Saxon shako experiment
Posted by Martin on April 30, 2008
Just a quick note on a bit of progress I made on my Saxon musketeer. This figure is very much a test figure to try out several palette combinations. I’ve already mentioned the Foundry whites and the various greens for the facing colour. I’m also looking at a number of possible palettes for shako covers to give a campaign look to battalions.
In due course, I’ll experiment with some greys, dark browns and my canvas palette but on this figure I’m trialling grey-greens. The base coat is VMC994 (dark grey), mid-shade is VMC886 (green-grey and the highlight is VMC971 (confusingly labelled green grey on the label but actually a pale grey green). I’m not sure this has been a success but I haven’t quite worked out why. It might be the combination of colours or it might be because I haven’t been refined enough with painting in folds on the cover.
Note the correct colouring for the pom-pom. Saxon line musketeer pom-poms were white on the lower half and the regimental facing colour on the upper half. Line grenadier pom-poms were red regardless of regiment.