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Ratch

Ratch's 1/72 (1/76) Napoleonics

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The next batch to be restored/renovated are these, the 1st Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) - 4 Esci (Grenadier and Light Company) with 16 Airfix 01745 (Centre Companies)

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The two figures on the left are the Esci ones I'm using for the Grenadiers - a trooper and an ensign carrying the rather small King's Colours

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The two kneeling figures on the right will form the Light Company

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Some lovely work as ever, Ratch.

I must say, though, that your pictures always seem very blurry to me which is a shame as it rather obscures any details. 

 

Possibly it's just that my browser doesn't like your hosting site so it's only letting me see low-res previews.

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Sometimes I struggle with depth of field - certainly in macro mode - but the last ones look in focus to me....

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Another set of figures all done as the 1st Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
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The next set up for restoration are these Airfix 01746 Royal Horse Artillery
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For some reason I decided to paint these Esci Napoleonic French Artillery (234) as Artillery Train of the Guard, which is quite incorrect
I shall be re-painting them as Guard Foot Artillery

 

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I have a mixed bag of HäT 8003 British Rocket Troops, a full set previously painted, and a set of figures only (without rocket launchers or wagons)
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I have cut four bases to mount them on
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The pre-painted set needed very little touching up
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As they are all basically Royal Horse Artillery, I shall save some to utilise with other sets.
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The ones with rockets will supplement the first set

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I decided that while painting the Rocket Troops I should paint the other RHA uniformed men in my possession. Consequently I got out 3 sets of Esci, one of Airfix and some odd Drivers from Revell's 02577 Foot Artillery. I shall also utilise one of the teams of horses (and limber) to use with the Rocket Troops as well as a gun (they had 5x6 pdr guns and 1x5½" howitzer)
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So I currently have six (and a bit) sets of figures on the bench - this may take some time...

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Good luck Ratch ;)

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I think I'm gonna need it Fred :rofl2:

Here's the latest update, with a few more colours applied.
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I got impatient to see results and broke the sets up into bitesize chunks. Here is the original. There are four sets of these figures in each box. I have touched them up and mounted them.
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This is where I started this morning...
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Concentrating on the 2nd picture's content, I got to here...
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What you see is a mixture of HäT, Esci, Airfix and Revell
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I had just sprinkled the scatter over the PVA and these will be tidied up tomorrow
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Wellington attached a 6pdr battery to the Rocket Troop
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Their wagons were drawn by teams of four horses with a limber
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Today I laid out the figures I have completed so far in a diorama/wargaming setting...
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An overview

 

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French Old Guard and Cuirassiers advancing

 

 

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The Emperor viewing his artillery, sappers and Carabiniers

 

 

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La Haye Saint defended by the 95th

 

 

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The Dutch advance

 

 

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Highland squares and the KGL screening
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Prussians support the British Hussars

 

 

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Whynyates Rocket Troop tucked behind the squares

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