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Prussian Musketeers 1806

Posted by FredG on 20 Jan 2019, 17:22

Here we go again.

Two different coloured plastics so I wonder if there's another difference.

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It doesn't take too long to notice that these chappies are somewhat lacking in handsome qualities. :shock:

I just knew I'd seen the officers in one of the sets :-D :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 20 Jan 2019, 18:17

Let them come, FredG :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by FredG on 20 Jan 2019, 21:11

If you insist :-D

Set 1 Attack Advance

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Chaaaaaaaaaaarge!
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Posted by FredG on 21 Jan 2019, 20:38

All the same now. Much better :-D :yeah:

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You may notice that I've kept the cleaning off of mould lines to a minimum. I'm hoping to be able to disguise most of those when painting ;-)
The lines were a little deep to start messing with. They'd probably have finished looking worse than if just left.
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Posted by FredG on 23 Jan 2019, 20:57

The forum is far too quiet so I'll have to post my progress on the Musketeers

I've finished the throwing paint bit and now getting to the careful(ish) detail part.

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You may notice in the third photo that the Revell zombie has been rebased and now has a pair of zombie lambs to keep him company. They're a pair of badly cast Soay lambs that really look much better as zombies than they should. In fact, they could well be mistaken for any other four-legged animal zombie. Please mote that these are NOT from the Pendraken ( I repeat NOT) sheep figures which were all perfectly cast
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Posted by FredG on 26 Jan 2019, 13:32

I had to do a bit of thinking with the abdominal area on this figure( My brain now hurts :shock: )
Sorting out what is cross strap, lower cross strap, tunic, facing. belt , waistcoat (vest) and turnback isn't perfectly straightforward. I did finally manage it with my headset but it's much clearer with the larger magnification here.
The joy now of course is I have to attempt to get a reasonable finish to the paint job. 8)

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Makes note - When in doubt blow it up ( do not advise BB to do this as he may take it a different way)

Onwards
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Jan 2019, 01:56

Blooming Magic seeing these old sets painted up. As the figures stand as a set I never liked it,
but it is upon the shelf in my toy soldier collection. It might seem odd that I like the backs rather than the front or side views on some of these figures. I wonder where this sculpture artist wondered off to? :sst: dare say , wondered off into obscurity. :cowboy: Don`t we all?

As an Army Veteran nearing 70 yrs of age, yes I have blown lots of things up in my time Fred.
One rather big hole on the Falkland Islands is still smoking. :-D BB
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Posted by FredG on 27 Jan 2019, 09:36

Beano Boy wrote:As an Army Veteran nearing 70 yrs of age


Happy birthday next Sunday BTW BB. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun.

I still find it some what of a quandary when I realise MrsG, nee MissM, has held that title for over 50 years
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Posted by FredG on 28 Jan 2019, 20:47

Progress is progressing :eh: At least the cross straps are on. ( I'm not that keen on the light straps, I much prefer black ones)

The muskets are still to finish off and there's lotsa of little bits here and there before I get to the washes.

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There's some very good detail on these. If only their gait was better on the marching figures

Also as BB says the backs are very well sculpted, I think they're excellent.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Jan 2019, 02:34

Excellent to view indeed FredG. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by C M Dodson on 29 Jan 2019, 08:00

Good work.

You have the knack of bringing out the best in these older somewhat imperfect, but interesting figures.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 29 Jan 2019, 10:36

You really go fast, Fred; which is absolutely great, don't take me wrong. Not only it's a work always good to see, but it is also of inspiration and stimulating. Hope to post some new pictures from my WIP soon.
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Posted by FredG on 29 Jan 2019, 11:50

Mr. Andrea wrote:You really go fast, Fred


It's an age thing.
I have a lot of figures to paint and my genes say I can't leave any undone.
(So does MrsG)
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Posted by FredG on 30 Jan 2019, 20:45

The first set 'Advancing' are painted. Just washes and basing to do on these.

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Posted by FredG on 31 Jan 2019, 20:11

Another hour and they'll be done. :yeah: :-D

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Woot!

Next up - Marchers.

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All had a nasty lump of plastic on their left elbow. Thankfully the plastic type is good for removal of this and mould lines.

These all look like Randolph Scott :shock:
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Posted by FredG on 31 Jan 2019, 22:40

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 01 Feb 2019, 08:32

FredG wrote:Image

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I can see the resemblance!
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Posted by FredG on 02 Feb 2019, 20:51

Progress has been made yet again :mrgreen:

I've finished throwing paint at them, now it's time for the careful stuff. ;-)

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Posted by FredG on 05 Feb 2019, 21:25

The back packs etc are 90% done, the muskets have wooden bits and the cross straps are there.

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There's still a lot to do

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Posted by FredG on 09 Feb 2019, 11:03

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Drying off in the flock.

Next set please! :-D :yeah:
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