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Offline Monty

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French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:05:06 AM »
Greeting fellows,

some time ago a friend of mine started to develop a ruleset for Napoleonic skirmish games during the French retreat from Russia in 1812. Fascinated by the idea of a small warband of winterly figures I converted some Victrix plastics with my humble hands:

(complete post here)

Finally I managed to paint those five guys and I'm rather satisfied with the result:






You'll find larger pictures of them on my blog: here

Comments here or there are welcome. I hope you like them.

Cheers
Stefan
« Last Edit: April 25, 2013, 01:39:19 PM by Monty »
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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 08:58:41 AM »
Nice conversions. ;D

Have you seen the latest Perry Miniatures retreat from Moscow figures. Ideal for what you have in mind.
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Offline General Lee

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 10:48:33 AM »
oe excellent!  :-*
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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 11:03:41 AM »
 :-*

Fantastic conversions topped off by a great paint job. Superb.
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Offline Monty

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 01:30:00 PM »
Thanks a lot, mates!
It was real fun to do those tiny conversions and although I'm not very gifted with greenstuff they turned out rather well.

Have you seen the latest Perry Miniatures retreat from Moscow figures. Ideal for what you have in mind.
I know, I know.
All the announced sets look great, but especially Marbot's sleds...    :-*

Offline traveller

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 02:59:57 PM »
Excellent work!

Any how-to pictures available?

Offline axabrax

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 04:48:50 PM »
Nice! Any more info in the rules? Looking for something to use the Perry stuff with...

Offline Blue in vt

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 05:34:04 PM »
great saturated colors in your PJs...and such great conversion!  I'll be watching your project with much interest.

Cheers,

Blue
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Offline ARKOUDAKI

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 10:43:19 PM »
Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Monty

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 06:08:53 AM »
Thanks a lot for the nice feedback!    :)

Any how-to pictures available?
Unfortunately I didn't make any pictures while working on the conversions. To be honest I didn't expect that they would turn out well at all.    ::)

However it was pretty simple
1.) Clean and assemble the figures

2.) Prepare the workspace
Sounds as simple as it is. But make sure to have a clean area covered with wrapping film. We'll need that later.

3.) Prepare the putty
As you see I used Greenstuff.

4.) Roll out the greenstuff
Put some sprinkles of water on the film to prevent the greenstuff from sticking. Then roll it out just as you would roll out dough. Try to make the layer as thin as .5 mm to 1mm.

5.) Cut blankets and scarves
For the scarves cut thin strips and for the blankets squares.

6.) Apply them and shape them.

I hope that helps. Those of you who have worked with greenstuff already should know what I mean. It's as easy as it sounds. Otherwise I wouldn't have managed it I presume.   ;)

Maybe I'll create some line grenadiers or voltigeurs with my spare. Then I could take some step-by-step shots I you're still interested in it.

Cheers
Stefan

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 09:30:20 AM »
Superb conversions and painting, Stefan!
 :)

Offline Funghy-Fipps

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Re: French for Retreat from Moscow 1812
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 09:38:17 AM »
These look great. After seeing the Perry Retreat figures that Malamute mentioned I've been considering doing a similar project using the 'Song of Drums and Shakos' ruleset. Another pipe-dream no doubt, so I shall watch the progress of your project instead!

 

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