Strelets French Infantry on the March

After a very satisfactory Christmas Day with my family, I’ve enjoyed a bracing Boxing Day walk in the hills. Sitting back with a glass of iced single malt, I’ve been surveying the embarrassingly high number of model soldier kits which have been bought for me as Christmas presents. More details on these will no doubt feature in forthcoming posts…

The holiday has allowed me time to do plenty of figure painting already and I’ve (somewhat astonishingly) completed my large group of Strelets’ French Infantry on the March.

Strelets French Infantry Marching (6)

It has been an interesting process, returning to paint Strelets figures again. Being nearly two years since my last serious Strelets painting, I had forgotten how different an experience it is when compared to figures from other manufacturers.  Furthermore, my painting style has developed and consequently I’ve had to rethink how to approach these figures.

Strelets French Infantry Marching (7)

Being less ‘pretty’ and refined than other figures, it’s a different aesthetic. Strelets figures look their best in larger groups rather than showcased individuals. This marching cohort is perfect for showing off Strelets. Their chunkier figures make for clearer details when seen from a distance, ‘en masse’. Incidentally, newly released Strelets figures appear to be sculpted to an increasingly refined standard than with these early French infantrymen.

Strelets French Infantry Marching (3)

Strelets French Infantry Marching (4)

Although, it’s been a challenge at times and involved some repainting, I’ve been really enjoying the process. As a result, I intend to paint some more Strelets figures which have just come through as Christmas presents!

Strelets French Infantry Marching (1)

Strelets French Infantry Marching (9)

Now, I wonder if I get even more figures for my birthday, tomorrow…?

 

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2 thoughts on “Strelets French Infantry on the March

  1. They look great mate. Any chance of some close up shots? When I zoom in it all gets a bit blurry. Maybe it’s just my old eyes haha. Love me a single Malt but I take mine neat please. Happy birthday for tomorrow too man.

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  2. Hmm, I’ll see what I can do with the pics. Not sure why it’s doing that with the blurryness though must admit I struggle getting decent pics on these dark winter days! Cheers mate – maybe I might try a scotch without the ice – and probably a lot more than just the one at that.

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