Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Berwick battalion arrives to help the French

I finished my 3rd unit for my Almanza project is completed. The Berwick battalion arrives to aid the French and Spanish.  I painted this unit while I painted the 28mm figure in my previous post.  

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Took a crack at painting a 28mm figure for the WSS

So on a whim while I was gearing up to paint my next unit of 10mm WSS figures, I decided to paint one 28mm figure that would match the unit I was painting.  I'm not much of a 28mm painter as I have a hard time with blending, shading etc but I thought I would give it a try.  I'm almost done with the 10mm unit and will post that tomorrow or Saturday.  Still have to paint the flag.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2nd unit of WSS French completed.

Finished my next French unit for my War of Spanish Succession project.  This unit is called "Bigorre".  These figures were undercoated in black and after painting this group I decided, based on a couple of suggestions from friends, to do a wash of Agrax Earthshade.  I think it worked well. I may continue with it.  I also hand painted the flag.  I used Robert Hall's book/cd "Flags and Uniforms of the French Infantry".  It's a great resource.

I think the flag looks okay.

I will be taking about a week or so off from painting as I'm heading to Historicon on Tuesday.