Sunday, March 27, 2011

From Curt: 28mm Foundry and Victrix French Voltigeurs


These eight fellows have been shuffled around my painting table for several weeks and so I thought it high time to get them done and ready for duty.


The four above are from Foundry (Perry sculpts) in 'mid-period' uniforms (ca. 1809).  I particularly like the guys with the high gaiters and tall plumes - quite smart looking.  I find that the GW 'Scorpion Green' really adds a bit of punch to the base-tone green, but you have to use it sparingly or it can get a little too bright.


The other four are Victrix plastics in the 1804-1807 uniform. As I've mentioned before these models are kinda fiddly to assemble, but the variety of poses and possible conversions are a huge bonus.  I'm going to add a couple more models to each of these two groups as I plan to have several batches, composed of six models each, to serve as skirmishing screens for my various battalions. They'll also come in handy for 'Sharp Practice'!

6 comments:

  1. Great painting Curt! I like the bugler, he looks very nice.

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  2. Thanks guys! I will have some Young Guard infantry coming up that have great animation. I just need to find more washers...

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  3. Very nice Curt. I do like the Foundry Voltiguers. I have 2 battalions of the 1804 Victrix assembled, still have not decided to paint them as Swiss or Italian troops in the service of Napoleon.

    John

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  4. Good idea to use the Victrix for Swiss or Italians. The Swiss uniforms were quite nice but the Italians had some crazy uniform colours which would be fun to do as well...

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