I've started another French battalion for Borodino, this time back with plastic HaT figures. This time, though, I've experimented with head swaps for the elite figures. The originals are bedecked in cords and plumes, so I decided to give them a more campaign look by transplanting ordinary shako-wearing heads without the fancy trimmings. The heads came from surplus figures of the same set.
|Original figure painted in Italian colours|
|Second voltiguer figure with head conversion|
|Original bearskin wearing figure.|
I've also put the first licks of paint on a piece of Amera moulded plastic scenery bought from club member and top bloke, Garry, and his online store Wargames Miniatures. This is a river section with a ford. I like the natural looking meander that the river makes in this piece, a sight more realistic that the straight sections I've got. I'd love to get another couple of sections eventually, so Garry, I hope you get some more soon!
|It looks a lot brighter and more primary in the picture than in real life! I'll put some more shades on the road and banks and flock the rest of of the section.|