18 November 2011

54mm Bohdan Khmelnytsky

Completed paintjob, the matt varnish turned out OK thought it could have been better. But taking into account the weather I should be happy it didn't go the other way and turn frosty or more glossy.

For those unfamiliar with this fellow, Bohdan Khmelnytsky and the Khmelnytsky uprising the history is very interesting and too detailed to sum up easily. But in short it was a Cossack uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. In the war that followed, Khmelnytsky managed to find new allies in the tatars to balance his army and was able to defeat the Polish-Lithuanian armies twice which led to creation of a Cossack hetmanate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohdan_Khmelnytsky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmelnytsky_Uprising

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deluge_%28Polish_history%29



6 comments:

  1. Very nice work, and an interesting subject

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  2. Great work, and an interesting historical figures.

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  3. Great job on a great mini!

    I was introduced to Bohdan Khmelnytsky myself through a movie or two about him/his era. Definitely found it very interesting digging more into the actual history.

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  4. Thanks guys, I have one last 54mm model from Siberia Miniatures left. A cossack infantryman armed with a musket. But I will save him for later. These large scale models are great to have around when one needs a break from painting other more structured projects.

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