Sunday, October 7, 2012

For the Motherland!

Hello folks! I'm back!

After a hiatus including lots of "real life" that's been getting in the way of painting, I've finally found the time and inspiration to do some more painting. Well, with the long weekend and all, that time has come.

I thought that I'd change things up a bit and do something different. Hence, I give you...


(Click the pictures for bigger versions)

These fine fellows are from the 7th Battery Company, under the 7th Artillery Brigade of the 7th Division that fought at Borodino. They are serving a 20 pounder "unicorn," a field piece that combined the attributes of a cannon, howitzer and mortar. These pieces were very effective, and continued to serve the Russians up until the Crimean War in the 1850s.

The gun and crew are Hat plastics (see my earlier review). They were very quick to paint up, if very lacking in detail. I think I did a pretty good job of them anyways.

Well, that's all I have for now. Hopefully I can get some more done soon, but of which nationality I have no idea. Whatever urge strikes me I suppose...

All the best!