Friday, 13 July 2012

Napoleonic French

I painted these figures a while ago using 'Army Painter' apart from Napoleon and his staff which were painted with a black undercoat.. I only used this method for a short while (for about a quarter of a tin before the AP dried up) and then moved onto washes but have kept using the white undercoat method.  With AP you can achieve a reasonable paint job and get your figures on the table very quickly but I find that the end result is not as satisfying as painting your figures in a more conventional method.



















The next two pictures are conversions with Wargames Foundry bodies and Perry Miniatures plastic heads. The figure on the right in each picture has not been converted and is the original Foundry figure.



These figures have been based on single bases and then used in movement trays from 'Warbases'. I plan to use these for large skirmish games like 'Sharpes Practice'. I am only half way through painting the French so there will be plenty more of these to come along with British and Brunswick.  

14 comments:

  1. I think they look very nice and look forward to seeing more!

    Christopher

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  2. Looking good! It's always great to see columns of bluecoats marching over bridges. And those curassiers look great too!

    Cheers
    Dave

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  3. Stunning troops SW. Really like the Hussars. Very nice conversions too.

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  4. Beautiful figures and great photo composition!

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  5. Fantastic French, cool conversions and great photos!

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  6. Very nice minis, and a fine bridge, too!

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  7. You can't beat the AP method for getting large numbers of the troops on the table quickly and yours are certainly some of the best I've seen using the method; great work Pat.

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  8. Pat, these look great. I agree with you absolutely about the AP dip - it's not the same, it's very difficult getting super-detailed results and side by side with black undercoated figures ... well, you know the rest. However, when you prepare this many figures, you do them so well, it really does make sense and you get a fantastic result overall. Great stuff - well done and really looking forward to seeing more.

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  9. Seeing stuff like this makes me wish I had the patience to stick exclusively to one period in 28mm. Then the Magpie knocks at my window . . . .

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  11. Thanks for all the kind remarks chaps, much appreciated.

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  12. really great looking figs...I love the volts holding the bridgehead...a skirmish game sounds perfect!

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  13. Outstanding work yet again Pat - love the conversions with the Perry plastic heads on the FOundry bodies - they look very good :)

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  14. Great work Pat the conversions are seemless!

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