Thursday, June 9, 2016

Prussians in the garden


I think they're up to something 

I used water based yacht varnish - which is nice but took two coats to get the required shine. I think I may have to stick the brain cell endangering oil based version.

I'm reading Mike Embree's "Too Little, Too Late" at present about the Austro Prussian War of 1866.  Which would suggest these chaps are up to skullduggery. 


Sadly I don't think there are any moulds available that would allow me to make additional Prussian infantry. 



28 comments:

  1. Outdoors is the natural environment for 54mm figures , Tony

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  2. How does one remove Prussians from one's garden? Can you use beer like with slugs? Nice figures though.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. I'm going to have to conduct more extensive tests.

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  3. "brain cell endangering oil based version " sounds just the ticket for these chaps, good luck finding some rank and file.
    Best Iain

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    1. Yes - I saw that fellow. I was wondering if I could find something a little simpler. The rucksack and other webbing are a bit busy.

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  5. Nifty handful of toy soldiers, there, Conrad.

    As for the Embree book, a small stack of 1866 books await study on my desk. Perhaps Embree should added? will you be providing a book review?

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    1. A book review is in the works - but in brief, recommended. Mike is a wargamers historian and is top notch at operational stuff. If you've any interest in 1866, you should give it a look.

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  6. Beware the Teutons among the crotons...

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  7. Toy soldiers al fresco ,what's more to want?

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    1. A good book and a glass of something convivial, perhaps?

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  8. Charming scene, I like the table with it's map.

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    1. That was a bit of a poser to paint to be honest. Glad you liked it.

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  9. What a splendid vignette, well done sir!

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  10. Beware the Hun in the sun! Very nice.

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  11. They look capable of all sorts of frightfulness!

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  12. Although, honestly, when are Prussians not up to something?

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