Sunday, 11 January 2015

Blue Moon Pavlovs

I bought a load of Blue Moon Russian Grenadiers and of course the most famous of the Grenadiers were the Pavlov's with their distinctive Mitre headgear. These painted up easily enough, my only criticism is that the scuplting of the legs is not so good. Their legs appear to blend together, had I been a bit more skilled with the brush I could have painted in some lines. I've also got two units of Blue Moon Hungarian grenadiers, so perhaps these may be next. I intend alternating Austrian units with other nationalities to avoid 'snow blindness'! NOTE: I had to cut off all the flag staffs of the Blue Moon figures - not so much the thickness of the poles was at fault but rather they were a bit short for the flags (by Maverick models) and replaced them with 28mm metal spears from North Star.







12 comments:

  1. Great looking Pavlov, a wonderful job for a famous unit...

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  2. Always liked that uniform a lot! You did a great paintjob on them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  3. Thanks Peter and Chasseur - glad you like them!

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  4. They look the part Ken, nice painting and basing!

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  5. Very nice painting Ken, but you hid it well with your painting, nice flags too!

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  6. Cheers Paul and Ray, it's a relief to get something completed all painted up and based!

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  7. They look great Ken. Good addition with the extended flag pole for sure.

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  8. Thanks James, yes the extended flagpoles are a necessity with some brands of figures. In the past I'd even cut down the flag to fit to pole - those are the days before I got a pin vice!

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  9. Another very nice unit, can't beat some Pavlovs!

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