Wednesday, January 8, 2014

From AndrewS: 28mm French & Indian War French Infantry (60 points)


From Andrew: 
Well having shot through my target in three weeks I have decided to take it a little easier this week.
The first of this weeks submissions are 12 French Infantry from the AW Miniatures range these are part of a fairly substantial commission I have agreed to complete.
I know there are 13 figures in the picture however the officer was completed before the challenge started but he needed basing with his men.

These are substantial 28mm figures in fact they are more the 32mm heroic scale and a couple of the figures needed some plugging with green stuff, looks like a mould defect as a hole runs right through the body and out the bottom of the figure. 

They represent the La Sarre Regiment, wearing the grey white jackets while on campaign in the French Indian wars, they are in a mix of uniform as befits the adaptations made by the men in this period.

Wonderful work Andrew. Those fellows do look well fed but have a nice heft to them, reminding me of the Napoleonic figures from Elite Miniatures.. 

These dozen French from the Sare will give Andrew 60 points. Great job!

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    1. Thats coz Badgers have terrible eyesight

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  2. Aha, I can see the pics now!!! Great painting Andy!

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  3. Great work the whites look real nice not always the easiest

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    1. The Grey white I do find a bit of a bugger to get right, which really slows the finishing down

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  4. Very nice Andy. Having just painted the same exact same figures/regiment for my contribution to Bloggers for Charity I know just how large these figures are. I had a few casting defects as well, although nothing as bad as the one you described. Nothing a little greenstuff couldn't fix.

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    1. I had three like it Lee but easily repaired, thank you for the compliment

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    1. Cheers Buddy lots more to come as you know

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  6. Very nice indeed, done the white really well

    Ian

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  7. Andrew
    Great work. Nice to see you slow down a bit.

    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Well it cant all be rush rush rush can it ?

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  8. Great work, Andrew!
    I'm just busy with painting the AW British you sent me for "Bloggers for Charity". I can absolutely second your and Lee's reviews.

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    1. Thanks Stefan I look forward to seeing your work

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  9. Fantastic looking French. Now I wish I had painted mine in lighter coats. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, the grey white was the hardest colour choice to make for me

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  10. The french look brilliant, despite the extra prep. If they mesh well with Conquest minis, I may aqquire a few for my own!

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    1. Having painted a fair few conquest figures, I would not recommend mixing these with conquest at all, They are a very tall and chunky figure, they mix with redoubt though

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  11. Really nice minis and really well painted.

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  12. Lovely work Andrew! Your white turned out amazing.

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  13. These are kind of bloody amazing...

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  14. Gorgeous work mate. The depth on the white uniforms is lovely and the faces are packed with character.

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  15. Lovely stuff Andrew! I like these a lot.

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