Prussian Landwehr

Got some painting done over the weekend as I rested my feet. I got bad blisters and a gammy hip from my recent walk in the Highlands (Great Glen Way). Loved the break and the scenery, and the weather was good again for us. It only rained for an hour or so on the Tuesday morning, otherwise it was generally warm, sunny with the odd cloudy period. So anyway, it was good to lay up the feet and pick up the brush. Completed my entry for the Steve Dean Comp this month, just the base to finish so am happy i've managed to put one together. (even more astonished i've done this, with all the Euro 08 football on!)

And... as if I haven't enough half finished units, i've started my Prussian Napoleonic Landwehr battalion. I have a soft spot for these troops, though the uniform is simplistic - to me they look cool. Happy with how the two 'testers' are going here, wanted a good dark blue and tried not to 'work it up' too much. Only 22 to go. 2nd Westphalian Landwehr Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Comments

Martin said…
I'm painting landwehr too so I'll watch progress on yours with interest. What paints are you using for the blues?
Dinium said…
Hi Martin,

I've been having a gander at your Landwehr boys too, and your muddy caked look works really well. I wanted to keep the blue fairly dark without too many highlights. Went for the old Citadel Regal Blue (pre 2003 one) which is much darker than the current one. Highlighted it by adding Coat de Arms Shadow Grey to the Regal, but not going too light.