As suggested in my last post, Russian artillery did, indeed, make it off the painting desk and into the photo booth next. Man of my word, you know. The latest concentration on SYW (can two units be considered a concentration?) likely ends for now. I have Hittites queuing up at the photo booth. At last count, seven units are finished in my new Hittite army.
Back to the Russian guns. The guns and crew are from Eureka Miniatures. Besides a stand of Russian commanders, these represent the first Russians painted from their SYW range of figures. I have many, many Austrians and Prussians in the collection but have always been underwhelmed by the sculpting of the Russians. The faces mostly seem deformed and many only a mother could love.
What do I think of these figures after having seen them firsthand? Well, Eureka's guns are always first rate in sculpting. The artillerymen are ok. Painted and on the table these fellows look much better than in the raw. Will I paint more of the Eureka Russians? I don't know. I really enjoyed painting the Old Glory Russian infantry (sold by 19th Century Miniatures and not the Blue Moon Russians sold by Old Glory). The Blue Moon Russian infantry and artillery look quite good. I may pick up some artillerymen and another pair of Eureka artillery pieces and make a comparison.