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archiduque Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

Hi all!!I've painted another French Infantry unit (in campaign dress),without bases.Figures from Calpe Miniatures.I hope you like them!!:-)







Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 3:49 a.m. PST

Very, very nice. Stunning brushwork. The colors and the detail are amazing.

Wish Calpe would resculpt those ridiculously tiny drums though.

jeffreyw322 Jan 2018 3:50 a.m. PST

Very nice, Rafa! I've got a couple dozen waiting to be painted--they look like they'll be fun with all these folds in the coats and trousers.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 5:12 a.m. PST

Great work! Some tough old salts waiting to wade in where the Emperor commands

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

The shading and highlighting is so much his trademark. Stunning result for what could have been very dull figures, as all in the greatcoat.

Had never noticed the drum issue before. It is true about what are otherwise almost even better than the earlier released Prussians in this range.

jeffreyw322 Jan 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

Yeah, I've got his book--I think these really lend themselves to his style.

Col Blancard22 Jan 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Amazing painting skills as always!

I've painted a fair few of those Calpe French by now (about 200) and never realized the drums were too small. How did I not spot that!!

My only slight criticism (if I may) is about the greatcoats which would not normally be blue for infantry – blue was supposedly reserved to the Guard and marine infantry as well as the artillery.

Thanks for sharing!!

wrgmr122 Jan 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Gorgeous work as usual Rafa!
I have 8 battalions of these to paint myself. Funny I never noticed the drum issue either, Peter at Calpe is usually so meticulous.

Markconz22 Jan 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

Beautiful painting!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

Stunning colours, beautiful work all round 🖒

von Winterfeldt24 Jan 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

inspirational I especially like the depth of the colours, brilliant

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Yes, it is the depth of colours. I think that is what I was trying to say. Anyone can paint a light colour over darker one and produce a zebra effect. v Winterfeldt is right…it is more than that.

It is more than your book (which is brilliant).

You have kept some secrets back, you tease………..

These are the simplest figures anyone could paint…surely…..You choose any colour for the coat, you lighten it for a few highlights, and you do the next one hundred.

But they would not look like this……….

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