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Title: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School 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 (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.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I1JWl0CZDfU/XCuE0JxNl4I/AAAAAAAAGp0/2KJX8u4u-uUoSkzKNP9pOg2xeknFFe73gCLcBGAs/s1600/20190101_150021.jpg)

Hinton Hunt British Lifeguards.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q1GjDJWmWYw/XFl7nycKAfI/AAAAAAAAG0w/ChSTBCspcX0gLyicPcTp-r0hkQMxWfNQgCLcBGAs/s1600/20190205_104900.jpg)

Hinton Hunt 95th Rifles.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dMK9aOJZtU0/W0Er_yWQkRI/AAAAAAAAF08/-UgO21fBVtU1ZqYofLOg1NQBFlCpiu-8ACLcBGAs/s1600/20180707_220345.jpg)

Hinton Hunt French Carabiniers

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LV3VdVxSVZ8/WpJ6ugW9ObI/AAAAAAAAFHU/m2yIgqBbjWw_G3YXsz_W0wMTXXKJpcS7wCLcBGAs/s1600/20180225_085337.jpg)

Alberken/early Minifigs 5th Regt de Ligne

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tnhGJxfeiE4/Wvf3pZJ03GI/AAAAAAAAFlI/lA1MMLwOmv8oIiSF9G78go_Lh99UpQ7mgCLcBGAs/s1600/20180513_092423.jpg)

And of course the man himself.

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Donkeymilkman on February 24, 2019, 04:30:38 PM
Interesting topic, the figures look very nice.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Harry Faversham on February 25, 2019, 12:12:02 AM
I well remember getting the 95th Riflemen, I was like Callan...
a proper wargamer!

 :-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Phil Portway 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 
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Arundel 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!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 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!! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: majorsmith on February 25, 2019, 08:22:38 PM
Fantastic! I had a few Hinton hunt riflemen when I was a kid
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: photocrinch 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
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School 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
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: photocrinch 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
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on March 08, 2019, 04:19:30 PM
Finished the final 6 figures of my British Lifeguards. 

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5xNbHG9-DI4/XIKI-cgb-3I/AAAAAAAAG-4/UzHnnenQK3sWTRj4SpJ_Auc0_yfEUD27QCLcBGAs/s1600/20190308_151143.jpg)

The command figures are Newline mounted on Hinton Hunt Horses.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7SlFSRCAL9E/XIKI-IvOdqI/AAAAAAAAG_I/k3JyX21XbsUJBZLksCaFD7x8UjbziEemQCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190308_151223.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School 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.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lyZnds9wMj4/XJY0OS4j_YI/AAAAAAAAHBo/aw48GEszGN0LPEUmUkJeiXaymUej3B2ogCLcBGAs/s1600/20190323_132232.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-55eSZLr_85U/XJY0M9kBX8I/AAAAAAAAHBg/a8UQDyyWYsYBga2afTPJv8iO2Qiio0OygCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190323_132155.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XepJVk6UKlM/XJY0MgG_frI/AAAAAAAAHBc/iCtQjqZwDmQ20TB_Ed2KerqsV94PO6ZwgCLcBGAs/s1600/20190323_132108.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yWFnNov00Sk/XJY0NLnqYJI/AAAAAAAAHBk/yhHXepLGlzEuZZDpbtp088pt3DLN4LEAACLcBGAs/s1600/20190323_132130.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on March 24, 2019, 05:57:51 AM
Very impressive!! The R.A. are particularly good, lovely work. :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Wellington Bonaparte 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 :-)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on March 24, 2019, 06:16:34 PM
Nice old school minis! And you make excellent faces! Cheers!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on April 22, 2019, 01:03:35 PM
Men in Black.

Paint restoration completed on a 20mm unit of Austrians painted as the Brunswick 1st Line Infantry. Flag is hand painted on an old coke can.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6WlotQBwQZE/XL2qqt4__EI/AAAAAAAAHC0/Y_iCLH5DFq4J9k4Ik5VyqZtUctpNGGx5wCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190422_113901.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uSiBR7Ha3iI/XL2qrdzN5UI/AAAAAAAAHC4/6cyokFb2ihsjbNMel25QGn5bW6nDAyjGgCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190422_113941.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: vtsaogames on April 24, 2019, 07:10:33 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on April 25, 2019, 04:16:54 AM
They are super!! Love the flag! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on April 25, 2019, 03:15:16 PM
My latest shiny figures finished today.

