I'm going to have to bite the bullet and shell out for a decent camera. My present camera just isn't up to the job as can be witnessed by the picture above. Believe it or not this is the best of nearly two dozen attempts, taken in varying light conditions and locations, and using different camera settings. It's supposed to be Prussian Cuirassiers in Litewkas, part of a twenty four man regiment which is my current painting project. Having painted the collars in the facing colour I discovered that they were always red, but I think the blue looks better so it stays. Not of course that it's easy to tell from the picture. At the moment I'm heavily reliant on Neil Braddon in his role of official garage photographer, but he's been unable to attend much of late and I'm running out of decent photographs. So I'll be trawling the internet for recomendations and special offers in the near future. If of course you have any suggestions please feel free to let me know.
So I'm now showing what the news people always refer to as "library Images". This shot is of an irresistable mass of Austrians, commanded by Duncan Stradling at the WHC if my memory serves me right. There's a certain ponderous inevitability about the big Austrian forty eight man battalions. They seem to shrug off casualties as they steam roller forwards and they take an age to wear down. Though I still have to say that the Russians are my favourite army I'm beginning to develop a liking for the boys in white.
One final piece of news is that I had an email from Neil Sheardown to inform me that the last four battalions and the skirmishers for the Westfalian division were in the post. Hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow and will certainly be featuring very shortly on the blog, of course I'll need Neil B's camera to do them justice until I get one of my own.
SYW in India Progress Report - I have increased the 1st and 2nd Madras Sepoy Regiments from 15 to 30 figures. Now I'm working on the Madras European regiment using the Fife & Drum AWI ...
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