HAT Austrian Artillery
Mrs. Kinch and I had a rare day off together today. We ate leftovers and sat on the couch and watched films and it was glorious. In between another project, I decided that I might do a job on some Austrian gunners as I thought that this might be a job that I could finish at a sitting.
I found these images on the HAT website and they serve pretty well. I don't think I'll mess about too much with the detail of the cockade or the shoulder boards, but I managed to get the broad strokes done in a single sitting. I only need three gun crews for my Austrian army, so nine figures is plenty.
I sprayed these fellas with Army Painter brown spray and then threw a quick wash of Devlan mud over them. After that it was pretty much painting by numbers, the trick was just to make sure I was careful in applying my colour so I didn't have too many corrections to do.
Man with stick
I have some 1848 Austrian gun crews that Krisztian did for me, based on Hat Swedish figures, but the uniform changes between 1815 and 1848, but I can use the guns interchangeably. These fellows are almost done, needing I think one movies worth of time to finish them off.
Man with other stick
None of these are going to win any beauty pageants, but they are perfectly workmanlike figures with a perfectly workmanlike paint job. I wanted to pick something small as with another four assignments due by the 14th, I won't have time to devote to anything more complicated.
Man with yet another stick (aka a rammer)
I'll post pictures once I've finished them off as I've made a hole in another painting project that is slowly going ahead. And more on that anon.