Sunday, 3 August 2014

The 62nd of Foot in the Saratoga campaign

Hello all,
I have at last finished this unit for my American Revolution collection the 62nd the Wiltshire Regiment . I have picked this unit up and down over these last months, I had trouble with the faces I didn't want such strong contrasts and kept trying to tone them down . Then I wasn't happy with the buff the reenactors I had seen had the buff facings very light in colour so I kept changing that aspect. Then when I was half way pleased,
I applied the varnish only for it to go shiny in places so you then have the trick of not overdoing the varnish as we all know it will go white . So I have had to say enough is enough the unit is finished .
  Most of the British regiments left their colours in Canada but all my regiments will carry them as I have always been very proud of crown forces in the war . And I will be using my army all over America and the West Indies . I have a 6lb cannon and crew ready to varnish and base so we will have to see what a mess I can make of that .
I have been painting a lot of red (and khaki) recently so I think I may paint some loyalist green or some of the loyalist militia in civilian dress as in the north and south there was a civil war going on within a revolution and also some First Nation warriors .
  As always the paint is mainly Vellejo with some Citadel, Newton and Windsor varnish, war bases, Silfor tufts and the colours were from GMB Design.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time........
Regards Furphy.

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