Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Airfix 3rd Silesian Landwehr

Finally I have something to post. 

But first:

Sadly 2017 has not been a good year. I got a new job (same line of work but just a different employer in the City of London) but developed a niggling back ache. In turn this developed into something far more serious and in just over a week I have surgery on my spine. Coupled with the austerity measures for public sector workers such as myself it all makes for a less than certain future. All nasty stuff; which brings into focus that you really should enjoy the simple things in life - they are invariably the most important. 

So I give you the 3rd Silesian Landwehr:

Not a wobbly chin among these veterans!

"Back in the day" I would have busted a gut to have been able to achieve these kind of results so I am proud of this unit. A lot of them had to be completed while standing!I just hope they fulfill my battlefield expectations!

The standard is in the official Airfix box art pattern. Yes, I know!

I would like to be able to finish one more Airfix unit before I go under the knife, plus I have been re-basing my 15mm Franco-Prussian War figures which should be completed in the next two days. I will post the results and the ideas behind this once done.

In the meantime I hope you can enjoy a trip down Airfix memory lane when grand battles were fought, completed and put away over the kitchen table before fish fingers, mash potato and peas were served up for the whole family's tea!


  1. A splendid looking unit Matt.

    I hope the operation goes well for you.

  2. Hope you are soon on the mend , those figures take me back ! , Tony

  3. Maybe Airfix is all we ever really needed...? Nah - it's only enough if we can all paint like you, Matt, and that is not such a common gift. Very nice, sir - makes me glad to see them.

    All the best with the operation - you are a tough bunny, I know, so I'm sure you'll come through it well, with the strength to recover fully and properly. Think how many soldiers you'll be able to paint then!

    Take care, Matt - be nice to the nursing staff.

  4. Good figure selection and paint job. These Airfix figures are very good, but sadly came a bit late for my collection although I do have about a dozen painted up.

  5. As always you have done wonders with these Matt. The Landwher figures were a bit late for me too as my Airfix armies were made up of the early releases only - British & French. Looking forward to seeing some Old Guard!

    Good luck with the surgery, I hope all goes well.

  6. Splendid Landwehr! (A strange combination of words as that sounds.)

    May good fortune attend your surgery and less pain be your future.

  7. Ouch. You have my every sympathy, Matt. Best wishes.

    A beautiful regiment.

  8. Matt - a lovely bunch of figures, and the very best of luck with the Op...

  9. Thanks for all the comments and well wishes gents!

  10. Beautifully done Matt. They stand the test of time so well. It's such a pity that it was the last set that they produced. Still, we are now spoilt for choice in 1/72nd/20 mm...

    All the best for the surgery.