and tail given a dry-brush for highlighting.
And after the stain and a finish of Testors Dullcote. Nothing award-winning here, but it definitely is fast and works well enough for ranked unit basing.
Here a couple of comparison shots of the Foundry Russians next to some Perry French heavy cav.
Not so bad at all for battlefield purposes IMO; the biggest difference that I can tell is the sculpting of the horses.
The Foundry ones are a bit bulky looking, whereas the current Perry ones are much more elegantly sculpted.

21 comments:

  1. excellent! my understanding of the russian cuirassiers they wore heavy wool gray pants to protect their nice clean white breeches/riding boots? during campaigns/battles. anyway....they look fantastic, well done Sir! :)

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  2. Thanks, Phil; I have seen a lot of illustrations with the grey overalls. However, I have one illustration of the brown/tan one also being worn. It looked good for the contrasting colors, so went for it :)! Best, Dean

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  3. Lovely work! I think they look supperb!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  4. In regards to the buttons on the jackets, the Russians had switched from antique brass to a nordic tin,...who gives a shit...the figs look great...LOL

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  5. Great work Sir! A wonderful looking unit, really impressive.

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  6. Thank you all for the kind comments.

    Pat:

    Nordic tin!?! Man, it's not enough you know WAB (as well as other rule sets) thoroughly, you even have buttons down for Napoleonics! :)!
    Dean

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  7. Oh I can understand him knowing about buttuns... Especially after I had to redo the buttons on a Prussian Landwehr Btln. After I had done the buttons in the wrong colour! ;-)

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  8. Really dynamic unit Dean. I wouldn't worry overly about the 'cobby' horses , IMHO the Perry offerings are a bit too good for continental horses of the period.
    Regards HGA.

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  9. Fantastic Dean! These guys look really nice.

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  10. Very nice Dean, The dip worked really well. Russians cuirassiers are cracking looking cavalry.
    Regards
    Paul

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  11. Cool, you're motivating me to get off the computer paint my Kurassiers faster.

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  12. LOL...actually I know nothing about Russian uniforms...pretty much anything after the Dark Ages I am pretty much lost. I was just messing with you...LOL!

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  13. Pat:

    Must be your Law Enforcement background; you speak with such authority :)! Dean

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  14. The stain you use, is a real excellent idea, I need to find the same kind of item over here in the UK.

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  15. Very nice work! Looks really good.

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  16. Great looking unit and an impressive Nap collection your accumulating!

    Christopher

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