Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Completed Napoleonics

We’ll I’ve completed my first group of 28mm French Napoleonic troops - a 6lb artillery piece with 4 man crew and the first 6 infantry (2 grenadiers and 4 fusiliers). All of the figures are from the Perry brothers (plastic infantry, metal cannon and crew). I’m trying different forms of shading - the artillery crew was “dipped” in the Army Painter medium tone product and I used the GW wash “Delvan Mud” for the infantry. I think I like the GW shade better.

I do need to coat the lot with a matte spray but it was very humid today, so I’ll be waiting a bit - I’ve heard some horror stories about matte spray applications and humidity, so I thought lets put that step off.

I am finding that painting in a “production line” method helps me control the brush better when painting details (straps, facial hair, etc). While these are not up to the standards of some of my club members, I’m very satisfied that we’re off to a good start.

Here are some more pictures - let me know what you think!


Stokes Schwartz said...

Your French are looking magnifique!

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

jmilesr said...

Thanks - While my pace is glacial, I am enjoying painting 28mm Napoleonics - thank goodness for dips to hide my shaky hands!