Wednesday, August 3, 2011

28mm Front Rank French Legere

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, 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.


  1. Well they look fantastic! FR are great sculpts & I like them a lot. Regards, Dean

  2. Nice to see another post from you and they do look great!


  3. Fantastic work. I just love FR fig's. Always nice to paint.

  4. Good to see another post, I've always enjoyed seeing your work.

  5. Very nice, the shading on the blue coat and trousers is very eye-catching.

  6. great job, I like legere but I prefer the side plume because it looks wierd!


  7. Great to see your back your son looks very cute, and your new figures as amazing as normal, I'm working on the same figures myself, I am also waiting on GMB flags