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Offline ilkley Old School

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Classic Napoleonics
« on: February 24, 2019, 12:00:32 PM »
I have been collecting 20mm Classic Napoleonics for nearly 2 years now and have been charting my progress on my blog.  https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/?m=1

I have had fun by sourcing and painting these figures.

Here are a few pictures of some of the figures.



Hinton Hunt British Lifeguards.



Hinton Hunt 95th Rifles.



Hinton Hunt French Carabiniers



Alberken/early Minifigs 5th Regt de Ligne



And of course the man himself.


Offline Donkeymilkman

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 04:30:38 PM »
Interesting topic, the figures look very nice.
I have nothing important to say so just keep on scrolling.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 12:12:02 AM »
I well remember getting the 95th Riflemen, I was like Callan...
a proper wargamer!

 :-*
« Last Edit: February 25, 2019, 12:13:49 AM by Harry Faversham »
"Wot did you do in the war Grandad?"

"I was with Harry... At The Bridge!"

Offline Phil Portway

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 08:31:26 AM »
I love the nostalgia of this thread. Well done ilkley. :-* :-* :-*

I remember my very first wargame 1972-ish . I went round my pals house with my unpainted airfix to be presented a table tennis table with hundreds of Painted Hinton's, all painted in your style, by his Dad.

What a slippery slope I was on! lol 
If it isn't enjoyable, it isn't gaming!

Offline Arundel

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 03:58:08 PM »
Those are lovely. Must say that the older I get, the more often I prefer simple paint jobs with no shading, highlights, etc. - maybe because that is what my ability has declined to, making a virtue of necessity  lol - but more due to the fact, I think, that the prime colours "pop" the figures more, especially in a case like this.

Anyway, splendid collection, and hoping we see more posts in the future!

Offline jambo1

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 05:42:38 PM »
Superb, great to see those lovely figures all painted up the way they should be, top stuff!! :)

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 08:22:38 PM »
Fantastic! I had a few Hinton hunt riflemen when I was a kid

Offline photocrinch

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 12:06:51 AM »
Really enjoyed these.  While they are all very impressive, I particularly like the way you have done the faces.  I am struggling with my Der Kriegspielers because the facial detail is so variable.  My normal wash technique really is not doing them justice.  Can you describe your process for the faces?

Thanks!

David
« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 02:45:34 AM by photocrinch »

Offline ilkley Old School

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 07:29:30 AM »
Hi David

A Wash technique will not work on these older figures.

My method is to cover the face with Red Leather. I use Vallejo 70818.

I then paint the nose, checks, chin, ears and a thin line underneath the nose to represennt the mouth using Humbrol Acrylic Flesh 61.

Two coats of gloss to finish.

Mark

Offline photocrinch

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 09:02:09 PM »
Thanks Mark, judging from the pictures I thought that might be what you were up to.  I'll give it a try on my next unit.  Thanks for the detailed instructions and colors for reference.

David

Offline ilkley Old School

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 04:19:30 PM »
Finished the final 6 figures of my British Lifeguards. 



The command figures are Newline mounted on Hinton Hunt Horses.


Offline ilkley Old School

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 04:31:49 PM »
Finished some Royal Horse Artillery this morning.

Figures are Hinton Hunt recasts and the artillery are SHQ 6 Pounders.








Offline jambo1

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 05:57:51 AM »
Very impressive!! The R.A. are particularly good, lovely work. :)

Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 06:14:11 PM »
Absolutely lovely, like so many I started out with Airfix Napoleonic's in the 60's, by the 70's I was living and working in SE London and found Rye models a tiny little shop owned by one of the guys who started tbr South London Warlords. That introduced me to mini figs, to this day my Napoleonic's are mini figs, including some painted in a similar style to yours in about 1978.
I did buy a number of boxes of the superb Perry Napoleonic's, but after painting one box of British infantry I gave a couple of boxes to a young cousin who showed an interest and sold the rest to fund buyi g more mini figs!! I just love how simple they are and painted in simple block colours they look fantastic massed on the table :-)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Classic Napoleonics
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 06:16:34 PM »
Nice old school minis! And you make excellent faces! Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi