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Ratch

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

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Vallejo Model Color 140 70984 Flat Brown = horse’s undercoat, men’s hair

Vallejo Model Color 148 70941 Burnt Umber = horse's upper coat, men’s hair, whips

Vallejo Model Color 150 70822 German Camouflage Black Brown = men’s hair, horse’s mane & tail

Vallejo Model Color 1 70951 White = horse’s socks & blaze

Vallejo Model Color 166 70994 Dark Grey = hooves

Humbrol Acrylic 61 Matt Flesh / 64 Matt Light Grey = muzzle

Humbrol Acrylic 61 Matt Flesh = skin tones

Games Workshop 61-76 Flesh Wash = skin tones

Humbrol Acrylic 110 Matt Natural Wood = rockets, lighting tapers, buckets, barrel, matches, ram rods

Humbrol Acrylic 33 Matt Black = stock, iron cannon, harness, boots, tapes

Vallejo Model Color 160 70992 Neutral Grey = gun carriage, limber

Humbrol Acrylic 130 Satin White = breeches

Vallejo Model Color 101 70886 Green Grey = tyres

Vallejo Model Color 149 70872 Chocolate Brown = muskets

Humbrol Acrylic 53 Metallic Gun Metal = helmet, ram rod, shot, spike, musket fittings

Vallejo Model Color 175 70998 Bronze = cannon, howitzer

Humbrol Acrylic 94 Matt Brown Yellow = bucket handles

Humbrol Acrylic 60 Matt Scarlet = collar, pointed cuffs, side stripe to overalls, edge to shabraque, shoulder straps

Vallejo Model Color 61 70943 Grey Blue = blanket roll

Vallejo Model Color 49 70807 Oxford Blue = turban, dolman, shabraque, portmanteau

Revell Aqua 361 76 Matt Light Grey = overalls

Humbrol Acrylic 11 Metallic Silver Fox = sword, cooking pot

Humbrol Acrylic 16 Metallic Gold = Officer’s lace

Humbrol Acrylic 154 Matt Insignia Yellow = lace, edge to shabraque

Vallejo Model Color 169 70950 Black = crest, scabbard

Humbrol Acrylic 54 Metallic Brass = chin scales, sword hilt, telescope, scabbard fittings, helmet peak

Humbrol Acrylic 85 Satin Coal Black = gun carriage ironwork

Humbrol Acrylic 34 Matt White = plume, belts

Humbrol Acrylic 103 Matt Cream = mop

Humbrol Acrylic 94 Matt Brown Yellow = hay bags

Revell Aqua 36 364 Silk Leaf Green = base

HTH

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Looking sweet.....Watch out for the ultra fine flash on the figure in the middle's weapon, that stuff's the worst feature of vinyl figures isn't it!  :unsure:

 

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Today I hit a bit of trouble with Revell Aqua 36 364 Silk Leaf Green

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it was thick in the pot, so I added some of Revell's own thinner and a couple of drops of Winsor & Newton Acrylic Flow Improver

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it quickly turned into a gloopy, unusable mess :rant:

Into the bin it went, and I reverted to Humbrol 80 for the bases
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The cockade and pompon will be painted when I mount them on their bases.
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Then I ran into a problem. The figures moulded in grey plastic are paint-repellent
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Even airbrushing doesn't guarantee coverage
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But I have pressed on
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I've just started on their coats
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Aiieee.....The curse of the non-stick vinyl!  :analintruder:

 

Looks like you've overcome the issue with your customary aplomb.  :coolio:

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Cheers Andy, it must be the plastic 'cause only the grey ones had that effect :who-let-rip:

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I understand that during bad weather Napoleonic armies covered their shakos with an oilskin. Given that most armies identified the companies by different coloured plumes, were these still worn outside the oilskin or were they stored in the pack until the weather improved?

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HäT 8041 Napoleonic French Fusiliers, one of each pose
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Waterloo1815 AP061 French Line Infantry Fusiliers Marching

Two sets of these, one of each pose again

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Great work Ratch and I see you have a copy of Uniforms of Waterloo. First published in 1976 and still one of the best guides to every type of troop that fought there.

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I have almost two sets of these Italeri French Infantry (set 6002) already painted. The uniforms are a right mish-mash, not right for any troops of any regiment in particular at any time, but I'm prepared to utilise whatever I have rather than waste them. Therefore a small batch have been retouched to represent voltigeurs of the Light Infantry for use some time in the future, secretively mixed in with more fitting figures.
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Another batch repainted as the first and second Batallions of the 1st Regiment of Voltigeurs (Young Guard)

 

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This time I cut the sabres off the troops (except for the officers) to portray them as the 1er and 2e Batallions, 1er Régiment de Tirailleurs

 

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Here are my French completions so far

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35 minutes ago, Ratch said:


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Great photo's Ratch,i can almost smell the gunpowder...

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Good lord that's an amazing collection. They look nice individually (those stripey breeks!) but en masse they're something else again.

 

Will

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Three years after painting them I finally got round to mounting the French 4er Régiment de Hussards (St. Laurent)

 

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I came across this set of Italeri British & Prussian Allied General Staff (6065) today. I know I already have a set painted up but cannot locate them at this time, so what the heck, there aren't too many figures, let's get on with them. I got them in a job-lot of unpainted figures.


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I only really want the staff officers at this time. I have more than enough Scots Greys and PSR says the Prussian lower orders are incorrectly dressed for Waterloo, but I will paint them up  as the set. I'll only be mounting a select few though.

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