Both of these are original Hinton Hunt figures. Picton has been painted with scarlet coat, rather than black, based on HH original painting instructions which can be found on Clives Hinton Hunter blog.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SWM4xmAdBtM/XMHLLOJRMZI/AAAAAAAAHEw/YB6w2s9DDHI3DBMfMa36x7BiwuzPJpwSwCLcBGAs/s1600/20190425_154722.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PxjmwE467qI/XMHLI5DTATI/AAAAAAAAHEs/iCiUwawwJXoCUoOF-_qdcghUQhy7wmdUwCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190425_154638.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-92XYRBUIORs/XMHLIrby3wI/AAAAAAAAHEk/WgtsbFQo_vYek5e_OpRZ4nBzT7nMQVD9ACEwYBhgL/s1600/20190425_154700.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on May 09, 2019, 11:45:07 AM
My Classic Napoleonics have been out on manoeuvres. In all the collection consists of 10 infantry battalions each of 24 figures, 4 cavalry regiments of 12 figures, 6 batteries of artillery with 4 crew. There are also 4 companies of skirmishes each of 6 figures. Finally there are 7 generals and a few odd single figures.

In all there are 347 figures mostly Hinton Hunt, both original and recasts, Alberken, Les Higgins and Garrison and the odd Rose and Douglas figure.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zhYS6-0qAAY/XNMjk_7KJqI/AAAAAAAAHKU/hXLu2g36yLEoABCeIZ6Alnb62roSl39CgCLcBGAs/s1600/20190505_113113.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1VrTQUOAwIs/XNMjknZhitI/AAAAAAAAHKM/ndo6XNr7EeII6JzQrjynC7JxyvZCJz3jQCEwYBhgL/s1600/20190505_113052.jpg)





Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on May 09, 2019, 04:55:44 PM
Very nice to see them arrayed, lovely!!! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on May 09, 2019, 05:27:06 PM
Gorgeous, indeed  :-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Trooper on May 09, 2019, 09:54:12 PM
Having seen these troops in the flesh last weekend I can confirm that they are gorgeous figures, the photo's don't do them justice. Excellent work Mark.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: B6BosGO on May 19, 2019, 04:20:59 PM
Outstanding!  Brings back a lot of War game memories from my younger days.  Only your figures are far better then anything we played with back then.  Thank you for sharing here with us.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on May 20, 2019, 06:56:07 PM
Some 50, or so, years old Douglas Miniatures French Voltigeurs with a Hinton Hunt Officer.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TdyKiSN1bBY/XOGKhABBQGI/AAAAAAAAHL0/UQ7hcbwO1h4XWlJYd37lYDT07RbijpXfwCLcBGAs/s1600/20190519_173849.jpg)

And a period feel

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pzqgZKGNYCA/XOGKnIw9ObI/AAAAAAAAHMA/PZ9-1k2px1clxG7FfS402anMTqV2SBMAACLcBGAs/s1600/20190519_174428.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on May 23, 2019, 05:24:44 PM
I use full strength bleach to remove old paint an varnish.

Here is  Brunswicker pre bleach.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VU69xr13UnU/XOQAGgYw9NI/AAAAAAAAHNE/aSpRKiZpU-M4KWIbXiIbLpUrO0uBz-oqACLcBGAs/s1600/20190521_144101.jpg)

And after a 8 hour bleach he is a good as new and you can see the detail. Not bad for a figure that is probably 50 years old.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kASgqOmCN54/XOQAFLcYgvI/AAAAAAAAHM4/OHOn0BpLWecG8Y1EXKx4FAr4SKkrcX2SwCLcBGAs/s1600/20190521_131825.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8qra2dySXAk/XOQAFbzzoLI/AAAAAAAAHNA/I7Yg8PzyYpIrTEVCgdHQEZBeDSemq5I5wCLcBGAs/s1600/20190521_131855.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on May 24, 2019, 04:52:04 PM
Those Douglas voltiguers are lovely looking figures, super stuff!!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on June 11, 2019, 02:16:53 PM
A brace of classic Napoleonic Marshals.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ct8Zg9Zo7Sw/XP-eDjFH8vI/AAAAAAAAHOo/-toyWcQySfw7WG9uBs6c4buhCaFU9g79QCLcBGAs/s1600/20190611_125317.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OsJzmFcsHzM/XP-eCn976rI/AAAAAAAAHOk/TZTLKeEjw_Aet4i8qWigKO7K7E-QwoeLACLcBGAs/s1600/20190611_125619.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J9ZMTurfmts/XP-eCiEpB7I/AAAAAAAAHOg/WhKG0c0-jnwKR7UGlZ18uR5eMMoa0EbNgCLcBGAs/s1600/20190611_125641.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Calimero on June 12, 2019, 11:45:10 AM

