Sunday, 14 September 2014

Painting Table Weekend - Basing redcoats

This week I started to prepare some things for a Napoleonic game we'll have in a fortnight. On the one hand I prepared some figures for a command base representing Major-General Denis Pack and one of his ADCs.
On the other hand I started the basing of a unit of British Redcoats which shall respresent the Royal Scots at Waterloo.
The figures are from Victrix plastic range and I built them last year. This time I didn't paint them myself but sent them together witch a lot of a friend of mine who had them painted by a professional painting service in overseas. Firstly I wasn't satisfied at all but after I started basing them it seems that I might come to peace with them at last. Nevertheless there are several things that flaws that spoil me this painting service but I'll write more on that later when I present the completed unit.
But at least I presume it'll be a proper unit for the wargaming table. No great piece of art but as powerful as any other redcoats I presume. And thirt-party painted figures save me time for more interesting project like command bases, artillery limbers and the like.

Enjoy the remaining sunday and have a good start into the new week !

23 comments:

  1. Still nice figures nonetheless Stefan, despite any flaws. Have a good week!

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    1. Thanks a lot.
      The week has been good so far... Three days to go!

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  2. I think they look nice enough, but it's not my period so maybe I'm missing something. :)

    Looking forward to seeing them all based up!

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    1. Soon, Jonas, very soon. There's only flock to add...

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  3. They look good from here Monty!

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  4. Not bad at all, the two feet rule in effect?

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    1. Viewing them from two feet or more away (a distance when our eyes can not make out the flaws anymore).

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    2. :D! I agree absolutely !!!

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    3. Now I got it.
      Well... I think they pass the two - or three - feet test...

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  5. Monty - Chris over at 'Wargamer's Odds and Ends' is chasing your details for the Santa Clause.
    Kind regards,
    PW

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    1. Thanks a lot for the message. Everything arranged now.
      ;-)

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  6. I have to say, that is why I never use a painting service... I know I would never be content with the results... plus it takes the satisfaction of painting them away from me!

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    1. Well, honestly there are a lot of things I love to paint but several of which I'm a bit bored. Line infantry is such a thing. I prepared a lot of them already and so new ones don't thrill me that much...

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  7. Sometimes you just have to do them quick. I'm betting your table top quality is far above most peoples.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your encouragement, Anne.

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  8. Moi
    Good quality.
    Perfection should no never seek,
    Only thing that will satisfy, is only your own mind

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    1. Thanks a lot... I think with the overall result I'll be happy.

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