In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Roll Out The Barrel!

My first formation of Bavarians is done within a week of starting them!

This consists of two 8 figure groups and 2 Big Men, an officer and an NCO.

View of the rear

The Hät figures aren't terrific sculpts, there are some soft details, but the price can't be beat at less than Cdn$1/figure including shipping. So a quick and tidy paint job over my standard runny burnt umber base coat without any highlights etc. and done! Kinda took me back 40 years to my Airfix figures, except this time the paint won't flake off!

I found a shade of blue I liked. Lighter than the test figure, but darker than the sky blue in the Osprey. Happily it matches the shade of blue on my Bavarian flags, which is probably a good hint. I got the flags from The blue I ended up using is an Americana craft acrylic appropriately named "Uniform Blue."

Close up of officer before basing

Close up of Sergeant

For the raupenhelm I used black ink for the leather helmet so it would contrast with the dull black woolen crest.

Totally staged White Dwarf studio "action shot". They look not bad on the same table as the Warlord figures


  1. Nice work on the Bavarians, they look well on the table!

  2. I do like these Bavarians, they have come up splendidly!

  3. Totally agree, the figures look pretty good considering they are cheap soft have done a nice job on the paintwork.

    1. They are hard plastic. Different from their 1/72 scale figures.

    2. Oh right...that makes more sense then...I didn't think they had the look of Airfix style figures, but I did not realise HaT made hard plastic figures!