Thursday, 7 December 2017

"Err nerr, Burney's escairped frum Elberr!"

My first British foot battalion represents the 15th (East Yorkshire) regiment, as a tribute to the area where I've lived for the last 40 years.


The title of this post is what these guys might have said in 1815 in a Hull accent.

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    1. Thanks Stryker! early days yet, still trying to remember how to paint after a 30 year hiatus.

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  2. Those are exceptionally colourful, Dave! Dare I ask what kind of paints are you using?
    Best regards, WM

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    1. Hi Matt, these were painted using Army Painter acrylics and Humbrol metallics, with a coat of Humbrol gloss varnish. I didn't strip the originals, just painted over the top of what looked like matt enamel. Next step is to try the AP acrylics over black undercoat on some trial figures and some over white undercoat. What I'm aiming for is a good 'en masse' look, couldn't hope to approach the level of detail you achieve.
      Cheers
      Dave

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  3. Looking good Dave. Are those more recruits massing in the rear?

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    1. Indeed they are Tony. Another battalion in Belgic shakos and one of Fusiliers in bearskins.

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  4. Very nice job, beautiful mix of red and yellow!

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  5. A fine looking battalion. I reckon painting is like riding a bike. You don't forget, but fall off less when sober. My belated salutations........

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