Saturday, August 16, 2014

Redoubt F&IW French Marines

Thanks to good weather once again, the Minwax dried in record time - allowing me to finish these six Redoubt French Marines.
I really like these figures - they are well-detailed, but not overly complicated to paint. They are also very robust and make for good skirmish gaming figures.
A bit of highlighting was added after the Minwax stain/wash. The faces were given a bit of color also. Being in marching order, without their coats, they show their blue underclothes to good effect.

Here is a comparison shot with Redoubt, Foundry and Front Rank. Surprisingly (to me anyway), Front Rank are a bit smaller than both Redoubt and Foundry. Admittedly, the Foundry SYW range of British and French are noticeably larger than their other ranges (including others in the SYW range).
That all said, I like the larger size of these figures for skirmish gaming. Speaking of which, a play test using a modified version of Muskets and Tomahawks is in the near future.

28 comments:

  1. Stunning de la Marines! Love the blue.

    Thanks for the figure comparison too. I must look into Redoubt's FIW range. Redoubt's ECW range is terrific (which I have many) so why should their FIW range be any less well-sculpted? I hope they don't dwarf the Old Glory figures, I have. Even if they do, the 1st Corps FIW figures are monsters, so they might fit in well.

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  2. Thanks, Jonathan. I have to take a look at 1st Corps' FIW range. BTW, I like all the Redoubt figures I have - besides the FIW, I have almost all of their Trojan War range, and also some of their Oscans. Best, Dean

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    1. You know, I never noticed that Redoubt has an Early Italian Wars range. Thanks for that!

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  3. As usual Dean your figures look excellent!

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  4. very impressive (as usual)

    i like the choice of blue for the coats

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  5. Nice job Dean. Unless your forces are all ranked up I think you could still mix them easily enough.

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  6. Thanks, Gents! I appreciate the visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  7. Dean your painting is excellent as always. The size difference is a pain, but there are people in all sizes in real life too, so...

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    1. Thanks you, my friend. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Ray! Need to get them bloodied now. Best, Dean

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  9. Excellent French Marines Dean!

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  10. Excellent work on those marines, Dean!
    Although I don't like all of Redoubt's figures, these chaps look really well sculpted. And your paintjob enhances the appearance of them stunningly.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  11. They look great Dean! I too really like Redoubt marines and have done a unit myself.

    Christopher

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  12. Wow Dean - I used to think Galloping Major were the nicest F&IW figures but your Redoubt Marins are wonderful - as good as any I've seen. Its the paint job mate - your shading and highlighting is really exceptional.

    Cheers,

    Doc

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  13. Ah, thank you all very much for your kind comments, truly appreciated! Best always, Dean

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  14. Superb painting Dean and they would make a great advert for Redoubt.

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    1. Ah, you're too kind, Pat. Thanks for the compliment. I suspect manufacturers would want eyes painted - which I always mess up ;)! Best, Dean

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  15. Great painting Dean, and I'm looking forward to your AAR report. M & T is a game I've not yet tried. Your post is like a siren song in that direction!

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  16. They have turned out very well, that blue has a real 'zing' to it!

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  17. Really like them! Redoubt are great minis and their stronger recesses should make them great for staining (as one can see with yours)!

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  18. Beautiful troops and great colors Dean!

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  19. Dean,
    I am to understand that with the departure of the Perrys and other sculpturers from Foundry, that company employed other, perhaps not so 'seasoned' fellows who had varying degrees of success keeping to the style and SIZE of the original portions of each range - or indeed, some new ranges for compatibility. Thus the British and French FIW range is a bit off as compared to the other SYW portions of that range.
    ...DougH

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    1. True dat, Doug. I love those catchers mitt hands on the Foundry guys :)!

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  20. Those blue uniforms are wonderfull! Really nice bright colour!

    Greetings
    Peter

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