Sunday, June 15, 2014

96 Frenchmen

It’s been a good week, painting wise.   I’m pretty much ready to declare these 96 6mm Baccus Napoleonic French infantry done and ready for basing.   I was afraid that painting them would be a chore, but I was pleased to discover that at this scale, assembly-line painting, one or two colours a night x 96 figures, isn’t that awful, and the rewards as they near completion are quite substantial.   I’m very happy with this lot.  Depending on whatever scale I’m using, with 4 command stands and 5 infantry stands to go with each command element, I either have a brigade or a division, which is not a bad week’s work.  I’m currently working on the skirmishing light infantry figures to accompany them, and then I can start working on the bases.

 

9 comments:

  1. Very nice, Mon General! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Darn, Padre, you are on a roll here! Just a few thousand to go...;-)

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  3. My word, that's an impressive output!

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  4. Sounds - and looks! - like a very productive week, all right!

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  5. Thanks chaps. The secret with 6mm, I am finding, is not to be too precise with the painting - more like French Impressionism or Group of Seven then a Renaissance Master, and trust that while the individual figures may not look like much, en masse they can be quite impressive.

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  6. 96 Frenchmen came down from the wall... The only 6mm I've ever tried was epic but they do look lovely.

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  7. Now they look very nice indeed! If painting them isn't as hard as it first appears then this could be the perfect solution for me to get into Napoleonics without spending 4 years painting two armies (as I would with 28mm!).
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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