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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.