Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Production Line Day 10

Staying motivated and with the help of what looks like a bunch of Dog Toffee weather today, I should have these fellas finished.

Weapon casings, uniform eagles and buttons, chinstraps and helmets and that's another 39 Guardsmen ready to muster.

Now should I pick up any more, I may do some Rifles green troops.  Keep Heavy Weapons out and each Platoon can have a squad as an attachment.  Something along the lines of how the 95th and 60th were used in the Peninsula. 

Or could that be how I paint up my Veterans.....?

That's how new projects are born.....

4 comments:

  1. Really looking good now. It's been good following these guys progress, and has motivated me to continue with my infantry. Funnily enough I have also got 39 guardsmen on the go.

    I think the green jackets would be a great idea, nice mix of kneeling figures in there to add to the Rifle element.

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  2. An impressive production line you have going there! The advantage of Praetorians is you can lift stuff straight from Napoleonics like riflemen and cavalrymen I suppose.

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  3. Echoing the other lads, a cracking production process.

    The one thing I have enjoyed aside from the models over the last 5-6 posts has been watching the picasso-esque production on your painting surface as you seem to block in a new colour each day.

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  4. Thanks for the comments.

    The article below is the one that set me off for including a 'Rifles' detachment. I never considered the fact that Green Jackets would probably have been kicking around in the Zulu Wars. Too much Redcoat indoctrination.

    Personally, I may wait to see what Col Gravis comes up with for his planned Curious Constructs Firing Line set of troops. The old GW stuff is getting harder to find at a decent price on eBay or elsewhere.

    http://www.warlordgames.com/anglo-zulu-war-historical-british-regiments/

    Frothing Muppets, you've noticed what happens when my attention starts wandering.

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