Sunday, January 29, 2012

1 ° Reggimento Fanteria - Fucilieri

The last 4 figures of the battalion painted and ready for the shading treatment, then all will be set for basing.

PS. I spoke too soon, though! I've totally stuffed up the grenadiers with the shading way too dark; It looks like they've been rolling in a pigsty! I've managed to save the command figures with a bit of highlighting in white, but I'll have to start again with the grenadiers.

PPS. I've given some of the already-shaded figures a coat of matt-finish spray, but the nozzle got all gunked up and I didn't check it before spraying the NCO! It looks like he's been caught in a blizzard on the way back from Moscow. GRRRRR! Another one to re-do

Marching fusilier

Advancing fusilier - front...

...and rear.

The second marching fusilier - front...

...and back.

Second advancing fusilier.

Shaded and matt coated voltiguer - front...

...and rear.

Kneeling voltiguer - front...

...and rear. He got a highlight treatment, too, but I like the muddy , dirty look as if he's been doing a lot of dirty skirmishing.

Marching figure with shading applied. I got the varnish proportions right for this one! 

Muddy grenadier. Too grotty - will paint another one instead.

Blizzard encrusted NCO. GRRRR!


  1. I feel your pain. Matt varnishes and I just do not get along...

  2. There is an article somewhere about how to remove the frosting using oil. Its on GWP in the VBCW section recently.

  3. I feel your pain! These set backs always seems to strike just at the moment when you think, 'I really like these, possible my best yet'!!!

  4. Really do you want to shade these otherwise beautiful figures and to ruin all your work?

  5. I hate when that happens. You can try brushing some olive oil on the "frosted" one, it sometimes brings them back.

  6. Thanks PanzerK & FMB; I'll give it a go and see how it turns out.

    Rafa - Beauty's in the eye of the beholder ;-)


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