Sunday, 24 May 2015

Line Voltigeurs

These figures are just the Grenadiers painted up as troops from the
voltigeur company, or light company of a French infantry battalion. Apart from the colours of plumes, and other uniform trimmings the cut of the uniform was virtually identical.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Another Ebay Find

Occasionally the odd Ros 25mm figure turns up on Ebay. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to win two lots. The first is  a group of Austrian infantry from the Napoleonic wars, which I have not seen in the flesh before. The second (on the left) is a small group of Prussian infantry, which are quite well painted. I will probably repaint the Austrians and clean up the Prussians and will take some better pictures. Again no command figures were included, which is a shame. Meanwhile here are some of the figures in the two lots as they arrived, straight out of the box:

Saturday, 2 May 2015

French Line Lancer - Refurbished

Over the past couple of weeks between projects I have been slowly repainting one of the French Line Lancers which I purchased off Ebay. Over the years they had become a bit battered and bruised. I kept to the colours used by the original painter and tidied him up. Nowadays I use gloss paint for all my figures and no shading, so a kind of toy soldier style which I like. I also use it on figures on my other blog Douglas Miniatures 20mm Crimean War. Here he is fresh out of the depot!