Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Perry Austrian Napoleonic Infantry

Finished up the two battalions of Perry Austrian line infantry. As mentioned in the previous post, only one box of plastics were used to build these two 24-man units. Although there are 48 figures in the set, there is only set of command figures. One of the units is currently led by an NCO, and flag pole was fashioned from a Victrix British figure. Also, only one unit has a drummer - and since I place most drummers in the rear of the command stand, the missing one isn't too noticeable. A metal command may be added in the future.

These aren't representative of nay particular regiment, as the facing colors were used by several different ones.
The cross straps and musket slings were highlight with Vallejo Game Color Artic White (which is the only white I currently have on hand), and the uniform a mixture of the white with Vallejo Stone Grey.
The gaiter buttons are nicely sculpted and paint up pretty easily by applying the brush tip at an angle and sort of sweeping the paint along them. The Minwax staining helps define the buttons too. I hope Perry (or Victrix) will someday release plastic French in full gaiters - preferably Old or Young/Middle Guard types.
There are now 6 24-man battalions for the token Austrian force. The Perry and Victrix plastics work well together, IMO. Still need to paint up the box of Cuirassiers/Dragoon. On the gaming front, another Imjin War naval game is scheduled for Friday - this will be the third time playing the rules, and should have it pretty much down by now. Thanks again for stopping by and wishing you all the best!

39 comments:

  1. You make quick work on a box of Austrians. Lovely paint job as always.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jonathan! These Perry and Victrix plastics are nice to work with. Kindest regards, Dean

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  2. Fantastic Austrian battalions Dean, always amazing how quickly you paint!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the compliment, Mike. Much appreciated. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. Very good job, Dean. add jaegers here and the Austrian infantry is ready.

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    1. Thank you very much, Alexey! Kindest regards, Dean

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  4. Lovely job and perfect whites. I was interested in your comments about the command elements, as like you, I shall be trying to get two battalions out of each box.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Norm. The Victrix sets cone with 2 sets of foot commands and 2 mounted commanders as well - with enough for 2 24-man battalions and spares. However, their sets only come with one type of headgear. Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. Cracking job on these Austrians Dean, well done!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Michal! Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Beautiful figures as unusual Dean and quite force mustering out quickly very impressive 👍

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    1. Thanks, Matt! Funny how one can get into a new period or army after just a small step into either. Glad I did up these Austrians - they played such an important part in the period. Kindest regards, Dean

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  8. Very nice figures- they look like they mean business!

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    1. Thank you so much, John! Appreciate the kind words. Have to admit starting with excellent figures is key. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Fantastic work Dean ! Awesome paint-job !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you very much, Mario! Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. The quality of your figures always impresses and these are no different - superb!

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind compliment, Ross! Much appreciated. Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Impressive as every Dean in terms of both quality and speed of outupt!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thank you so much, James. Although the uniform was still given highlights, it did seem faster with white undercoating for the mostly white uniforms for these Austrians. Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Coming together nicely. Now you need to find some French to kick around.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Markus. Yes, I would like to have some Young/Middle Guard in dress uniforms - to balance the look of these Austrians in gaiters. Warmest regards, Dean

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  13. Very fine looking units there Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you so much, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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  14. Lovely work as always Dean. How did you find assembling the Victrix v,'s the Perry figures? I have akways found Victrix a lot fiddler to put together ....

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    1. Thanks Keith. Yes, I agree with your assessment of Perry v. Victrix. I found the only thing about the Perry's is getting the backpacks centered correctly. Still great figures. Warmest regards, Dean

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  15. Lovely work, Dean! Impressively fast as always! Your token force is taking shape rather well, I'm still prepping my 500 plastic Austrians!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. Honestly, I do like Austrians, but already have a lot of British and also Russians. I suppose the Austrians and Russians can gang up against the French for 1813-14 battles. Kindest regards, Dean

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  16. Those look very nice. I still haven't quite got the minwax routine figured out for white uniforms (everything turns out too dark). Luckily I don't have too many of those.

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    1. Thanks, Dave. I keep a jar of thinner next to the stain. That way I can dab a little of it to lighten the coating in pooled or too-heavy areas. I let the stain do it's work for a few minutes to take a look at how it may have pooled too much in certain areas. I can usually do this up to about 10 minutes after applying the stain before it starts to harden/dry. I let the stain do it's work for a few minutes to take a look at how it may have pooled too much in certain areas. Also, I usually add highlights afterwards, and can paint over areas that the stain was too heavy. Best regards, Dean

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  17. Quality and quantity there Dean. I also like the contrast with the whites of the belts/straps against the whites of the uniform.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Pat! Warmest regards, Dean

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  18. These battalions look superb! Great work, Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry. Happy the Austrians had such variety of uniforms. Kindest regards, Dean

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  19. Wonderful stuff and so impressed how quickly you got from paint table to table top.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you very much, Stu. I was happy with the painting process with these. Warmest regards, Dean

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