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Monday, 7 April 2014

Marie Theresa, a saint by any other name.

After reading the small article in last months Miniature Wargames about wargaming in Austria I noticed that the show held there gave away a wonderful figure of Marie Theresa.
The figure had been produced by Westphalia Miniatures in Germany and I was really envious of everyone who got the figure.Anyway to cut a long story short Westphalia Miniatures very kindly sent me three! One I have given to master painter Dave Jarvis to see what he can do with it. If its any good? I will probably pinch her off him. The other two I kept. 

 Marie Theresa to me anyway was everything that Fredrick the Great! wasnt. She was kind, generous, honourable brave and also a very good ruler, unfortunately she was also very loyal to her generals, even the bad ones. So I had to do a small diorama of the Empress with two of her generals.
  Im not happy with the way I painted her dress, but I still like it enough to use as my C in C.
 She's probably saying '' Now look lads, you were pretty s@@te at Prague, so can we have some more effort next time.''


 I picked up an unpainted Hinchliffe blacksmiths forge many moons ago from Ian at Irregular Miniatures, and I finally got around to painting it, Hinchliffe still do it for me.

7 comments:

  1. A lovely vignette there with ol' MT and her generals. Nice painting. The mobile forge is neat too.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes. I took what you wrote in the Miniature Wargames as inspiration.

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  2. Very nice stuff. The Hinchliffe equipment range still takes some beating.
    Graham

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    1. Evening Graham,
      You wouldnt be interested in buying the whole range.I have heard it is up for sale to some enterprising chaps.

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  3. Marite Theresa's vignette is great, wonderful work!

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    1. Thanks Phil,
      It is a nice figure to paint.

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  4. Robbie,
    I would if I wasn't already so committed with the Crann Tara range!
    You're a chap of enterprising means :)
    Graham

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

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