Befreiungskriege 1813-14

Painting and modelling 28mm Napoleonic wargaming miniatures

Drum and map completed

Posted by Martin on August 25, 2012

Drum and map fully painted.

Drum and map fully painted.

After a bit of a false start, I’ve completed the first element of the work on my entry for the La Bricole Summer painting challenge. Originally, I had it in mind to paint the map green but the moment I’d finished it, I knew I’d made a awful mistake. So the whole thing needed to be redone to give the map more a sepia document style. This also made it easier to paint on a river, roads and areas of woodland in a way that would make them stand out nicely.

Thanks to those of you who made suggestions for painting the drum hoops. As you can see, I eventually went for diagonal red and white stripes. This scheme could, of course represent any one of several units from a number of nations. In my own imagination, I like to think it’s a drum from the 1st Pommeranian infantry regiment (after one of Peter Bunde’s excellent uniform plates) but it could just as easily have been abandoned by the Saxon Konig infantry regiment. Anyway, it’s on to the figures to go with this now. The first one has be prepared and primed with Vallejo grey acrylic primer (my new preferred primer of choice). So expect more progress soon!

2 Responses to “Drum and map completed”

  1. Hello Martin

    A nice job on the drum and extra paraphernalia. An amazing job compared to what my poor drummers have to put up with. Is the map of Leipzig and environs?

    Though …. I’m a little worried that you’ve hidden the dog tongue from sight!! 8O)

    I’m looking forward to the next reveal.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

    • Martin said

      Oh what swank it would be to claim that the map represented a particular battlefield. How I wish I’d thought of that last week😉

      Worry not about the tongue, I’ll reveal it in all it’s not-pink but calfskin glory in a future photo. For now, I’m working on the two figures that will share a base with it.

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