ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Monday, 4 June 2018

A Song of Drums and Shakos... British

Greetings...


So...


After all that khaki...
Time for some... SCARLET.


This is the next unit for my Song of Drums and Shakos project ,,,


The 50th Regiment of foot... The Dirty Half Hundred.


Facings as black as Uxbridge Rust's heart...


http://alystoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/03/song-of-drums-and-shakos-uxbridge-rust.html


I was so excited to paint something bright that I didn't bother to take any work in progress shots...Sorry


Everything was painted in my usual way... base colours followed by a wash of Aly's Brown Liquid...






Coatee... Citadel ... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
Trousers.. Citadel... Adminstratum  Grey.
White... Citadel... Pallid Wych Elf Flesh.
Facings... BLACK.
Water Bottle... Foundry... Night Sky 62B.
Shako Cords... Citadel... Loren Forest.
Musket... Citadel.. Mournfang Brown.
Belts... Citadel...  Ceramite white.
Snap sack... Foundry... Canvas 8B.


And of course .... Aly's Brown Liquid.


Then re-highlight with original colour.




I Glossed the black leather with Tamiya Clear...and any brown leather with Tamiya Clear orange.








These were a pleasure to paint...


The miniature are from Front Rank.
https://www.frontrank.com/product-category/napoleonic/napoleonic-british/


The bases are from War Bases...
https://warbases.co.uk/


Paints from...
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling


And...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint


I have some civilian and character figures still to paint...
I need to find a suitable Malchanceux...
And a dashing escort for both commanders...


Then Mharaid.. my beloved daughter will slaughter me on the wargames table.


Hurrah!


All the best  Aly.








28 comments:

  1. A pleasure for you to paint and a pleasure for your readers to view!
    The Front Rank figures are my favorites.

    Splendid brushwork!

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    1. Thank you Jonathan....
      They really are a delight to paint...

      All the best. Aly

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  2. A fine looking body of chaps, but can they fight sir?

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    1. Thank you David...

      Can they fight...?
      If I’m throwing the dice?
      Hmmmm!

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Splendid stuff Sir.

    David, dear boy, they are British of course they can fight🙂

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    1. Thank you Phil...

      Phil... they will fight...
      But probably not for me...

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Beautiful paint job you have done on these Front Rank figures - I always find them a joy to paint as well!

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    1. Thank you...
      I have always found Front Rank very easy to paint ... I think they suit my painting style...

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Well done sir, well done!

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  6. They look rather spiffing, don‘t they?

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    1. Thank you Moiterei...

      All the best. Aly.

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  7. Lovely work Aly and simply done. The Front Rank miniatures come alive under your brush.

    All the best,

    GH

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  8. Lovely figures, delightfully finished!
    Best Iain

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  9. Lovely Regiment would grace any battlefield 🙂

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  10. Great work Aly. I love that way you have posed the shot with the officer calling "On me, men, on me!" And the sergeant asking "excuse me Capt Mainwaring Sir, but 'ave you seen them chaps on 'orses over there?"

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    1. Thank you Mark...

      As they will probably be fighting against me I am hoping for such dimwittedness.

      All the best. Aly

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  11. Looking fantastic. Is there a recipe for brown liquid wash?

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  12. Thank you Maurice...

    The recipe can be found at the end of this post...

    I should probably put it in a place that is easier to find... :-)

    https://alystoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-war-of-spanish-succession.html

    All the best. Aly

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  13. As usual a first class job. Your butterfly syndrome makes me feel so much better when I buy something new.

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    1. You don’t need to hide behind me Graham...
      Be out loud and proud... flutter flutter... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  14. Outstanding work. I really like how you list your paints used .They have given me excellent suggestions which have improved my figures. Thank you.

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  15. Thank you very much Mark
    I am glad that my ramblings are of some help...
    I did wonder if the lists of paints etc were becoming a bit repetitive... but I shall continue on with them... until of course I can find a more hip and exciting way of getting things across.... :-)

    All the best. Aly

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