Saturday, 21 March 2015

Young Guard Voltigeurs Update 2

Hinton Hunt WN 10 Grand Duchy of Warsaw Fusilier Officer Charging
WN 10 showing off his new colours!
It's been all pointy cuffs and white piping this weekend working on the second half of Roy's Young Guard Voltigeurs.

I'm racing to get them done before the cavalry I've promised to do for Roy's Vintage Waterloo opponent, Ian, arrive from Dear Old Blighty. If I'm really quick I may even get a chance to sneak in some Landwehr before they show up.

I'd probably have made better progress if I hadn't given into temptation to press ahead and finish Roy's Voltigeur chef de bataillon. The figure Roy chose for this gig is the eminently adaptable WN 10: Grand Duchy of Warsaw Infantry of the Line, Fusilier Officer Charging.

I think I've seen it written somewhere that Young Guard officers wore the uniform of the Old Guard Chasseurs. Other sources, however, disagree, so I've decked him out in the highly attractive Voltigeur colour scheme. As WN 10 doesn't have pointy cuffs or tapering lapels I had to simply paint these on. Fortunately this wasn't too difficult to do as it's hard to beat Humbrol paints for opacity!

Salut maintenant,

WM




7 comments :

  1. Simply wonderful - glad you're getting plenty of button practice in!

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    1. I thought you'd say that. Those lancers legs!

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  2. Looks marvellous to me Matt.mOne of the joys of the old 20mm stuff is that you can 'convert' with just a paint job.mThe thick acrylic paint that can be bought from an art shop is ideal for putting on epaulette fringes or drummers swallows nests or painting overalls over gaiters !

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    1. Cheers Roy. These extreme close-up shots reveal every last wobbly line and brush slip in excruciating detail!

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    2. Its quite remarkable that when we look at a unit with our eyes we see it one way, yet take a photograph and we see different things in the same image.nI think this is because when we look at a unit we see an overall picture and our vision compensates for anything that is slightly out. However a photo enables us to focus on the detail within the unit and then you notice the wobbly line, the bent bayonet, the unpainted olkar. However, the unit is only going to be viewed live so the white piping is there for effect, not exactitude. They will look great on the table.

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  3. Beautiful painting Matt, first class, you have really brought those figures to life!

    Vintage Waterloo should be a real spectacle!

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    1. Thank's 'Lee. That is a very great compliment, coming from you!

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