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  1. A Dutch Red Lancer. They fought alongside the Polish Lancers at Waterloo.
  2. I utilised the horse from my first 54mm build and used it with a figure I was given. The horse was painted using oils and the figure with acrylics. This was a fresh build but using the Life Guard's horse. The horse was airbrushed and the figure had painted, all in acrylics.
  3. A variation of the Airfix Life Guard.
  4. This is an Art Girona 54mm figure representing a sergeant of voltigeurs in a line company wearing campaign kit in Spain during the war which gave English the term guerilla. Napoleonic figures are usually sculpted in full dress, and while this was often employed in major set-piece battles, like Wagram or Austerlitz, clothing more suitable to the rigors of march and outpost work was generally worn on active service. This usually involved tough cloth trousers instead of breeches and gaiters, and preservative coverings over ornate headgear. The 'uniform' depicted for this figure struck me so odd when I got it I looked into the matter a bit, and it seems legitimate. Apparently the French in Spain seized early from Church stores a great quantity of fabric intended for monks' cassocks, which was put to use for infantry trousers. Light infantry often discarded their coats in summertime, and operated in shirt and vest only. Don't expect too much of this, certainly nothing like the figure in the kit's illustration. I am pretty much a duffer at these, and don't often do one. But we've just moved, and I wanted something fresh to get me going of the new bench. I will describe what I do, but don't rely on it for technique. First step is giving everything a primer coat (Tamiya Fine White rattle-can). To aid a little in showing shadows and highlights, I doused the pieces in a black acrylic wash, which I then rubbed down with wadded paper towel. I am using tube artists acrylics, which don't grip too tight, so a good deal of the wash went (as intended). Usual procedure is to start with the face, because if this isn't right the figure can't be, but faces, eyes especially are the hardest part, and re-doing them several times (as generally I must do) is no fun, so I thought I would reverse and do everything else first. Here's the result of last night's efforts: I use thinned coats, and lots of them. The basic color of the trousers is Burnt Sienna, cut in varying degree with something called 'bronze yellow', a nice dark yellow, with some of this used straight (but still thinned) to pick out highlights. The trousers are pretty much done. The vest and shirt is a bright titanium white, also cut with this 'bronze yellow), which allows the straight white to be used for highlights. These garments still need more work, which I will get to next week.
  5. And now for something colourful (I hope) ... Following discussion with Wez (see the chat section), I plan to build a Polish Lancer of the Imperial Guard. In 1807, in honour of the Polish nation, Napoleon decided to incorporate into his guard a regiment of Polish Cavalry, under the title of Light Horse. After the battle of Wagram in 1809, the regiment was armed the lance, and took the name Light Horse Lancers of the Guard, generally known as the "Polish Lancers". The sprue shots: Packaging Which contained a printed guide and a zip lock bag The zip lock bag contained some parts ... Before 1810, the trumpeters wore a crimson kurta (jacket) with white facings and a crimson czapska (hat), after that date the colours swapped to white with crimson facings. I'll refine the dates of this build when I decide which colour scheme to use.
  6. Converted in 1840 to the East India Company service as the 6th Bengal Irregular Cavalry. They were granted an Honorary Standard for service in Sind in 1844, bearing the device of a lion 'passant regardant'. As part of the 1861 reforms it was added to the regular establishment as the 4th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry. The 4th's first battle honour is Afghanistan North-West Frontier 1879-80 for service during the Second Afghan War. They went through four changes of title between 1900 and 1904, initially owing to the regiment being rearmed with the lance. Mine represents the 4th Bengal Lancers around this time.
  7. Hi all, so my return to modelling after a few decades away focuses on figures. I've played a fair bit of Warhammer 40K, so I'm not totally rusty, but wanted something a little larger and more...well, serious! I managed to source from eBay some 54mm Airfix Collector series, which I remember building as a kid. I seem to recall back in the day looking at the piece of plasticard which came packaged with the kit to make belts and straps with and thinking "that's nice, something to rest your glue on to avoid making a mess!" So the first build is a British Grenadier from the American War of Independence - revolutionary activity in the colonies being something of a topical subject at the moment! As I have more money than sense I used to, I also bought a slack handful of Historex heads and some brass rifle slings and horse tack (the horse tack for another kit I found). Redcoat!! by MisterE, on Flickr Heads! by MisterE, on Flickr Andrea straps, etc by MisterE, on Flickr Far too many heads, but I have choice and upcoming projects, so they will get used I'm sure. I also ordered the excellent British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783 by Carl Franklin as a resource. More to follow...
