It's been a bit of a dry spell on the mustering (painting) front lately. The Emperor's forces in the Peninsular are sending dispatches as to when the artillery will arrive. Sat down last week and knocked out Perry Miniature's French Line artillery in overcoats.
As I started to paint, I was concerned that the blue overcoats would be too dark and the figures drab with the overalls also painted blue. I experimented by painting the overcoats with GW's Regal Blue and then using GW's Blue Wash over it. The effect made the overcoats shiny; but I wasn't concerned since I spray the figures with a flat overcoat when done. Just to play it safe, I did one figure completely first to make sure they weren't too glossy. As the photos demonstrate, they came out just right.
Now I just need to paint the guns and then mount them on two stands for Volley and Bayonet.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Perry French Artillery in Overcoats
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.