Saturday, December 8, 2018

Skirmishing Guard Chasseurs a Pied - Victrix

Another small unit of skirmishers for Black Powder. These were left-over figures from the Middle Guard set painted up a while back. The set comes with grenadier and chasseur bearskin head sprues, as well as the shako heads.
Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue works well for the base coat of the clothing. Varying amounts of white added to the blue are used for the highlighting.
The Guard greatcoats were generally of higher quality than those of the line; including piping around the collars and cuffs. They have an elegant look which rivals full-dress, IMO.
There should now be enough units of foot skirmishers for a cavalry-centric game.
Up next, well after I do some home-owner repairs, will be the Perry cavalry - Scots Greys and French Lancers. Until then, wishing you all the very best during the holiday season!

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    1. Thank you very much, Scott! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I do like the dark blue look. Utilitarian and elegant at the same time. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Norm. Best regards, Dean

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  4. Top notch job on these ones Dean, "Magnifiques ces grognards!"

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Just a small bunch of "Grumblers" :) Kindest regards, Dean

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  5. Very nicely painted. Lots of trouble assembling? I fear Victrix because of the huge number of small pieces to glue, could be a nuisance some times

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    1. No trouble at all - only arms and heads, plus backpacks. The plus is the ability to vary poses a bit too. Thanks for the kind words! Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ray. Appreciate the visit and kind words. Best regards, Dean

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  7. Nice work Dean! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you very much, Simon! Appreciate the kind words. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. Excellent work, Dean! Very nicely painted.

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  10. Fantastic job, Dean. They look sweet! All the best to you too for the Holiday season.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry! Black undercoating and then minimal painting trying to leave black lining. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Peter! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Christopher! Kind regards, Dean

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  14. Lovely painting as always,delightful!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you so much again, Iain. Kindest regards, Dean

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