Saturday, August 9, 2014

78th Fraser Highlanders

Finished the Redoubt figures - painted up as 78th Fraser Highland Grenadiers.
Thanks to a very sunny day, the Minwax dried in record time. After spraying with Testors Dullcote, some highlighting was added to the coats; and stripes were added to the pattern.
They'll be part of the force commanded by General Wolfe, along with grenadiers from the 22nd, 40th and 45th Regiments, as well as Rangers.
 
Incidentally, I met the Honorary Major for the Fraser's (Vancouver, B.C. group) last year at a convention. He was a wealth of information on the regiment. The tartan he's wearing is the clan sett, which may or may not have been worn during the French and Indian War. I chose the Government pattern as the clan one would be lost with the red coat.
A small unit of French Marines, also from Redoubt, are next in the paint queue.

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic job on the Highlanders, Dean! I always find tartan a pain to do... but when you pull it off right - as you most definitely have - it looks absolutely fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Tim! I tried to keep the pattern simple - just blues and greens with black over stripes. Best, Dean

      Delete
  2. Excellent work on the tartans Dean! The Highlanders look wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks you for the kind words, Rodger. Best, Dean

      Delete
  3. What a wonderful set Dean, it has great to just how quickly you have turned these around.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job Dean they look fantastic now they are based and ready for action.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very nicely done Dean. Those figures aren't straightforward to do a tartan pattern and you've pulled it off very nicely!

    Malc

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great work, the tartan is superb
    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great looking unit. On a side note the Frasers are one of two units featured doing drill at the Musée Stewart in Montreal. Both ceremonial regiments - the Franche de la Marine and the 78th Fraser Highlanders - drill regularly at Fort de l'Île Sainte-Hélène and take turns performing for tourists behind Montreal city hall.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you all very kindly for the comments, Gentlemen! Appreciate your nice words and continued interest.

    @ Robert - I would like to visit Montreal and see that performance.

    Warm Regards, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  9. Outstanding work Dean. You are really diminishing that lead/plastic pile lately - you are an inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  10. They are really nice Dean, no one can paint as well and fast as you.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Excellent work. Are you using Muskets & Tomahawks?

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks, Gents. Appreciate the visit and nice comments.

    @ Paul: I've only played M&T once before, but it was enjoyable - reminiscent of Sharp Practice, but less fiddly. I like it.

    Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  13. Replies
    1. Hello, Neil. Muskets & Tomahawks.

      Delete
  14. Dean- Those miniatures will look great on the battlefield (i.e. the table top). I am looking forward to playing some Muskets & Tomahawks with you very soon! The trip will not be the same without my WAB buddy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Pat. Appreciate the sentiment - enjoy your time in Germany and say hello to the folks we met at last year's GT. Best, Dean

      Delete
  15. Beautiful work on the tartan Dean, a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, lovely work on these figures Dean. Something definitely to be proud of.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Appreciate your kind words, Curt. Best, Dean

      Delete
  17. Nice job, the tartans have come out well!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Part of my reenactment group did up uniforms for the 78th Frasers Highlanders Grenadier company and kept the government sett. Thanks for following my blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rod. Appreciate the encouragement for the 78th. Your blog is full of interesting posts. Best, Dean

      Delete