  8. Essentially this post is just to see if I can get to grips with posting photos from Flickr to Britmodeller. Been a member here for a long time but rarely contribute, maybe that'll change if I can successfully show photos... Just finished this old figure from my stash. It's C22 from Shenandoah Miniatures. For those who don't know, these are 54mm metal figures of American Civil War subjects, originally produced in the 80s & 90s by Paul Clarke in Australia. For those who do know, the same applies. I've swapped the kit head for a different one from the same manufacturer and painted him as a generic Confederate infantryman. Painted in acrylic using the ubiquitous Vallejo with a little Citadel and Scale 75. Jon.
  9. Hi all, After doing some up-to-the-minute stuff (Titanicus scenery and Necromunda tiles) I dug out and assembled a not-quite-classic metal mini yesterday. This is a character for Inquisitor, Games Workshop's short-lived 54mm skirmish RPG from the early 2000s. I've had the rulebook since it was released, as it's rather a nice sourcebook for John Blanche artwork and gritty-looking miniatures, but have never dared actually play it or indeed paint any of the figures. I picked Slick up on our local auction site a few years ago and put him to one side, but given that I've just acquired several more of the range (from the same seller!) I thought I should figure out how to build and paint metal minis again, and deal with the different scale. I cleaned up the parts with files and a scouring pad, then used my recently acquired Dremel with a wire brush to polish out the tooling marks. I also milled out the solid block between his loincloth things, which is the first time I've ever tried that. Testament to which I got a bit carried away and holed it at the back, hence the repair patch you see above. I assembled the parts with 5 minute epoxy and paperclip pins, which need careful clamping as the epoxy doesn't really go off for quite a while. And filled the (relatively few) joins with Miliput and then a little medium CA after I'd had a look at the end result. He's primed with Dulux etch primer which I decanted and airbrushed and then thought maybe I shouldn't have done that. I looked up the MSDS and couldn't see any actual etchant though, so it's probably just a very matt lacquer. NB: The head is loose (on a pin) for painting hence the gap. I added a tiny sausage of Miliput and pressed the wet head into the socket so it should be a pretty clean join. I was pretty pleased by the primer in person but in the photos it looks quite rough. I guess I was expecting this, I don't think GW's QC was that great at the time, and it's not like I can take it back to the shop I'll try and clean up around the pouches and remove the tag from the loincloth, and then I need to decide if I want to recreate the damaged piping around the quilted armour, which is a bit more involved! Once that's done I'll re-prime with Alclad which is a bit more of a filler, and goes on smoother, as a base for painting. Cheers, Will
  10. Grenadier of the 29th Worcestershire Regiment of Infantry at home 1813
  11. Hello! Its my the latest painting job of famous polish manufacture Scibor Monsterous Miniatures. Im used the vallejo acrylic paints. Best regards, Konstantin.
  12. This is the first large figure I've done in a good few years so it is pretty rough. It's a Trooper 54 figure but seems a heck of a lot bigger. Thanks for looking.
  13. I'm currently going through my stash of older figures and giving some attention to long neglected pieces. This is a figure from Pegaso sculpted by Mike Good of British WW1 Pilot Lanoe Hawker VC. Painted in Vallejo acrylics with the use of some inks to aid the leather effects of the rather fetching baggy trousers.
  14. Pioneer of the 94th Regiment of Line Infantry, 1807. As with Musicians, Regimental Commanders had licence to add features to the Sapper's dress. As well as the apron and axe he has crossed axes on each arm. He was built from the Airfix 54mm French Grenadier 1815 (01553) with changed arms (and possibly legs, I took them from spares I have), the axe is from the ACW American Soldier, not sure where the musket and sword came from (spares) and I made the apron and belts from lead foil.
