Thursday, January 3, 2013

From BurkhardS: 28mm Napoleonic French Command Stand & Ronin #3 (40 points)


Burkhard debuts with a command stand for a battalion of Napoleonic French light infantry and his 'Challeng levy' Ronin #3.

From Burkhard:
So here I finally go with my first entries for the Challenge. First up is the Samurai to pay the ferryman. 
The mini is from JC Miniatures (28mm) Samurai line. I initially planned to do two, but these minis are meant for slotta bases. This one removed from the tap quiet fine, but with the other one, I managed to rip off both feet. Since the Katana was broken anyway, I decided to focus on this one. I wanted to give him a dark nd sinister look, so I went for black, with a little gold and red. I had actually planned to do only the straps the hold his armour in red, but somewhere along the route I felt he needed more colour so I did the clothing in red as well. Not sure why he turned so glossy, since the other minis I varnished in that session turned flat. I decided to keep him this way. He should turn flat soon, especially if exposed to UV light.

Up next is the 4 men command for the 37eme Légère (Perry Miniatures). The unit that goes with them was actually started before the Challange, but I had forgotten to do the command, so I waited with these until Christmas, to get them in. I think some of these minis are actually meant for line regiments instead of Légère, but they worked out fine painted as the later.

Excellent work, Burkhard! That Samurai is a very nice casting and you've done a great job on him - Thanks! Same goes for the Legere command stand I particularly like the weather-worn trousers.

This group will give Burkhard 40 points for his entry onto the roster. Well done!

7 comments:

  1. A good start, that Samurai is very nice

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  2. Great start - cool Samurai...

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  3. The Samurai is nice but the Light command does it for me.

    Ian

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  4. Thank you guys!

    Curt... Really hope you will like him IRL!

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  5. Bravo Mr. B! A very sinister Samurai. Lights equally well done. Love the muddy trousers. Cheers, Mike P

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