Thursday, 25 February 2016

AB 15mm/18mm Fusiliers Chassuers of the Guard

Hello all,
Thanks for stopping by this is just a quick post showing a couple of pictures of a unit that's part of a larger commission they are Fusiliers Chassuers of the Guard in the 1810 cuffs (osprey guard 2 as a reference) . I didn't use a flash on the camera as it would bleach the uniform so I apologise for the poor pictures .
  I hope your projects are progressing well, until next time..........
Regards Gavin .

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

AB 15mm Royal Artillary

  This is an AB 15mm 5.5" howitzer and crew its for my own collection I have been painting it 10 minutes here and there over at least a month while I have painted for other people. The gun carriage colour may not be to everyone's taste but I like the blue grey colour rather than the lighter grey that you often see . The figures are very well sculpted and I enjoyed painting them I will now get a couple of 6lb guns and crew and maybe a mounted officer to make up the battery .
I hope your projects are moving forward, thanks for taking a look .
Regards Gavin .

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

More AB Napoleonics

Hello all,
  I know you will probably be getting tired of seeing ab French on bottle tops but as I have said these are part of a commission and I like to have a record of what I am painting so if you don't mind being along for the ride . I think you have to strike a balance when painting a great coat unit you want to provide a variety of main colours and shades (especially with a French unit) but at the same time the unit must look like a formed unit . And then there is a variety of colours for the shako covers as a theme I prefer the greatcoats are mostly grey (different shades of) and the shako covers black .
  When it comes to the trousers then mostly its white again for uniformity with brown and grey for a campaign feel you could also add the odd patch as a bit of difference .
Well thanks for stopping and taking a look I still have another battalion to complete so there will be another post wafferling about French greatcoats !