Oct 24, 2012

More guys in red

These fellas from the Italeri set fare both as red clansmen in my JCW/JWI setting or mostly accurate Napoleonic era Highlanders. First half of the box here. I have an almost complete and painted set of Airfix Highlanders too which should get some rebasing and maybe shading soon (no group shot of them along with these ones). The one set I really miss is the newer Italeri one, PSR link here. These are very nice figs but I can't find them anywhere.


Oh my I actually left the bagpiper out. Hope morale won't fall.


These make up three units (companies or battalions, depending on what scale I'm playing) of 12 men, NCOs plus reserve. Sadly no officer in this set.


More macro shots. I won't make any where I set up the troops for muster diagonally with the background as  this new arrangement gives more depth.


The whole pack together. Not sure how noticeable is that the ones where more static grass is on the base are made with acrylic while the ones with less grass with Revell enamel varnish. I think the acrylic one is more bulky and fluid so it absorbs more straws. It's also much better for glueing sand on the base - it's basically the same as any PVA. 


Reserve with standard.


Difference in white: Revell enamel on the left and acrylic to the right. I'll definitely stick to the enamel one in this case. Also, the difference in the amount of grass is more visible here.

10 comments:

  1. Good work , and nice colors
    Greetings
    Captain Lol

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  2. Nice work. I quite like the look of these guys very tempting. hmm perhaps in 28mm

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    1. Thank you. Their look is quite unique; not an expert on the 28mm topic though

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  3. I like te taten effect on the kilts, good work

    Ian

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  4. That's a nice unit, you did a very nice work!

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  5. A nice looking unit! But can they dodge tumbling dice!

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    1. Thanks, they spent their latest battle behind a wall and a cannon so no idea how would they act in a pitched battle and volley-fires.

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