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Prussian Fusiliers 1806

Posted by FredG on 13 Dec 2018, 21:42

Ah! The joy of plastic that can be cut and scraped :P :-D :yeah:

I'm liking the look of this set. There's one of the marching figures with extra plastic between the shoulder and the musket and it cuts out very well :yeah: :beer: And I only stuck the blade into one finger - mind you it was just the one figure too.

The first installment however are the standing figures.

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Posted by Kekso on 15 Dec 2018, 20:12

I'm impressed how neat your priming job is. Even bottlecaps are evenly primed.
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Posted by Marvin on 16 Dec 2018, 11:08

There's something about the sight of primed Napoleonic figures on bottle tops that sets my painting hand tingling. Looking forward to seeing these Hat figures develop!

Just out of interest - what do you prime with? I always use a cheap can of black acrylic car spray paint. :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 16 Dec 2018, 12:04

It's Wilcos Light Grey Primer Marvin
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Posted by FredG on 17 Dec 2018, 21:14

I've thrown a bit of paint at them, so here's the current situation.

NCOs

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Fusiliers

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There's a General that's sneaked onto the painting tray too. :shock:

As is evident there are two Brigades represented and there will be two of the three Battalions represented from each.

I do like this little group. They're well sculpted/moulded and fun to paint.
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Posted by Marvin on 18 Dec 2018, 10:14

I like these figures too, there's a bit of character to them. Liking the colour of the facings too.
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Posted by FredG on 21 Dec 2018, 21:11

Progress

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Posted by Marvin on 21 Dec 2018, 22:43

Looking good now - with the exception of the bare-chested chap in the background who still needs to get the rest of the uniform from the commissary.
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Posted by FredG on 23 Dec 2018, 11:47

Painting now finished. They're still wet from the final wash but looking decent.

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This set will next appear in the Gallery when I've based them.

In the meantime, does anyone want to have a stab at the Brigade/ Battalions?

Vorwarts mein Kinder (Meine Kinder weiterleiten)
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Posted by FredG on 24 Dec 2018, 20:45

The next lot up are half the firing line.

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Note the white primer on many of the muskets. The grey primer showed that I hadn't cleaned off the mould lines quite enough so I had to sort them.
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Posted by FredG on 02 Jan 2019, 13:27

The first half of the firing line are now ready for washing etc and basing.

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Two Battalions from a single Brigade.

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Posted by Peter on 02 Jan 2019, 14:07

You're painting a very nice army Fred! Keep them coming! :thumbup:

There is someone mad in this picture! In the left corner! If he gets them they will stop laughing! :mrgreen:

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Posted by Wiking on 02 Jan 2019, 14:50

Nice rows of painted man.
Also the knobs get color.
Must be a huge family by all the identical faces. :-D
The main color are red, yellow and green. Remind me to something well known ...
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Posted by Peter on 02 Jan 2019, 16:42

Wiking wrote:The main color are red, yellow and green. Remind me to something well known ...

Christmas? Santa's elfs? :merrychristmas: :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 02 Jan 2019, 19:37

Wiking wrote:Also the knobs get color.


Which knobs do you mean?

Wiking wrote:Must be a huge family by all the identical faces. :-D


They're all from the same region so they stand a very good chance of looking like the man with the horse ( Later it was the man with the bicycle.) Benny Hill fans will probably think of the milkman. ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 04 Jan 2019, 15:22

Here we go again.

Firing line part 2

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This time it involves a little game.

I started separating the bayonets from the bodies until the knife went a little too far on one of them so it's a "Spot the missing bayonet" or perhaps that should be " Spot the place where there isn't a bayonet but there should be"

It should be noted that I lost no red coloured bodily fluid in this operation.
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Posted by FredG on 06 Jan 2019, 20:14

Progress progresses :eh:

Peter's request for command cost me about an hour but things have moved on well with the troops (so far). :-D

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I've finished throwing paint at them. Now it's time for the careful stuff 8)

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Posted by FredG on 13 Jan 2019, 11:38

Ready for flocking ( without sheep) :-D

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Now for the march/advance group.

Onwards!
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Posted by FredG on 13 Jan 2019, 12:31

Cleaned, primed and ready to paint :P

Again the use of the craft knives was bloodless :shock: . Amazing ;-)

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Woot! :camera:
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Jan 2019, 12:59

Your soldier get the same color as the weather outside my window today.
The soldier lost her water, here we get it.
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