Tuesday, 2 August 2016

88th Foot (Connaught Rangers) - Centre Company Men


These are the first pictures of a recently finished commission for fellow Australian wargamer & blogger. They are intended to represent men of the 88th Foot, Connaught Rangers during the Peninsular Campaigns, for use in games of "Sharp Practice 2". There were 52 miniatures in total, all from Perry Miniatures & a combination of their plastic & metal 28mm ranges. These pictures are of Centre Company men. Light Company & Command figures - as well as a group shot - will follow in due course.
I was asked to give the figures a campaign look, which I have done with giving them stubble, faded uniforms, an assortment of trousers, and a coating of dust to knees, elbows & feet. The Perry metals have a campaign look with patches, tears, creases & holes already on the sculpts.
My customer will be doing his own basing to match in with the excellent French force he has already painted.
I had forgotten just how much work painting Napoleonics can be - all those straps, lace & piping... Phew!










I hope you enjoyed these shabby veterans, there will be more to follow....

18 comments:

  1. Wow, you've done a great job on these, I'm going to have to pick your brain next time I do pommies.

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    1. Cheers Dan, glad you liked them mate! I forgot just how labour intensive Naps can be.

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    1. Pleased you like their scruffiness Rodger!

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  3. They really do look as though they are on campaign John, great job. Love the work on the flesh and around the faces. Very rugged

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Paul. I was pleased with how the "weathering" turned out.

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  4. Really splendid job on these beautiful paint job😀

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  5. Fabulous work! I love how you reinforced that they are a bunch of hard, care-worn campaigners.

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    1. G'day Curt! Thanks, yes they had a reputation for being "rough & ready".

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  6. Truly amazing mate, and even better in the flesh! Thanks again

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    1. You are most welcome Ben, always a pleasure collaborating on a project with you.

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  7. Amazing work. I can hear the troops talking to each other the condition of their kit. I wish I could paint faces like you do..... Keep posting the excellent work.

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    1. Thanks Gary, that's really kind of you!

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