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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« on: November 24, 2020, 11:14:02 PM »
Heyhey,

last year I painted a bunch of 18mmAB miniatures; now I'm adding to those.


full size image: https://i.imgur.com/lAcqCMo.jpg

Here's 212 dudes, depicting six line battalions, mostly finished (except for the pompoms). Sadly I don't get to base them, but at least I get to put flags on them in the end. :P Right now I'm working on four battalions of light infantry. After those I'll tackle those two battalions in greatcoats (provisional line infantry) and the 1st Dragoons. On those I feel a bit like Napoleon, because right now they're about 50% short on horses. I suspect those cheeky Hussars having stolen the horses. I was told the remaining horses would get sent along with the flags next week. Oh well, I won't run out of stuff to do in the mean time.

After all those French I'll tackle four battalions of Austrians. Not sure if I'll lose my mind of my eyesight first. Send help. :D
« Last Edit: November 24, 2020, 11:20:06 PM by Battle Brush Sigur »

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 11:45:12 PM »
Stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 11:46:18 PM »
Vive la République !

Those look fine!  :-*

My AB French are also Republican. And my Austrians where helmets!  ;)

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 10:59:52 AM »
@gamer Mac: Thanks very much. :)

@Ray Rivers: Cheers, much appreciated. Last night I primed the Austrian battalions. Lots of helmets there. :P


Right, here's a little update:



In the front you can see light infantry Chasseurs (skirmishing). My hope that light infantry would be faster the paint than line infantry (because their breeches are blue) dissolved quickly, because these insaniacs think they're so much cooler than line infantry and liked to show that in their uniform with large amounts of adornments. Oh well. So the light infantry battalions are almost done now as well after I finally learned last night how to tell carabiniers, voltigeurs and chasseurs apart. Light infantry didn't only dressed dashingly, but also how ever the heck they liked it seems.

In the mean time I painted a provisional regiment of 2 battalions in greatcoats (in the picture behind the skirmishers). I think I'll do the dragoons next (24 figures). Last night I also prepared the four Austrian battalions, so those will be next after the dragoons. Once those are done I hope the dragoon horses and flags arrived. And then in the end i'll do the horse-mounted officers. Hope to finish everything by christmas!

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 11:15:01 AM »
Your superb painting shows why..

Napoleonics + 15mm = AB Miniatures!

Looking forward to see them based. Also looking forward to seeing your officers. AB have lots of stunning officer sculpts.

Offline archiduque

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 11:22:43 AM »
Fantastic work!!! :)

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 10:49:02 PM »
@Ray Rivers: Thanks very much! :) Yeah, they're just superbly nice sculpts. Did some officers (horse-mounted and on foot), and the ones from the provisional regiment are really standing out as excellently cool. I'll take pictures of those later!

@archiduque: Thanks, much appreciated!

Right-o, the light infantry's done, and so are the 1st dragoons (riders only). Oh, and five french officers on horses (riders only for now).


. Tomorrow I'll start tackling the Austrians. That'll be another hurdle, but I hope to get'em done swiftly and prettily. By then I hope to have received all the rest of the horses and the flags, then I'll do all the horses at once, and then put the flags on. That's the plan at least. :) Hope you like them!

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2020, 08:00:28 PM »
Heyhey, I just finished the last 18mm AB Minis! For now, at least. Phew.

Here's a photo of the command figures. French (note the NCOs in greatcoats carrying little company fanions. ALSO note that I forgot painting the pompom on the eagle carrier in the beige greatcoat. That's fixed now.):

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/command1.jpg.d6e3dc36e7c60592b5ce2a23d9a1ffbe.jpg

Austrians:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/1798395228_offzinfschrift.jpg.6037de4a80125587afb8ab64b59e1407.jpg

One of the reasons why I took these pictures is the officer figures, especially for Ray Rivers. ;) And because I really like them. Especially the ones in the blue greatcoats.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 11:31:14 PM by Battle Brush Sigur »

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2020, 08:03:19 PM »
Here we got the rest of the Austrians:


full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/1schrift.jpg.f5b041d5521836c124df13d215739336.jpg


...and some more officers!

Austrians:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/offzschrift.jpg.0662802e5a9ed870d41099e47b245896.jpg

Here they are with their French colleagues:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/offzpferde1.jpg.407cf9a280d3de84b4744bb32bfd099e.jpg

The very same French officers:



Hope you like them! :)
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 11:32:14 PM by Battle Brush Sigur »

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2020, 11:28:04 PM »
Right, here's more!

1st Dragoons:

full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/drag1schrift.jpg.9ddc11ad00ad7bc961b2804d0c43deb7.jpg

Maybe an Austrian staff officer and aide de camp snuck in between them here and there, because I paint the horses all on paintysticks and glue on riders as seen fit once the horse is done. This way I can do a nice mix of shades of horse and match poses and so on.


full size image:https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/drag2schrift.jpg.d19bd59634c22ba4691f24bc37b14d83.jpg

By the way, if you're ever out for a good experience glue some AB Miniatures dragoons to their horses. The fit is just beautiful.

Here's photos of the provisional battalions, mostly because I haven't shown them properly yet (not that they look that magnificent, but I really like their officers :D ):


full size image: https://www.tabletopwelt.de/uploads/monthly_2020_12/prov1.jpg.2aca537af3dad288bb00321639eef173.jpg




Right-o, that's that. I'll return them to their owner and hope he'll send me pictures once they're based! Hope you like them. :)
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 11:32:24 PM by Battle Brush Sigur »

Offline Greuthungi

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 12:53:16 PM »
Oh, that looks so lovely. They would be excellent opponents to my Prussians!

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2020, 02:03:34 PM »
Those are fantastic!  :-*

The dragoons and Austrians are my favorites!

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2020, 08:11:24 PM »
@Greunthungi: Cheers! :)

@Ray Rivers: Thank you!


Half of the force is at their home already. Earlier today I got a first WIP picture of the basing work on them. :) The other half is wrapped up and I'll deliver them next week.

Offline meninobesta

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2020, 09:26:38 PM »
I wonder if those Austrian guys though about it at the time, but they ended up with the best looking uniform for wargames ever invented
"Who cares about winning Austerlitz, we'll make great painted lead miniatures!"

and your painting does them clear justice  :)
the french are also awesome  :)
« Last Edit: December 17, 2020, 09:48:14 PM by meninobesta »
Cheers,
Pedro

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Re: Big Bunch o' AB Miniatures
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2020, 11:26:06 PM »
I wonder if those Austrian guys though about it at the time, but they ended up with the best looking uniform for wargames ever invented
"Who cares about winning Austerlitz, we'll make great painted lead miniatures!"

and your painting does them clear justice  :)
the french are also awesome  :)

Thank you! :D

Yeah, I once did a guided tour through Vienna Army Museum during which I learned that they used to have international contests for overall uniform prettiness in the 19th century, and the Habsburg army did very, very well at those.

 

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