Wednesday, 26 June 2013

From the Archive...1/72 Napoleonics

In between painting my next 15mm British Peninsular War unit, I thought I would share some pictures of 1/72nd Napoleonics that I have painted in the past and are no longer in my collection.
These are all plastics from a variety of manufacturers and were used for playing games of Shako.
I hope you enjoy them, and if you have any questions just ask away:

 
The French































 
 
 
The Russians








I still have some photos of 1/72 British in the archive, I will save those for another time :)

24 comments:

  1. Very nice! I recognise quite a few from my own collection, too.

    Can't say I'm a great fan of early HaT or early Italeri/ESCI, but your painting made the most of them for sure!

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  2. Smashing work John! Lots of classics in here.

    Well done.

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  3. G'day Mr Rosbif, thanks for your kind words.
    Yes, both manufacturers have released some pretty decent sets since these earlier efforts.

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  4. They're gorgeous! I should know, I've got your Brits!

    http://20mmgamer.blogspot.co.nz/2011/10/sarges-naps.html

    What happened to your Frenchies?

    Nick

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    1. Thanks bro.
      Yer...French?....not 100% sure, Young Sarge has a few, I think I gave some away or sold some to a bloke I used to game with. Pretty sure the Russians went to a young bloke who used to join in our Shako games.

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  5. David here

    Dead set jealous!!!
    Yep, the contrast of the brown base edge to the static grass is the right tone! Tally-ho Jacksarge, as you were!

    Regards David

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    1. G'day David, nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the old Napoleonics.

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  6. Paul, for some reason your comment did not appear on here, but did appear in my gmail account - don't understand why?

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  7. Great looking figures, very nice pics...I o like the dragoons!
    Phil.

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  8. Cheers Phil.
    I always thought the French Dragoons from Italeri were one of their better efforts.

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  9. How could you bear to part with such outstanding paintwork?
    Having painted a few plastic 1/72nds in my time I can really appreciate the outstanding workmanship and attention to detail in these figs.
    Yes the Italeri French Dragoons are on a par with the very finest 28mm offerings especially with your magic applied.

    I have fond memories of gaming with Shako.

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  10. Thanks Ogilvie.
    I've let quite a few troops go in my time, sometimes because I've moved onto a different period & they are not getting used, or I've run out of storage space, or I feel that others may get more use out of them than me. I would happily sell my soldiers but I don't think most people want to pay the postage from Tasmania.

    All the best,
    John.

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  11. Brilliant painting and basing Jack and a really nice range of units too!
    James

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    1. Much appreciated James.
      I enjoyed your recent book review too; I've read Bourgogne's account in the past, so your review held my attention. The Peninsula is my "thing" at the moment, I have been hunting up a few books for this.

      Cheers,
      John.

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    2. I saw your kind comment, thanks John. That was what prompted me to visit your blog which, by an oversight, I had not and had not linked to ours—all corrected now!

      At the moment I am mainly reading around each of the bicentennial years as they come up, but have reviewed some books and DVDs about the Peninsular War, six to be precise. You can find links to them under the Book Reviews tab on our blog. Ben 'Rosbif' from Melbourne is another regular reviewer of books which you'll find on his blog (as I am sure you already know, since he is a 'follower' of yours!!).

      Congratulations on your painting which is superb. Those Hat 8095 (a gem of a set) are top drawer as are those Italeri Ruskies and French dragoons. Those Zvezda figures almost paint themselves, don't they? :)

      I note that you are in Tassie. My Dad lives in St Helens and my son is studying in Lonnie, so I aim to be over there latter in the year. Perhaps our paths may cross and we could discuss Napoleonic wargaming?!!

      All the best,
      James

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    3. Cool, would be happy to catch up - I'm on the NW Coast.
      Yes, both your site & Rosbif's have been helpful for book reviews, I may do a post myself about books. I have been able to track down some real bargains on http://www.abebooks.com/

      I have just posted some more pictures from "the archive".

      Cheers,
      John.

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  12. Clearly I'm going to run out of superlatives for this collection. Suffice it to say I'm stunned. You clearly have a God given talent. He has also blessed you with a steady hand and a keen eye for colour. I heartily agree with Mr Rosbif and David Berta's comments.

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    1. Mate, that's very kind of you to say so.
      I have pondered offering my services as a "brush for hire", especially now as my current job is due to finish by the end of the month....

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  13. If you can stand to part with the figures you paint and feel you wouldn't lose your hobby because it's now your job...do it, do it, do it! This blog is the perfect showcase and I can't imagine you'd be short of work at this standard. Here in Scotland we say 'What's for you won't go by you'. It could be a pleasant 'tween careers move. All the best.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'd be happy to part with stuff I'd painted, I think the only issue may be the cost of postage from Tasmania to wherever. Having said that, plastics don't weigh much and some painters won't touch 'em - I'm happy to try any scale, metal or plastic. Perhaps if people paid me to paint "special" figures or personality figures in the larger scales, that would mean they would not pay a fortune in postage. Thanks for giving me more to think about, this may be the topic of my next post.

      Cheers,
      John.

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