After doing the Guard D'Argent earlier I decided I would finish up the French I got form John. I believe these are all Perry figures. While very nice figures they have reminded me why I don't like 28mm scale for full size units in the Napoleonic period. Its just too much fiddly detail no one will see on the table but every one will pick up on in the grab a model. Love this scale for skirmish games and Dark Ages but I find it frustrating to paint for this period. Any way I won't be stumbling on them each time I go into the dead lead box so that feels good.
So I present to you what I intend to be the final two units of Napoleonic French I plan on doing in this scale. Note I had no Porte Drapeua figures so I had to modify two musketeers to carry the Eagles and colors.
I must confess I cheated a bit using army painters Ultramarine Blue primmer to prep the figures.
Thanks to this I only had to deal with picking out the details and the part of the uniform that are not dark blue
Excellent work Adam! Interesting call on using a blue spray as a primer. There is still a lot of white on these figures so I'm not sure if would be a real shortcut for me. I'm thinking the blue primer would work really well on French legere infantry or Portugues line which also had blue trousers to match their jackets. Hmm. I'll have to give it a go myself to see. Nonetheless, they look grand and ready to march to the 'Pas de Charge'.
Wow, this has been a very productive week for you as well. Between your two entries today I think you've shot up five positions in the points standings - well done!