Wednesday, 8 October 2014

French Napoleonic 18s #6 Day 7

Fin; Yes the French are completed! It went to the eleventh hour, but I was determined to finish today. Ive really enjoyed working on these cavalry and the Napoleonics generally. There is a great sense of satisfaction gained from recreating a paint scheme matching that used historically, something that can't be matched by fantasy armies. I hope to work on many Napoleonic armies in future, I may even get a chance to expand on this one?

Here's what completed today's work:
  1. Highlight the steal areas with a coat of Chainmail Silver(VGC)
  2. Re-highlight the steal areas with a coat of Silver(VGC)
  3. Highlight the brass areas with a coat of Brassy Brass(VGC)
  4. Re-highlight the brass areas with a coat of Glorious Gold(VGC)
  5. Highlight the flesh areas with a coat of Medium Fleshtone(VMC)
  6. Re-highlight the flesh areas with a coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
  7. Highlight the hair & breeches with a coat of Rakarth Flesh(C)
  8. Paint all the white horse cloth edging, straps, sheepskins(not Trumpeters), knee covers, gloves & officers’ epaulets with a coat of Heavy Bluegrey(VGC)
  9. Highlight all the white areas with a coat of Dead White(VGC)
  10. Re-highlight the grey horses & breeches (clean-up the white areas) with a coat of Dead White(VGC)
  11. Blackline where needed with a coat of Black
  12. Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
And the finished pics:

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