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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Perry French Artillery in Overcoats

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.