Friday, 26 September 2014

French Napoleonic 18s #6 Day 1

So it begins, again! Yes thats right, I'm painting french blues again, but I love it. I have changed my plans slightly from yesterday. I have realised that the cavalry generals are characters minis which are basically in cuirassier uniform; I will therefore paint these with the other cuirassiers. The rest I started today.

Here's what I've done so far:

Apply an undercoat with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush/dust the minis to create zenith highlights with a 1:1 mix of Cold Grey(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush the light infantry with two coats of a 1:1 mix of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush the bay horses with two coats of a 1:1 mix of Leather Brown(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush the artillery/train with two coats of a 1:1 mix of Heavy Grey(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Mark the temporary bases of the light infantry with pom-pom colours
Paint the tunic(inc. the facings/turnbacks), saddle cloth, portmanteau, sheepskin edging & lower half of plume with a coat of Intense Blue(VMC)
Paint the rider less horse’s saddle cloths with a slightly thinned coat of Sombre Grey(VGC)
Paint the knapsack & muskets whips, rope & leather in-between the ropes with a coat of Heavy Sienna(VGC)
Paint the black areas (including the horse’s hair, straps on the portmanteau & metal on the artillery/train, blanket roll & straps on the pack) with a coat of Heavy Charcoal(VGC)
Paint the horse collars with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Grey(VGC)
Paint all the red cloth/feathers with a coat of Heavy Red(VGC)
Paint any green cloth/feathers/pom-poms (not piping) with a coat of Heavy Black Green(VGC)
Paint the steal/silver areas with a coat of Chainmail Silver(VGC)

So a busy day! Here are some pics:

As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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