Monday, July 20, 2015

Giant Commission II -- French Line Fusiliers

The blog has been quiet, but my brush has been busy.  Yesterday I finished up the second bunch of French infantry for my big Napoleonic commission.  Here are 212 figures, all AB Miniatures.















This puts my total at 356 foot figures, just over 10% of the total infantry in the commission.

13 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo! These guys look awesome!
    I assume that you plan to paint the pom poms as you base them in their units (each six man unit with the same color company pom pom)

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    1. Yes, that's the plan. I'll mix in the enthusiastic fusiliers and the fusilier sergeants while I am basing. The pom-poms are easier to paint once the figures are on their bases.

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  2. lovely clean work - awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! The sculpts make clean painting relatively easy.

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  3. Great work! I cannot imagine tackling 200+ ABs in one go.
    I could bite off that many but would have difficulty chewing and swallowing.

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    1. It's not too bad. 200 may be stretching, though. It just means concentrating on one color each day.

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  4. Very impressive, well done sir, they look great!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I have one more batch of fusiliers to go (70 in this go)m and then I can start basing!

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  5. Wow amazing! I thought painting a couple hundred 6mm napoelonic frenchies was tough to do. Did you use your two layer painting style your desrcibed in the post on 28mm napoelonic russians? If, that is the case is there a chance you could post the colors you used.

    Thank you
    Michael

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    1. Yes, everything on these is shaded except for the cuffs, collars, and muskets. The colors are mostly the same as for the Russians but the tunic. That got a base of Delta Ceramcoat's "Prussian Blue" and a highlight of Vallejo "Intense Blue" mixed 10:1 with "Prussian Blue."

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    2. The Intense Blue really makes them 'pop'! Might be slightly different from the historical blue on French tunics, but I've always found that the historical colors look pretty dead on the tabletop...and make the units look so dark and lifeless. This is even more true as the scale goes down. I love the finished product. These figures will certainly 'pop'!

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  6. Once again you never fail to deliver quality work on a large scale! Well done!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! This commission is large scale indeed!

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