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Battle for Mockern 1813 Project WIP

Posted by chen on 26 Sep 2023, 03:09

Hi gents,

I think it'd be better to start a new thread in the WIP section to update my Leipzig Game project.
The old topic is here:
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26370

Our local club members (a total of 5) will be meeting in a month, so this is the time left for me to paint as many figures as possible. Luckily we will have the week-long Mid-Autumn day + National Holiday here in China, so... only a month of hard work ahead!

I've just finished all the Prussian units of Yorck's 1st Army Corps (in a 1:100 ratio). And Yorck himself is in position.
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Posted by chen on 26 Sep 2023, 03:09

I displayed all the cavalries in the Army Corps together for a group shot. Hope it can give you an quick impression of how the battlefield looks like.
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Apart from old work, the newly finished figures are as follow:
Brandenburg Ulhans
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Leib Hussar Jagers & Mecklenburg-Strelitz Hussars
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Posted by chen on 26 Sep 2023, 03:18

Then is the peculiar-looking East Prussian National Cavalry Regiment, a conversion inspired by Rafael an old member of our forum in Spain.
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Posted by Bessiere on 26 Sep 2023, 03:23

Nice conversions with the Zvezda and Italeri figures. Excellent painting too.
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Posted by MABO on 26 Sep 2023, 05:56

I agree. The conversions are very creative and the result looks very good. I think it is no option for you, since shipping and handling is to expensive, but Art Miniaturen https://www.schmaeling.de has a wide range of Napoleonic Figures, e. g. The East Prussian National Cavalry. FYI only!

On the other hand: working on the conversions might be more fun than just order tin figs.

Keep up the good work!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 26 Sep 2023, 07:47

Some excellent conversions on display and the painting is superb.

The Art Miniturian range as stated has some excellent Prussian figures and Schillings Landwehr are lovely too.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Sep 2023, 12:16

All those Prussian cavalry units are masterpieces with such fantastic painting and beautiful bases, chen. As a fan of conversions, I especially love yours. :love: :love: :love:

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Posted by chen on 26 Sep 2023, 12:17

Thanks my friends, especially for reminding me of the excellent Art Miniaturen figures. I did plan to order some of them for our game early this year, but it's a shame that the awful state of my budget has pinned me down... so now it's become a matter of "do what I can with what I have at hand". Anyway it's still a good thing, I think, that you see the stack of model boxes is really reducing (which I suppose may not be the usual case in our hobby).
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Sep 2023, 10:00

Just managed to come over some books about the Prussian army and still have some of my own figures to paint (and luckliy I don't have a certain time I have to be finished). This is great inspiration even if I am far from your painting standard, And very nice conversions!
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Posted by k.b. on 27 Sep 2023, 12:39

Beautiful cavalry Chen. Love your conversion work which is beautifully conceived and carried out (and photographed).
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Posted by Michael Robert on 27 Sep 2023, 12:53

Hello Chen,
excellent painting and elegant conversions. Like these a lot
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 27 Sep 2023, 16:31

Love those conversions!
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Posted by Peter on 01 Oct 2023, 19:46

Awesome converted and painted figures! Nice art! :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 03 Oct 2023, 17:39

Wow, so many beautiful Nappies :love:
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Posted by chen on 24 Oct 2023, 06:08

Dear friends,

Thanks for all your nice comments. I've been working hard this month to finish as much as I can, and now the French units are all combat ready.

Here are the 2 newly completed divisions:

GdD Compans' 20th Division
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The bulk of this division are the 2 regiments of Naval Artilleurs, which are converted from Revell's Old Guard and Strelets' infantries in greatcoat with some headswaps and putty work. The other 2 provisional regiments in this division are not my task so are not yet present in this photo.
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I wanted to make ‘custom’ HQ for this specific division, so here instead of an ordinary ADC beside Compans, I've added a Naval Artillery officer converted from Hat's Light Infantry Command set.

This is my favourite unit so far, for their special uniforms are really outstanding among ranks.

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Posted by chen on 24 Oct 2023, 06:19

And GdD Friederichs' 22nd Division
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I know the old Esci figures have wrong uniform in terms of accuracy as well as for the period, but I just couldn't ignore them and I thought the 'old' uniforms might make a little bit of sense in the so-called provisional regiments.
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The other brigade are made up of 3D printed figures, correctly in the Badin uniform.
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Now I only have some Russians to finish...

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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Oct 2023, 10:07

Stunning painting skills on display here in my opinion.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 24 Oct 2023, 11:51

C M Dodson wrote:Stunning painting skills on display here in my opinion.
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I share Chris's view. An amazing job of conversion and painting, chen. :love: :love: :love:

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Posted by Peter on 24 Oct 2023, 12:30

Wonderfull addition to your amy Chen! Excellent painted figures! :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Minuteman on 24 Oct 2023, 12:38

Excellent French units, and quite outstanding painting. Well done indeed!

And I like the 3D printed figures very much (the marching French figures in particular). Are these commercially available?
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