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Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Thursday, August 6, 2020

French Gardes du Corps, 3me Compagnie, sculpted by Steve Barber


Finally, after more than one year, I could find the time to paint this fantastic sculpts by Steve Barber, which I commissioned at his studio. I painted them as the Garden du Corps du Roe with the yellow flags, so it's the third Compagnie. A fantastic experience having his own commissioned figures and to paint them then. The figures come with separate arms, so you can paint them easily and in short phases, which is quite comfortable, if you don't have the time to paint 5-6 hours without a break. I confess, that I invested the last day 6 hours to finish the paint job, base them and making the grass, pigments and dust .. It's a great joy to have them and I plan already a new commission at Steve.. 




















16 comments:

  1. They tuned out extremely well - good paint job! Obviously destined to be one of your favourite units seeing you commissioned them. I hope they do well in their first game. Cheers Greg

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    1. Hi Greg, it is indeed a great pleasure to get the own, commissioned figures - ideal to complete the usual ranges of infantry. But especially in 40mm, there are not many possibilities for get cavalry - there are only few manufacturers and they offer quite a few. I will commission a new figure soon, I am sure! P

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  2. Lovely figures and terrific painting by you. I really look forward to the battle report.

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    1. Thank you! The next battle comes soon - in 1 week. I am not sure, if we play Russia - Prussia or France - Prussia. But I will post the pictures!

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  3. Beautiful figures and a great paint job - well done !

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    1. Thank you so much! They are too sensitive to put them in a battle (small parts can break) - but we will see!

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  4. Wonderful! Beautiful figures and painting. Great to see you posting

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    1. I am already ashamed that I did not paint a lot last year, but now, in summer - the season for wargaming in the garden - I enjoy that! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Ray! I am happy that you didn't forgot me the long time I was absent..

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  6. Großartig bemalte Figuren einer legendären Einheit. Super!

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    1. Oh vielen Dank! Hab mir Deinen Blog angeschaut und viel Interessantes gelesen, aber auch schöne Schlachten gesehen. Habe Dich auf meine Bloglist hinzugefügt. LG, Peter

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    2. Das freut mich. Natürlich bin ich nicht so der Könner hinsichtlich schöner Schlachtfelder (Terrainteile), aber ansonsten sind unsere Interessen doch sehr ähnlich. Vielleicht könnte man ja mal zusammen zocken. Ich spiele mit einigen Leuten aus dem Sweetwaterforum mit einer Art PlayByMail, wenn sich die Schlacht dazu anbietet. Es ist schön, dass Dir unser Blog gefällt.

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  7. Beautiful figures and excellent painting, love the detail. It will be interesting to see how these fellows perform on the war games table.

    Paul

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  8. Quelle joie de retrouver votre actualité! Tout d'abord, j'espère que vous et vos proches êtes en très bonne santé. Ici, à Buenos Aires, nous sommes sur un haut plateau de contagions, mais pas bas. Quoi qu'il en soit, dira Dieu.
    Passant aux petits soldats, que puis-je dire? Beau comme toujours et superbement photographié. J'espère très bientôt pouvoir profiter des photos de vos légendaires jeux de guerre d'été. Un gros câlin (antiseptique) de la lointaine République Argentine.

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  9. Comme d'habitude une très grande attention portée à la qualité de la photographie, et des figurines magnifiques...Un réel plaisir, salutations et félicitations!

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