Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Poles painted by Francesco Thau

You may have seen some of these photographs on Steve Dean's forum.

I used to think I could paint a bit (but not photograph) until I saw these and my bueno amigo Juan Carlos' Poles.  All I can say is wow.

Hope you enjoy Francesco's painting as much as I did.
















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  3. Beautiful looking figures, great paintjob!

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  4. Absolutely stunning Roger,
    Brings the best out of your figures!

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  5. These are wonderfully painted figures.

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  6. Dear Bayard 5; can you please repost your comment as I went to reply to it and pressed the delete button by mistake. Apologies as I wasnt paying attention.

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    1. No problem. I wrote that infantry is painted as 13th Regiment, formed in 1809- they distinguished with white uniforms from Austrian stock. Nice work but I have one notice: in Duchy of Warsaw's army there were no eagle guards with halberds, and officers didn't wear czapka, but bicorns. Otherwise- very nice painting ;)

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    2. I am aware of the uniform regulations but also the fact that the Poles were notorious for breaking them. Ive also seen sketches of Polish officers wearing czapka and an eagle guard. So, as these are toys lets face it, I am happy to field both eagle guards and officers in czapka.

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    3. Sorry, forgot to add..........most French regiments the officers were meant to wear bicorns as well...............they didnt.

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    4. Ok, that's right for czapka and officers, but I can't agree with eagle guards. Duchy of Warsaw had notorious financial problems, breaking the uniform regulations came from lack of funds. Equipping eagle guard wasn't cheap. In addition, there was no regulation about eagle guards armed with halberds in Polish regiments, and it is confirmed in the memories from the period. In practice, eagle guard was formed from grenadiers, equipped as rest of the grenadier company. I also wouldn't belive sketches, even from early 19th century- there are full of mistakes. Even Knotel isn't good.
      I know these are toys, but let's face it- historical accuracy is important for many wargamers and if we do something, let's do it well ;) Soon I'll buy Your miniatures anyway- they are beautiful, but I woudn't use eagle guards as it's for sure historically incorrect ;)

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  7. They're very nice indeed. Only thing I would change is to have the gunner covering his ears to be faced away from the gun.

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  8. Great painting job, do Francesco Tau accept commissions ?
    Cheers
    Stefano

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