Monday, 1 February 2016

From IanW 6mm Italian Napoleonic Guard Baccus 62 points

Ok fans, pay close attention to what's going on down below and remember that these are 6mm figures and Ian takes us to school again...

To keep me at Tamsin's heals in the 6mm side challenge and to get one stage closer to finishing off my Italian Naps for Project 1812 I give you four battalions.

First up two battalions of the Royal Velites, these have a base uniform of white and not a lot more colour wise. 

Light green cuffs and colours and red epaulets the rest of the colour comes from their bearskins, backpacks and greatcoat rolls. One battalion is made up of the new Baccus castings whilst the other three are old ones.

Another spot of colour is in the centre of their bearskins, every little helps. The flags on all four are from one of the Baccus flag sheets. I always put a bit of time into folding them for wind effects and paint the edges to finish them off. Little touches that make a big difference in my mind.

The last two battalions are simply Guard Battalions but again wear the bearskin. From some of the images and plates I have looked at these seemed to lack plates on the front of their bearskins so I left them off. Whilst the Velites are more restrained in colour these guys wear a dark green coat and sport red epaulets and cuffs. 

The camera does not show it off but I have used a different white on the crossbelts and if you pick the base up and look real close you can just about tell, yes I know I know. With a few comments about my basing last time I thought I should further spice it up by adding a bit more scenic's. In this case one of the most excellent wire trees from Leven Miniatures. 

Dice holders are now standard (i.e. I remember to put them on!) and again little details like pack straps really finish off a 6mm figure. I still have two battalions of Italian Guard Conscripts to paint up but I have yet to buy one of the battalions. These are Adler so not sure if I will get round to buying them before Triples in March.

Total figures for this submission 112 so 56 points, and so you don't need to do it, throwing a pot of black ink onto white figures having final touches done to them is not a very bright thing to do. Oh well.

Man o Man, this stuff is wonderful Ian.  You've got more detail on 6s than some get on 15s.  Yes those are bearskin patches, hanger swords, bayonets and straps on the freaking knapsacks on those figure!!  
One again I love love love your basing, the tree rules!

30 comments:

  1. Great work Ian, lets hope they perform on the field!

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    1. Well they are guards, err we will have to see

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  2. So impressive, serriously I envie your skils.

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    1. Thanks Adam, small brushes and plenty of light is the answer

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  3. Nice and colourful - good work!

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    1. Thanks, some more Brits to follow later

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  4. Nice and colourful - good work!

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    1. Thanks, they will add a splash of colour to our games

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  5. Lovely stuff Ian. Your mini-dioramas in 6mm always impress.

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  6. Oh, lovely. If I do Napoleonics in 6mm I'm blaming you.

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    1. Should I post a few AAR picks from Waterloo?

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  7. Wonderful painting mate. 6mil rocks!

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    1. Thanks Lee, looking forward to more of yours

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  8. 6mm you say? And you painted the cuffs? I salute you sir! Lovely job on these, the detailing is superb. As is the tree.

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    1. The cuffs are quite easy, it's the bloody collars that are the issue

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  9. I am continually impressed with your joy of 6 figures. Each base a mini diorama.

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    1. If I have time before the challenge finishes I will get a couple of more detailed bases done,

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  10. Your work on 6mm stuff is amazing! The basing really brings them out rather nicely!

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    1. Basing is the most important part as you see that better than the figures

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  11. Brilliant stuff indeed! I painted these once as part of an 1:72 commission and while done was really cross-eyed due to all the white in the uniforms, I can only imagine how you must have felt when completing them!

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    1. I think 1/76 would be more difficult as it's more in your face than in 6mm

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  12. Most impressive! Must remember to have a look at Tactica at some 6mm stuff (if there actually is some that is) to actually get a clear idea about how small these are.

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    1. and maybe buy some ;-)

      I'm working on 28mm today so getting a rest LOL

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