Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Recently Painted No 36 15mm Russian Napoleonic Generals



More figures from Posties Napoleonic collection that I painted I last month, they're all Essex minis and are all for his giant Russian army, I must have already painted at least double this amount of Russian Generals for Postie, he's a little crazy and has already got far too many to use in a game, now he's got these as well. They were a right pain in the neck to paint, he told me they were all generals, so I thought,, green and red with a bit more green, they won't take long. When I opened the box to paint I noticed all the Hussars and a note saying 1812 all different please! At least he said please I suppose!!!

Ray












41 comments:

  1. Well done, Ray. The extra time you spent was well worth it.

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  2. Great painted minis Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  3. Nice work Ray! How do you find the Essex? I have about 15lbs of them still to paint, got them in an estate sale sight unseen...wish they had been AB or OG for that matter...

    Cheers

    Also what do you think of the Rules?

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  4. Really nice as always. Particularly like the Hussars

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  5. Looking really great! Love the detail and the grass textures.

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  6. Very nice Ray, They are all nicely detailed top work!

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  7. Cheers for the comments chaps!!!!
    @ Razor - I love Essex figures, they're my favourite 15mm figure. They may not have the same detail or poses as AB or OG, but they're so easy to paint, the sculptors exaggerate the thickness and size belts and such, which makes them a joy to paint, I've painted AB's loads of times and you really have to dig the detail out of them.

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  8. Hi Ray,

    The command's are well painted and the basing sets them off well. A talented sculpter can paint the paint job a lot easier.

    Cheers

    Ken

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  9. oops I meant to say a good sculpter can make the paint job easier!!

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  10. I have to agree with you Ray, I too like Essex. And you really did a nice job with those hussars

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  11. Ray you silly bollox, how would I know.....have you got a blue one?

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  12. @ Fran - Yep! black and red too!!!

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  13. Fan-bloomin-tastic! Love 'em Ray.

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  14. Nice assortment and fine painting! I'm about to paint a bunch of Russian Generals myself, and I actually had a hard time finding much definite information about proper uniforms for them; even Viskovatov wasn't very helpful. Dark green coats for sure, but were the collars, cuffs, and turnbacks red or just a loot of gold leaf embroidery? How about the saddle cloths - Red? Dark Green edged Gold? Pants - white probably, some Dark Green, some Grey, some buff?

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  15. Real nice generals Ray..Must have been quite some work but the results are great

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  16. @ Gonsalvo - The Russian Generals wore a pretty boring green coat cuffed and collared red, with lots of gold embroidery. Take a look at this link, there's a picture of some Marshal Kutuzov and some other Russian Generals halfway down the page, this should help give you some ideas.
    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72136

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  17. Nice job, Ray. The seventh from the bottom is my favorite. Happy belated Oogie Boogie Day.

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  18. i wonder what they're looking at....

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  19. Sweet generals Ray,
    If I painted these I wouldn't be able to give them up!!! Fine work.
    Awe ra best
    Paul

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  20. I'm impressed with the quality of a paintjob you can get on a 15mm figure. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Nicely painted Essex figs and awesome bases!

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  22. Very nice work Ray. I do like the Essex 15's.

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  23. I think Postie owes you a pint for this job Ray. You hadn't posted for a few days and I wondered what you were up to. Now I know, painting, painting, painting.

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  24. Great Russian generals Ray.

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  25. Those came out very nicely. I like the blue one with the heroic pose, best.

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  26. Thanks for the link, Ray; pretty much as I thought - red collars, cuffs, and turnbacks, pants white but may be other assorted shades on campaign, etc. Still very useful for confirmation!

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  27. The quality paint job makes them look more like 28mms!

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  28. These guys look great Ray. I'm currently selling my 15's off on eBay... I don't think I could paint up these little guys anymore. :-)

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