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Last Hussar09 Jan 2019 1:59 p.m. PST

So I bought a couple of test packs of Commission Figurines MDF napoleonics.  

He says they are 6mm, but with the caveat they are a bit bigger- I measure at 8-9mm with the base strip. (the bases are 40x20s)

I bought artists pens from Hobby Craft (Windsor and Newton Promarker – 12 for £20.00 GBP, chisel tip at one end, pointy one at the other), and after a white undercoat coloured in, staying between the lines! I can do this quicker, and (a bit) more neatly than painting (I hate painting). Hobby craft also do a 2.5l RUB, with a tray in. 1 compartment takes the pens (and painting glasses) while the other 4 have the figures.

Did a test strip one night, then Monday did the other 11 (2 were half started).  Basically did 88 figures in an evening!

I think I could well buy the rest of the Army now! Not only are they ideal for FoG:N (for the '15mm measurements – why do rules writers not understand the rational for small figures is often more in the same foot print!), but that battalion is the width of a BP unit when playing at the Inch measurement scale, not the sub in cms that SJ, I and Tring club do.

The strips are 42mm – I assume that is to do with laying out efficiently, so I clip the end men off, and put them behind as file closers.

Next up – Dragoon test paint.

Thanks to Sunjester for the loan of bases

Thomas O10 Jan 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

Those look good, I have toying with getting his ACW figures.

Last Hussar10 Jan 2019 1:56 p.m. PST

I'm finding the colouring in has a technique, and its easier to learn than painting.
Plan for next unit
Spray white
THEN the face, and then back of head -hair, brown, same as knapsack at the same time.
THEN Boots and shako, and cartridge pouch.
Blanket roll

I usually do the face last when I'm painting (psychological reasons- It makes it look better, so as the last thing I do it lifts a figure when feeling despondent!) but the pens will blend (hence the fact that some of them appear to have lippy on! Going to see if I can find a red Rotring pointing pen, as they are really fine.

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