Sunday, September 6, 2015

Giant Commission VI -- French Guard Infantry

Here is the last of the French infantry, 72 members of the Imperial Guard.  I used the invaluable Historie and Collections book as my main resource, with additional details drawn from Rousselot.  Tony Barton's sculpting really shines here, as he depicts the guard in all the glory of their full dress.

Grenadiers of the Guard

Chasseurs of the Guard

 Fusilier-Grenadiers of the Guard

Tiralleurs of the Guard

Voltiguers of the Guard

Next up will be the French artillery.  I have painted 588 French infantry in 2 1/2 months.  It will be nice to have a change of pace.


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    1. Thanks, Phil! I had never painted Napoleon's guard in any scale before. I am glad that these turned out so well.

  2. From my email yesterday:

    Wow. Really, just…wow!

    You are truly so talented it boggles the mind.
    I always thought so when you were doing the 28mm figures, but in this much smaller scale, the level of detail is absolutely stunning.

    The Guard are really impressive.

    1. Thanks, Glenn! AB are the best figures around. It's a treat getting to paint all of these.

  3. Hi Scott. Love how these are looking. Remind me please - did you ever do a Naps paint colour guide I googled but found your Roman and your basing, Would love to see the coloutrs you start with. Are these black undercoated? Thanks

    1. I don't think I ever have. I do start with a black undercoat.