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The Saxons are coming

Posted by FredG on 28 Nov 2017, 21:11

Peter wrote:He means real pictures in black and white! He's colorblind! :mrgreen:


He'll like these in their bright pink uniforms then.

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All ready to apply the regimental facings. I've decided to have the two regiments with this set. Prinz Anton and Prinz Maximillian.

Brushes and cocktail sticks are on standby :-D
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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2017, 21:19

Oh no! Not those "Pink uniforms" again! :xd:

PINK!
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Posted by FredG on 30 Nov 2017, 18:37

The regimental colours have been applied. There are no buttons as yet so the ID is incomplete :P .

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They're far too clean and white. This is a modern blue white and just wrong so the next step is a sepia wash to kill the blue white and dirty them up a bit.

TEST: See if you can spot the ones that have not had a wash.

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Wooooo! isn't that difficult :P :P :P :P :P

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Now all I have to do is clean up a few areas and add buttons.
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Posted by FredG on 01 Dec 2017, 20:37

I've cleaned them up and added buttons. I was all ready to just paint up the bases and get them based but (there's always a but) while sewing on the buttons I noticed I hadn't added the straps on the backpacks.

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A little more to do before the most difficult part of all.
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Posted by FredG on 02 Dec 2017, 20:40

I've sorted out the missed bits and waiting for the paint to dry on the mdf bases. With any luck these will be completed tonight. :-D

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Posted by Wiking on 08 Dec 2017, 16:11

You are very busy!
Nice washed soldiers.


Peter wrote:
He's colorblind! :mrgreen:

Hmmm?
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Short question.
How many color did you see?
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Posted by FredG on 08 Dec 2017, 18:24

Long answer- I have superior colour vision (tested) so if the colour is there, I'll see it. :-D :yeah: ;-) :P
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Posted by FredG on 09 Dec 2017, 20:33

During the French Line Lancer interlude I've taken advantage of the time and started this merry band ( see what I did there?) :oops:

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They should come in handy when we start wassailing. :thumbup: :P

All that colour should keep wiking happy too
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Posted by Peter on 11 Dec 2017, 20:29

Wiking wrote:You are very busy!
Nice washed soldiers.


Peter wrote:
He's colorblind! :mrgreen:

Hmmm?
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Short question.
How many color did you see?

No colors at all! I see only black and white! ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 12 Dec 2017, 21:32

Progress on the massed Fifes and Drums and the NCOs. They're a little more colourful, I'll finish up with members from 8 Regiments.

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All pom-poms are present and correct.
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Posted by FredG on 21 Dec 2017, 20:25

Another lot of Saxons are on the table. This will be the last of them as the three figures at the right of the second photo are officers and NCOs and I think the rest are surplus. There is one that looks remarkably like Lee Marvin though :shock: :eh: 8)

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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Dec 2017, 00:48

Splendid progress FredG,and nice bottle tops too. BB
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Posted by Peter on 28 Dec 2017, 12:17

Looking good so far Fred! :thumbup:

PS: where do you see that Lee Marvin figure? :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 28 Dec 2017, 16:49

That would be this one Peter.

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Posted by FredG on 29 Dec 2017, 20:44

Almost there with these Saxons, just their bases to paint then get them mounted.

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I still think he looks like Lee Marvin 8)
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Posted by FredG on 30 Dec 2017, 13:13

Ah! The best laid plans ..... :shock:

This post in the Gallery........

Kekso wrote:Great paint work. You should have one topic in Gallery dedicated to your Saxon army.


..........gave me the idea of setting up the figures and taking photos of them in formation. I was looking at them in the cabinet and something was missing, flags. Two boxes of 96 figures each and not a single flag bearer :eh: The simplest remedy is to exchange the halberds of the NCOs for flag standards. That's far too easy! I have 21 officers and NCOs left over so I've been converting eight of those. I have the regimental flags so I'll print off the eight I have figures for and that will add a little more life into the Army. It also adds a little time to completion too, hey ho!
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Posted by FredG on 01 Jan 2018, 19:58

Here are the 8 characters who have volunteered to be holding the 8 regimental standards I require.
A mix of NCOs and Officers because they were left spare 8)

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Their uniforms are very clean and white at present but not for long.

The plastic on this set is awful for doing anything different with. It is extremely difficult to get a decent finish if any plastic is carved away. The officers are not too bad in this instance but the NCOs have been a little problematic. Hopefully the flags will detract from imperfections.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Jan 2018, 21:01

I see Lee will hold a flag to! He's such a good guy! ;-) :thumbup:
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