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archiduque04 Jun 2023 3:38 a.m. PST

Hi all!!I've painted these French infantry figures from the Franco-Prussian War for Michael Perry.I hope you like them !!!








Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2023 3:52 a.m. PST

They are up to your usual fantastic standard, well done!

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2023 5:20 a.m. PST

Superb! As usual…

KevinV04 Jun 2023 6:36 a.m. PST

Excellent painting.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2023 7:44 a.m. PST

Nice work!

Mollinary04 Jun 2023 9:42 a.m. PST

The painting is beautiful, truly splendid. Unfortunately, for me, much of the effect is destroyed by the hugely over scale modelling on the figures of the blue piping on the kepi. It is so thick it almost equals the amount of the red cloth, giving the effect of a mixed colour kepi, rather than the red, which it should be. And I was really looking forward to these Perry sculpts!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2023 11:55 a.m. PST


Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2023 10:31 p.m. PST

Beautiful work thumbs up Just picked up those sets to go with the prussians.

Lascaris05 Jun 2023 4:54 a.m. PST

They are beautifully painted but I'm with Mollinary on the sculpts. I was really confused by what looked like odd red/blue kepis until I figured out it was piping that was probably 10X too thick.

Perris070705 Jun 2023 5:24 p.m. PST

Same as Molinary and Lascaris, but even more disappointed in the lack of epaulettes.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2023 1:36 a.m. PST

Stunning paintwork, historical inaccuracies aside (which i really didnt notice) they are beautifully done. The contrast of red and blue is always a perfect combination.

Mollinary06 Jun 2023 8:11 a.m. PST

There is a lot of evidence for the leaving of epaulettes in the depots, even in the Imperial period. This was certainly the case for the Marines who fought in the ‘Blue Division' at Sedan. That said, I agree, epaulettes maketh the man!

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2023 10:13 p.m. PST

Hmmm…are those metal Perrys ? Looked at the plastic boxs that I purchased and the piping on the kepis looks good ?
Yeah, epaulettes would have been nice :)

archiduque07 Jun 2023 9:02 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments.

It is complicated to paint all the kepis piping of 50 figures of 28mm well and appreciate the contrast in it.And try to make them all perfect.


Mollinary07 Jun 2023 9:33 a.m. PST

Rafa, I think the fault is in the figure, not the painting.

archiduque07 Jun 2023 9:42 a.m. PST


Thanks my friend you're very kind.

Blue Max08 Jun 2023 9:41 a.m. PST

Very inspiring !

Old Contemptible17 Jun 2023 1:15 a.m. PST

Epaulets didn't last very long in the field. But I have a lot of figures who are wearing them. Can't go wrong either way. None of my Guards are wearing Bearskins. I just don't believe they wore them in the field.

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