Sunday, 20 December 2009

French Napoleonic Limbers

Welcome to part two of the Napoleonic project we're working on. These are all Foundry figures. 2 French limber teams pulling 12 pdr's. These are again painted to our Museum standard. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy painting these Foundry figures. A Good figure makes the whole experience all the more enjoyable.

The Green on the gun is as realistic as possible. The description of the colour of paint used was yellow ochre plus a very small amount of black. So I recreated this using vallejo colours and it turned out to be a fantastic highlight colour which matches rather well with a lot of images I've seen in various books.

I hope you like them. Feel free to comment below.


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Music to my ears

Here's a one off post for those of you who listen to music as you paint.

I listen to music on You can listen to whole albums on there for free and buy downloads too. They have a whole catalogue of fantastic bands and a radio feature to listen to as well as lot of new albums you can listen to the day they are released in a try before you buy kind of style. you just listen to a short advert before each song and away you go. you can sign up and save up points that add up to one advert free day.

I just thought I'd share this with you.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Foundry French Artillery

As Promised here is the first part of a new Napoleonic Project.

We are concentrating on the French First so here we have some French Campaign Artillery crew. Guns and limbers to follow shortly.

These are painted to our Museum standard.

The blue is Vallejo Dark Prussian blue for the base coat. Followed by a 50/50 mix of Dark Prussian blue and Royal blue. Then highlighted with an 80/20 mix of Royal blue and sky blue for the highlights.

The Red is Vallejo Black red base coat followed by Vallejo RED.


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Napoleonic Project

Hello! Sorry it's been a while since my last post. We've been very busy trying to get stuff done for christmas. We've been working on a lot of different projects one of which will be heavily featured on this very blog.

We are painting Napoleonics. Peninsular French and british and will be posting pictures very soon. First up will be some Foundry Artillery!