Completed Russian Grenadier Butyrsky Regt. 1698-1702.

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  1. billyturnip A Fixture

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    EK Castings 54mm white metal figure painted with oils and acrylics.

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  2. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice looking paint job and figure Roger.....

    Wayne
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you Wayne. Not bad for a figure that cost a little over 4 Euro. :)
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  4. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Top job Roger. I'd even go as far as to say probably one of your best so far (at least from what I've seen). You've really nailed the red. (y)

    - Steve
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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you very much indeed Steve.
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  6. valiant A Fixture

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    Nice job on an unusual figure, Roger(y)
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    Thank you Steve.
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You do pick some obscure subjects Roger but you do paint them to a high standard.
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you Bob.
    It is an obscure subject, perhaps not if you're Russian, :) but the Butyrsky regt. were once commanded by Patrick Gordon, a Scot from Aberdeenshire.




    PATRICK G (1635, Auchleuchrics;

    Aberdeenshire- 1699, Moscow). General, rear-admiral,chief advisor to Peter the Great, most high-ranking and influential foreigner in Russia of his day. Cadet of the Haddo family. Served Swedish and Polish crowns. 1661 entered Tsar’s employ as major with D.Crawford and P.Menzies.

    1665 colonel. 1666-7 sent on diplomatic mission from Moscow to London, went to Scotland 1669-70 (when made Freeman of Aberdeen) and 1686. 1677-8 prominent in Chigirin campaigns, made major-gen. and commander of Kiev garrison. Supervised creation of Tsar’s Life Guard regiments and initiated military reforms. 1687-9 took part in Crimean campaigns; promoted to full general. 1689 supported Tsar Peter in his coup against Regent Sophia. 1695-6 active in siege and capture of Azov from the Turks. 1698 suppressed Streltsy rebellion saving the throne for Peter. Secured permission to build first Roman Catholic church in Russia. Staunch Jacobite, prevented recognition of William of Orange by Tsar. A well-educated man, G. was also Russian correspondent for "London Gazette"and author of famous diary, still inadequately published. {RG VIA - Passages from the Diary of Gen.Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries. Aberdeen, 1859). His sons and numerous kinsmen made their mark in Russia.

    His eldest son JOHN (1666 or 7, Moscow- 1712, Scotland). Started as ensign in Russian army, never finished studies at Douai and Edinburgh and managed family estate of Auchleuchries near Ellon. 1698 visited Moscow with his wife.

    http://www.scalan.co.uk/scotsinrussia.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Gordon
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  10. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely paintwork Roger:).
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  11. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    beautifull work.

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    Ralph, Marc, thank you both very much. :)
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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Roger, what an interesting character. Thanks for the history lesson.
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Nice job Roger , i really like the shade of red you've achieved on the figure.
    Keep up the awesome job mate :)
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  15. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you Daniel.
    Keep up with yours too.... all of them, I'm watching. :D
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Hahaha
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  17. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Exceelent work.

    Cheers

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  18. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks again Huw. :)
  19. Oda A Fixture

    A stunner,not much more to say really!

    Oda.
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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you! :)
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