Quite amazing work. I really like that old toy soldiers look. 8)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Bloggard on June 12, 2019, 03:21:08 PM
these look great.

love the pic of the army.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on June 12, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
It is rare to see old toy soldiers so well painted, the good old way...
And you managed the faces perfectly! Cheers!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on June 25, 2019, 08:06:16 PM
I finished off a a game using  Charge or how to play wargames with my classic napoleonics tonight.

Part 1 here

https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/06/action.html?m=1 (https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/06/action.html?m=1)

And the conclusion  Part 2 here

https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/06/action-conclusion.html?m=1 (https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/06/action-conclusion.html?m=1)

And a taster

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OnCsdid5JWU/XRJrp-AOWeI/AAAAAAAAHSA/oCmOv6tkMzQcGovf6ydUDfU1yu33aPMEACLcBGAs/s1600/20190620_203638.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Harry Faversham on June 25, 2019, 11:09:26 PM
That takes me back, proper painted Colours too!

 :-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on June 26, 2019, 04:30:02 AM
Super looking game, great to see! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Melnibonean on June 27, 2019, 08:29:26 AM
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: rhikdavis on July 20, 2019, 12:37:47 AM

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


Why red leather?
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on August 08, 2019, 07:05:29 PM
 I use red leather as the base colour and then blog in flesh.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on August 08, 2019, 07:06:19 PM
I have posted my Napoleonic rule amendments for the classic Charge rules on my blog.

http://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/08/charge-rules-napoleonic-amendments.html?m=1 (http://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2019/08/charge-rules-napoleonic-amendments.html?m=1)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HbkhOFUDhnw/XUwcQbiyCwI/AAAAAAAAHdI/_Nhpu1B3Eh0DtugFMoiP1vkRGQl4mqcggCLcBGAs/s1600/20190808_133344.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on September 03, 2019, 05:40:40 PM
French combined Elite Hussars. This unit consists of the elite squadrans of the 1st and 8th Hussars.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RlDiXczKuRk/W_1eg_W-J_I/AAAAAAAAGlg/-QaFURpFxUkeYw79VgWLTKCf48DaDg2oACEwYBhgL/s1600/20181127_150321.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on September 03, 2019, 07:09:18 PM
Majestic is the word!
Cheers!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: olicana on September 03, 2019, 11:03:12 PM
Quote
I have posted my Napoleonic rule amendments for the classic Charge rules on my blog.

Are they also on a Specials Board.

Tee Hee.

Glad to see you back. Hopefully everything is safe this time.

You up for a game of something PK. Another game with Ken, Tim (and possibly Ian too) is on the cards.

Give me a bell.

James
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on September 08, 2019, 07:49:42 PM
Here are a couple of original painted Hinton Hunt units I picked up at my local Oxfam a couple of years ago.   

I repainted the bases in Humbrol 80 and based them before finishing off  with a nice coat of gloss varnish.


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5VWajbYshNo/WXSjSsHyWuI/AAAAAAAAEHY/-q8XTBkPZ-0o5RgG1YABcxYCX0mDLynOgCLcBGAs/s1600/20170723_134934.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0bWwAh0BNhM/WXSjWATp3xI/AAAAAAAAEHc/c5U4-RDxQXscUWNroJPlmxRZj7K0qFpYQCLcBGAs/s1600/20170723_135051.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on September 09, 2019, 04:34:15 AM
Lovely work, they have turned out quite superb, what a find!! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on September 09, 2019, 05:42:38 AM
So nice looking! Classic old school!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on September 28, 2019, 04:04:25 PM
Finished some more Classic Napoleonics today. This time Brunswick Hussars.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AXvPDiVcf2w/XY9gSN_RBWI/AAAAAAAAHik/5DVDcSX8HD0f0fjFpK10iaivdypv8v37ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20190928_132940.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nsOX-n99w3w/XY9gTn71IBI/AAAAAAAAHio/oZ_hO2kHVLYqK-uMZoLReLnqQpPaIEuOgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20190928_133049.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: grant on September 30, 2019, 07:32:58 AM
Needs 13 more layers of gloss.  o_o o_o
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on November 05, 2019, 09:10:54 PM
 I have finished 12 Chasseur Flankers using  Alberken/Early Minfigs French Voltigeurs for this unit. I bought these nearly 50 years ago from BMW models in Wimbledon. The last photo shows my how I painted figures as a youngster.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0eV1DGRfAe0/XbXKEyXG9GI/AAAAAAAAHqg/Ayv8f_mwwQQz9y4_4xYzZbFjvqAIe_xqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20191027_163323.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4cGc15P5R1A/XbXKHzKmsLI/AAAAAAAAHqo/VwJAld92sroE7gtHspq1r4v6IJROz3AcwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20191027_163342.jpg)

