Thursday, December 17, 2009

Victrix French: final painting stage

Finally the painting is finished.  The flag for the 1st Line Regiment is courtesy of Alan Pendlebury's great Napflag site.  The pennant for the Port Aigle's polearm is my license - I've made it a good Italian green with 'Napoleone' - the Italian rendition of his name - in gold lettering.  A bit of additional dirt around the trouser legs and cuffs with weak fleshwash and all is finished bar the basing and varnishing.




And the rear view...



  
Next will be the basing - which will present a challenge given these figures are 30mm+ from toe to top of head i.e. huuuuge!  The standard WRG basing system that I've used till now will be challenged - particularly with the four figure command stand on a 60 x 20 mm base. You can fit four 28mm Perry figures on it no worries but the Victrix with their large molded plastic bases...   I dunno.  We'll see how it goes.