Saturday, 21 September 2019

Italian line infantry finished!

Good going on this battalion, took me just over 2 weeks to paint the 24 figures as I'm in serious painting mode right now. I think the white uniforms and grey base coat helped to speed things up a bit, but they still required ivory, off white and small touches of pure white over that grey. It's a pretty basic battalion lacking Grenadiers, but they used up all the Perry figures I had left here.

A slight problem is that the 3rd regiment was one of the Italian regiments that appear not have served in Spain....blast it! I note the 1st, 2nd 4th, 5th and 6th regiments did and the 6th wore the same facing colour at least, possibly with a white collar. I'm not touching them again now though, I can live with them now. They are satin varnished.

So that's French battalion number 8 finished each of 24 figures, plus the 4 skirmisher bases each of 7 figures. Tomorrow morning I might get them together for a parade now that all units can form column or line due to the revised basing style as above.

On Tuesday my daughter is bringing out the Sash & Sabre order for me in her cabin bag. Grand daughters Lilly & Violet are coming of course and Lilly (aged 3) says she's coming out on a rocket. They are coming for almost 3 weeks and we can't wait, although painting will slow down somewhat. I have decided that I will resist starting the cuirassiers until after the 42nd Highlanders command figures are painted but I'll be starting with the 12 figures comprising the 95th Rifles.

Base edges just need another coat tomorrow.


  1. Those are a. fabulous; and b. inspirational, 'Lee! Having seen these I realise that Italians may be the answer to what to do about the shed-load of 20mm Lammings I recently, and rather unwisely, took delivery of.
    Best regards

    1. Cheers Matt. I would love to see what you can do with the Italians using your painting style on the Lammings :)

  2. A very handsome regiment, whether its prototype actually made it to Spain, or not.

    Best Regards,


    1. Thank you Stokes, a touch of poor research on my part.

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    1. Many thanks Ian, I enjoyed painting them even if I got the wrong regiment!

  4. Superb, nice touch with the different pants...

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    1. Stylish those Italians, even 200 years ago.


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