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Project Diary: The Silver Bayonet

Project Diary: The Silver Bayonet

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About the Project

A journey to a new genre: gothic horror in napoleonic times

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Second Unit: The Prussians

Tutoring 3
Skill 4
Idea 4
2 Comments

Next unit are the Prussians. I had a lot of fun painting them and again tried to stay as close to the box art as I could. The poses of the minis make them so characterful that I cannot wait to play my first game. Before that there are still a lot of minis to paint and terrain that has to be built so stay tuned!

Second Unit: The Prussians

First Unit: The Austrians

Tutoring 5
Skill 6
Idea 6
1 Comment

I finally finished painting my first unit/warband. As an Austrian painting the locals first wasn’t really a hard choice!  I’m not that deep into napoleonics so I kept the painting scheme realtively close to the box art, however great ressources (for example how to paint the webbing and gear on the backside of the minis) are piterest and source books by Osprey or Soldiershop Publishing. I tried not to take this topic of getting the uniforms historical accurate too seriously as it is a alternate fictional scenario in a napoleonic setting  so I went with what looked best.

Here is the link to the Austrian box art:

https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=15901

A detailed colour guide will follow soon!

First Unit: The Austrians

Basing and priming

Tutoring 4
Skill 3
Idea 4
1 Comment

After removing the very few mold lines on the minis as best I could I started to base the minis prior to priming. Instead of just PVA glue and sand I wanted to try something different and gave Vallejo Ground texture rough white pumice a go. The fine but coarse texture really did the job and it also blends the metal base of the mini to the plastic base, how convenient.

 

Next step is priming with zenithal highlighting and painting the base in a medium brown.

Basing and priming
Basing and priming
Basing and priming

First steps

Tutoring 4
Skill 3
Idea 6
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This is my step by step journey in the napoleonic  gothic horror game “The Silver Bayonet” by Osprey Games. This came recently caught my attention since it had a fresh and unique setting, part historical, part fantasy/horror which is a welcome alternation to all the pending projects on my pile of opportunities…

I recently grabbed a Preorder on northstarfigures.com that came with Wave 1 and 2 (6 hunter factions in total) as well as a special limited edition adventurer/investigator. I took a while but the minis made it through customs to the mainland of europe and I could start the project.

First things first:

While giving the metal miniatures a nice soapy bubble bath, a scrub and a rinse with tap water I thought about the way I wanted to base the minis.

Usually I use the bases that come with the miniatures but as the minis from Northstarfigures come without bases I had to decide which bases to use.

Recently I did a lot of hobbying in the Bolt Action universe and really came to like the flat bases as the minis tend to better blend in between the terrain pieces and don’t knock their head on the door frame as they would standing on a higher base.

Since the minis for Silver Bayonet not only have a historical character hence the setting but also have in my opinion a retro charme to them the way they are sculpted I decided to give them old school 25mm angled hollow round bases.

On thingiverse I found perfect fitting bases as they are a little lower as the slotta bases we all know which is a reasonable compromise.

Here’s the link to the bases:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4773941/files

The rule book and three of the currently 6 available factionsThe rule book and three of the currently 6 available factions
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