Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hip, Hip, Polish Hussar!




This rather fine Polish Winged Hussar was another one of those very generous, but very curious little packages that the great and good, 'Provost Marshal' secretly deposits on my painting desk after a visit to 'Awdry Towers'.  Sometimes they can remain undetected for days until a coded warning is released; this then brings about a spate of frenetic tidying up of the work station to discover the offending article before the Saintly Mrs. Awdry gets wind of the fact that even more contraband has found its way over the threshold.  

A more cynically minded chap might start think that the fellow was in cahoots with good lady wife in a bid to keep the every spreading workstation contained!






Not entirely sure of the make, but there was certainly a feeling of quality to him, even if the sculpt lacks some of the dynamism that we have become used to today.  Anyway, a much needed distraction without the need to amass too many troops on the painting table at any one time!




51 comments:

  1. The infiltration of new models into the home environment sounds remarkably similar to the situation here at DT Towers. Alas mine usually arrive in large boxes or via a red 'we missed you' card from the postman so I have to find alternative subterfuge.

    Lovely model – an entire unit of those would look quite stunning on the table top.

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    1. Ah yes the little red card, dead giveaway that and many thanks.

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  2. And there was me thinking you'd gone all Renaissance on us! Great work btw!

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    1. Not just yet, but never say never and many thanks.

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  3. Wonderful - who cares about how long the lance/the wings are when you can achieve such a great paintjob on it?

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    1. Thank you Andrew that is very kind of you.

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  4. Superb lovely paintjob and figure sir!

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    1. Why thank you and welcome aboard Sir.

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  6. ooh nice , and decidely different

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    1. Thank you, but not sure I'm ready to go hurtling off on these tangent just yet!

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  7. I remember when I with in my teens, there was an article in one of the wargames mags about these chaps and I did a rather crappy drawing of one of these chaps and ever since I have looked them. So Michael thank you for bringing back one of these lovely figures which is painted wonderfully and richly.

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    1. Glad to be of service and thank you for your kind comments.

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  8. Nice work Michael... never seen anything like that

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    1. Thank you Captain, he is a little bit different, isn't he.

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  9. There´s a couple of films with them charging en masse, Moscow 1612 and the remake of Taras Bulba..very impressive looking cavalry..but way toooo fiddly for me. He looks great:
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. Thank you Paul, a massed troop would be something particularly special, but one will do for now.

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  10. Very nice!
    I've wanted to do a 'Grande Dutchy of Lithuania' army for a long time. I figured probably go 15mm, but looking at this.. wow :) so when will you complete this army? ;)

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    1. Thank you and me finish something - don't be silly! ;)

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  11. Fantastic painting on an equally fantastic model! Who doesn't love a well-painted Polish Hussar. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, it was certainly fun to do something a bit different for a bit.

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  12. That's a nice looking figure and echo others comments about a whole unit of them looking fantastic though I think it would grow old quick having to paint them up LOL

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, not sure I'll manage more than one for the time being.

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  13. Truly excellent, the feathers look amazing.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Smillie, the feathers were probably the best sculpted part of the miniature so I was able to get stuck into them.

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  14. One of the most beautiful soldiers of all times, painted so nice...you surpassed yourself once more sir Michael. :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Thanos, they certainly must have been a magnificent sight.

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  15. Michael,

    I wasn't expecting to see this one for ages. The figure is a Hinchliffe 25mm (the more elderly gentlemen amongst us might remember George Gush's series in Airfix Magazine back in the 70s). Anyway, here's a clip of what they might have looked like (not sure about the soundtrack though) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pfcSXEPUvc

    Pip pip

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    1. Well I do like to keep you interested! Thank you for the information and of course the link.

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  16. Really nice painting work, really nice.

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  17. Oh, winged lancers, very cool! Well done sir!

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  18. Fantastic, Michael. I know how tricky these chaps can be to put together and paint. I have to say you've done him justice. Exemplary work, Sir!

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  19. Blimey! an old Hinchliffe figure, you have done a superb paint job on this Michael.

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  20. Excellent painted figure Michael! I have them in scale 1/72, but no guts at this moment to paint them! Maybe next year! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  21. This lovely popped up at the bottom of your page today. Four years on, and I think it's excellent still.

    Oh, and it looks as if you had a spambot hitting you back in June.

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    1. Thank you kind Sir and my word you are right, off to do some cleaning!

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