Friday, 25 May 2012

28mm French Napoleonic Voltigeurs

Some Front Rank figures I picked up from the bring 'n buy at Sheffield Triples last week. There were 25 all together, and unpainted. A nice purchase for twelve quid and thought I'd use them as skirmishers for my recently completed Italian regiments. Used GW Devlan Mud Wash to give them a weathered look again. Great poses on these, especially the guy biting the cartridge and one in the foreground about to pull the ramrod on his musket.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

British Napoleonic Foot Artillery 28mm

Theses are the Victrix plastic 28mm British Foot Artillery. I'd been hesitant to start these for a while because of the amount of small parts and gluing involved, plus I managed to break several of the gun carriage chains because they were so brittle. In all honesty I can't see myself purchasing another one for those very reasons. The price is a positive, along with the fact you get the limbers included. They also look ok once painted. I'll definitely buy metal again in future, maybe Perry's as they come in a pack with crew and cannon for around £8.50 each which is not bad.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Napoleonic Italian Regiment 28mm

These are Front Rank late French figures painted as an Italian Line Infantry Regiment. They (along with a second one) were painted ready for a Sunday game at the local club. As I had an old tin of White primer spray I decided on using that instead of the normal black undercoat. Slightly regretted this decision only for the fact that it took me so long to finish them due to constantly re-touching areas. I used a GW Devlan Mud Wash to give the uniforms a weathered look, and then went back over with some highlights afterwards. The flags are from 'Maverick Models' and came very cheaply and in good time.