I'm back from Bristol for the weekend, and as there is no wargaming going on in the garage at the moment I've decided to post a few random pics of some of it's inmates. This first one is a couple of units that I was lucky enough to win on ebay a little while ago. To be honest the photograph doesn't do them justice. The reserve battalion was painted by Chris Leason and the Jaeger it's believed were painted by David Imrie. They arrived along with a regular battalion and some very nice Landwehr Uhlans which I'll try to feature at a later date.
Next in line is a French command stand painted by Julian Waites using Perry figures. Supported by some of Justin Daveys' French infantry which are all Elite Miniatures. Julian used a white undercoat and built up the shading using inks to achieve this effect, though he's recently been experimenting using a black undercoat and might one day even let us in on how it's done by writing his long awaited painting guide. Only time will tell.
Lastly some of my own work, a French foot battery once again using Elite figures. As you can see I haven't got the colour of the gun carriages right, so if you have any advice or tips on which ones are the best to use I'd appreciate it. I think they should be a more olive green colour.
I'm off to Bristol again tomorrow evening to have my head filled with all sorts of nonsense, but I'll try to get another post in next weekend.
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