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Offline waterproof

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 08:21:42 AM »
Sorry, but i only know these miniatures from empress as russian infantry for russo-japanese war,
http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart51.htm.

Paul Hicks designed the figures with peackless caps. Therefore my question  ;).

By the way, realy good paintwork.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01:09 AM »
Lovely stuff - great scratch building.
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Offline DonVoss

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 10:49:39 AM »
@waterproof
I just bought the minis...don't know where they come from....:D
...sorry.

Okay. I am still a little handycaped by my toothache...so there was not much painting yesterday.
But... I got me a plane...;)

Just managed to get it together and build a little flight stand.





Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2018, 09:18:32 PM »
Here is the next batch of minis.
Turn coats again and some Bolshies....with the cool Trotzki miniature....:)

Started them last week and almost finished them today. So a little WIP again....;)





Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
Lovely!  Who does the mounted Cossacks???
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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2018, 12:24:39 AM »
The link below holds the information as laid out by Father Primus. It is fairly vague.

"Let's take some mongols/napoleonic french and turn 'em into any comissar's living nightmare - mounted cossacks!"

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=92695.msg1223907#msg1223907

Mounted plastic Mongols are done by Fireforge Games.
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Offline Sir Rodney Ffing

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 11:43:54 AM »
Excellent work Don, although I don't know what is more impressive, the quality of the brushwork or the rate at which you are churning units out  :o

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2018, 01:04:37 PM »
That tchanka is gorgeous. I am planning one also, but I think I'll make mine out of sheet brass.

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2018, 01:10:47 PM »
Lovely!  Who does the mounted Cossacks???

I think Don wrote plastic mongols, I suppose that means conversions from the Fireforge sprue. I would be very interested to read a step by step of that conversion process and compromises made regarding uniform. I sure as hell would like to do something similar and would appreciate Don's insight.

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2018, 01:45:11 PM »
Thanx gents....;)

@Cossacks
Yes, as mentioned I used the Fireforge plastic mongols. Pretty much as they come out of the box.
I just used mainly plastic french hussar heads from the perrys....cause they have cool moustaches. To get the distictive hats I scrapped the napoleonic headgear away (leaving just the face) and modelled the new cossak hats with greenstuff. Thats pretty it.
Next I added a few guns and stuff from all over the plastic mountain: british WW2 Enfield, french muskets, french heavy cav sabre, a german Blitzkrieg handgrnate arm, 30years war cav arm, russian pistol...;)

The heads have little variation. I used one plastic hussar with fell cap and one irokese head from the WW2 american airborne.
In a later stage I added shoulderstraps but couldn't force myself to model the cool munition pockets on the chest, as father primus did.

@tachanka
Would love to see your take on it....:)

Cheers,
Don


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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
Todays update is my biplane....:)
Still a little WIP, but I have some more troops to paint. So I will put on the side for now.





Not sure if I should add a tricolour on the wings or some "heraldy". And I am not sure if it will be flying for the reds or the whites...;)

And here it is flying around in my kitchen....:)





Cheers,
Don

Offline cuprum

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2018, 08:34:31 AM »
Feel free to draw on the aircraft the badges of the imperial army - even the red ones flew for a long time with old identifying marks.

Here you can find the real color options such aircraft in the Red Army (and not only):

http://wpalette.com/en/plane_models/1963?commit=%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BA&search%5Boperator%5D%5B%5D=2&search%5Bplane_model%5D%5B%5D=1963&utf8=%E2%9C%93

« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 08:52:42 AM by cuprum »

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
Thanx, Cuprum....;)
I will consider this...:)

Her is the tachanka with a little paint on it.






Kind of tempted to build one more. But the time for the big game is ticking...just 8 days left..... o_o

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2018, 09:57:42 PM »
Ha...my first double post in this thread....:)

To get some ...erm...paint in my white russian troops I painted a unit of Kornilov shock troops.
Again Coppletsone minis....;)





I am not a keen black painter.
But I tried a least to get the arm symbols on....kind off.... lol o_o :o





Cheers,
Don

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Don's RCW
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2018, 10:01:33 PM »
Lovely stuff. I agree the plane could benefit with a splash of colour and/or just the skull and crossbone on the rudder.