Sunday, April 1, 2018

Austrian IR47 in 1859

Off the painting desk is Austrian IR#47.  All four battalions present and accounted for.  For IR47 is 72 figures strong.  For me, that is a lot of figures to tackle at one bound.  Drudgery during but joy afterward.
More fine infantry for the 1859 project.  These Austrian infantry are from Lancashire Games are are probably my favorite 15mm figures for this project.  I love 'em!  The figures paint easily and the metal is a softer alloy so the figures can be bent into shape.  I put this regiment in a mix of kittel and greatcoat.  I like the contrast and adds some interest, I think.      
I almost want to shove another 72 Austrians into the painting queue!

30 comments:

  1. A fine effort Jonathan. 72 is a lot but, as you say, well worth it if you can keep the motivation levels up.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! The best part of painting 72 figures at once is when they are finished!

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  2. Impressive...and beautiful!

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  3. That is a fine effort Jonathan. I managed this many in a stretch when I did the Crimean Russians, but they were all in greatcoat so quite straightforward, but yours are all in full uniform...my hat is doffed to you!

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    1. Yes, but you did your 72 in 25mm not 18mm!
      Thank you very much!

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  4. Impressive... you can paint in any scale :)

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  5. Superb looking Austrians. I must say the sky blue and white color combination is quite lovely.

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    1. You are very kind, Dean! This period offers great uniform color combinations. One of my favorites!

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  6. A real accomplishment, six dozen figures in any scale. 1859 Austrians are always a delight to behold—great era, nicely done.

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    1. I agree about the 1859 Austrians as a delight to see. 1859 French are great too!

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  7. They look wonderful ranked up and I do like those subtle whites, but yes 72 figures, quite taxing I imagine, but putting to shame anything that I would put up at one go!

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    1. Glad you approve, Norm! Seventy-two is taxing, for sure. you could do it too!

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  8. Wooow! That's perfect looking unit! Great work sir!

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  9. Grand looking great big unit! Love the light blue trousers mixed in with the great coats, lovely work as always.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Adding a mix of greatcoats and tunic accentuates both. The crossbelts show more prominently against the greatcoats and the white tunic/blue trousers add color and interest.

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  10. Lovely looking battalion of troops Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  11. They look epic all together marching!
    Great job!!

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  12. Excellent work Sir. The Austrian uniform is one of the best for this era in my opinion, simple, smart and looks great en masse (and 72 equals en masse!).

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    1. Much appreciated, Matt! The 1859 Austrian uniform is a favorite of mine too!

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  13. Very good a great sense of achievement...they look great🙂

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  14. A very handsome four battalion regiment, Jon!
    My record is 90 infantry at a time, which I did often when building my French Napoleonic forces.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! 90 28mm French Napoleonics is not something I wish to tackle.

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  15. Great unit. The Revolutions podcast just wrapped up the revolutions of 1848, I am feeling inspired to re-visit Risorgimento some time.

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    1. Thank you. I would enjoy getting the 1859 collection out onto the table again too. The Montebello series was great fun and a good learning experience. Next up, though, a 28mm Peninsular War fight is in work.

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