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« on: 02 September 2012, 10:46:15 PM »

First pics of a SYW French army for Maurice for a commission - consisting of:

CO + 3 notables
3 x Line Infantry
2 x Grenadiers
1 x Heavy Cavalry
1 x Hussars
1 x Dragoons
(These are all 4 bases to a unit)
6 x 3pdr cannon
2 x 6 pdr cannon with limbers

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Bases textured:




Undercoated:






Bases: Cayman Green




Bases: highlighted with Camouflage Green:




Overbrushing: Commands / Cavalry / Artillery: Beasty Brown; Infantry: Cold Grey:






Horses painted: Black, Cold Grey, Earth, Dark Fleshtone - all highlighted with mixed-in Bone White; manes & tails: Black, highlighted Cold Grey; Blazes etc: Skull White:










Infantry next...
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« Reply #1 on: 03 September 2012, 04:14:29 AM »

Can't wait to see the finished project.

It does bring up a question about your technique...

Do you strive to paint the hard to reach areas on the multi-figure base? My normal method is to glue figures on craft sticks, paint them and then put them on bases. However, for my WWII figures I do base them prior to painting but I only have two or three figures on a base. For multi rank bases it would seem the back of the front rank and the front of the back rank would be difficult to reach.  But I have wondered why I fret about painting the scabbard or haversack and the like on figures when it won't be seen depending on what rank they end up in.

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« Reply #2 on: 03 September 2012, 07:34:30 AM »

I can't speak for Nik, but I don't worry about parts I can't reach and therefore probably won't be seen on the table. But then I paint to a good gaming standard and no more. Life is too short and I want to get the figures on the table to a standard that I'm happy with.
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« Reply #3 on: 03 September 2012, 07:41:08 AM »

 Shocked Cool
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« Reply #4 on: 03 September 2012, 08:14:07 AM »

WOW!  Shocked
What you doing after lunch then Nik?
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« Reply #5 on: 03 September 2012, 08:59:20 AM »

I can't speak for Nik, but I don't worry about parts I can't reach and therefore probably won't be seen on the table. But then I paint to a good gaming standard and no more. Life is too short and I want to get the figures on the table to a standard that I'm happy with.

Problem is, "can't reach to paint" and "not visible on the table" are often two very different things, Steve.  Undecided

I'm running out of superlatives, Nik.  Thumbs up
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« Reply #6 on: 03 September 2012, 08:31:22 PM »

This question comes up quite a bit [funnily enough, it arose the last time I did some SYW  Smiley]

Essentially I do paint pretty-much everything; I can get brushes to where I want - have a look at this thread:

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,709.0.html

And this issue - with some illustrative pics - is mentioned on later pages here:

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,709.45.html

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,709.60.html

Hope that helps  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: 04 September 2012, 08:29:21 AM »

I've come to the conclusion that, for my purposes anyway, I shall do all open order figures (WW2 etc) "on the base", and all close-order stuff (Marlburian etc) on battens. Chacun a son gôut, as they say.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: 04 September 2012, 08:40:17 AM »

Your title to this post has puzzled me from day 1, Nik.
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« Reply #9 on: 04 September 2012, 01:40:12 PM »

Very nice!

I'm very interested to see how this project progresses.
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« Reply #10 on: 04 September 2012, 11:13:53 PM »

Your title to this post has puzzled me from day 1, Nik.

Just trying to help by including both terms for the benefit of the forum Search function Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: 06 September 2012, 04:15:23 PM »

I'm surprised they aren't done yet..  Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: 06 September 2012, 07:59:44 PM »

I'm surprised they aren't done yet..  Tongue

I don't want Nik to rush these, they are after all for me...

So far Nik, very nice, take your time I'm no hurry the builders are adding more dust per day here.

Cheers
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« Reply #13 on: 06 September 2012, 09:11:50 PM »

 Smiley Thanks Colin - and welcome to the forum  Cool

Real life is interfering during the week at bit at the moment - but the weekend looms large (they've progressed a touch from those last pics as well) and I'm hoping to get the bulk of the infantry done  Smiley

Glad the builders are carrying on too  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: 08 September 2012, 06:00:48 PM »

Pics here of basecoat uniform colours for infantry & artillerymen - this is the phase when they look really messy - but don't panic, they'll look better soon... Wink

Infantry: Skull White
Grenadiers: Skull White [one unit]; Regal Blue + Skull White 60:40 [jackets]; Skull White [breeches / gaiters]
Artillerymen: Regal Blue [jackets]; Skull White [breeches / gaiters]













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