Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blue Moon 18mm / 15mm Hussars from Old Glory, 4th Regiment

Here are some 18mm blue moon hussars, painted to represent the 4th Regiment.  I used the later uniform, with the rouleau shako but still had elites in colpack, because I like them that way...

I'm very happy with them, well detailed, and nice animation, though I thought their faces were a little weak. 
Here are a few more closer shots:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Blue Moon French 15mm 18mm Infantry in Greatcoats.

Just finished these. I wanted some 1814 ragged French national guard, but I couldnt find any suitable in 18mm.  Perry makes perfect ones in 28mm that look like they came off the pages of Hourtoulle's 1814 book, but nothing like that in 15mm.... so I painted them up like the pics in Hourtoulle...

And I didnt paint the buttons on purpose. The Coats in Hourtoulle's photos were actually shorter, and had no buttons. So I didnt paint the buttons...
 I hope they look the part.  I realize most units in 1814 would look pretty shabby, greatcoats, etc. But not in my army. Just the national guard are getting this treatment.
Next up are French Hussars...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blue Moon 15mm 18mm French Artillery

Just finished these last night. The figures are very good, detailed and well cast, nice poses too.  The guns really have a presence on the table. Nicely detailed and just look right.  This is two batteries, one 6lb, one 8lb.  They should be post 1812 uniform, but Blue moon's post 1812 artillerists have a covered shako... i hate covered shakos....

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Blue Moon 15mm 18mm Napoleonic French Dragoons

These are Blue Moon 18mm Napoleonics.  I hadnt seen any of these painted on line anywhere.  They painted up easily, have great detail, and look impressive and animated without being to animated. Very nice figures, very little flash.