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Arcane Steve31 Mar 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

In my continuing guide for beginners, in this weeks blog post I actually slap some paint on!


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Very good text here.

Every time I wanted to be a smart Ass, you anticipated what I was about to say.

Oh no, the shako plate is wrong for 1815 28th of Foot….however controversial the old style shako is.

The Bicornes for the occifers in 1815…naw…..

You addressed it all…… well done

Only problem is this. How many French hairy backpacks will you show?

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2017 3:50 a.m. PST

Possibly a bit too late now but Victrix VXT025 do a transfer sheet for the 28th. The old brass plate on the shako needs to be filed or cut off before applying . Victrix transfers are very good but when they are this small they are very fiddly. Microsol is also a must use with these transfers.

I am possibly at a similar stage to yourself but started working on the 2nd Battalian with the 2 highland regiments in it and currently working on the 92nd Gordons. I am also using the Battleflag kilt transfers for the Victrix Highlanders of which after the first 2 trial models they are quite easy to apply and very much a time saver . Microsol is they key substance to use here as it softens the transfers overnight to get that painted on look. I just didn't fancy painting over 60 kilts !

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2017 3:03 a.m. PST

I'll be interested in knowing which shade of dip you intend using. My own preference would be the dark (black pigmented )dip and thinned . I just think it would look better on the grey trousers than the brown pigmented dip.

Arcane Steve07 Apr 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

I've just posted the next blog and yes, I use the black dip. I agree, I think that it looks better over the grey trousers and I like the definition that you get on the belts etc. I must admit, I didn't look too hard for a replacement for the shako plates – I'll live with them as they are, but still get a bit twitchy about it! My next Battalion is highlanders – I'll have a look at the decals – thanks for the tip.

4th Cuirassier08 Apr 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

The back badges look fine to me. Any smaller and you wouldn't be able to see them at normal viewing distance.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

I think with the Black Dip they look really really good. I sort of tested this product many years ago for a potential supplier in the UK and never looked back . I don't recommend dipping them though in the true sense of the word but applying by brush as I am sure you have. I tend to use the product as an intermediate stage these days with some further highlights applied after to finish off.

I think your doing a great job on these .

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