Saturday, September 10, 2011

Russians in coats

So I'm almost completly happy with these. The white is looking good, I used the austrian white triad which is actualy quite good. The brown coats were harder to get, it's almost pefect color mix, the highlight is a little to light that is all, I got a good shade/main mix but the highlights are a little off, almost there.

They are quite fast to paint, I did these with out any facings, I have seen people painting these with red collars and red cufs, others with out, I don't know which is the historic right, but to me it's dosn't look right with colored facings.

That does ofcourse mean these are a little bland, compeard to other Napoleoinc figures, especaly compard to the highlanders seen in the background.

I've also decided to try and improve the faces, not sure how yet, but I'm gonna use this unit to try and get them right.


mekelnborg said...

I like how these came out. If they are like any other army, the details vary in practice, and in the winter they use the sleeve cuff to wipe their noses.

I was still thinking earlier today how someone on TMP was calling French 18C colors 'bland,' on your post there, I can't remember who, maybe you even said that, but they were the ones who had invented uniforms as we know them, as part of the reforms of Louvois in the late 17C.

Dan said...

these guys are looking good, the colour of the greatcoat is very nice, I am starting to get an itch to paint some 15mm Naps

Ray Rousell said...

Nice looking figures!

Briefspite said...

I can probably help you with your painting, you are basically doing it right and a few small tweaks will increase your painting tremendously.

I am planning on having a few tutorial sessions with Jo and you can join in on those.

We can have a chat about it next monday :).


Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Nice figures Gunfreak man, you seem to be quite prolific, where do you get the time!

Gunfreak said...

Thanks for for the comments.

Anonymous said...

I really like these. For me what stands out are the straps and Shako cords. Great job.