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Gen Custer Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Hi all,

please forgive me if I am not sharing these picture in the right forum but I am so excited to have finished my first large scale Miniature in 16 years after concentrating on so many 28mm figures during that time.

I must admit that I had to adjust my painting techniques quite a bit as I did not needed to over exaggerate shadows and highlights as I would normally do for the smaller scales. I really enjoyed it and there are two more figures from the same Manufacturer on my table too that will be tackled soon.

The figure is a 75mm Miniature from Alexandros Models and was painted mainly in Acrylics. I used paints from various Ranges, i.e. Andrea, Reaper MP Triads, GW / Citadel, Foundry and Coat d' Arms Triads.

I decided to hold back on the weathering as I could not get me to dust or dirty him more. I also depicted a dryer, dustier patch of earth he is standing on which meant I only lightly dusted the shoes of him. I know it was a little bit wetter at Waterloo but I just did not wanted to start muddying and darken everything.

Here are some pictures and a link to more Pictures.

Sergeant, 79th Highlanders, Waterloo 1815:

Please have a look and let me know what you think.

With kind regards


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

Excellent Work!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

There is so much to like. The shading of skin is superb, especially around the bare legs. The stockings, the sash in both red and green, obviously the tartan. Beware you may never go back to 28mm again.

How long did this take?

Someone will surely question the sporran, but for all I know, for an NCO, may well be right. The lace. Obviously white, well in 28mm anyway. But if you were totally crazy, you might have shown it white edge, red stripe, white band, yellow centre, white band, red stripe and white edge again…..for every bit of lace…..and ruined the whole thing!

The best thing is his face. He does look Scottish. OK the ginger hair helps, but this is visage you would see at any Old Firm game…..

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Absolutely gorgeous! thumbs up The clothes and accoutrements look so real as does the skin. Amazing effort!

Gen Custer Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Thank you all so much for your kind words.

lol …you make me laugh about the lace…that kind of attempt of detailing would have probably killed me lol

Regarding the time it took me to paint…. it is difficult to say really as I painted him on and off for the last four months but roughly around two weeks of solid painting ;-)

wrgmr117 Apr 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Absolutely superb Sasha!
The shading and blending are perfect. Everywhere I look it's so well done, from his angry Scots face, to the straps, jacket, facings, broadsword basket hilt lining.
I agree with Deadhead, 28mm may paint faster, but this really looks like your niche.
Thanks for posting Monday morning eye candy.

14Bore17 Apr 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

Have doubts anyone could do better

plutarch 6417 Apr 2017 4:18 p.m. PST

Always a pleasure to see your work Sasha.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Tremendous work! It's both inspiring and demoralizing (because I could never achieve such a high standard). The 79th's tartan in particular is a very complex and tricky one to pull off, and it looks great, even the correct regimental yellow overstripe on the pleats. (I'm wearing this in my TMP Profile pic, by the way.) Outstanding!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 1:55 a.m. PST

Wow! Wow! And did I mention Wow!

Larry R Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

True talent shines regardless of scale. Your work has always impressed me and continues to do so.

rob polymathsw18 Apr 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Amazing! I love the leathers and the strapping…

Really nice, very inspiring. :D

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