Mouse's Wargaming and Hobby Page.
Because I have too much time on my hands, apparently.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Russian Dragoons at Borodino
Some more of my troopers for the Borodino game next month. These are Perry miniatures, and I'm not keen on them. I wish I'd bought more Front Rank guys. I like the nice, chunky proportions of the FR minis. They remind me of old school Citadel minis and are fun to work on.
I love the stuff the Perrys did for GW way back when, but these Napoleonics lack a certain something. I'm also not a bit happy with my painting on these. I'm new to Napoleonics and kind of struggling with it. To make matters worse, I'm having to paint these in something of a hurry, as the Guard has dropped a school on me from out of the blue, which is going to trim away 3 weeks of time I could have spent getting these guys to where I'd like them to be. I've still got to do 6 Hussars, and it's going to be a very rushed job. Not happy about that.
On a sad note, it looks like these are the last pictures my trusty little Pentax Optio will ever take for TFTBB. After some 10 years of gallant service in war and peace it seems he has finally given up the ghost. He quit right after I took these. He could always be trusted to make my minis look nice. I'll have to try to learn to use my wife's camera until I can replace my old buddy. Farewell, comrade.
Again, not happy with these, but they'll do for a weekend of wargaming, I guess. Can't spare any more time to work on them. On to the Hussars...