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Strelets Polish Infantry on the March

Posted by Marvin on 07 Jan 2018, 13:49

Happy New Year everyone! :-D

I've been busy over the holiday period tackling Strelets new Napoleonic infantry set of Polish troops on the march. They are certainly improving their figures with these new sets - I think these look pretty good!

I've painted the 12th Regiment which featured yellow collars aside from the usual blue uniform, white lapels and red cuffs. I'm currently working on another regiment using the remainder of the box.

Blog stuff:
https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/polish-infantry-on-the-march/
https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/poland-is-not-yet-lost/

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Cheers,

Marvin
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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Jan 2018, 16:36

A very fine bunch of fellows indeed. I love the faces.

Their has been criticism of the ' thin' look of the latest Stretlets offerings but to be fair you did not get many fat soldiers in those days when food was always at a premium.

Unless you were in charge of course.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Jan 2018, 16:56

Wonderful paint, basing and display for those 12th Regiment Poles, Marvin. In your view, how well do these Strelets figures blend in with figures from other manufacturers? (Italeri, Zvezda, etc.)
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Posted by PhilC on 07 Jan 2018, 17:44

Excellent unit! You did a great job on these. Soldiers on the march are very interesting for wargamers.
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Posted by Konrad on 07 Jan 2018, 19:21

Very nice figs,my friend.
I wish I could paint like that.
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Posted by Marvin on 07 Jan 2018, 20:00

C M Dodson wrote:A very fine bunch of fellows indeed. I love the faces.

Their has been criticism of the ' thin' look of the latest Stretlets offerings but to be fair you did not get many fat soldiers in those days when food was always at a premium.


Bluefalchion wrote:Wonderful paint, basing and display for those 12th Regiment Poles, Marvin. In your view, how well do these Strelets figures blend in with figures from other manufacturers? (Italeri, Zvezda, etc.)


Thanks, everybody, glad you like them. :mrgreen:

They are indeed thin, Chris, but what strikes me is how tall they are as well, making them real beanpoles. So, in answer to Blufalchion - I'd say that size-wise they look a little out of scale. even when compared with some of the other more recent Strelets sets.

So, I do like them but they might be noticeably taller than other manufacturers figs? :eh:
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Posted by Marvin on 07 Jan 2018, 20:02

Konrad wrote:Very nice figs,my friend.
I wish I could paint like that.


Thank you, Konrad. Your own astonishing Strelets output has made me envious on so many occasions.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Jan 2018, 15:42

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The Poles from the 13th Legion in white with the tilt to their headgear on one side look quite an interesting pose of conversion to consider. ( :-D Meaning by little o`ll Me! ) As for myself i have not done any conversions for many years now,but pictures sure do spark the imagination light onto full beam.

Polish infantry on the March
:-D Beanpoles.i kinda like that.

Marvin,your painting is first rate and easy on the eye as are your bases too.
Thanks for sharing your hobby style work.
Napoleonics,Just imagine what whole regiments would look like.
:mrgreen: Perhapes a group build?

:coffee: `i painted a figure the other day it looked awfully bad,which is quite usual.'BB
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Posted by Zed1 on 08 Jan 2018, 18:05

Not bad, man, not bad. Really - I like 'em. Strelets has improved hell of a lot.
Only thing about them as about the Brits/Scots is, that the muskets have an odd look to them.
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Posted by Paul on 08 Jan 2018, 18:16

I did a pic search of napoleonic polish infantry and a lot of the pics are very similar looking to Marvin´s.
Could it be down to the colours? Some pics with White trousers look like they are a bit stockier.
Would be interesting to do a comparison with the totally blue uniform next to ones with blue jacket and White trousers

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Posted by Marvin on 08 Jan 2018, 21:12

Beano Boy wrote:Image

The Poles from the 13th Legion in white with the tilt to their headgear on one side look quite an interesting pose of conversion to consider.


How did you guess what I'm painting with the rest of the box? :shock: :-D

Beano Boy wrote: Napoleonics,Just imagine what whole regiments would look like.
:mrgreen: Perhapes a group build?


I love that idea, BB - naturally! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Zed1 wrote:Not bad, man, not bad. Really - I like 'em. Strelets has improved hell of a lot.
Only thing about them as about the Brits/Scots is, that the muskets have an odd look to them.


That's a good observation. Strelets muskets are still a bit nebulous and slightly misshapen. But reckon I can forgive them that. ;-)

Paul wrote:I did a pic search of napoleonic polish infantry and a lot of the pics are very similar looking to Marvin´s.
Could it be down to the colours? Some pics with White trousers look like they are a bit stockier.
Would be interesting to do a comparison with the totally blue uniform next to ones with blue jacket and White trousers
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Well, Paul, blue trousers were worn for 'winter' wear and white ones for 'summer'. I hear from the Mrs that dark colours are more "slimming" - so that must be it... :xd:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Jan 2018, 01:20

It`s a rare gift Marvin. I already know what i will be doing today too.
:mrgreen: " Which is uncanny frightening!" BB
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Posted by FredG on 09 Jan 2018, 08:46

I was saving this one for my Polish infantry too.

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Good choice Marvin
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 09 Jan 2018, 12:30

what should I add to what said already by the other members? some drool?
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Jan 2018, 14:15

Good work Marvin. What kind of yellow did you use for collars and shakos?
I still look for nice, rich yellow paint with good coverage.
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Posted by Marvin on 09 Jan 2018, 21:16

Kekso wrote:Good work Marvin. What kind of yellow did you use for collars and shakos?
I still look for nice, rich yellow paint with good coverage.


Thanks! The yellow I use is Vallejo's Game Color "Gold Yellow" 72.007 :yeah: I usually just stick to Vallejo's model colors but I somehow discovered this one and I'm glad that I did.
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Posted by Marvin on 09 Jan 2018, 21:17

FredG wrote:I was saving this one for my Polish infantry too.
Good choice Marvin


Yes - I love the unusual colour scheme for this regiment.
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Posted by MABO on 09 Jan 2018, 21:39

I have them here on my table as well. Together with the wide range of Polish staff officers from Art Miniaturen. But unfortunately I did not have the time to start...

http://www.schmaeling.de/napoleonischer-krieg/polen/?p=1

It goes without saying that your paintjob is very fine again!
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