Two more submissions for the painting challenge. First is something that has been on the lead pile for at least 5 years - some 28mm Perry French Mounted Generals.
These figures have been assembled but never primed until this weekend. The figures that are mounted individually are Brigade Commanders and the double figures on the slightly larger stand are a Division Command stand. My current French Army consists of 8 Infantry battalions and 5 Cavalry regiments so I’ll need to add some additional units for these gentlemen to command. I’ll go back and touch them up before the challenge ends.
Next up is a plastic and laser cut 28mm scale model of a Higgins Boat landing craft. The model is produced by CoreSec Engineering and are priced at a very low $7.99 ($US) for a 9 inch long model that can hold 12 28mm figs.
It’s a simple model that’s a bit sparse on details but for the price I think it’s a bargain. Assembly can be a bit tricky but this should make for a good Pacific themed scenario down the road. Effort wise I’d rate it similar to a a 28mm scale tank.
I put a 28mm scale US Paratrooper next to the model to provide a scale reference. The paratrooper was completed as part of a previous Challenge, so no points for the figure.
Great work Miles. That Higgins Boat is excellent and the price is certainly right for getting a few on the table for amphibious landing scenarios.
The French command stands are good as well, but if I can give a suggestion (at the risk of sounding like one of those Napoleonic uniform pedants) I think you may have gone a bit heavy on the red, especially on their bicornes and horse furniture. Typically the ostrich feather edge on the bicornes would be black with gold lace edging for both General de Division and General de Brigade (or white if they the general commanding or a Marshal). The pistol covers and saddle blankets would be red with silver or gold lace trimming. The epaulettes would be gold braid.
Sorry, my wife tells me there's a 12-step program for Napoleonic uniform nerds but I haven't come to terms with my sickness yet. :)