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14th Brooklyn10 Dec 2012 1:52 p.m. PST

Finally got to finish another unit (well actually they have been finsihed for over a month, just nver fond the time to base and photograph them). So here they are:

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Enjoy,

Burkhard
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Lord Raglan Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 2:27 p.m. PST

Well done again sir!!

Raglan

14Bore10 Dec 2012 2:47 p.m. PST

Looks like you got it right as I see it.

Flat Beer and Cold Pizza Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 2:47 p.m. PST

I like 'em. Great job on muddying up the trousers a bit for that authentic feel.

Ashenduke10 Dec 2012 8:12 p.m. PST

They look great. As Flat Beer and Cold Pizza said the mud really adds to your great paint job. I now think of you as the, "Mud King." And I mean that in a good way after seeing your tutorials and other figures with the mud effect. Really brings them to life.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2012 8:50 p.m. PST

Nice work, Burkhard.

14th Brooklyn11 Dec 2012 12:02 a.m. PST

Thanks a lot guys!

And no worries… I rather take pride in the term mud king! evil grin

THX,

Burkhard

trailape Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 3:29 a.m. PST

Very nice.
I'm working on a Landwehr battalion at the moment myself. Calpe also.
Fantastic miniatures.

Personal logo VonBlucher Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2012 7:50 a.m. PST

Burkhard,
Great looking group!!

" I rather take pride in the term mud king! "

I going to remember this quote and I think you might have a new nickname!!

John

14th Brooklyn11 Dec 2012 2:03 p.m. PST

Oh yes… Those Calpe minis are just Bleeped texting nice, are they not!

I have had more impressive nicknames than that, but I can live with mud king!

Ashenduke11 Dec 2012 4:39 p.m. PST

What about Sludge Czar?

Or Lord of the Silt?

14th Brooklyn12 Dec 2012 6:06 a.m. PST

Do not overdo it! evil grin

Widowson12 Dec 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

Looks like the portrait wears grey, but the miniatures wear blue. Did I miss something?

14th Brooklyn12 Dec 2012 1:52 p.m. PST

General concensus these days isthat Knötel got the colour of the jackets wrong. Regarding the trousers some men might have worn the regulation grey trousers later on, but during the 1813 stage white is definately right. Which might also explain the colirmof the jacket f he was depicting the soldier later on with the colur of the jacket already having faded.

deadhead12 Dec 2012 2:02 p.m. PST

Mud? Only one way to do it. Just at the east corner of the wall at Hougomont, in the ploughed field, I fill a can at every opportunity. For basing only and mixed with PVA glue, it works. Snag is I have run out again after finishing my Grenadiers a Cheval of the Guard.

That is just brilliant on the knees only. It is one of those "Oh obviously, why did I not think of that?" moments. Boots of course, hooves and horses legs…..why did I never look at my lads and think….backsides and knees!

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