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 Post subject: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding painting
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:02 pm 
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So I finnaly bought the rules. looking forward to reading them.

Also As I painted Some WSS briish. I was quite satesfied with them, but I didn't think they were quite as good as my french, almost but not quite. But then I took pictures and for the first time EVER!! my figures actualy look better on the pictures then in real life, every other time I've painted quite a good figure, the pictures never quite do them justice, but this time the pictures actualy look better then real life, not HUGELY better, I mean the real figures dont look crap, but I think some of the red in real life stand out to much, the diffrence from the shade to the main color is a little to drasitc, but in the pictures they blend really well.


So since this is a "scottish" unit I gave them a red headed scottish officer
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I decided to make lots of diffrent types of units. In my napoleonic projects, I keep most in marching pose, simply becasue figures that are in a fireing line looks good while in a line, but silly in a column, basicly they would point thier muskets in the back of the soldiers infront.




But since these figures almost always were in line, atleast on my small table. This lets me paint some more intresting figures, I've also noticed something, while these figures are single pose, that is the the bodies are clones, all figures pointing thier muskets have the same body, but unlike the prussian 7YW, the heads are slighlty diffrent, I notised the face was difrent, the hair was diffrent ect. It does give the units not the complete clone look.


So in my brigades, I'll have marching units, units in fireing line, I'll have two diffrent fireing lines, the one we see here, soldiers in the back, while the front rank, holds fire.

The second fireing line, is both standing and crouching figures are at the ready to fire.

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 Post subject: Re: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding paint
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:23 am 
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The camera never lies (hardly...)

I really like those. Lovely 'warm' paint job. And well posed on the base.

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 Post subject: Re: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding paint
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:31 pm 
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Thanks for the comments, here's the second base.

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This is shaping up to be my favorite unit so far, the only thing I don't like is that since the muskets are so short with out bayonets, the muskets from the back rank don't stick out, so the back rank fireing line, kinda just disapear.


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 Post subject: Re: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding paint
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:54 am 
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I like how it's coming along!

Are they supposed to represent any unit in particular?

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 Post subject: Re: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding paint
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You are certainly making good progress on them and they look good too.

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 Post subject: Re: Finnaly bought BLB2, also a first for me regarding paint
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:57 am 
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Rob Herrick wrote:
I like how it's coming along!

Are they supposed to represent any unit in particular?


Yes, the Scots Fusiliers later known as 21st foot.


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