He got the bulk of the army(all Old Glory done over the course of 4 months(10 infantry battalions, 2 cuirassier units, 2 artillery batteries). not bad considering over the same period I painted my Russian infantry corps, half my cavalry corps, a division of Confederation of the Rhine and misc British and french brigades here and there for others.
after that the pace slowed a little ,with him giving me maybe 1 unit to paint every few months. i painted an additional 1 grenadier battalion, 3 skirmish battalions(1 jager 2 grenzer) and a jager line battalion. not long after i finished, napoleonics died off he still had more units to bet painted (1 grenzer line battalion, 2 chevauleger units 2 more grenadier units, and 1 more foot battery and a wurst gun battery) but with the waning interest in napoleonics, we decided to hold off.
well now that I'm getting back into it and I'm getting a new group of guys into Napoleonic with Black Powder, he is having me finish off what he has in his Austrian army, and he's doing a similar sized Perry french army(which I'm painting over the summer). this will also help me French my rebuilding of my former old Glory Russian infantry corps, only with perry/warlord plastic Russians. I never sold the cavalry corps, or my guard and militia, so it's just line infantry, jagers and grenadiers I need to rebuild.
anyway, so over the last 3 days I've painted 2 foot batteries and 1 Chevauleger regiment for the Austrians. My friend opted to use Old Glory guns, with sash and saber artillerymen(i believe there was a S&S sale at the time). i also talked him into avoiding old glory cavalry(which I'm not a fan of) and he bought Sash & Saber Chevauleger.
|Sash & Saber Chevauleger of the Hohenzollern regiment|
|Austrian artillery, Wurst battery on the left, Foot battery on the right.|
It looks like this maybe the summer of napoleonics! stay tuned for more Austrians!
Man these look awesome, love the red jackets, perfect work.ReplyDelete
Youre mate is a lucky man!
I have know idea how you (and others) get so many troops finished in a short time to such a high standard?
Practice practice practice. I've been painting for 19 years(I'm 31), and I've always been an assembly line painter. i paint 8 infantry at a time usual. I always say painting miniatures is like being a magician. you find easy ways of doing things that look like they took a long time to do. those cavalry took me 5 hours start to finish.
I've figured out most of my shortcuts by experimentation, but I've always been a little more prone to try new and different techniques the other people i know. having someone who can paint fast sit down you and demonstrate some shortcuts seems to help a lot of people. i showed a friend once and hi doubled his paint speed over night(and probably increased his quality by 50% at the same time).
Unfortunately I don't have the temperament or patience to sit here and do a step by step of how i paint, or i certainly would have already.
I'm by no means a showcase-quality painter, but i think I'm probably above average.
Awesome looking troops. Great work.ReplyDelete