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Bill Slavin Inactive Member12 Nov 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

Ever since I mistakenly painted my Spanish Swiss regiment with red coats and then had to laboriously repaint them all blue I've been itching to try my hand at some real red coats. Here are some photos of the first of my British Peninsular army, Italeri 1815 British converted to Peninsular. If you want to read the whole sorry tale of how I wandered down this particular rabbit hole, you can check out my blog here:

Here are a few pictures of the conversions:




Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

Love to see conversions like this unique figures result.

Redcoats are excellent…as are the muskets and faces BTW.

Now be sure to shift your Grenadier Co to right of the line and Light Co to the left. Flank company relative seniority really did count!

JimDuncanUK12 Nov 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

Very well done Bill and they are soft plastic figures too.

You'll be adding a Union Colour to the Colour Party, won't you?

Bill Slavin Inactive Member13 Nov 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Thanks, Deadhead. I thought I had it right but will fix that!
Jim, as I'm new to the British I wasn't sure if both colours needed to be present but suspected as much! I will do that as soon as I can find another figure I can convert to a standard bearer, as two of that particular pose on the stand will look a bit odd!
I also realize now that I need to give the ensigns proper long-tailed jackets as well, and flip the drummer's pompom colours and add chevrons. Big learning curve but that's the good reason to post these things!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

Good for you then if you do add the King's Colour. They'll look so much better with both…it is how we always see them, unless the regiment are having a very very bad day.

So grenadiers always right of the line, light company left or out skirmishing, centre companies…well where you would expect. Both colours in the front rank…however much that is asking for trouble. King's colour always right of the Regimental colour (which gets confusing with Guards)

Beware of Rabbit Holes…..remember what the dormouse said.

JimDuncanUK13 Nov 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

Deadhead said it all.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 4:10 a.m. PST

I always do. It is an Irish thing.

My wife often complains "Do you never stop talking?"………

Arra sure, they are the Connaught Rangers after all………..

Bill Slavin Inactive Member25 Nov 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

For Jim and Deadhead,

Just in case you thought I wasn't paying attention…


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Good man yerself. It is so iconic, the image of the two flags in the centre of the line, that the tiniest unit then looks like a battalion, once in line.

von Winterfeldt26 Nov 2017 12:43 a.m. PST

excellent work

archiduque27 Nov 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Nice work!

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