Friday 23 December 2011

42nd Black Watch

Completed the 42nd highlanders, these took just over a week to do and there was a lot of detail to these AB figures. In fact for the same amount of time I completed six battalions of french great coated infantry! This is a 24 man battalion  with the centre companies on two 8-man stands and the flank companies on two 4-man stands. Not to scale I know but....anyway flags are by GMB.

Viewing them on the blog has shown up some mistakes such as the officers bonnet where I've been a bit messy with the brush, guess I'll have to touch these up!  WIP includes some french infantry commands, prussian hussars and four more battalions of Brits.

Thursday 15 December 2011

WIP - 42nd highlanders

Well, stuck the flags on the 2nd battalion of Portugese infantry and started off a battalion of AB Highland infantry. So far I think I'll be able to paint them - there is a great deal of detail such as the kilts and bands around bonnets and socks to do so these may take a while!

Monday 5 December 2011

Regiment Orange-Nassau

The next unit completed is the Orange-Nassau regiment. These are old glory Dutch Infantry advancing poses with the same problems with muskets getting in the way of the faces and cross-belts. Another problem with these figures is that the bayonets are quite brittle and I've lost a few. Otherwise few problems painting them and I'm happy enough, the only mistakes I know I've made is that the Orange-Nassau didn't have gaiters and I'm missing the shako cords. I didn't fancy using CGM figures although they actually do this regiment they do appear a bit more expensive than OG. The officer is by CGM and flags by GMB.