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« Reply #30 on: 29 November 2014, 11:26:57 PM »

Very nice

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« Reply #31 on: 29 November 2014, 11:57:13 PM »

If you're still on a quest for more variety, you can paint your trumpeter's horses grey

How do people paint greys?

I really struggle to get good looking greys, hence you won't have seen any in any of my 10mm projects.
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« Reply #32 on: 30 November 2014, 01:12:02 AM »

Greys with only a little off-white works for me.


www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost151.htm
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« Reply #33 on: 30 November 2014, 01:03:16 PM »

Seeing the close-ups does better justice to your painting skills (for my poor eyesight the initial photos were too far back). These are a joy. The detail is amazing.  Cool
In my own case, I'm just glad the scale is 10mm and so less danger of my own limited painting skills showing me up when displayed on the wargames table!  Rock on!
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« Reply #34 on: 01 December 2014, 11:36:49 AM »

How do people paint greys?

I really struggle to get good looking greys, hence you won't have seen any in any of my 10mm projects.

I think the secret is not to make the contrast between base colour and highlight colour too radical. Either dark grey with slightly lighter highlights or light grey with pale grey or white highlights seems to work best. Personally, I've given up on dapples. Nothing I try seems to look right.
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« Reply #35 on: 01 December 2014, 11:41:36 AM »

Interesting, that. It's an effect that Japanese artists usually have trouble with too.
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« Reply #36 on: 01 December 2014, 01:14:43 PM »

I think the secret is not to make the contrast between base colour and highlight colour too radical. Either dark grey with slightly lighter highlights or light grey with pale grey or white highlights seems to work best. Personally, I've given up on dapples. Nothing I try seems to look right.

Ray has put it very well. Another nice effect can be had from using a sandy brown colour as a base colour and highlight with a mid-light grey.

Sorry to hijack your post, Leon. Your units are still excellent!
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« Reply #37 on: 01 December 2014, 06:51:31 PM »

Thanks for the helpful comments on greys. I might experiment on a couple of spare figures from my 1917 project. Undecided

Apologies Leon for diverting this thread from your excellent figures Wink
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« Reply #38 on: 02 December 2014, 09:32:32 AM »

Yes, indeed. The chasseurs cheval really look the business.
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« Reply #39 on: 26 December 2014, 05:51:25 PM »

I realise cross-posting is bad, but I figured this image is worth being posted in this thread -

I mixed the following models:

NPF1 Line/Fusiliers, march attack
NPF2 Line/Fusiliers, standing, firing
NPF5 Line/Fusiliers in greatcoat, standing, f...
NPF34 Line Elite infantry in greatcoat

While also using some spare Line infantry command and a Light Infantry horn.

I chopped up some of the legs of some infantry to make them kneeling as well, and mixed them all up in a broken line formation / sorta kinda skirmishing formation (so that I can use them as both formed or skirmish, just need to let opponent know at beginning of the game). I feel the rag-tag nature really bring out the "Been campaigning for years, have musket, will fight for l'Empereur" theme.

Have more images on my blog, but didn't want to post all of them as they include non-Pendraken stuff (especially the generals and some of my austrians)

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« Reply #40 on: 26 December 2014, 06:02:04 PM »

Very nice work indeed! Cool
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« Reply #41 on: 26 December 2014, 06:17:04 PM »

Seconded ! Cool
Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #42 on: 26 December 2014, 06:22:15 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

...I chopped up some of the legs of some infantry to make them kneeling as well...

A bit more than "chopped up", very impressive conversions  Applause Applause Applause
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« Reply #43 on: 27 December 2014, 12:59:22 PM »

Amazing! I would never have known unless you mentioned (certainly from that angle). Sterling stuff.  Thumbs up
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« Reply #44 on: 28 December 2014, 11:52:20 PM »

A very nice little light infantry battalion. The poses certainly give it some character.
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