  15. We're about to start a figure GB on the ATF and I have chosen DSC_0002 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr a Pioneer of the 94th Line (1807). He will be made from 01557 French Line Infantryman 1815 using parts from various other figures
  16. This kit was first issued from 1975 to 1978 and made a brief reappearance in 1980. I suppose that brief period of five years makes this something of a collector’s piece, though it does not yet demand high prices on auction sites and can be bought second hand for a reasonable price. History: Some of the 1768 Clothing Warrant included more loosely fitting coats, turned-down collars, narrower lapels, round cuffs, turned back skirts and white waistcoats and breeches. The model represents a Grenadier of the 5th Foot (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers). This regiment was in America at the outbreak of the War of Independence and fought at Bunker Hill, Lexington and Brandywine among other battles. The bearskin cap has a metal plate bearing the Royal crest and Nec Aspera Terrent in silver. A Sergeant’s rank is indicated by plain white lace and a sash with facing stripe worn under the coat. Light companies were added to each regiment in 1770. They wore shorter coats and special leather caps encircled by chains, tan belts, powder horn and hatchet were peculiar to these companies. Black half-gaiters, originally confined to light infantry, were adopted by all companies on service in preference to the long variety ordered in 1768. From 1776, the hair of all ranks was tied in the style known as clubbed. Powdering continued until abolished in 1795. Reference: BRITISH INFANTRY UNIFORMS Since 1660 ISBN 0 7137 1127 2
  17. This kit was originally tooled in 1972 and was released from 1973 to 1978 and again from 1991 to 1994. My first purchase was from MR & ME Models in Kempston, probably around 2006. It is blister packed and in good condition. Construction is illustrated in six stages. The mouldings are in white plastic on two runners. A choice of arms is provided; the parts have fine detail and parts should be interchangeable with other kits in this series. Thin plastic sheet is included for the various belts and straps. Shoulder straps with wings for grenadiers are provided along with the worsted tufts worn by centre companies. History: In 1809 the Highland corps consisted of the 42nd, 78th, 79th, 92nd and 93rd regiments. In addition to the kilt these Scottish troops also wore feathered bonnets with red, white and black, diced headband. Black ostrich feather top with plume and cockade on the left. Tartans of the era were all derived from the official Black Watch (the Military Sett) with various white, yellow or red lines added to provide a regimental distinction; the 42nd being a red line in the sett to indicate grenadier status. Hose was red and white diced. Their officers had crimson silk sashes from the left shoulder to the right hip. They were mounted and wore trews. On campaign a normal shako with a three-line deep red, white and black dicing around often replaced their expensive feather bonnets. When the Battle of Waterloo started, the Union Brigade was posted to the rear of Picton's infantry division; the Greys at the left rear of the Inniskillings, who were in line with the Royals on their right. Pack's Brigade of Picton's division, consisting of the 55th, 92nd (Gordon’s), 42nd (Black Watch) and 1st Foot (Royal Scots), were in front of the Inniskilling Dragoons and Greys. The Royal Dragoons were further to the right, behind Kempt's Brigade (28th Foot, 79th (Cameron’s) and 32nd Foot). Reference: BRITISH INFANTRY UNIFORMS Since 1660 ISBN 0 7137 1127 2 pages 59-60 AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS page 93 WELLINGTON’S ARMY plate 32 Brassey’s History of Uniforms Napoleonic Wars Wellington’s Army ISBN 1-85753-221-X page page 126/7 BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS From Contemporary Pictures plate 71
