Thursday, August 9, 2012

War of 1812: US Marines Painting Progress

 A good bit of progress on a 36 figure US Marine unit for my War of 1812 project.  Over the weekend I completed the basic painting and now need to finish both some details, touch ups and  apply the GW washes to clean up the lines.  These figures are 28mm and are manufactured by Knuckleduster Miniatures.

I'm hazarding a close up pictures of the "work-in-progress" which shows my shaky hand.  As a lazy painter of dubious skill, I've grown to rely on the use of a "dip" wash (applied with a brush) to make the minor imperfections fade away and add depth to the figures.  The Knuckleduster range really benefit from the washes given the prominent features in their sculpting style.  Unfortunately, my wash of choice are the discontinued GW washes.  I think I've ranted enough about that topic...

Next up will be Joshua Barney and his flotilla men who served as artillery crews and makeshift infantry.

All of this painting is being done in preparation of a game I'll be running at Fall In.  My original plan was to refight Lundy's Lane but now I'm leaning towards Bladensburg given the mixture of units at the battle.  Either way the game will be a big one and will use "big battalions" (36-40 figures per) which always look good on the tabletop.


7 comments:

Monty said...

Good work Miles! I must admit, I run a mile from anything remotely Napoleonic - far too ornate ;) for a lazy painter like me...

Curt Campbell said...

Well done Miles. I look forward to seeing the final pics of these at your game at Fall In.
-Curt

The Angry Lurker said...

They're looking fine Miles...to me anyway!

Ray Rousell said...

Nice work Miles, keep it up!!

Grenzer John said...

The figs look great. (1812 is one of my favourite gaming eras.) What rules do you intend to use?

John G

jmilesr said...

Thanks for the comments - they're always appreciated

John - I use either Black Powder or a home grown set of rules

DeanM said...

Miles:

They're shaping up nicely - I like the look of the sculpts and the uniform colors are great. Best, Dean