Help support TMP


"28mm French Voltigeurs and 95th Rifles" Topic


17 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Napoleonic Product Reviews Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Back to the Wargaming in Australia Message Board

Back to the Painting Services Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Gallery Message Board



1,562 hits since 29 Jan 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

Hi guys

Some Voltigeurs (Front Rank) and Rifles (Brigade games) finished on commission (along with some others I will show in a separate post) the 2 sculpts are at opposite ends of the chunky scale, Front rank being very chunky, and Brigade games quite skinny, although both sets are nicely sculpted and worthy of praise, I lean towards the skinnier Paul Hicks Rifle sculpts, all comments welcome.
dan.dunbar@hotmail.com
More pics here
link

picture

picture

picture

picture

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

Solid!

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

Great painting!

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

I like a lot!

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

Very Nice!

HP2Sport Inactive Member29 Jan 2017 11:31 p.m. PST

The Rifleman is particularly nice.

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2017 2:17 a.m. PST

These look great, really nice painting! I like the choice of yellow for the French, it makes them "pop" out!
I think the Rifles are a nice example that it is actually possible to sculpt figures in this size with (more) correct anatomical proportions. The fact that they have thinner legs really helps that.

Col Blancard30 Jan 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

those voltigeurs are chunky, but the sculpts are really fine, and the end result is great. The blue is extremely well painted.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2017 3:03 a.m. PST

Front Rank are marvellous castings. Almost no lines to file away and none of the flash and those infuriating pins that we see with some of the best companies.

Their latest figures are losing the excessively chunky look, but they are generally short in the leg and designed to be gazed down upon, rather than in profile.

I look forward to my Rifles arriving from USA. Paul Hicks work is instantly recognisable, even if the facial expressions can look a bit despondent, or even horrified, sometimes

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

Front Rank are marvellous castings. Almost no lines to file away and none of the flash and those infuriating pins that we see with some of the best companies' products.

Their latest figures are losing the excessively chunky look, but they are generally short in the leg and designed to be gazed down upon, rather than in profile.

I look forward to my Rifles arriving from USA. Paul Hicks work is instantly recognisable, even if the facial expressions can look a bit despondent, or even horrified, sometimes

HarryB196131 Jan 2017 1:43 p.m. PST

Absolutely love the french uniform blue. Could i ask what paint/recipe/technique you use?

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

the blue is GW Kantor blue, add a little black for the base, then lighten up by adding a little vallejo flat blue.

Widowson01 Mar 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Every uniform guide I've ever seen mentions the wearing of busbies by legere voltigeurs, but I have never seen any specific regiment so described. Has anyone els?

Camcleod02 Mar 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Widowson

Not exactly the same but Knotel did a plate showing that uniform:
link

Camcleod02 Mar 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Also found this one:

picture

Rusty Gold23 Apr 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Anyway you could warm up the Front ranks and stretch them out ? Joking

archiduque25 Apr 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Very nice stuff!!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.