Saturday, January 4, 2014

From SidneyR: 28mm Great War French Poilu (90 points)


Sidney treats us to a taste of his upcoming Great War project which focuses on the gruelling Battle of Verdun.

From Sidney:
Here’s my first non-themed submission for the challenge, painted in the odd times and spaces during the frantic Holiday season!  
There’s twenty-one standing and one prone (wounded) late war Poilu, all from Brigade Games in 28mm.  They’re depicted in the M2 gas-mask, used from late 1915 onwards.  I painted the figures using the painting tables for late war French infantry posted on my blog.  I was glad I’d posted that table, because when I came to painting some of the aspects of the figures like gas masks and rifles, I’d completely forgotten which paints I’d used before!
I converted the basic infantry figures to gas-masked infantry way back in the Autumn, so it has been a relief to finally get this demi-platoon to the painting table.

The basing is a mixture of plain, Autumn woods and more built-up/village (with fallen bricks and masonry).  I thought about going all wooded (lots of Autumn colour), and may try this with the next submission.

Beautiful work Sidney. I've always found your Great War collection very inspirational and these do not disappoint. I think you've done a very nice job on the French 'horizon blue/grey' and your gasmask modification has been brilliantly executed. Bravo!

Being a perfect gentleman Sidney approached me before the Challenge and asked whether he could submit a few figures that were a little more advanced beyond primer. I took a look at his preproduction photos and so have adjusted the points awarded accordingly. This wonderful demi-platoon of French Poilu will give Sidney 90 points to add to his tally. Well done Mr. Roundwood! :)

21 comments:

  1. That's some splendid work right there, even if gas masks creep me out.

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  2. Wonderful job, and very nice horizon blue.

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  3. As Curt said, your Great War is something to look forward to always

    Ian

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  4. Very fine work; I like a lot the bases, beside the painting of the models!

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  5. Lovely work Sidney. For such a limited palette you've done something special with these and the gas mask conversions are amazing!

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  7. Lovely once again, these might be my favourites of your WWI project so far.

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  8. Really good work! The uniforms do contrast nicely with the autumn colors.

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  9. Rock star stuff as always. Great work.

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  10. Amazing work yet again Sidney! I always look forward to your blog updates with more Great War figures. Very nice conversion work too.

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  11. Wow, they are so vibrant, the best submission of the day.

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  12. Fantastic painting again Sidney! Your French look great.

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