Sunday, April 12, 2020

1812 Moscow Opolochenie


Just a wee post this week to keep me honest.

I'm revisiting a project I began a few years ago - Napoleon's 1812 retreat from Moscow. I thought that since we're firmly in Spring's thawing embrace (well, almost), it might be safe to do something that is quintessentially 'winter' in theme.



So here is a trio of Moscow Horse Opolochenie

Who were the Opolochenie I hear you ask?  Sorry, folks, I have no freakin' clue. I only know they're Russian, they look rather cold and they seem to be dead set on doing some righteous (meaning deadly) work. (Postscript: Actually, a blog friend let me know that they were part of the people's militia who fought alongside the regular Russian formations during the French incursion - Thanks Martijn!)

Oh, and they have wonderful hats.


These boys have been sitting half-done on my hobby table for an embarrassing amount of time, so I thought the Quarantine Challenge the perfect vehicle to finally get them done-up and put in the cabinet.

You'll have to forgive me in this last shot. I indulged myself by excavating a few more models from this collection for a 'Duellist' inspired action shot.



Thanks for dropping in!

-Curt


14 comments:

  1. What a great addition Curt.
    Great work as always.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  2. Very nicely done Curt. Love the subtle shading on your figures.

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  3. My word these look good Curt, I do like the pill shaped bases as well.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I like softer corners on my bases now - it seems to match my physique as well. :)

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  4. very nice. I am always jealous of your painting skills

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    1. Aww, thanks Miles. I, in turn, remain envious of your excellent terrain making skillz.

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  5. Wonderful work Curt! That last shot is quite evocative of some period paintings. Love it!

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    1. Cheers Nick! Funny, I always think of Edouard Detaille and Keith Rocco's paintings when I'm working on Napoleonics.

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