More mud, no shoes
Posted by Martin on February 14, 2008
An opportune point-and-click moment arose today so I can show you WIP on a pair of march-attack landwehr infantry. I’ve taken to painting figures in pairs as a compromise between my failed attempt to do production line painting of four or more figures at a time and the excessive slowness of doing one at a time. It worked with the casualty figures and it’s going well with this pair.
The figure on the left is noteworthy as being one of a set of three that Peter F. sculpted as a cover mount for Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy a couple of years ago. I’ve had a couple of these sets stashed away for a while now waiting for the right moment to paint them. The other two in the set are a chap wearing clogs and that rarity, a landwehr pioneer. It is acutally possible to buy these figures from Calpe (product codes PL31, PL32 and PL33) even though they were done as cover mounts.
The mud motif will continue through this battalion and you can see it clearly on the bottom of trouser legs and knees as well as the bottom of the litewkas on these two figures. Work remaining here includes the water bottle, muskets, hands and cap piping on both.