Just an update on a few more bits that I have got finished for my Russians
5 Line Infantry. Renegade Minitures Austrians. Really nice if a little cartoony minitures, and very reasonably priced (£15 for 24). I'll be using these as both the core of my russian force and as ww2 Norwegians, as the uniform is close enough for me to.
And, after a few months waiting to be painted (I have cleaned the dust of this thing twise before now!) a russian naval gattling gun and crew. They are all from Perry Minitures, so are perfect in every way as you'd expect them to be.
Also makeing their way off the back-burner, my two Steam Wagons. These have now been sealed up with what is supposed to be a sort of chicken-wire like grid to protect the driver and engeneer from harm. It also helps to hide that there is no driver when the things are in motion. I dident want to add people inside as I always find that it looks odd to have people sitting in lorrys when they are parked in wargames, and it would have been bloody hard to acctualy do it. I think it looks OK and im looking forward to painting them. They belong to the artillary rather than the navy, so will be green rather than black and white like all the other steam machines. The mesh is made of cross-stiching grid that I got about 2 square feet of for about a quid.
Ok, by next week I should have a fair few more Line Infantry finished along with the artillary tractors and should have at least put together my russian cavalry.