after what seems like ages I have finished this small unit of British infantry for the Peninsular War they represent the 5th of foot . Their facings are gosserling green the colour is a hard one to get right it is more yellow than I have painted all though I did try to go over them with more yellow wash's but you then end up with more facings that look yellow so I have gone with the light green . The trousers I wanted to have a warmer look so of instead of a grey to white I used different warmer tones then an ivory . I used metallic for the metals it seems to work on these, but when I paint 15mm world war two I prefer non metallic metal .
The Regimental colour an the Kings colour are from GMB Designs, I completely stuffed them up my wife was talking to me at the time and as its been proved I cant multi task ! The bases are MDF from War Bases with childrens sand pit sand this was given an extra pva layer and painted . I wanted to give a hot dry look like Spain and Portugal in summer and I decided not to put any gravel on them as the base size was tight and I didn't want to overcrowd them .
A quick word on the figures, they are the best 15mm I have worked with so far people rave about the AB range and I can see why . They were clean with no flash hardly any mold lines and have bags of charm . If you want them in the UK then they are sold by Fighting Fifteens who in turn get them from Eurika Miniatures in Australia .
So that's my small test unit done I will now get some more and base them for General De Brigade with maybe some French to sell on . And now for a shameless plug if you would like some of these painting drop me an email for a quote there's no obligation .
Thanks for taking a look see you soon..........................
Regards Furphy .