Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July, And The British Are Coming...

Along pretty nicely - Perry British Napoleonic Line Infantry, that is. After taking a bit of a break after finishing up the Victrix French Middle Guard, finally got back to this Perry set. We had family visiting us last week and we did the normal hosting routine - checking out Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, among other things. Anyway, here are 32 of the plastic Perry's with a fresh coat of Minwax Tudor Satin stain - they'll be broken down into two units of 16 figures each representing the Coldstream Guards.
After allowing them to dry a day or two, they'll be given a shot of Testors Dullcote. Then some touching up and highlighting prior to basing.
These required a little bit more effort to put together than the Victrix Middle Guard set. Mainly due to the more varied arm options. Painting also was a bit more intensive as they aren't in greatcoats, and details like lacing and buttons had to be addressed.
Here they are prior to the staining, block painted.
Again, Happy 4th of July to all - even our brothers in arms across the great wine dark sea.

16 comments:

  1. Happy 4th and a very nice batch of Brits to celebrate!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jonathan! Warmest regards, Dean

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  2. Happy 4th to you as well Dean and looking forward to seeing those Brits all based up and ready to go!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Best regards, Dean

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  3. Great looking British Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mike! Kind regards, Dean

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  4. Happy 4th! And British unit looking good!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Best regards, Dean

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  5. That minwax really does a great job! Looking good - and happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. Yes, the stain really speeds up the process. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Lovely work on your Brit's, very nice!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much, Iain! Kind regards, Dean

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  7. Happy 5th...yes, I know, I'm a little bit late...but what a beautiful collection, well done!

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Always great to hear from you. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Kindest regards, Dean

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