Monday, May 24, 2010
More artwork for your blogging delectation
As before, all artwork is copyright to me, so feel free to download it for personal use, but if you re-post it on the 'net, or reproduce it by other means, don't forget to attribute it! I have been warned about posting original artwork on the 'net so excuse me if I now sound totally paranoid - psychotic even - BUT if I find it advertising something else or claimed as artwork by anyone but me (as one may guess - its happened before!) I shall be obliged to track down the lowlife perpetrator and shoot them in the head with a tank.
There, can't be fairer than that!
The carabinier was meant as a colour guide when I was painting up the Italeri set (1/72 plastics) some years ago. I got the perspective wrong on the cavalryman and somehow foreshortened the body in the saddle and for the life of me couldn't redraw and fix it - didn't like the horse much either - not a great head on him. I gave up in the end and just coloured it in - more important to get the figures painted!
I always had a fascination with Napoleon and his Egyptian campaign with its exotic uniforms and the wild Mameluke horsemen he vanquished so the next one is of a Mameluke of the Imperial Guard. Again, I like the uniform but not the head on him. Perhaps one day I'll re-do it. I did have a much better looking coloured version but I think that one went 'West' a long time ago. With the remaining line art colouring is always an option, so I may do that.
The last one is of a Polish Vistula Legion (with Napoleon's army in Northern Italy) Horse gunner. It is a dream of mine that one day someone like the Perrys will do a complete 28mm set of Polish horse artillery in czapka. Meanwhile I'll keep scribbling them because I like 'em so much. My next project (well, ONE of my next...) is a Polish army. As followers of my blog will know from my postings, I do like doing French allied troops: Italians, Bavarians, Badeners etc, etc.
Well retirement beckons (I know, I know - after university - go figure!?!) and I may just do a bit more of this purely for the satisfaction of well... just doing it right!
But until then, this is the last of the artwork I can find, so I hope my fellow blogsters like it but future postings will most likely be of more figures painted, not artwork. After the next uni assignment that is!