Painted as Austrians in circa 1972/73.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aB4EUEQPp7Q/XbXLg8gI3aI/AAAAAAAAHq8/AKZpLfxXYhE8-E8iDWZZv6EIYVYTJXf8ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20170701_090526.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on January 21, 2020, 06:08:14 PM
Finished the last 12 figures needed for my Chasseur Flanquers.  Alberken/Minfigs except the Standard Bearer and Drummer which are Hinton Hunt recasts.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P1ZRq8HkH-E/Xic4G-Ufh5I/AAAAAAAAH98/tEbtM85zB7MhpmhEoBN6uF6mtk0CPg-0wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200121_172552.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WXpcQB_l3Bw/Xic4G_mciNI/AAAAAAAAH90/kJlook1qggIn1kxZGKjibumIRmiLf9kGgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200121_172231.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Cubs on January 21, 2020, 06:20:02 PM
Those bring a smile to my face. I don't know why, but I really want to hold the models and feel their lovely glossy heavy toy-soldiery-ness.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: majorsmith on January 21, 2020, 11:36:27 PM
Fantastic love em
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on February 01, 2020, 09:49:36 PM
Got a quick dining table game in with my son this afternoon. It took him 2 hrs to defeat my French.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aVR8bOA-ByY/XjXSWFa7hlI/AAAAAAAAIAs/JoyT3HENg-QzUGjGHxeWsxSwPkcCUh29ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200201_162153.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eiHfeCvs5aI/XjXScaA5PAI/AAAAAAAAIAw/IO9-ClgnfVIheX9E_RBlXhn7GbmxWlFsgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200201_141139.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Iw6biGT2sNQ/XjXSwEVM0iI/AAAAAAAAIBc/k6uvC9NgNIQPKlnN16gMFwvgmoqyWr_1gCEwYBhgL/s1600/20200201_143629.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-89tLK2uefUw/XjXSydEpSZI/AAAAAAAAIBg/QC52piT_4v8qQnHyGwAaPO_G0cmSE8FvgCEwYBhgL/s1600/20200201_162702.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: jambo1 on February 02, 2020, 08:55:10 AM
That is a seriously super looking game!! :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on February 02, 2020, 03:59:31 PM
Oh! Gorgeous old school!!! Superb!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ragbones on February 04, 2020, 12:24:23 AM
Oh, my, thatís some glorious Old School scrumptiousness!  :-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on February 17, 2020, 08:23:48 PM
Another game of 'Charge' with my son Max this afternoon. He won - again.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5Zgzs1wipVs/XkrRbB9NtbI/AAAAAAAAIE8/a0joNe250NUw8_yvEyTC5B061w-Wu2mTwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200217_173633.jpg)

A short report can be perused on my blog.

https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2020/02/action-dans-la-vallee-de-plattville.html?m=1 (https://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.com/2020/02/action-dans-la-vallee-de-plattville.html?m=1)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: schoey on February 25, 2020, 07:52:18 AM
A lovely little collection, very nice battle, always liked Charge.

Paul
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: majorsmith on February 25, 2020, 08:45:58 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on March 03, 2020, 02:18:50 PM
Pretty in Pink - French 17th Dragoons
 
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QRejrf-WyDw/Xl5DZ39uu_I/AAAAAAAAIJQ/JZL93JdWH_sfP20nzYKu2GoQlTaolmQvgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200303_112850.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ql4VqWRLitU/Xl5DaI-dRwI/AAAAAAAAIJo/vbnUk2ApTIsXXaAXfGRGV1QLUuNsoj2lwCEwYBhgL/s1600/20200303_112933.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on March 03, 2020, 03:06:46 PM
Beautiful, shiny little dudes!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Johnp4000 on March 03, 2020, 06:12:10 PM
Excellent figures brings back memories. Your troops seemed to be all singly based? Does it take long to move the figures each turn?
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on April 07, 2020, 12:54:58 PM
I have now finished the remaining figures for the 9th Prussian RIR (21st Regt in 1815).  I hoped to finish these by the end of March but they are a few days late. So far this year I have now finished 38 foot and 12 cavalry figures - so 62 points.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gC1fow0ahOM/XoxRSQP4MFI/AAAAAAAAITc/_Bqj0ynKj1Y-gxVqf6y2bexmCJQWkLn4gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200407_110124.jpg)

