Sunday, 19 February 2012

28th Regiment of foot - Part 2.

Hi,
    sorry about the long delay since my last but there been a bug jumping about the house for the past week or so.  I've been down with the man flu or back on daddy duty so I didn't have time to post much.

I did have time to get some painting in on the 28th, so here's some wip pics of the Grenadier Company.

Here's some pics of the completed figures.

Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.







 The colour balance is a bit out on these pics but you get the idea.

Next up I've attached them to the bases.

Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.



I've tried to add a bit of a story to it, rather than plain ranks of troops. I have sergeant is barking some orders at the back rank and got a curious glance from the front rank as well.  The officer is looking towards where the mounted commanders will be on the centre company.  This should help tie the full unit together.

Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.
Wargames and Painting Blog - 28th Regiment of Foot.

Next its on to doing the bases.

I'd love to hear what you think of them so please leave some comments below.

Thanks for looking.

Gazza

Saturday, 4 February 2012

28th Regiment of Foot - part 1

Hi,
     first off apologies for not posting for a few days but I've been down with a vicious bout of man flu.

Back on track and ready for a new project, and its a good one.

The 28th regiment of foot.  I've only done a few Napoleonics projects so its interesting to get started on something new.  This will be done in 28mm using various metal figures bulked out by some victrix plastics.  Over 70 figures in total.  Heres a plan of how the unit should look.


28th Regiment of Foot - Basing Plan
 To start I'm going to do the grenadier and then the light company and I'll come back to the centre company later this year.

First part of the project involved a bit of green stuff as the 28th did not wear the standard shako badges.  Here's some pics from a reactor's site.



And on the back was the campaign badge from Egypt.


So I've shaved off a lot of the detail and added some new badges with some green stuff.



I'm quite happy with the results. Possible a little bit thicker than scale but they should be visible on the battlefield.

So thats the Grenadier company ready for some paint.






Please feel free to leave some comments.  More to come.

Thanks for reading.

Gazza