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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Elite White commanding officer

Here is another 28mm-scale Russian Civil War figure that I painted this week - a commanding officer for my elite 'White' force.  This miniature is from the Artizan Designs 'Thrilling Tales' range, & it is packed with glorious period detail.  I really like the snow goggles, moustache, medals, & wool-lined hat; but the best aspect for me is the fact that he's armed with not only the classic & much-prized Mauser C96 automatic pistol, but also the esoteric Luger Lange Pistole 08 (also known as the 'Artillery Luger'), which is described as a pistol-carbine, & had a bizarre setup of a small drum magazine feeding bullets up through the handle, & also a shoulder stock.  Essentially it was an early SMG.

Artizan Designs 'Thrilling Tales' figures fit very well with Copplestone Castings 'Back of Beyond' figures.  The only thing I have noticed is that the former are closer to 28mm height, wheras the Copplestone ones are more often 30mm tall.  Perfectly within natural human size variance though.  I have painted this characterful chap in a General Markov Officers Regiment uniform (albeit a well-tailored version befitting his rank, with Russian tri-colour arm badges), to match my other elite White soldiers: officer, sniper, & infantry.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice painting :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin. He does have some dark grey highlighting on the folds of his uniform, but this didn't show up well in the photos :-s

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  2. Beautifully done, man! He looks great!

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    1. Cheers, Mordian. I think he'll make a good centrepiece for my White force. Although I still haven't settled on what ruleset I might use for RCW gaming...

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  3. Cracking figure VERY nicely painted. Well done!
    Hmm...that sculpt would make a great pilot or vehicle crewman with those goggles...

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Yes, I think the original sculpt may have had the pilot theme in mind, as Artizan Designs markets this figure as 'Count Murometz', & the Sikorsky Ilya Muromets was the worlds first four-engine heavy bomber.

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