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Wider Wargaming => Painting & Modelling => Topic started by: madaxeman on 24 December 2019, 11:37:08 AM



Title: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: madaxeman on 24 December 2019, 11:37:08 AM
In a first for me (first time ever owning any Napoleonic troops - honestly..) here are some newly-painted 10mm Pendraken Napoleonics based up on 40mm wide bases for our CLWC club-standard basing for Bataille Empire.

These are a couple of test paints of standard sized 4-base units, for which I've used four 40mmx20mm DBx bases with two ranks on the rear base and one rank + skirmishers on the front rank base to set up the unit. These guys are undercoated in Army Painter blue spray, then inked in Army Painter dark blue ink before having the other colours added to them.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nsqMFsZCkh0/XgHvYMRWT4I/AAAAAAAAC_Y/Ic9F4fb4DiEAhJhUDVrJWJocgRFZN-ZwgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP2898.JPG)

This is my first foray into painting Naps, and I thought that by doing them in 10mm not only would they get a good mass effect, I also wouldn't have to be too detailed on the painting of straps and the like. However, I did get suckered into adding coloured epaulets on these... against my better judgement. I also tried dark-washing the trousers of the main marching infantry, which came out a bit darker than I would like, so I painted over some of them again with white. The 2 shooting chaps at the front have uninked trousers at the moment for comparison.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d9JKHPnrkgA/XgHvY5kJCiI/AAAAAAAAC_g/MGm2NYpDjx06AaXejZUBOatMuPeIvfndACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP2901.JPG)

I've not got any knowledge of this period other than at a very (very...) superficial level, so the apparently very important colour schemes for the pompoms and feathers in their hats and the like is somewhat ("entirely") beyond me. Grenadiers stick around the flag and have red pompoms, and everyone else has some sort of cllour that is only yellow in exceptional circumstances... is I think how it works?  ;D

There's a few more photos on my blog at: https://madaxemandotcom.blogspot.com/2019/12/something-new-shiny-and-tiny-10mm.html


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: jimduncanuk on 24 December 2019, 12:06:23 PM
Grenadiers should be on the right of the formation if in line.

There will be a colour party defending the Eagle/Colours.


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: madaxeman on 24 December 2019, 12:07:47 PM
Grenadiers should be on the right of the formation if in line.

There will be a colour party defending the Eagle/Colours.


Cheers - right as you look at them or right as they look out?


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: Westmarcher on 24 December 2019, 12:48:26 PM
Right flank.


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: Steve J on 24 December 2019, 01:38:09 PM
Very nice 8).


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: jimduncanuk on 24 December 2019, 02:25:16 PM
Cheers - right as you look at them or right as they look out?

Right of the line as they face, position of honour.

Light company of the left of the line, secondary position of honour.


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: paulr on 24 December 2019, 05:38:27 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

A touch of blue and red along the edge of the flag would hide the white paper ;)
I like the more animated flag of the rear unit :)


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: Ithoriel on 24 December 2019, 05:41:28 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nsqMFsZCkh0/XgHvYMRWT4I/AAAAAAAAC_Y/Ic9F4fb4DiEAhJhUDVrJWJocgRFZN-ZwgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP2898.JPG)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d9JKHPnrkgA/XgHvY5kJCiI/AAAAAAAAC_g/MGm2NYpDjx06AaXejZUBOatMuPeIvfndACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP2901.JPG)

Those look rather spiffy! An excellent start.


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 December 2019, 06:28:48 PM
Nice Tim


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: Techno on 25 December 2019, 08:03:04 AM
Definitely !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: madaxeman on 25 December 2019, 01:53:35 PM
:-bd =D> :-bd

A touch of blue and red along the edge of the flag would hide the white paper ;)
I like the more animated flag of the rear unit :)

Yep - I think I did the red edging on the flag, but realise now that I posted these before doing the blue. Probably down to using blue as a base undercoat, so there was no need to get the blue paint out again after the flag was done!


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: madaxeman on 04 February 2020, 07:29:53 AM
Now, with added Old Guard

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tgqyB1EHpZg/XjhcBS0Dy_I/AAAAAAAADC4/uDvcd4uVg4oW7AdV3W1KuxT2p8DIu-6FwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP3004.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-woLIWmxG1L8/XjhcBZEXkJI/AAAAAAAADC8/QJsLne6H_JspaTbkzMGYneM-eRijFu5BgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMGP3006.JPG)


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: Techno on 04 February 2020, 07:32:20 AM
Excellent !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: paulr on 04 February 2020, 08:20:33 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 February 2020, 08:58:31 AM
Good work


Title: Re: First foray into 10mm Napoleonics..
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2020, 12:49:31 PM
Nice one Tim