Random postings and Progress on Sculpting and Making Historical Miniatures for Wargaming and a bit about my Napoleonic "In the Grand Manner" Peninsula project!
Bloody marvelous!! Love CONNOISSEUR and absolutely love the paint work. Can I assume that you work up from a white primer or is black. I use both depending on effect I want to achieve.Cheers,Chris
Chris, I don't use black undercoat, or white. I tend to start with a darkish shade of the main uniform colour, in this case a reddish brown for the escort and a mid grey for Murat. I then build up the colours and depth using a combination of oil washes and acyrilics as required. I find this tends to give a good degree of "richness" to the tones.CheersJohn
Cracking pieces John.... i must root out the Murat casting i have!!
Thanks Dave, I think a more subdued individual for the next base!
Thanks for the painting comments. Really lovely effect.Cheers,Chris
I do love this little vignette. the colors are vibrant and well saturated and the castings are brilliant.
Wonderful work! I must get a Murat figure from Connoisseur. Which Foremost horses (stock numbers) did you use?Fritz
John fantastic work- i have been looking around for a good Murat figure and after seeing yours i'll plump for connoisseur. Do you have a website for Foremost horses? Also WHERE did you get the rearing horse flagtop finials for the Neapolitans I am looking everywhere with NO success. Thanks Peter
Jim,The Foremost horses looking towards the front of the base are from left to right FH1 FH4 FH2.Peter, The Foremost horses are available from Hinchliffe Models (and are very reasonably priced) You'll find them listed in the French Napoleonic section under horses.I made the finials, as, like you I couldn't find any commercially. I just carved the shape into the outside face of one of my RTV moulds using a sharp knife, then drop cast in some metal. Came out as a sort of plaque effect, I then just cut off the horse from its "background" and filed up to finish. Looks ok at that scale, compromise between making it robust enough and finest and positioning of the legs.Cheers John
Thanks for the reply John-its such a shame no-one makes the neapolitan finial.Could i ask you to please do up 1 or 2 for me. I'd pay you and postage etc of course as im no use at that sort of thing. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org .I want to add 1 or 2 Neapolitan infantry units to my Italian brigade thanks Peter
Peter,I'll see what I can do. I need a couple more myself at some point to finish of the brigade, so will make a couple of extra then. Won't be for a while though!CheersJohn
John I can wist and thanks so much for offer-please let me know when you do cast them ok.Thank Peter
John have a look at franznap site/blog he is making some 1/72 scale neapolitans but perhaps the flagpoles could be used for 25/28mm?? what do you think?Peter
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