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The infantry are Les Higgins British rifleman. The standard bearer is a LH officer who has had his arm adjusted and a pin added for the flag pole. The flag is made from a fizzy pop can, a la Wellington Man. The Officer and Drummer are old Hinton Hunt figures. They probably should have black facings but I have done them in red to match the flag and add a bit of colour

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Cubs on April 07, 2020, 01:45:12 PM
Those boys are one big shiny smile.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Bloggard on April 07, 2020, 02:07:01 PM
hope you get 'round to throwing a green felt / baize / whatever cloth over the table sometimes  ;)
[* I see you do ... my memory aint what it never was ...  ::)]
Figures look great regardless.

BMW wimbledon - flipping heck - that takes me back. my local model / figures shop in the dim and distant - what got me into all of this ...
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on April 07, 2020, 06:41:11 PM
I lived in Ham and used to cycle over to BMW Models  a round trip of nearly 16 miles.  I also bought other bits and pieces from Teddington Model Supplies.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: schoey on April 07, 2020, 07:07:24 PM
Beautiful figures, there is a particular charm to the classic look, brings back fond memories of my childhood.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on April 13, 2020, 01:44:26 PM
Prussian Newline commanders mounted on recast Hinton Hunt Brtish Cavalry horses.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EDlx2a30-Kg/XpRlY64hsnI/AAAAAAAAIWA/S6o6NeDew0kgmac3zm5iRmScsAdDhQUXACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200413_140456.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on May 16, 2020, 02:42:24 PM
Shiny Prussians. Der Kreigspielers Lutzowers finished this morning.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vSh5seBadk4/Xr_tHJByolI/AAAAAAAAJS8/BJ5_xtEqOK4hj7pDUfSj5JRrmohGkDWYACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200516_141344.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on May 16, 2020, 04:34:38 PM
Shiny and determined! A sight to behold!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Bloggard on May 16, 2020, 05:51:05 PM
love the newline prussians, and that latest unit is the bees knees.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on May 27, 2020, 06:25:59 AM
Some more Hinton Hunt finished yesterdsy. The first batch of 9 figures of French Old Guard. I plan to complete the full unit of 24 figures by 18th June.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iz6M7Ggl6ss/Xs0Xe7iAVNI/AAAAAAAAJWo/_56WlJtIAMYYQlAfN_n-Pr9n-AvHHfUcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200526_141838.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l1OFmOkRnLM/Xs0XimLpJEI/AAAAAAAAJWs/_T2GjbVp8eETJXUXf3jEQcV4XCZua1mqgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/20200526_141913.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Harry Faversham on May 27, 2020, 07:11:28 AM
Some more Hinton Hunt finished yesterdsy. The first batch of 9 figures of French Old Guard. I plan to complete the full unit of 24 figures by 18th June.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iz6M7Ggl6ss/Xs0Xe7iAVNI/AAAAAAAAJWo/_56WlJtIAMYYQlAfN_n-Pr9n-AvHHfUcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200526_141838.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l1OFmOkRnLM/Xs0XimLpJEI/AAAAAAAAJWs/_T2GjbVp8eETJXUXf3jEQcV4XCZua1mqgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/20200526_141913.jpg)

Just in time for 'proper' Foot Guards to blast 'em into history's dustbin!

:)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: schoey on May 27, 2020, 07:56:34 AM
Lovely paint job, look forward to seeing the whole unit.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Harry Faversham on May 27, 2020, 08:52:02 AM
Same here, a real trip back to yesteryear!

 :-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: DintheDin on May 31, 2020, 07:54:20 AM
Those Hinton Hunt are really beautiful! Eager to see them all finished, too!
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on June 22, 2020, 08:12:24 PM
I finished my Grumblers - they were planned to be finished on the 18th June but I missed the deadline.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1PUpQza8U9Q/XvDnjbde6LI/AAAAAAAAJqM/tTKt6MqPAagweZWcBfpVdGl1vpXRaKOLQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200622_172605.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VZGy6mqknU4/XvDnmHqH8CI/AAAAAAAAJqQ/suzxFg7G67kUSPESyAeHEqC3-Np7ueUbgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200622_172652.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XFvc_tJdJLY/XvDnreQxMuI/AAAAAAAAJqY/kcgTfEwd9n0x9OWvd4X90ANQG39wH4E_gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200622_172451.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: olicana on June 22, 2020, 08:54:34 PM
Good going there, Mark.

