Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Brigade Menne: Mis y jour.

Well met!  Here are a few pics from an updated Brigade Menne (our third brigade, part of Feyer's Division).  This is both battalions of the 26th Ligne.  I have one more stand (voltigeurs) to add to the 2nd Battalion.  There's also a shot of a Foot artillery piece.

The 1st Battalion of my Leger is completed (thanks to Master Taylor) and I have two stands left on the 2nd.  Additionally, Menne himself just needs the base finished.  Finally, I have one more Horse gun to finish.  It'll be close.  You may find me at Adepticon Friday afternoon finishing some last-minute troops...

I'm also preparing mentally by reading the applicable chapters in 'The Spanish Ulcer'- a great history of the Peninsular War.

Dave P.



8 comments:

  1. Some lovely painting there! There is quite a bit of work in those Perry French, if one does them properly, like you do.

    Cheers, Simon

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  2. Nice to follow your progress, wish I could paint as well and as fast. Fine work!!!

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  3. Thanks, guys, but it's not very fast. And the quicker I do go, the quality seems to drop off exponentially. But so far, I'm really happy with my brigade.

    Simon- good to hear from you again!

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    1. And you! I'm also getting very into Naps, the Perrys, in particular, paint up so well.

      Cheers, Simon

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  4. Excellent painting. The basing looks very nice too.

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  5. Spanish Ulcer great book and excellent paintjobs - how do you get your bases looking so nice - I have never quite figured out how to do that part.

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  6. Funny you should ask- I'm teaching a basing class at Adepticon next weekend! But, basically, I use a mixture of fine and coarse sand, drybrushed a few shades of brown/earth up to a buff. Then some mid-tone static grass and a few of the Army Painter "bushes."

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