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Painting 6mm Baccus Napoleonic British Infantry

British Line Infantry
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€5.00 EUR

British Flank Company Infantry
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€2.50 EUR

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Monkey Hanger Fezian writes:

Well, after many years of resisting the urge to start a Napoleonic collection, 2008 saw my willpower crumble and I took the plunge!

I decided to start with 6mm figures (other club members already had this scale), and chose Baccus (as I have painted other figures from Peter's ranges, and found them easy to paint yet well detailed).

The figures come in strips of four. A pack (NBR 1) contains 4 command strips and 20 strips of infantry, giving a total of 96 figures. For my battalions, I decided to represent the flank companies with 2 strips of flank company figures (NBR 2).

The figures have no flash to them, and only require a straightening of some of the muskets. They are nicely cast with crisp raised detail that takes paint and an ink wash well.

Items Needed

Spray primer
Large lollipop sticks
Vallejo colours
Red 957
Light Grey 990
Flat Brown 984
Silver 998
Sky Blue 961
Flesh 916
Brass 802
Flat Green 968
Other paints - Black, White, Earth Brown, Sand
Ink wash (black - 4-parts water to 1-part ink)
Tile grout
PVA glue

Here is my Technique

Stage 1

Stage 1

Glue the 6 strips (1 command, 3 infantry and 2 flank) to a large lollipop stick, and spray with primer. I prefer gray, though it's a personal choice.

Stage 2

Stage 2

Paint all tunics with Vallejo Red.

Stage 3

Stage 3

Paint trousers and blanket rolls (on top of the backsack) with Vallejo Light Grey.

Stage 4

Stage 4

Paint muskets and hair with Vallejo Flat Brown.

Stage 5

Stage 5

Paint muskets and bayonets with Vallejo Silver.