Saturday, 25 October 2014

RP No 162 WWI French Dragoons

Can't believe I've actually painted something!!!! Due to me changing not only my job but my career, you may (or may not) have noticed a distinct lack of newly painted figures on my blog, come to think of it, my whole blogger presence has been a crap, both posting and commenting!! Oh how I long for the old days....... Ah Fran???
Anyway on with today's post, with a little help from Von Postie himself (ok a lot of help), we, yes we, finally got our last order finished for Battleaxe Painting Service. Postie has officially retired, so Battleaxe is now done and dusted!!
Matt's last unit is a 27 figure French Dragoon unit, from WWI, the figures are a mix of Battle Honours and Great War Miniatures....... And we're a complete bitch to paint up!!!!













82 comments:

  1. Excellent! Great brushwork gentlemen!

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  2. May have been a bitch to paint but the results are sure nice!

    Would be interested in more details on the job/career change. You and Fran high paid fashion models now?

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    1. Cheers Jonathan, I am know a Drayman, delivering Real Ale all over the South East of England, its a bit of a change, hence the lack of painting!!!

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  3. They look great Ray, nice job!

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  4. Things are not the same without you Ray, well apart from the great standard of work you produce!

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    1. I shall endevour to improve my blog lifestyle Sir M.

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  5. Nice painting, Sir Ray of the Brush.

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  6. Welcome back to the fold Ray... Good job them lads..

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  7. Lovely job dude! Let's hope you can be a little more regular.

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  8. A bear I'm sure but quite wonderful at the finish line!

    Congrats on the new career and job.

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    1. They were a right pain in the butt, that's for sure!

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  9. The good old days...
    Figures look great, Ray. Really like the horse.

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  10. That's a beautiful looking group, I hope to see pictures of them in battle some day.

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  11. Great looking Dragoons Ray! They do look tricky to paint...

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  12. Excellent painting - well worth the effort! Very nice to see Early-WW1 French in their nostalgic uniforms (impractical for Modern Warfare).

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    1. It does make a little change from the usual WWI uniforms.

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  13. Nice job gents, though it's a period I can only read about, with no motivation for gaming it (though Sidney's magnificent demo game really did tempt me).
    There seems to be a bit of a lull across the blogosphere, with many bloggers slowing down (not that you'd notice in my case). It's probably the time of year . . . OK I've no idea why really.

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    1. I've noticed it myself as well and I wasn't thinking of me either???

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  14. WWI?! They look like they'd be more at home at Waterloo, or Austerlitz! :-D

    I'm also interested in details of your career change: My guess is international playboy/jewel thief!

    Lovely teamwork painting, gents.

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    1. Indeed its still a very Napoleonic looking uniform. And you guessed right too!!

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  15. Despite the rumors that you are joining the Denver Broncos Cheerleading squad I refuse to believe it.

    I must say I do like these troops. And it is a shame that Battleaxe has now closed. I think Postie need to be put out to grass. He says put out to stud bless his heart the mind is willing but the body.... I'll let you finish that.
    The cavalry do look good though.

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    1. Its no longer a rumour Clint.......I start next week!!! Posties been out to grass for the last 12 years the lazy git!

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  16. The results of your combined efforts were well worth it - excellent looking unit.

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  17. They looking jolly good my friend and work very well

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  18. love how you painted their horses differently!

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    1. It works better having different colour horses.

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  19. Ah yes, new jobs and careers, the toll they take on our true loves. Troops look good, now they must be in a game.

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  20. Very nice work!! So have you decided to give cage fighting a go?

    Christopher

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    1. Not Cage Fighting........Mud Wrestling!!

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  21. Very good job, good detail. It's amazing to think that these are uniforms from the 20th Century.

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    1. A splash of colour on a Khaki world.

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  22. Lovely work! Always good to see more of les pantalons rouges riding to battle!

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  23. female canine or not, they look spiffing!

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  24. Lovely paintjob, difficult to believe they fought in those uniforms in WWI, a period usually associated with drab and grey, except for the French of course!

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    1. Absolutely, but they soon changed to the boring drab colours!!

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  25. The old days were fun. So fun. Congrats on the new job and changing careers.

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    1. The tears are flowing again...........

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  26. Nice to have you back Ray. Those dragoons look excellent!

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  27. Ray, your output has always been outstanding. When are you going to come to a League Of Augsburg 'Weekender"? Paul Patrick

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    1. I will make it one day, after looking at all the pics its gotta be a must!!

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  28. Very nice painting, great job!
    One problem, the flag isn't republican ;-)
    Good game

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    1. Afraid its all Matt had, don't worry he'll get a kick in the shins!

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  29. Very nice work - kudos to both you and Postie!

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  30. Ray, what a cracking unit you have painted. Keep up the good work.

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  31. What a great looking unit of cavalry!

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  32. Fantastic painted cavalry Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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