Befreiungskriege 1813-14

Painting and modelling 28mm Napoleonic wargaming miniatures

Behind schedule already

Posted by Martin on January 21, 2012

Progress on the officer and drummer for the first base.

Progress on the officer and drummer for the first base.

Oh dear! I’m already in danger of falling behind on my self-imposed schedule for completing my entry for the La Bricole painting competition. The idea was to get the first six figures finished by the end of January. This picture shows how far I’ve got (well, apart from doing the light blue pompoms on the other four figures’ shakos).

At least these two chaps are going in the right direction – heads, trousers and footwear finished. On the whole I’m pleased with the quality and it was nice to give the bare-headed drummer a little flash of his company colours by adding some piping to his cuffs. Of course, this is outwith the Bardin regulations but I couldn’t resist it as a little “gift” for a certain couple of Kiwi friends. As usual, I’ve applied some mud to boots, gaiters and the bottom of the trouser legs. It took an effort of willpower to resist muddying up the drum apron too.

Ah well, better get back to the painting desk!

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