Friday, 13 July 2007

Highlanders are finished!

Here is the completed 92nd Highland battalion. Quite enjoyed painting those but the kilts were challenging! Next is a French Line foot battery of 4 guns and 16 crew. All 'Essex' miniatures as usual. Using a white undercoat on the guns only as I feel it gives slightly brighter look when finished.

Total so far now is:1 French Dragoon regt and 1 Line lancer regt. 2 French infantry battalions, 2 British line and 1 Highland battalions plus the Scots Greys.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Quick update: The Highlanders are going well. Decided to go for the 92nd with thier yellow facings etc but strictly speaking this regt should not have the peak on the bearskins, not a major problem though in 15mm! Been great furn painting the first 8 figures, after a bit of headscratching I went for dark green kilts with yellow details to represent the 'Governmet sett' tartan. Not too bad though?

I'll add a photo of the finished/based battalion later this week hopefully.

Next up, a battery of French line artillery.

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Above: First 8 figures of the battalion, plus the painting source, ospreys brilliant 'Wellingtons Highlanders'.

Friday, 6 July 2007

British battalion number 2 completed.

Not much to report this week. Completed the 16 figures for british infantry unit number 2. Just needs varnishing and basing now. I'm undercoating the first 8 figures of the Scottish battalion up next.... probably the 42nd ' Black watch'. Decided to go with just one flag each for the British battalions and leave the regimental colour as I feel that 2 flags with a small 16 figure battalion looks too much.

One of my main sources of reference is a brilliant little book published in 1971 called 'Regiments at waterloo' by Rene North. I owned a copy in 1975 when I was just 17! I lost that copy but managed to find another copy on ebay some months ago, real nostalgia!

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