As you already read in my last Paint Table Saturday post I'm working on a 28mm Napoleonic vignette currently. Actually it was meant to be a birthday present for a dear friend of mine but with the birth of our daughter Anna and all the stuff around that I didn't manage to finish it in time. Anyway he proved understanding and admitted me as much time as I need. Well... Since this preject is a matter of the heart for me I want to paint it as good as possible so it might take some time.
Anyway the first figure is finished and so it's time to lift the veil and present the project. It'll be more or less a straight of the box version of Perry Miniatures' excellent FN1 set. It represents Napoleon surrounded by some guys from his staff: Ney, Soult, Drouot, Colonel Gourgaud and a Hussar officer as ADC.
To begin with I painted the emperor himself. It was an excellent experience to spent simply a lot of time on a single miniature. As usual I used Vallejo Model Colours but didn't use Quickshade this time. Instead I employed the well-known technique with three shades... for some things four:
Next to finish will be Ney although I'm working on the others partly simultaneously. Unfortunately those miniatures are top-noth sculpts and are full of detail. For a humble painter like me they require a lot of attention which I'm not always able to deliver after a long day at the office and some nice but exhausting time with the kids...