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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« on: July 23, 2020, 10:43:58 AM »
Hi, people. :)

Here's Wellington and Picton at Waterloo. 28mm figures by Warlord Games:





Hope you like them!
« Last Edit: July 23, 2020, 05:25:10 PM by Battle Brush Sigur »

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Re: 28mm Wellington, Copenhagen and Picton at Waterloo
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 12:48:06 PM »
Very nice indeed  :)

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Re: 28mm Wellington, Copenhagen and Picton at Waterloo
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 05:24:43 PM »
Thanks very much, OSHIROmodels!


Right, seeing as I'll do another Napoleonic project right away I'll repurpose this thread from being a pure Wellington/Picton thing to a slightly broader British thread.

Because the next thing that's on the table is this:



Yes, this is going to be interesting, and - so i hope - very pretty in the end. British landing parties of the 1st Foot Guards and the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 07:46:02 AM »
I like the Eagle being trampled under Copenhagen's hooves, I'm nicking that idea!

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 09:55:01 AM »
Yeah, well, no time for subtleties. :D There's also a bicorn lying in the dust on Welligton's base; it's a bit hard to see in the photos.

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 10:16:52 AM »
They look really nice!

That's a "boat load" of people you got there. Should be interesting to see how they come out.

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 10:36:50 PM »
@Ray Rivers: Hur hur hur. :D Two boat loads even.

Right, I think it's high time for a WIP shot of those landing parties, don't you?


full sized image: https://i.imgur.com/bgrJOZ3.jpg

What very, very, very unique kits those boats with the landing parties are. So many figures sitting so compact in a small space. So many bits I paint will never be seen again. :D Remarkable.

Well, it's lotsa work. Hope you like them so far (even though there isn't much to see yet).
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Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 09:49:30 AM »
Good work - although that's some damn'd polluted water they're rowing through!

Better hide that Picton before Cardiff City Council come and ban you!
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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 08:08:23 PM »
@Baron von Wreckedoften: Well, that's the second time I got called out on "the water" there. :D

It's devilishly hot. There's a lot of other things to do but painting these chaps. And they ALL seem to be more attractive than painting these chaps. :D Moving at a glacial speed in very un-glacial temperatures. I guess I better stop complaining now and get back to painting. :P

Currently doing: highlights on the jackets of the guys at the steering rudder things.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 10:21:15 PM »
I presume you have a game in mind that will require those two boats with soldiers in?  If so won't you have to paint them standing up as well for when they have landed?

As a model they look amazing.  As a game piece they look almost entirely pointless!  Perhaps that is why it is difficult to motivate yourself to do them

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 10:22:21 AM »
@jon_1066: Good point there. These are a commission job, so my only motivation is greed and getting rich quickly. :D Well, not really. By now I realized that this won't get me rich, quickly OR sowly. :D I paint these for a gentleman who every now and then outsources such projects to me. Few months ago I did that wagon of wounded soldiers for him. So maybe your point is entirely true in how I get to do the stuff for him which usually wouldn't be high up on the priorities list (or stuff which is supposed to look extra pretty. I did some guard formations for him). It's true though, somehow painting stuff like limbers and water carts is never as breezy as painting line infantry.

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 11:54:23 AM »
Howdy-ho, peeps! Hope you had a nice weekend and a good week ahead of ye.

A pretty eventful weekend lies behind me, the latter two thirds of a rainy Monday lies before me.

Here's an update:

full size image: https://i.imgur.com/V4MZlCm.jpg

Last night I actually counted the dudes on those boats for the first time. Turns out it's 78 guys altogether. A very slow project, that. Unpredictable.

Before that I finally got to watch Jodorowsky's Dune. Been wanting to see it for years, finally got to. Great stuff. Made me feel all artsy and inspired and I had a whale of a time painting the crap out of the rowers' hats. :D Good stuff. I know, there's few more pathetic things than mini painters pretending to be artists (and I wouldn't), but sometimes you have a nice beer and put on something nice on the computer and things go well. Neat. Sunday nights used to be really, really good painting times for me, and sometimes that glimmers up again.

Anyway, next on the list: Those bloody greatcoat straps on the back of that NCO in the lower right of the picture! Then it's time for some good old shako- and helmsmen hats, I say!

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 12:21:06 PM »
Excellent  8)

Offline ffrum

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2020, 03:23:06 PM »
Very nice work.  I hope to emulate your volume and your results some day!  Well done!

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Wellington & Picton at Waterloo, PLUS: Landing Parties!
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2020, 03:28:17 PM »
I'd say they are pretty ship shape.  ::)

 

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