The British Infantry - The 3rd Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1815.
Continuing to restock my Napoleonics I've managed to complete 1 battalion of Foot Guards.
Each battalion of infantry will be made up of 16 infantry. Flags from GMB
These miniatures were to represent the 1815 campaign that gives me a relatively limited scope for battles such as Quatre Bras, Waterloo.
|GMB flags as they come|
|there are crop lines to help you cut the flag accurately|
|PVA glue was used to stick the flag together.|
|The flags wrinkled as in a breeze|
Carefully cut out around the flag using a scalpel trying to avoid making to neat an outline, glued with PVA and folded around a prepainted flag pole. Whilst the glue was still wet it was folded and wrinkled to give the appearance of fluttering in a breeze. Once the glue was dry, the fringe was carefully cut here and there to improve the effect and painted in the original colours to cover any of the white paper showing through, then gold added to the studs on the flag pole and liberally on the fringe. I've never used GMB flags before but they can come up a real treat with a bit of care.
|Perry minis on their painting strips.|
|The command base.|
|The backpack has the regimental Badge on it|
|waterproof shako covers in black|
notes on paint.
Humbrol Scarlet red enamel paint (No.60)- to represent the red regulation uniforms. The scarlet paint was mixed with different quantities of enamel black to provide shading, then used raw out of the tin for the final colour.
Gold enamel from Revell No.94 painted onto the flag giving it a bit more impact, this is the best gold paint I have found so far.
notes on basing:
Polyfilla, rocks and stones brushed in many shades of burnt umber oils mixed with Humbrol No.62 leather, highlights on the stones etc. Humbrol No.62 leather mixed with No.154 yellow and No.34 white.
Static grass self-adhesive tufts manufactured by me under the eBay pseudonym Lord_Jaggard
Anyhow Cheerio for Christmas and have a Great New Year :)