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Stacky21 Mar 2017 1:45 a.m. PST

I've added some images to my blog of my freshly painted Dillon's Regiment of Foot for my Williamite War project.

They can be viewed here:



Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 4:55 a.m. PST

Absolutely top shelf! Well done, nice, bright and clear.


skipper John Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Well done! And you have achieved the perfect coat color… something I could just never seem to do!

(Or should they be just a touch more red? SEE… there I go again.)

War Panda21 Mar 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Being a "Dillon" from Ireland myself I'm always particularly interested in the regiment and have to say you've done an amazing job! I love the vibrant colours you used.

This regiment was my own introduction to the hobby. When I was about 10 years of age my older brother bought me some Prince August molds (40mm) and they were my first attempted minis to paint.

Thanks for sharing

mghFond21 Mar 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

I have no idea if the coat color is correct but I agree with the others who say it looks great!

Evzone21 Mar 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

Yum…..I want some!

War Panda21 Mar 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

My comments keep on duplicating for some reason

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

They are splendid -- I could aspire to this, but not achieve it. Love the vibrant scarlet.

steamingdave4722 Mar 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Yes, they are indeed splendidly presented and look great on the wargames table.
Reading the accounts of the War in Ireland, I doubt they would have stayed that way for long; marching though mud together with the constant rain would have made those redcoats lose that crisp red colour. I have still to paint my 10mm Jacobites, but I have a number of ill- armed and rather bedraggled figures which will do nicely to represent Seamus' motely crew.

War Panda22 Mar 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

I doubt they would have stayed that way for long; marching though mud together with the constant rain would have made those redcoats lose that crisp red colour

Never mind the mud and blood the sun rarely makes a decent appearance in Ireland and a nice vibrant scarlet cloth on most overcast occasions will resemble a dull crimson even during the summer months :)

When I was examining the photos I was pondering the color schemes of the minis in the context of how I would approach my own attempts and my quandary would be whether to go for a realism steamingdave alludes to or a pure visual appeal on the tabletop. For my WW2 gaming where the minis are almost intended to blend into the natural countryside I've always attempted an almost dioramic approach.

But for me where the uniforms and standards have such visual appeal and are in complete contrast to the environment I'd imagine a great difference in the aesthetic approach. I'm certain that when it comes to a time to address the Regiment I'd hope to aspire to the OP's richness of color.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

I long ago settled contentedly on new, clean, bright, dress uniforms for my pre-modern troops, no tatters or dirt or "campaign dress" except where there was no choice. I'd rather my toys look their best on the table, and I enjoy painting them thus. Games are all an abstraction anyway.

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