The Russian greens are now almost ready, a few changes changes are still needed, however I thought it worth sharing the photos (as I've not posted for over a month) :
- The most obvious change needed is that the grenadier helmet needs the rear peak lengthening.
- Cuff buttons to be added.
- A vent needs adding in the back of the summer uniform waistcoat.
I should get the test moulds in the next couple of weeks and cast up some units (weather permitting), so production moulds not too far away?
As usual all figures have separate heads, so can be Russian musketeers or grenadiers, and can be mixed with the Prussians, Austrians and Hungarians.
3109 – Russian officers in winter/parade uniform
These should also (with a bit of work) be useful for other nations, for example the officer will make a good grenadier officer for the Austrians,
The musket is replaceable so could carry pole arm or sword (there should be a sword in the mould).
Standard bearer (officer)
3110 – Russian drummer and NCO in summer uniform
The Russians fought most of their battles in the summer without their coats on (officers still wore their coats), so two moulds have been dedicated to the summer uniform.
The musket is detachable, so can carry pole arm etc.
A drummer in summer uniform has been provided, for parade/winter uniform, use one of the Prussian drummers.
3111 – Russian musketeers/grenadiers in summer uniform
3112 – Russian musketeers/grenadiers in winter/parade uniform
Advancing - with grenadier head
(The helmet needs the rear peak extending to shoulder. and also a pleat will be added to break up the plain area between the coat tails).
This the march attack pose has been changed in this figure to be a more upright, slower pace (as with the advancing figure pleats will be added between the tails).
I think it is really good and possibly the best figure so far!
I think that Chris has done a good job on these, and they look as if they may be some of the best so far - but it depends how they cast!
Next up Austrian cuirassiers - if we can figure out how to fit them together!
As usual comments welcome.