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Militia Pete16 Jun 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

Gents,
After many years I am at the bitter sweet moment of finishing the F/I lead pile. However, I saved probably for me the most difficult for last, the British Grenadiers. These are the 28mm Old Glory troops. Does anyone have any painted examples? Google has only shown me fronts of prints, but I need some hints for the back of the troops.

JimDuncanUK16 Jun 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Found these in about 2 secs.

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There are probably many more. It would perhaps help if you included 'FIW' in your searches rather than 'F/I'.

historygamer20 Jun 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

Some recommendations on painting grenadiers:

1. Give natural hair color. Hair was only powdered for special occasions.

2. Marching gaiters were usually black. Buttons on them were usually black as well. White was for garrison parades.

3. Not sure why the figures above have a natural color cartridge pouch should be black. Belt was natural unless a buff unit (IIRC).

4. Braddock grenadiers would wear linen small clothes, not red wool (blue breeches for Royal regiments).

5. Turnbacks (skirts) of coats match facing colors in this period.

6. Haversack was linen so greyish in color.

7. There were buttons on the backs of coats (not shown on figures above). Depending on level of detail you are looking for.

Google Morier grenadier paintings for additional help.

Militia Pete23 Jun 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Great! Thank you history gamer!

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