Sunday, 16 June 2013

42nd Highlanders and Scots Greys test paint.

I have completed the 16 figure Highland Battalion, the 42nd foot. I can't tell you how much time I spent on those kilts before going with this simple dark green/blue scheme. I have found that tartans with a distinctive yellow in the pattern are easier to paint in 15mm, but I wanted this to look darker to reflect the 'Government sett'. Overall, it is a speed paint job, but I'm working back to add a few extra details here and there.

I had the two Scots Greys in my old spares box, so I had a test paint in preparation for the full nine figure regiment to come. I'll be going with 3 cavalry to a 'block' so 3 block units for the British and 4 block units (12 figures) for the French. I cannot paint grey horses to save my life so all will be a lighter shade like these.

A British line battalion is undercoated with another to follow.





Edited to add this latest shot of the Swiss battalion - natural light. I'm trying to improve the quality of my images.

4 comments:

  1. Tartan is tough to be sure. Well done.

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  2. I thought The Army Painter sold pots of ready-mixed tartan paint? Maybe someone has been puling my leg again.

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  3. Great stuff, these 15mm chaps are turning out splendidly.

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  4. Thanks for the comments, and Tony ...... if only!

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