British Regiments c.1704

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British Regiments c.1704

Post by janner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 am

The first batch of six figures for my new early eighteenth century force are the right flank companies from North & Grey's Foot (later numbered 10th):

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I'm not completely happy with the faces as they've come out a bit doll like, and varnishing will have to wait for better weather. The next six are about a third done. So I hope to have the unit complete by mid next week.

I have blatantly copied the grenadier cap design from Roy's version of this unit, only adding (an approximation of) the royal cypher to the front flap.

All I can say when it comes to doing the details is, thank you Optivisor :D
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Re: British Regiments c.1704

Post by raif » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:58 pm

janner wrote:
I'm not completely happy with the faces as they've come out a bit doll like...
I guess these are the eyes, which make this doll like look. Painting eyes is really difficult. I would suggest to paint less white and make more black or this color you choose for the iris. Also perhaps try to paint smaller eyes, this look more realistic too!

But this are all only suggestions! This are very nice miniatures and very, very nice uniforms!!!! :)
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Post by janner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Good idea, I can try to bring the eyelids in a bit :)
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Post by Gunfreak » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:44 pm

That grenadier cap looks wicked!!

I might have to sneak in and "borrow" your hand so I can do stuff like that.

But look out, I'm painting my second 6 for my french de coietqueen.

Also what rules will you be using?
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Post by janner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:03 pm

I wouldn't have a hope without the vision aid - long gone are my days of painting 15mm highlanders by eye :lol:

I planning on using BLB, but have a copy of Gå På as well - how about you?

Looking forwards to seeing your Frenchies :D
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Post by Gunfreak » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:22 pm

My problem is not the eyes! as I got better then 20/20, but my free hand suck.

I honestly don't write by hand except my signature, as noboy including me can't understand what I write.

I'll probebly use BLB, like the rules alot, second is black powder.

It does give you two very diffrent gameplays with the same rules.


I like the BLB more in mechanics, but BP has how shall we say, more imaginativ rating ect.

Like the cossacks I'm making for sweden, you can give them some cool "extra" stats that gives them intersting uses.

But BP is much more staight forward, BLB with the command dice makes it more of a challange.
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Post by janner » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:28 pm

Now if someone were to do transfers...
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Post by Artimas » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:34 pm

Here, here to transfers! (Or hear, hear)

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Re: British Regiments c.1704

Post by Churchill » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:48 pm

Ray.
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Post by janner » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:03 pm

Sorry Ray, my fingers were out of synch with my brain :oops:

I'm not sure on the flags - it's all a matter of time v effect :wink:
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Re: British Regiments c.1704

Post by Churchill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:03 pm

Ray.
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Re: British Regiments c.1704

Post by janner » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Great minds and all that - I out an order in yesterday ;)
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Post by jezamonos » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:45 pm

They are looking good mate. Keep it up. I'm doing more WSS this year for my guild2014 build
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Post by janner » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:06 am

Good call, perhaps I should join you :D
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Re: British Regiments c.1704

Post by janner » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:07 pm

Based on some information from Ray, the grenadier caps for North and Greys needed a little reworking. I also took the chance to redo the eyes:

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Then it was onto the left flank companies of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards (with a different approach to the faces, which probably means revisiitng North and Grey's again :lol: ):

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Next up, the left flank companies of North and Grey's and the centre companies of the 1st Foot Guards :D
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