Friday, 26 August 2016

Some of my 'fine fellows'

I have finished renovating, varnishing, and basing the first of my additional British Infantry ... and here they are!



They were originally British Guardsmen, but by repainting their trousers from white to grey and making one or two other minor alterations, they can now just about pass muster as line Infantry.

10 comments:

  1. Bob- A Very nice Conversion- looking very good. Regards.KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      Cheers, old chap! I also think that they turned out all right.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Nobby,

      Thanks very much for your kind comment. I an currently have a contingent of Highlanders on my work table.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Another good addition to your growing armies!

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    1. Jonathan Freitag,

      Thanks ... and there are still quite a few left to be renovated, varnished, and based.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Bob,
    I understand from discussions on TMP that Dighton's depiction of the Guards in white trousers at Waterloo was an error resulting from him observing them in parade dress and that they wore the grey overalls on campaign. So you need have no concern on that score!
    I suspect the shoulder wings, not worn by centre companies of line infantry, won't show up in this scale...
    Best wishes,
    Arthur

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    1. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

      White trousers might not be correct dress for Waterloo, but it serves to make the Guards easily identifiable on the tabletop ... and that is what counts as far as I am concerned.

      I did think about painting over the shoulder wings on the jackets, but in the end I decided that life was too short to be that worried about 100% accuracy ... and it was too fiddly a job!

      Now on so some Highlanders!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. The grey trousers and the gloss coat make all the difference. I have some of these - just wish they were a little smaller.

    Bob

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    1. Bob Kett,

      Thanks to the change of trouser colour and a few other minor alterations, the figures do look different enough for my needs.

      As to their size ... well they are big for 25mm figures, but as I get older I find that I cannot paint anything much smaller without suffering from eyestrain!

      All the best,

      Bob

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