A lovely chap cannot paint any more, so he has asked me to paint items to help finish his collection.
The figures are fairly randoly picked by me at first, so if you see some that should not go together (like the Russian foot and French officer later), tough!
Lancers with a friend
Back of them, note the chords (made of fine wire) on the bugle.
Tom's detailing on these is so impressive
The drummers weigh a fair amount as those drums are solid metal!
The halbard is cool
Good mix here
These figures are just lovely
I did strenghten the sword after
The whip is so fine
Thos chap ended up on his own, hope he was not lonely.
Love the details, Tom has done an amazing job on these.
Again, check those chords on the trumpeteer!
Possibly, 60th foot and a guards officer
I think its 60th as 95th had different trousers?
I can claim a tiny piece of credit on this one, as the hat's headband, flagstaff and socks were not finished.
It's a great figure, the flag feels like (and sounds like) tin to give it stiffness, I'm sure I will be corrected.
Certain his head was here earlier...
Funny how the poses work out
Some uniform diversity here
The two on the left are paid less than the other two!
Some heavies and gun crews
Back of them
Did not purposily group by colour, honest!
Where possible, I tried to save Tom's Hinton Hunt labels and reattach them to the display bases
Hungarians from Austrian forces
German Austrian units
Not sure what they are waiting for
He'll be along soon...
All four together
Russian Butyrskiy Infantry
Russian Grenadiers Guards
Off we go
Russian Observation Corps, Grenadiers on teh left, 3rd Musketeers on the right
It's a difficult advance
Like the motion on these
All the Russians
Swedish Älvsborgs Infantry
*Finishes - a transatory adverb for wargamers and figure colectors, usually applies to the time between the batch being completed and the next 'ohhh shiny!' moment,
3rd, 5th, 11th and 19th Musketeer Regiments
18th, 25th and 30th Musketeers
That way please
30th, 32nd and 34th Musketeers
Another top view
To the left please
Now doing laps to the right!
35th, 35th, 40th, 42nd, 47th and 48th Fusilier Regiments
Some of the mitre colours were fun!
So were the flag colours to match while edging
The whole batch
Great animation on the left hand chap with the shovel
British Pioneers (one green, one yellow and one blue, as requested)
Although I have an urge to start singing 'Hi Ho!'
To the right
Not sure the chap on the left has control of that pole!
Austrain Sappeurs and Engineer officer
It must be interesting, he's studiously ignoring the men! (Maybe he's been dumped?)
Prussian Pontineers and an Artillery officer/standard bearer
Off we trot!
Not sure what they are looking at, but they look good while they do it.
Continuation of Tom's basing and adding flags to some of his work and the rest are figures I painted previously for him.
Chasseurs de Elbe
Yes, I did edge all the flags
La Marine and Royal Marine units (yes, I did get confused which was which)
I definately edged that flag yellow!
La Marche, Le Roussillion, Le Reine, Rouergue and Royal Barrois
Looking like an 80s album cover
From the top
Swiss Jenner and Garde Lorraine
Bretangne, Royal Comitois, Vierzet and Royal Vaisseaux
Where are we going?
A breezy day?
The whole batch
Not much elbow room here!
Colonial Compagnies de La Marine. Tom built the mound, I prettified it and added poles and flags.
They look splendid now.
It's simple, but it works
Standards of the 23rd Foot
It's pretty breezy...
There's a nice sense of movement in this pair
Getting blown about a bit here...
"You got a good hold on yours?"
Grenadiers de France
Standards and bases really lift these
French Hussar based and standard added (I did not paint this one)
Budgie on a stick!
Buckley, Royal Comtois, Royal Pologne
A bit shaky, sorry
Royal Corse, Rouergue, Royal Ecosse and Royal Barrois
What's the hurry guys?
Make your minds up!
A whole batch of flags
The horse and cart
Could not resist the wheel ruts
The grenadier test piece from all those months ago
Where it all started
First off, a set of Honour Guards.
L-R Back row: Marsellais, Vannes, Nancy, Calvedos
L-R Middle row: Nantes, Metz, Tarbes
L-R Front Row: Strasbourg, Louviers
To be honest, I love this shot!
Front rank in focus
Some of the colour choices are 'interesting'!
Another good view
8em, 26em ey 27em Ligne
Again - one of those batches that just would not focus!
Back view (I did remove the flock after, how it got there I don't know).
Fuisilier Chasseur and Fusilier Grenadier of the Middle Guard
Off they go...
Prussian Landwher and Bavarian Pioneers
Garde d'honneur de Paris, 1st Regt (left, 1806 & 1809), 2nd Regt (right, 1806 & 1809)
Going that way
and back again!
10em, 15rm et 17em light infantry.
10th looks perticularly menacing!
Off we jolly well...
Four regiment 'Etage, from L -> R
Isembourg, d'Auvergene, Irelandes, Prusse
A blurry one, sorry
Yes, the Irish had a yellow top...
Pretty though, it's like a boy band's dance moves!
Lastly, for this batch, Garde d'Honneur de Nantes et Lyon
Pink is such a strong colour choice, it's only in the C20th it became a 'girls' colour!
Kingdom of Naples - Real Corse Regiment - 1st Regiment - versions 1 (1806) & 2, (1813), 2nd Regiment, 3rd Regiment, 4th Regiment.
Going that way
Going t'other way
Kingdom of Naples - Guard Grenadiers Voltigers and Velites (1813)
Kingdom of Naples (1811-1814) - Regiment 4, 5, 6, 7 (version 1), 7 (version 2), 8, 9
The whole batch
Tom asked me to base up the last batch.
28th and 33rd Ligne based up.
The four Italian Regiments
And another batch of figures for Tom
Dismounted French Dragoons
1st, 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th
Naples Sappeurs from Regiments 1- 7. With 1811 varients in rear of Regiments 1-3. These hae been Tom's dream project for years, and the research he did into them are unsurpassed. I hope I did them justice for him.
General Napoleon in 1796
Hussar in trouble (I fixed his nose after I spotted it on this shot)
British mounted black sapper
Black Royal Engineer
Quite a nice figure
Trent miniatures General Humbert
First Consul Napoleon 1796
Grenadiers of the French 28th and 33rd Ligne
Grenadiers of Italy, from left to right, Guards, 1st Regt 1804, 1st Regt 1805, Lght Infantry
I hope I have done the first test piece justice.
Rear view (I've sorted out that axe handle since taking that photo)
Eight more standard bearers
A supply wagon
Not sure what it's supplying!
L -> R: Bukeley, Royal Ecosse, Royal Corse, Royal Pologne, (rear rank) Jenner, Vierget
Off we go...
Back they go again!
French 7YW standard bearers. Fron left to right: Royal Vaisseux, Grenadier de France, Royal Comtois, Garde Lorraine, Bretagne, another Grenadier de France, Royal Cantabres (should be in beret, but this is what Tom wanted)
Tom will add his standards and poles later
Napoleonic French 1st Hussars
And a couple of Gabions
Colonial Compagnies de La Marine
Horse has worked well
Back to 28mm
Old Guard (the client will add his own standard later
Follow the leader
It will be a vingnette, something like this, but better!
First on the block are 9 fanion bearers for his Napoleonics, hopefully I have done them justice.
What video does this remind me of???