Friday, February 1, 2013

Painting Challenge Entry #6 (& Back to Work! Sobs!)

From www.theage.com
All good things must come to an end! After having the month of January off, today was the first day back at work. 'On a Friday?!' I hear you cry incredulously? There's method to my madness I tells ya! I thought I'd go back today to ease myself into work mode, sift through the email mountain and generally get my brain back into work mode. It took me most of the day to remember my various passwords (note to self; WRITE them down before taking leave next year!). 

Now that I'm back at work, my painting output may slow down. That being said, here's the latest in my production line for the Borodino project; another 8 figure battalion of Italian Conscripts of the Guard.

This time, instead of using another mounted officer to fill the space left in the formation, I have made a couple of half-base sized panels to fill the gap either side of the command figures in the centre. The officer is the one I experimented on previously to improve the manliness of his sword blade, so I couldn't claim him towards the Challenge score. Again, the figures are HaT's French Light Infantry







19 comments:

  1. Great job as usual, I particularly like these.

    John

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  2. Wonderful figures, great work!
    Phil.

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  3. Good work! I like how you are always experimenting with basing.

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  4. These figures are fantastic. I've just joined this blog and I'm hoping to find some painting tips and unit ideas. Clearly this is a very good start indeed.

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    1. Thanks SRD(H)! My preferred method of painting is black undercoat, basic colours, details, then use my trusty Aldi dark woodstain which I dilute to give the dirty campaign shading

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  5. Being in the middle of the winter, I can only to envy you, even in your firdt day of work!
    Incidentelly, your Italians are wonderful!
    Regards
    Rafa

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  6. Green uniforms. Oh how I like green uniforms. :--)

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  7. Thanks for your kind words, all!

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  8. Very nicely done sir! By the way, love the blog wallpaper. :o)

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  9. Given the scale you're working in - that's fantastic detail. Really 1st class paint job!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  10. Good looking fellows Rosbif! Do they have any idea what they're up against, marching into Russia? Good luck with the Great Redoubt boys.

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