Here are the first figures I've painted in a looong time. 2011 is not going to be a very productive year for me.
French Legere Chasseurs
I bought these figures from my friend Wally before he died. He had planned a big Napoleonic project that he never quite got started. The figures had all been primed white, and many of them had an unfinished block paint job.
Rather than strip them, I just sprayed primer right over the existing paint jobs. Wally was a world class modeler, and he had put a very thin coat of paint on these, so they took another coat without losing much detail.
I had planned to put a very basic paint job on these figures, but as usual, once I started, I could not hold back. I gave these the full treatment everywhere but their hair, which only got black shading.
Regular readers will know that I prefer march attack poses for my infantry, but Wally had ordered advancing poses. It was a challenge to fit the figures onto their bases, and I doubt they will ever be able to form a tight march column.
I was going to just slap on a flag from Warflag.com, but now that I spent a week on this battalion, I will order a flag from GMB. I just couldn't wait to post some finished figures on my blog. It has been a long time since I had anything to show.