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Waterloo Highland Infantry Airfix

Posted by Egbert on 24 Aug 2017, 13:54

Hello friends,
after longer absence, now I would like to show you some new pictures of one of my last works.
Last year, I began to paint my over 40 year old Airfix figures.
These were one of the first figure-sets which brought my parents to me in 1971.
Now this new painted figures brings me back nice memories to my youth…
For painting I chose the uniform of the 92nd Gordon Highlander.


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Greetings Egbert
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 24 Aug 2017, 14:40

These hold up well to the test of time!!
They were my first Napoleonics as well, soldiers I bought on a family visit to England in 1972. So nice to see them painted up so lovingly.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Aug 2017, 15:30

These were my introduction to Napoleonics after seeing the Waterloo film.

You have done a brilliant job in bringing these veterans to life.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Susofrick on 24 Aug 2017, 15:33

Also among my first figures (think the wagon train was first). Great a lovely work on these, but I can spot some figures that are converted from Airfix British Waterloo Infantry. :-D And that sash over the shoulder on the officer is a very nice touch! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Aug 2017, 16:30

Professional quality painting without a doubt. Did you swap out the rifles? They really turned out looking well. I am also impressed with all the plaid patterns and the faces are top-notch.
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Posted by Kekso on 24 Aug 2017, 17:18

Awesomely painted poor old figures. Great composition and scenery. I'm speechless... Wait, I already said something... it is confusing :eh:
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Posted by Konrad on 24 Aug 2017, 18:30

A masterpiece!
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Posted by Wiking on 24 Aug 2017, 18:39

An ode to this forum.
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Posted by Ben90 on 24 Aug 2017, 19:14

This looks fantastic! I like the look of the patterns on the kilts...
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Posted by Egbert on 24 Aug 2017, 19:42

Thank you all for your nice words...

Bluefalchion wrote:...did you swap out the rifles? They really turned out looking well. I am also impressed with all the plaid patterns and the faces are top-notch.


# No I have not replaced the rifles, they are still the original...
... and you can believe to me, painting the tartan patterns was a helljob and I've cursed it more than once. :oops:
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Posted by Graeme on 25 Aug 2017, 16:56

These were what started me on Napoleonics too. As far as small scale plastic figures go I think they were the first Napoleonics ever.

I still think this is a good looking set of figures but you have made them look outstanding!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 25 Aug 2017, 22:27

Excellent work on these old and beloved Airfix figures, Egbert. Great painting, conversions and arrangement. A number one diorama!

Congratulations. :yeah: :yeah:

Santi.
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Posted by Chris on 26 Aug 2017, 09:37

God, what you've done with this set is brilliant !
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Aug 2017, 10:42

Ben90 wrote:This looks fantastic! I like the look of the patterns on the kilts...

I also agree!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by daikaigan on 26 Aug 2017, 22:08

Wery good and nice work friend
cheers
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Posted by huib on 26 Aug 2017, 22:30

Wow! Beautiful painting!
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Posted by sansovino on 27 Aug 2017, 09:02

Yeah, what a wonderful band of scots! It´s really a pleasure to study all details of your figures.
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Posted by miniaturezone on 01 Sep 2017, 14:17

Good God ! Those are really well done.
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Posted by MABO on 21 Oct 2017, 13:06

I agree with the others. Very good painting on the old friends from Airfix. ImhO the red could be a little brighter.
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Posted by davbenbak on 21 Oct 2017, 14:49

Truly impressive! Mine still have the 1970's paint job I gave them with testor's enamel paints.
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