#4 RUSSIAN OFFICER in kaftan
Frankly, I didn't want to stop painting this guy! The layers of red are 5 deep with a blend of 4 different shades plus black. The collar and cuff detail I chose to show as gilt lace although equally it could be a more prosaic colour.
The pole arm is a fine piece of work and I am sure will find its way into other arms in other armies! More than a hint of Vlad Dracul in the way I lavished colour onto this important man!
#5 RUSSIAN MUSKETEER early period/or recruit
1. His usefulness for the period 1675-1700 in other theatres: Sedgemoor, Ireland, Flanders Skane wars. Of course head swaps are required and the addition of French ribbons on shoulders for Louis XIV's Army etc. But this chap will get maximum usage in the Warfare range.
2. He will complement the Apostle equipped infantry sculpted by Steve Shaw which are now selling very well. Not only will my Killiecrankie battalions be in firing lines, they can now be in a new pose.
So, what's next? Clibinarium is forging on and applying the lessons and experience gained through this 10 sculpt test to the production figures which will shortly follow.
Keep with us, we'll have product out in early 2014.