Sunday, July 24, 2011

Painted Austrians from Victrix

Whilst we await the final test shots of the Victrix Austrians they have had some of the helmeted Austrians painted up, and they do look very nice don't they. I would love to have some of these!

From their announcement:

Whilst we are awaiting test shots of the rest of the plastic Austrian boxed sets we thought we would show you some of the beautifully painted Austrians we have just recieved from Darren at Gripping Beast and Andrew Taylor.

We are sure you will agree both have done a really fantastic job on these figures.

It is intersting to note the way both have handled the difference between the white uniform and the white crossbelts. Painting all of them the same would look dull, however by doing what Darren and Andrew have done here by painting the uniform an off white with creams, and then painting the straps brighter and shaded with greys really lifts the strapwork away from the body.

The Austrians used many and varied colours for their regimental facing colours, making for a very striking looking army. We asked Darren and Andrew to show a good mix of facing colours on these painted samples.

We should have more figures to show you soon.


BigRedBat said...

They look very nice!

Rodger said...

Very nice figures.

Salvador said...

Pretty minis (even being a bit short legged?). So many plastics and different armies make up for conversion possibilities (Imagi Nations, armies from "minor" countries). The colonel is a nice touch!

Robert said...

Not sure I agree on the short legged Austrians, though I do understand the comment, I feel it is probably due to the cut of the uniform that makes them look rather short (so that was really the prb with the Foundry Austrians LOL), guess we will have to wait and see!

Don't think it will be much longer, maybe another month or so I guess.

Salvador said...

You're right; after a little proper examination, their arms and legs length are matching and it becomes clear that the cut of the uniform makes them look like they're short legged.
The turnbacks are more "horizontal" and the trousers more fitting on the Perry Austrians than on the Victrix ones. That visually shortens the legs of the Victrix ones.