Dominique Jean Larrey and his Flying Ambulance

My wonderful girlfriend Eva treated me to some lovely stocking-fillers last Christmas, mainly Napoleonic in theme, and after completing the Belle Alliance I continued on my Napoleonic vibe by painting up Baron Larrey and the ambulance. Let’s take a look.

 

All models by Warlord Games

All models by Warlord Games

First off we have Baron Larrey himself. I based him separately as I really like the focal qualities of the model. I like his pose; he really looks like he’s performing triage on the wounded.

 

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A rather bulky model – he looks like a prize fighter compared to my Perry infantry!

As with the other humans of the kit, I worked from a macragge blue undercoat and worked up the colours as per my other infantry.

 

A nice little vignette which I'll be using as a casualty marker.

A nice little vignette which I’ll be using as a casualty marker.

Next up we have a surgeon applying bandages to a wounded grenadier’s arm. These models have quite a bit of character and I really enjoyed painting them up.

 

A sponge drifts in a bucket of bloodied water.

A sponge drifts in a bucket of bloodied water.

Of course, I had to take out my GW blood for the blood god blood effect paint and go to town on the unfortunate grenadier’s arm. Might’ve gone a bit overboard with it, though.

 

The cart itself is resin, which is the stuff of nightmares for me.

The cart itself is resin, which is the stuff of nightmares for me.

Finally, here’s the ambulance itself. It was undercoated mournfang brown and basecoated XV-88 whereas the roof was basecoated adeptus battlegrey, then the brown was washed agrax earthshade and the metal and grey bits nuln oil. Some drybrushes later and I have a nice enough looking ambulance.

 

I wouldn't want to be carried to a bonesaw-toting surgeon in a cart like this.

I wouldn’t want to be carried to a bonesaw-toting surgeon in a cart like this

The loose models were mounted onto mdf bases from www.laserbases.be. For the cart itself I resorted to 3mm plasticard which I cut to a size conforming with my other basing – it’ll probably never be an issue, but I prefer some logic in such matters.

Et voilà, a nice centrepiece to my Napoleonic collection – that is, until I muster the courage to get started on Napoleon’s Berlin carriage! Up next: a few Crusaders, more Prussian Landwehr and the start of yet another small commission.

 

 

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