infantry of Naples

A few photo’s of the line infantry based and waiting for some flocking, the shako’s aren’t finished but seeing as I’ll be handling them while I flock and paint the base I’ll wait. The paint can wear off pretty quickly even with a moderate amount of handling.

I don’t coat them with matt finish until the base is painted so the whole thing can get a coat in the one operation, maybe I should give them a coat of gloss finish to hold the paint?

Slowly getting them together, once again SHQ miniatures French supplied the lead. Aww come on Napoleon and Murat were related after all, so it makes it legit!

Paints used are vallejo and citadel and the this type of figure lends itself pretty well to block painting with the black undercoat.


basing neapolitan voltigeurs pt2

I had a bit of spare time today and collected up the rest of Murats voltigeurs I’ve painted so far and spent a few minutes on their basing.

Materials used are as the previous post.

Trees are usually a little bit extreme on the bases, even for voltigeurs, but I figured what the hell let’s have ’em skirmishing through an olive orchard……. 🙂

That’s a pretty good all round view of the bases and SHQ miniatures which will make up the bulk of the Army of Naples

basing neapolitan voltigeurs pt1

Here is a little job I started ……a couple of months back! It still isn’t finished but then again a job worth doing is worth taking a long time over.

Actually the real story is I was rebasing some French voltigeurs and basing up some French artillery and these guys were hanging around the periphery and decided to jump on the band wagon.

The base material is the old favourite of the gamer, wood putty, probably a walnut with a little black acrylic paint added (so I don’t have to undercoat) the armature for the tree is from my backyard, yes that’s right it’s a tree, ok a twig.

This one is finished, probably because I didn’t need to go and find some tree flocking material, the Frenchies (that was the original job) didn’t need any. Looks like he lucked in and managed to score himself a finished base. The rocks are, you guessed it, from the backyard as well, and the grassy areas are flocked with some very fine sand, no that’s not from the backyard, I bought it back from a fishing trip (probably in the lab rats shoes) and sieved it! Fine sand in this container, coarse sand and shell grit in that container.

I’ll get around to posting the rebasing effort , the original task in the near future