Hired Help for a Friend

Today I’ll offer a small contribution with more Napoleonics (huzzah!) Let’s dive straight in, shall we?

Another wonderful handful of sculpts by the Perry brothers.

Another wonderful handful of sculpts by the Perry brothers.

The friend whose cuirassiers I showed earlier, also commissioned me to paint these. Whereas most of my past (and indubitably future) work for him consists purely of gaming pieces,  these were meant purely as a vignette. Of course, this is the reason why I spent some extra time furnishing the base of these miniatures with various scrub types.

You can actually see the soldiers' fatigued expressions - hard work, hauling artillery!

You can actually see the soldiers’ fatigued expressions – hard work, hauling artillery!

These six models were painted up as regular line infantry with pompons of a single company. Originally I was of a mind to paint them up as light infantry, but the contrast between white pantaloons and blue coats made me reconsider. I painted these pantaloons first with celestra grey, then shaded them with nuln oil before first drybrushing and then layering with ceramite white. The grey and brown greatcoats were painted codex grey and steel legion drab, washed with nuln oil and then highlighted with those respective colours. It was all simple enough yet produced a decent effect.

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Overall, the paintjob went fairly quick and I’m sure I could’ve highlighted a few extra bits, but overall I’m fairly content with my work and so was the commissioner.

Next up is something entirely different for a change – a Dark Angels Ravenwing Deathshroud for Warhammer 40.000. A friend of mine runs a game store and he did a spring sale (not that we’re noticing it’s spring, though) with a decent deal on some of the bigger kits. I’ll tell you more on this next week when I will have finished the thing. Thanks for reading!

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