Best regards,

James
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Melnibonean on July 12, 2020, 11:01:33 PM
Really lovely. Your efforts bring back early wargaming memories, although my first figures in the 1970's were Airfix plastics. A friend and I then graduated to Prince August with metal gleaned from a local printer where I worked part time.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on July 25, 2020, 07:43:43 AM
1st Batch of the 1st KGL completed. Tricky chaps to paint.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G5ys0FmJNmo/XxveROc2yWI/AAAAAAAAK8g/YMZQHp2vegwTgg5-a6D9ybYLOqrtu8s8ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200725_082223.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Harry Faversham on July 25, 2020, 08:23:54 AM
Superb! I well remember coveting British Infantry figures like that when all we could afford from us 'paper round' wages were Airfix munchkins!

:-*
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on July 25, 2020, 08:39:17 AM
Superb! I well remember coveting British Infantry figures like that when all we could afford from us 'paper round' wages were Airfix munchkins!

:-*

With the price some original Hinton Hunt figures go for on ebay I am not sure I can afford them now. :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: schoey on July 25, 2020, 12:56:37 PM
Really nice paint job, your collection is growing.  Look forward to seeing the completed unit.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: redzed on July 26, 2020, 05:44:42 AM
fantastic  :o
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Fitz on July 26, 2020, 09:10:53 PM
1st Batch of the 1st KGL completed. Tricky chaps to paint.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G5ys0FmJNmo/XxveROc2yWI/AAAAAAAAK8g/YMZQHp2vegwTgg5-a6D9ybYLOqrtu8s8ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/20200725_082223.jpg)

Those are some talented chaps, they way they're balancing their muskets like that :)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Bloggard on July 28, 2020, 03:28:49 PM
Delightful.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Deflatermouse on August 10, 2020, 10:11:07 AM
By gosh those are nice, Sir.
I remember 20mm figures and them being the top shelf kit.
Very well done. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Battle Brush Sigur on August 10, 2020, 01:56:10 PM
Thanks for sharing these with us! They look magnificent.

You do a great job on those. Sometimes I paint 25mm Minifigs for a gentleman from 'round here and I'm rather sure that these older figures are a fair amount more work than new 28mm figures with all their folds to work with and so on. On top of that gloss varnish is quite unforgiving in photos. All the more impressive since you do 20mm figures.

Anyway, great job.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on October 01, 2020, 04:25:35 PM
These took way to long to complete. Hinton Hunt 1st KGL

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Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on December 03, 2020, 12:16:24 PM
My latest classic napoleonic unit has been completed. A Hinton Hunt French Line Artillery unit. The guns are I believe from the Warrior range.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LxbW6rz6Kuo/X8f23iYZcrI/AAAAAAAALc0/a4V12CLN4aoEAd5A9vQgyAUo2cBqbGuxQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20201202_093553.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6M2qD0NLSg/X8f3MlJDTzI/AAAAAAAALdI/_WkAIKL4IdItjw6zrGqWs12yj-Cpqq1nQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/20201202_093620.jpg)

Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: Cubs on December 03, 2020, 12:37:13 PM
Glorious in all their shiny toy-soldier beauty.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: schoey on December 05, 2020, 03:23:56 PM
Lovely artillery, the collection is growing.
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: ilkley Old School on January 12, 2021, 04:22:34 PM
Latest classic Napoleonic unit. Prussian Silesian Landwehr. The flag is made from the thin metal foil from a bottle of wine.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vcVZB2N8vbE/X_21EHwSGaI/AAAAAAAALoY/_SLNMIveprYpwJScxBd8E0kzE7p-Wr6QQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2544/20210112_122855.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FXQG7_XIMaI/X_24x_-fhcI/AAAAAAAALpc/scAoprKV9lgY2mmyf0Qo7WtkDBaxUMuBwCLcBGAsYHQ/s2544/20210112_123035.jpg)
Title: Re: Classic Napoleonics
Post by: photocrinch on January 13, 2021, 02:55:19 PM
Wow Mark!  Those are lovely.  Great job on them and so much braver than me to do the flag in foil.  Very old school indeed!