  18. Strictly OOB, except I substituted lead foil for the plastic belts. Painted in acrylics.
  19. Painted with Andrea, Vallejo and Humbrol acrylics.
  20. This kit was originally tooled in 1975 and was released from 1975 to 1978, possibly reissued in 1980, and again from 1991 to 1994. History: The ordinary line infantry made all of Napoleon's victories possible. The Bardin uniform was introduced into the French army from 1812. The square-lapelled short-tailed coatee and the trousers were in common usage. By 1815 the French infantry wore a double-breasted short-tailed jacket or habit-veste in blue with red collar and cuffs piped white. White lapels piped red and white turnbacks. Brass buttons. White waistcoat and breeches. Most infantry at Waterloo wore greatcoats. The gaiters were shortened to end below the knee before 1815. Shako. The rolled forage cap was kept under the M.1801 cartridge pouch with the red tassel hanging out below, and they would have a canteen or flask or mess tin. While such things were not issued by the army, almost everyone carried these essential items in one form or another. They had the M.1777 musket and bayonet with 406mm blade. The fusiliers carried their bayonet on the lower part of their crossbelt on the front right hip and did not have a sabre. The M.1801 knapsack was made from cow hide with two (and later three) straps. The greatcoat rolled on top and held by the straps. The voltigeurs still wore a sabre despite repeated orders to the contrary. The elite grenadiers and voltigeurs still wore pompons, which again was common despite having permission to wear plumes. The light infantry - chasseurs - have a sabre and bayonet combined frog suspended by a belt over the right shoulder, and also fringed epaulettes, which mark them out as elites. In reality the uniform was often far less smart than this by Waterloo, and in particular many men wore trousers over the breeches and gaiters, and a cover on the shako. Reference: Brassey’s History of Uniforms Napoleonic Wars Napoleon’s Army ISBN 1-85753-220-1
  21. This kit was originally tooled in 1973 and was released from 1973 to 1978, briefly in 1980, and again from 1991 to 1994. This is packaged in a blister pack. The instructions are printed on the reverse, with assembly in 6 sections. The moulded parts are in white plastic. There is some flash, but details are well depicted, and two sheets of thin plastic card are included for the belts and straps. Options include parade or campaign uniforms and the possibility of making different poses. In addition, this kit has excellent conversion possibilities. History: During the 1815 campaign the Foot Grenadiers were organised into two battalions, each having four companies of 150 men plus 10 officers (1er and 2e Batallions, 1er Régiment de Grenadiers (Old Guard) 1280 officers and men). Uniform consisted of a bearskin with a semi-circular bronze plate, white cords, red plume, red top patch with yellow (white) grenade. Special blue-within red-within white cockade with gold crowned eagle at the centre. Dark blue coat and collar, white lapels and three-pointed cuff flaps, red cuffs and turnbacks, red, fringed epaulettes, white small clothes and belts, gold grenades on the turnbacks. Brass buttons; white and black gaiters, blue great coat and forage cap with white piping, orange lace edging turnup and orange grenade edged white in front; cartridge box with bronze/brass eagle and small grenade in each corner. Reference: AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS ISBN 0-7548-1571-4
  22. This was bought on e-bay. It is packaged in a blister card, with two sprues of white mouldings. The six assembly stages are illustrated on the header and a small sheet of Plastikard is provided. The figure is nicely sculpted with crisp detail, but some flash evident. This kit was first released from 1971 to 1978 and again from 1991 to 1994. History: At the start of the nineteenth century and the short-tailed, single-breasted jacket was worn. Officers, however, retained the long-tailed coat. Traditionally, hair had been worn in a pigtail, but these were abolished, to the relief of the rank and file, in 1808. The Belgic shako with tall front plate was adopted in 1812 and a short-tailed, single-breasted jacket replaced the old-fashioned long-tailed coat. Officers, however, retained the long-tailed coat. Grey overalls replaced white breeches and gaiters. All regiments of the line wore red tunics with white turnbacks. Facings were worn on collars, cuffs and shoulder straps; collars and shoulder straps were edged in white lace. The centre companies wore a white, worsted tuft at the outer end on the shoulder strap, and a white-over-red tuft on the shako. The two flank companies wore wings in the facing colour, edged and barred in white tape and often having worsted tufts all along their outer edges. The light company wore a green tuft and a small hunting horn badge. There is evidence that these elite company badges were worn on the shoulder wings and the tunic turnbacks as well. This kit is moulded to represent an infantryman of the 2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream) one of the battalions of Guards at the Battle of Waterloo. The Coldstream was the 2nd regiment of Guards Infantry and had buttons and laces in pairs. Their shoulders were decorated with dark blue wings (their facing colour) edged and decorated with white tape. Reference: Airfix Magazine February 1974 page 355 AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS ISBN 0-7548-1571-4 page 100 WELLINGTON’S ARMY ISBN 1-85367-501-6 plate 26, 31 Brassey’s History of Uniforms Napoleonic Wars Wellington’s Army ISBN 1-85753-221-X page 18 BRITISH INFANTRY UNIFORMS Since 1660 ISBN 0 7137 1127 2 plate 35 Sgt Coldstream Guards, 1815
  23. Hi everyone. The Cossack with a lashRatnik manufacturer. 54 mm, white metal.It is painted for the customer. Best regards, Martin
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