Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Russian Generals

In researching the uniform details for the Russian generals I came across this site: THE VINKHUIJZEN COLLECTION OF MILITARY UNIFORMS at the https://digitalcollections.nypl.org.

Anyway, these guys are destined for Austerlitz, but are probably in late war uniforms.  So it goes.  The biggest challenge, 1st world wargamer angst, was the colour of Czar Alexander's hair.

Regardless, and even if I do say so myself, the faces on these guys have come out magnificently with what was just a flesh base coat and a wash.

Painting eyebrows on 15mm figures...

 I attempted to go for trousers rather than the boots this figure came with.

 Army command base, with hat waver in chief.

 Look over there, Sir...

 My hats off to you.

 And for this guy, to provide variety, I modelled a bearskin saddle cover.

All together in a frenzy of waving chapeaux.
Or perhaps more correctly: Ысогпе
(Don't ask me, that is what Google translate suggested).


  1. Those Russian generals sure are hat wavers! Good work on the lot of them.

    1. Thanks. I'm not sure why there were so many of that figure left in the pile I raided, but being follically challenged myself, the character appeals to me.

  2. Wonderful generals, well done!

  3. When is the big day for Austerlitz? Anton

    1. Well,the figures are all ready (mostly), just need to plan the terrain and special scenario rules. On current progress this is likely to be closer to the end of the year than any time soon unfortunately.