First up are the Austrian-Hungarians. - this is "half" of Infantry Regiment #33 Nikolaus Esterhazy. I still have to finish 3 more stands.
For you die-hard purists out there please stop reading immediately and come back once you've cooled down. I understand the shirt or waistcoat is blue with some yellow lace on it. I tried painting it and it didn't turn out quite right on the Old Glory or the Mini Figs...
You may note also that the mini figs should have gaiters and I painted the full blue pants as they add a little color to the battlefield. Also need to paint the hat decorations (cockades, pom poms, etc).
|3 of 6 stands completed.|
|I like the stoic disciplined look of the minifigs. The Old Glory guys are way more "human" looking however.|
|The chap on the right looks genuinely concerned that there is a massive hand bearing down on his stand.|
|Here is what's left of the pile I recently had. The rest of the Austrians and most of the Prussians laying there in various states of completion.|
The color I used is a mix of a dark khaki and olive green. What a pain it was to continuously mix colors for 2 figures. One of these days I'll crack and buy the vallejo. But until then...