Saturday, 25 July 2020

1st KGL - first batch completed

I have got the first 10 figures of the 1st KGL completed. These have taken longer than anticipated as I have been distracted a bit and the fact that British are just fiddly to paint.

These figures are not originals however are pretty good castings and look the part.


I am now moving onto the 2nd batch of Infantry before finishing of with the command.

I have been distracted by the ACW. My first wargaming period with Airfix figures. I have a reasonably sized 28mm collection which I am slowly rebasing however I have recently bought some 10mm figures for the Altar of Freedom rules. My interest in the Western Theatre was re kindled after my visit to Chickamauga and Kennesaw Mountain last year.




These are 10mm Blaze Away figures. After painting these chaps it made my Napoleonic 20mm figures look huge.

8 comments:

Wellington Man said...

Wow! Those are really bright, Mark. I love the way their muskets almost but don't quite touch their shoulders. This is delightfully toy soldierly somehow.

Delta Coy said...

Agreed - love the 1st KGL - my idea of what good quality old school wargaming figures should look like. Cheers Greg

Rob said...

A nice job and the pose, unusual as it is and remarked on by WM, gives good access to the chest for that bane of painters of British Napoleonic infantry, the lace!
Is it me, the photo, or have you changed the green you use for bases, it looks more olive than the usual tone.

Mark Dudley said...

They are not quiet as bright in real life. I moved the muskets away from the body and shako to paint. Once I move them back the muskets won't be floating as much.

Mark Dudley said...

Thanks DC. Old School painting is a different style from the more modern washes and multiple highlights. I let the gloss varnish be my highlight as it reflects light naturally.

Mark Dudley said...

Whilst the chest is exposed you can at least get to the areas to paint the lace.

I have used the same humbrol 80 grass green. It's just I did a bit of photo enhancing on my phone which makes it appear different.

Aly Morrison said...

The KGL are looking lovely Mark
As are the tiny little ACW units...

All the best. Aly

Stryker said...

They're coming along nicely Mark! The ACW figures look great too, a perfect scale for that conflict.