28mm Napoleonic French Project Pt. 4

Well, my first battalion is finished, based, flocked, and ready to march to the sound of the guns! 1 down, 10 to go.

1ère Bataillon, 1ère Régiment d’Infanterie de Ligne, 6ème Division d’Infanterie-








5 thoughts on “28mm Napoleonic French Project Pt. 4

  1. Very nicely done. What paint do you use if I might ask? and how did you achieve the “muddy”look?

  2. Thank you. The paint is, well, a number of different manufacturers. Mostly Vallejo model colors, though. The blues are layers going from Vallejo Prussian blue through Vallejo Luftwaffe Field uniform, well watered down and done in multiple layers.The mounted officer and standard bearer are done in blues from the Foundry Napoleonic paints, French Uniform shade, base, and highlight.

    The “muddy” look is done with weather powders, mostly Tamiya, lightly sponged on. Though I think color selection in the painting also has something to do with the overall “weathered” look. I use rather muted tones for the main colors, and allow the trim colors to show the brishtness (bright reds and yellows), and in my layering and blending I don’t use starkly contrasting shades. The differences in colors from shade to highlight is rather subtle, which allows things to look a little more faded. It wasn’t purposeful, and I didn’t have a plan for it to work that way. It just sort of happened, and I liked the effect.

    I just bought the “Uniform Blue” triad of paints from Reaper, and I’m looking forward to seeing how well they work on the French uniforms. They have a greyish blue tint, but the shades are more contrasting. They make work out very well.

    • I’ve since been rebasing these for Lasalle on 2 inch x2 inch bases, 6 figures to a base. But in this picture they are mounted as 2 figures on 1 1/2 inch x 2 inch bases.


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