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God wills it Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

As expected, very nice figures to paint, I tried to do the more intricate red/white combo to the top half of the epaulette but eventually gave up and decided a neat solid red looked better.

Voltigeurs or chasseurs a cheval next.

Wargamorium05 Sep 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Absolutely fantastic painting job!!!!

Puts all my efforts to shame.

Please do post your voltigeurs next.


God wills it Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

Thx mate, I most likely just spend a lot longer painting them than everyone else.
I need to change the officers grey coat to dark blue as I hadnt realised it is a rolled up greatcoat.

Closer pic

I Drink Your Milkshake05 Sep 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

Perfect shade of blue. Not far from real, and nice tone at a 18mm scale.

Colbourne66 Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

wow. Fantastic.

Puts my efforts to shame – 2/3's of the way through an Old Guard Battalion

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 1:49 a.m. PST

Ok, crap, this is just devastating to look at, you have just raised the bar for how ABs can look so high that its gonna be impossible to reach, ever..
If you ever consider painting for a living, or just do comission work, I am going to step over some bodies to get first in line for some of this! Until then, I will get another cup of coffee, and just stare some more at these absolute marvelous minis..
Anthony Barton: Have you seen this!!!????

God wills it Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

Thanks very much for the kind words chaps, I don't do commissions as such because I don't like to be under pressure when I paint….but occasionally I paint the odd few to fund my lead mountain. ;-)

What would you want painted, as im looking for other figs to paint from ab figures catalogue, I have all the french guard and will get some british for waterloo, if you have any other recommendations il add them to the list, any nation and anything interesting?

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

Personally I have several suggestions, I would have loved to see what you could do with a regular French Line 1809 battalion or the new AB French Infantry for Waterloo in bardin!
The skirmishing Voltigeurs are wonderful sculpts with lots of life. The Waterloo Brits in Belgic shako are also lovely, and the new Nassauers are also superb!
Also, the new French Guard Sailors that will be released later on would be fun to see what you could do with!

my email is valsalvameisteratgmaildotcom if you want to send me an email, that is WHEN its time to increase the lead mountain again;)cant find any way to PM you through TMP….

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

Have look here GWI(ok, in advance, sorry for posting other photos in your thread, I will delete if its bad form): the second photo is the Nassauers, the elites in busby are particularly good sculpts, also the Brits for Waterloo, really nice with lots of dramatic poses that make for some interresting variations to marching battalions:
(these were painted by my mate Dan Dunbar btw)

Waterloo brit & allies by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

Waterloo brit & allies by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

God wills it Inactive Member07 Sep 2017 6:13 a.m. PST

Always been in awe at dans output and quality.

Thx for the nassau headshead, the elites with buzby look particularly interesting so added some to my list.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

wonderful work – the white is excpetional

Royal Marine Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 12:04 p.m. PST


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