Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lieutenant Paul von Hindenburg, 1866

I built this figure while working on Berthier and completed painting before the MHMC Show.

I've been wanting to build this figure for a long time. It's based on the photo of Hindenburg when a leutnant in the 3rd Guards Regiment during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.

The photo appealed to me because of his "on campaign" look. He's wearing a great coat in a roll. His sword scabbard is dented and beat up and his jacket has a field worn appearance. He's also devoid of an officer sash, which may be a practice to be less conspicuous to those Austrian jeagers!

1 comment:

david spacek said...

Hi Jason,
nice figure as usual... hope you'll get together some jaegers now :-)