Sunday, June 10, 2018

Victrix Middle Guard - WIP +1

Just a quick update to let you know I haven't flaked out on this project. Although the sloppy block painting may seem a bit flaky. Fear not though, I picked up a new can of Minwax Tudor Satin stain which will, hopefully, disguise a lot of the flakiness. Also, highlighting should enhance the overall look. Besides these are strictly gaming figues, by George. Anyway, here they are - I managed to just about finish the block painting of the Fusilier-Grenadiers (in front). The remaining two units of one each, Fusilier-Chasseurs and Voltiguers just need a few finishing touches - namely the command groups.
I'm not really happy with the dark blue, but highlighting will hopefully fix this. I mixed some black and a little red with the Game Color Ultramarine Blue that I have from the set I picked up from ebay last year. I much rather use a basic blue, but too lazy to pick up another bottle.
The Fusilier-Chasseurs in the foreground. I jazzed up their trousers with red stripes. Not sure how historically accurate this is, but like the look.
The backpacks are a easy to paint up with the greatcoats not on top. This kit has the sword and bayonet scabbard molded on the bodies, which not only speeds up putting the figures together, but makes them very durable for gaming. Well, time to take a break and watch some dumb videos on YouTube. Thanks for stopping by and best regards.

16 comments:

  1. Motoring along there I see, great progress. They are looking superb.

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    1. Thank you kindly for the encouragement! Best, Dean

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  2. Great progress Dean!

    Cheers, Ross

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  3. They are coming along splendidly.

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    1. Thank you, Michael - again purely for the gaming table! :)

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike. Best, Dean

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  5. Good progress! They will be battleworthy in no time.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Hope the "Magic Wash" does its magic! Kind regards, Dean

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  6. Oh, Will be fantastic! I believe :)

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    1. Thanks, Michal! I hope so! Kind regards, Dean

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  7. Looking good. What are you planning to do with them?

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    1. Black Powder - I've re-read the rules and think they'll be great for next year's con; also hope to host a game at Fix Bayonets. Best regards, Dean

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